The Beat’s Weekly Toy Preview!

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By Nicholas Eskey Welcome back fellow toy-o-philes to another weekly(ish) installment of my favorite picks for newly released or soon to be released nerdy toys. I’ve scoured the internets and come across what lovely pieces of plastic have caught my eye and hope they will catch your fancy. Without further text diarrhea, here are the […]

31 Days of Halloween: it’s the Peanuts Studio Blog, Charlie Brown

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If there is one person who loves Halloween it was Charles Schultz…or at least he loved comic strips about Halloween. His creation of The Great Pumpkin created some classic comic strips and an indelible animated special. Over at the Peanuts Studio Blog, curator Denis St. John has been collecting vintage Peanuts Halloween images and here […]

NYCC ’15: Abrams signings with Leguizamo, Peanuts, Adventure Time and more

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  MORE things to do and get signed at NYCC, with lots ofr preveiws of Abrams Spring 2016 line all at booth #2228 and 2016 Abrams calendars with every purchase over $50.00 while supplies last (limited one per customer). And advance copies of the above book about Alan Turing by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Purvis.  Advance […]

31 Days of Halloween: Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

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Nothing says Halloween like Charlie Brown, Linus and the Great Pumpkin. Fantagraphics, which has been publishing all of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts strips in chronological order, has also starting putting out charming gift books based on themes Earlier this year they did a baseball themed one, and for the holidays, they’ve produced Waiting for the Great Pumpkin and Snoopy’s Thanksgiving. The […]

SDCC 2014: Watchtower Thursday: Surfing the Tsunami Online

*  We’ve won!  Politicians officially open Comic-Con! On Thursday, to mark the official opening of Comic-Con International 2014, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria harnessed their inner superheroes and flew through the air on a zip-line near the downtown Convention Center. Gloria was the interim Mayor after the […]

Art Wall: Cubist Thing, them Mighty Morphin’ kids and Batman- lots of Batman

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Hello and welcome! We are starting a weekly art thingy and have -rather thoughtfully- set it for Friday, that interminable day where the weekend is within touching distance and yet you still have to be at work. Hence, pretty and cool stuff that will help tide you over- forget words, just feast your eyes. This […]