Comics? Educational?!? : Forthcoming Graphic Novels Based on True Stories!

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Comics might just be the perfect medium for non-fiction. Words and pictures can combine with a narrative to allow for better communication. Graphs, photos, maps, schematics… all can be used to great effect. Couple this with the reader’s ability to set the pace of reading and comprehension, and the option of referring to previous pages and […]

Coming Attractions: DC Announces DC You Trades, Plus Lots of Classics for Early 2016!

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Wonder Woman: Earth One! Absolute Matrix Helix! Absolute Vertigo! Elseworlds! Batman cosplaying as Superman!  (Is that a SPOILER?) Plus lots of the DC You titles! Will they sell well in trade? Or will they die in the cradle, and never mentioned again? (Also, DC, what’s with the “volume one” numbering on your ongoing New 52 titles, like Superman, […]

Wait ‘Til You See The Graphic Novels DC Has Planned for Fall and Winter 2015!

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The following is a list of books DC plans to release between September 2015 and January 2016.  It’s tentative (as we see from the first title, itself pushed back four months from the original scheduled date). This list also covers the important Holiday gift giving season.  What will retailers be able to offer the ravaging […]

Collect Them All! You Won’t Believe How Many Variant Comics Ship in April 2015

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Every month, Diamond Comics Distributors publishes Diamond Previews.  While most readers and consumers read the big catalog, or go online, retailers have their own special website and order form for ordering all the wonderful items you might want to buy.   Over 80 pages long, it lists everything featured in the 500+ pages of Previews! […]

Wait ‘Til You See The Graphic Novels DC Has Planned for Spring and Summer 2015!


149 titles!   Geoff Johns!  John Byrne!  Colleen Doran!  Geoff Johns!  Harley Quinn!  And “The End” of Fables.  (Well, until they do an annotated edition in 2017…) I’ve highlighted the titles I found interesting.  What excites you?  Bores you?  Makes you wonder, “WTF…?” Click on the title links for more information.  I’ve also placed a […]

Boom!/Archaia/KaBOOM! Announce New Titles


Fall approaches, which means that publishers are releasing new titles! Boom! Studios and Archia have announced a new list of titles via catalog site Edelweiss, offering some interesting and fun titles for Winter gift giving! (Yes, you can give yourself a gift!  You’re a good person, and what better way to celebrate the end of […]

Games of Thrones: Season 5, Casts Bowen Marsh

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by Pam Auditore   Anyone who’s been keeping up with their reading of   George RR Martin’s  A Song of Ice and Fire opus, knows  Bowen Marsh, the First Steward of the Night’s Watch, is one of those side characters who becomes a player.  It’s now confirmed by actor Michael Condron’s agency  to Watchers On the  he will be playing the part in […]

New Titles From Titan Books, Summer 2014 – Spring 2015


Titan Books, UK purveyor of pop culture books, recently created a Titan Comics imprint, although they’ve been publishing comic strip collections, UK comics, and even the UK editions of DC Comics for decades. Here are their upcoming books.  We here at Stately Beat Manor love pop culture in all its variations.  For many comics fans, […]