INTERVIEW: Gene Luen Yang on Being Named National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature

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The author of American Born Chinese sits down to talk with us about his new role as the first comics alumnus to hold the prestigious position of ambassador of young people’s literature.

Preview: Archie’s Many Loves Get Twisted in BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #239

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  Love is in the air at Riverdale, and Archie, Betty, and Veronica are breathing deeply!  Valerie from the Josie & the Pussycats band has caught Archie’s eye this Valentine’s Day, but Betty and Veronica have something to say about that.  Check out the Comics Beat’s exclusive preview of Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #239! […]

New canon? Website attempts to list 100 Best Comics of the First Half of the 2010s

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I’ve heard some pretty strong arguments against having any “canon” in comics, and I tend to agree. What canon there is is mostly defined by the strong tradition of comics strips to superheroes to undergrounds, as exemplified by the Masters of American Comics show of a decade ago. I think a few old farts still argue about the Comics Journal’s Top 100 Comics of the Twentieth Century, but we’ve come a long way in just 15 years. These canons just aren’t diverse enough to reflect where comics have gone in just a very short time.

PREVIEW: Love is War in BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #238!

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The Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest is nearing the completion of its 28th year.  Since the start of its run in 1987, the Archie Comics series has featured stories centered around Riverdale’s eponymous leading ladies.  In the latest issue, which comes out this Wednesday, cartoonist Dan Parent brings some holiday cheer to the Archie universe, breaking out […]

NYCC ’15 Dark Horse reveals “Tomb Raider II,” a “Sin City” collection, and new series

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Dark Horse has just announced a slew of news at the publisher’s New York Comic-Con panel entitled “Dark Horse Creators: Crafting the Original Story” including a new collection for Sin City, multiple brand new series by (Beat alumni) Van Jenson, Tomb Raider II, a new Mœbius collection, and a new comic from screenwriter Eric Heisserer. The new Sin City collection […]

NYCC ’15: Attendees Will Now Have to Walk Dreaded NYC Avenues to Attend Panels at Hammerstein Ballroom

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In a new plan to expand an already sprawling convention, New York Comic Con is expanding its panel roster to an off-campus site.  No longer constricted to the behemoth that is the Jacob Javits Center, NYCC will now be hosting a series of Television-centric panels at the somewhat nearby Hammerstein Ballroom. Ironically, this new panel venue […]

DC Cancels Five Series including The Omega Men

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DC Comics just announced to CBR that five ongoing series of the DC You launch are being cancelled. Among the books just announced for cancellation include fan favorite title The Omega Men by Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda. The others include Lobo, Justice League United, Doomed, and Gotham By Midnight. Catwoman has been assigned a new […]