The Guardians Family Welcomes an Infinite Amount of Heroes

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Marvel is mixing up the publishing line with the surprise addition of another book in the Guardians of The Galaxy family: Guardians of Infinity. ComicBook.com broke the news. Previous Guardians author Dan Abnett is returning to the franchise with an art team including Marvel star Carlo Barberi on art. The roster includes new and old Guardians favorites: Drax, Rocket Raccoon, […]

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Check Out Who’ll Be Fighting Whom in “Captain America: Civil War”

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Some big news came out of Marvel Studios today as they unveiled some concept art from next year’s Captain America: Civil War.  The art confirms the members of each side in the film’s hero on hero war and gives us some new information about the movie’s major players. Of note is Agent 13 Sharon Carter, who made her […]

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Black Mask goes on Comixology and Kindle

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  Add Blask Mask to the list of publishers who will be available on both ComiXology  and Amazon’s Kindle Store. Starting today you can read titles such as We Can Never Go Home, Godkiller, Space Riders, Ballistic, The Disciples and upcoming titles  Young Terrorists and Sinatoro by Grant Morrison and Vanesa del Rey.  Black Mask launched a […]

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Kangaroo Visits the Stately Beat Manor Staff Pull for 8/26/15

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After restoring our collective brain patterns from last week’s insane Podcorn visitation, the men and women hand selected by the government to write the world’s premiere comic book news website, The Beat, sought a nap. A new member of the team known as Frank Oliver aligned himself amongst our ranks, and after some comic book […]

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She Lives Again: Switch Press and Bond Double Down on Lois Lane

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While the Lois Lane one-shot from Marguerite Bennett, Emanuela Lupacchino and DC in 2014 may have failed to inspire interest in DC from an ongoing series starring Lane, it hasn’t stopped Switch Press from publishing not one, but two novels featuring the character. The second, an upcoming novel story entitled Lois Lane: Double Down will launch […]

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MATT CHATS: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman Building Their ‘Invisible Republic’

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Though it’s called Invisible Republic, the Image series from Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko has quickly made its presence felt. In five issues the husband and wife duo (along colorist Jordan Boyd and designer Dylan Todd) have managed to introduce a rich futuristic setting and a compelling set of characters. To celebrate the release of the first volume […]

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Some things End, Some things Begin: Vaughan and Martin Return to Panel Syndicate

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With The Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente concluded after ten installments, fans are likely wondering what’s next for both Martin and Panel Syndicate, the publisher of the title. Panel Syndicate’s first original title was The Private Eye, released digitally in a pay what you want model. Today, the same creators […]

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Miura Brings New Series “GIGANTO MAXIA” to Dark Horse in 2016

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You heard it folks – the creator of the sensational Berserk series, Kentaro Miura, is bringing his first new work in 20 years to Dark Horse (and the US) in 2016. No word on how long this story will be, but going by Miura’s track record, you may want to reserve a shelf or 3 for this one.

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Flame Con announces 2016 return: twice as long, new location

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2016 Flame Con will be held for TWO days this time. And that’s not all: they’re moving to a bigger location too

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Crowd Watch: Mike Dawson’s Rules For Dating My Daughter

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A new day a new Kickstarter but this one is notable: a collection of comics essays by Mike Dawson called Rules For Dating My Daughter. Although the book will contain new material, som of it originally ran on The Comics Journal, Slate Magazine, and The Nib. Here’s one from The Nib which we admired before, “Longstreet Farm.” Dawson’s take on things is very funny but he spend a lot of time asking a lot of questions:

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Nice Art: Adrian Tomine’s New Yorker cover gallery a snapshot of gentrification

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Adrian Tomine, whose collection Killing and Dying is what everyone is going to be talking about this fall, has the cover of this week’s New Yorker and it’s s typically note perfect image of gentrification in the face of raw sewage, otherwise known as Life In These Here Five Boroughs. The above link has a gallery of Tomine’s other covers and they are all equally perfect, although I’m particularly partial to the one about moving to Jersey. Others love this updated “Shop round the Corner” image from 2008.

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Interview: Artist Dave Crosland Brings Zest and Edge to Comics

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Dave Crosland, aka King Gum, is a talented and prolific artist that I first discovered in the pages of the Scarface comic. The story drew me to the book, as I am a huge Tony Montana fan, but I was really taken by its artwork. It’s hard to describe Crosland’s style, as it’s not traditional by any meaning […]

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Dark Horse Brings the Art of Fallout

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After you explore the Wasteland, explore the art behind the Wasteland with Dark Horse.

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Exclusive Preview: “Betty & Veronica’s Cheer Squad” Brings Classic Stories into a New Era

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A whole generation, myself included, grew up in an era where Archie Comics were relegated to supermarket newsstands.  Recently, however, Archie has found new life in the direct market.  From the widespread attention that Death of Archie received, to rousing success of the Dark Circle imprint, and finally to the flagship title relaunch with Saga superstar Fiona Staples on […]

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New Allie Brosh in 2015: Solutions and Other Problems

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Hyperbole and a Half, a book collecting the webcomics of Allie Brosh with new essays, was one of the smash hits of 2014, selling 129,679 copies according to Bookscan, and doubtless more than that in the rest of the world. While it’s a text/comics hybrid, the visual component of her storytelling—awkward Paintbrush tableau—is vital to her work, and she was a guest at Comic-Con just a few weeks ago.

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Weekend con reports: Antony Esmond and Warren Ellis on Safari Comics Festival

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In the world of social media, no one does in depth con reports any more. Well, not quite true, Down the Tubes Antony Esmond has a quite detailed report on the Safari Festival 2015, the show organised by Breakdown Press and other forward looking UK comics types. Edmond’s report complete with reviews and photos (Such […]

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