NYCC ’16: ICv2 announces Insider Talks and Happy Hour with Berger and more

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Over the years, industry website ICv2 has produced various one day conferences covering the business of comics and pop culture. Last year, owner Milton Griepp delivered his traditional white paper which was paired with a reception.  This year, the reception and white paper return with the addition of three talks by pretty notable people. On Thursday, October […]

NYCC ’16: Double Take promotional banners banned for being “suggestive” – NSFW

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The comics publisher Double Take is planning to hit NYCC in a big way with by giving away 10000 of their graphic novels, which are based on Night of the Living Dead. Part of the promotion was an 8 ft tall meterboard to be placed in the lobby at the Javits center, as you see at […]

Diamond upgrades to ship “massive amounts of new product” and unveils fourth pick module

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Sometimes the wonkiest things are the most important. Diamond sent out news of its upgrades to the Olive Branch warehouse, with photos. And if you imagined somehitng like a cross between the airport scene in Toy Story 2 and the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, you were right.  The report below is all […]

Things to Do: Gene Luen Yang to begin national tour, NYC event this weekend!

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2016 has been a banner year for American Born Chinese cartoonist Gene Luen Yang.  Earlier this year, he was named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the United States Library of Congress.  Then he launched a brand new Chinese-centric Superman series with DC Comics entitled New Super-Man.  Just today, he became the honored recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant. Whether you […]

Graphic novelists Yang and Redniss win MacArthur”genius” grants

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  Two comickers have won MacArthur Fellows grants, commonly known as the “Genius”grants, as announced today: Gene Luen Yang and Lauren Redniss. Along with 21 other winners, Yang and Redniss will receive a $625,000 grant reflecting “their exceptional creativity and potential for future contributions to their fields.” Gene Luen Yang is of course well known for his […]

Marvel news: Monsters Unleashed collection and Champions collectible short box

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With the previews rolling out this week, Marvel has announced a few huge projects but here are the thigns that caught our attention at Stately Beat Manor: Monsters Unleashes, written by Cullen Bunn, is the “mini event” for Marvel early next year and they’re kicking things off with with the MONSTERS UNLEASHED PRELUDE TPB in January, a $34.99 hardcover […]

DC and IDW team for LOVE IS LOVE anthology to honor Orlando shooting victims

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      DC and IDW are teaming up for LOVE IS LOVE, a project spearheaded by writer Marc Andreyko intended to honor the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. The result is an anthology with more than 100 stories and 200 creators on board, with all the proceeds going to victims, survivors, and their families […]