“Comics have become a big business, high stakes….making millions and millions of dollars.” A quote from yesterday’s Beat comment thread? No, from a 1978 documentary about comics called “The World of Comic Books” which was apparently produced for Canadian TV as part of a series. It’s narrated by comedian Jonathan Winters, who was […]
Copyright issues mean we may never see two of DC’s most successful humor books of all time ever reprinted.
For this year’s San Diego Comic Fest, it had a great deal on its plate; A fifth year, a new venue, the announcement of a new Chairman for next year, unseasonal rain, leaking roofs, Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday, X-Men: The Animated Series 25th anniversary, and more. Amid all this, the convention is chugging along. Not […]
At the recent New Jersey Comics Expo I had the good fortune to talk to Neal Adams, Amy Chu and Ron Marz about comics, life, art, history, the Mets and many other topics. I haven’t had a chance to write it up but the NJCE, where I was a guest, is a really fun laid back […]
Athlete, statesman, icon, one of the greatest people of the 20th century….and star of one of the most indelible comics team-ups ever. Muhammad Ali passed away last night at age 74 and the tributes to one of the most transformative individuals of his times are pouring in. But in 1978 Ali was already so well […]
Next February, DC Comics will be offering an “open to buy” series of variant covers drawn by Neal Adams! These covers don’t require any order minimums or ratios; retailers can order whatever amount they desire! I’m no expert on Adams’ catalog, but some of these covers are inspired by his earlier iconic work, such as […]
Also announced today by DC is the news that issue #27 of Detective Comics will be a special anniversary edition, and will feature work from a number of creators including Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Paul Dini, Neal Adams, Francesco Francavilla, Sean Murphy and more. There will also be a story from the new creative team […]
Okay we don’t run too many contests here at The Beat, but when the prize is as awesome as this—a piece of original art created for you by Neal Adams—it is something we can’t pass up offering Beat readers a shot at.
By Bob Calhoun Neal Adams is surprisingly effervescent for a man about to sit on a Comic-Con panel on the Holocaust. “There aren’t more Jews here?” the comic art legend barks as he surveys the room. “Go out there and get more Jews!” he says, urging random audience members to help pack the room. “Leave the door […]
Among people I talk to about cons and comics, about half won’t bother to go to Wizard World Cons, about a quarter might go, but usually have mediocre things to say about them, and about a quarter haven’t ever been to one but haven’t totally ruled it out. This is because Wizard cons are known […]