Celebrate National Geek Day! (Yeah, I Made That Up.)

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Happy National Geek Day! Why today? What’s so special about May 25th? Well, a long time ago, in 1977, Star Wars opened in 32 theaters! That’s when science fiction went mainstream! Yeah, there were Trekkies, but they were lowkey… there wasn’t a movie yet, and they mostly congregated at the Holiday Inn on weekends, along with […]

DARTH VADER is coming to an end at issue #25–wait WHAT?

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Darth Vader was arguably the strongest of Marvel’s Star Wars modern publishing line that rebooted last year. While Jason Aaron‘s (Ghostrider) Star Wars title continues to push the line forward and retain an immense quality, Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine) and Salvador Larroca’s (Invincible Iron Man) beloved work on the Vader series has made […]

Marvel Comics Month-to Month Sales March 2016: SPIDERS DON’T LIVE IN A CESSPOOL, BUT IN DEAD POOLS!

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by Xavier Lancel Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales. Reminder: I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please address your complaints to my you-can-fire-and-insult-your-employee-for-being-gay-because-eh-he’s-a-hairdresser country. If this memorable French court decision hasn’t reached your side of the ocean, I’d be delighted to share it with you in the comment section. As expected, […]

Review: Czkaj’s R2-D2 strikes back; Bangs & Beard Diary offers a whole new ‘He says/She says’

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Bangs & Beard Diary Melinda Tracy Boyce and Aaron Whitaker are cartoonists living in Los Angeles. They’re also a couple and collaborators in an interesting way, as this collection culled from their web diary comics shows. This is a friendly shared flip comic from Birdcage Bottom Books featuring the two, with a front cover on […]

The first teaser for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY brings you back to the original trilogy

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, directed by Gareth Edwards, is the first of the Star Wars spin-off stories that will be released between “proper” episodes of the series. This first one, as you surely already know, centers on the Rebel attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star. Felicity Jones looks to be […]

Coming Attractions: Marvel Announces New Titles for the 2016 Holidays and Box Office

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As convention season goes from zero to 60 in a few weekends, publishers are announcing new titles, some shipping in a few months, some shipping next Fall. Marvel has announced their latest graphic novel collections, for September-December 2016, and we bring you their latest and greatest, just so you can start being good for Santa (or, […]

Poe Dameron Celebrations hit comics shops! Yub Nub!

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    Since last December, American has had  a new sweetheart and it’s rebel fighter pilot Poe Dameron, as portrayed by swoony Oscar Isaac in Star Wars The Force Awakens. MEn, women and children are all abuzz about this hunky space jockey who grew up dreaming of flying an X-wing, just like the rest of us, and […]

Preview: How C-3PO Became The Red Arm Droid

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Today Marvel released a preview for STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1. The book written by James Robinson (Armor Wars, Earth-2) and illustrated by Tony Harris (Ex Machina) is out this March . Only the spectacle of the Star Wars universe could reunite these two award winning creators as they reveal the mystery behind C-3PO’s red arm in The […]

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review!

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By: Nicholas Eskey Every week, companies announce new, nerdy toys that threaten to drain our bank accounts and fill every spare inch on our shelves. To help you decide what is buy-worthy, we have decided to dedicate ourselves to highlighting the best of the best. Welcome to the new weekly toy preview! Without further stalling, […]