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Preview: Awesome Con is going to be…awesome

Tomorrow Awesome Con in Washington DC kicks off, and The Beat will be there. In case you missed it, last year Awesome Con partnered...

She Makes Comics to be distributed by XLrator

Hey mom, that movie I was in may be getting much wider distribution! She Makes Comics, Marisa Stotter's documentary about the history of women making comics is being picked up Lifeframe a new documentary division of indie distributor XLrator Media.

Where the Conner/Palmiotti team will be at Long Beach Comic Expo...

The other day we mentioned that the hugely popular team behind Harley Quinn of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti had imposed a sensible signing...

Z2 expands with fall GN line, including Abaddon, Pawn Shop and...

Z2 Comics just made news last week with a new line of periodicals, and here's their fall graphic novel line, courtesy of Publishers Weekly....

Brad Meltzer offers speculation on Flight 370’s dissappearance on CNN

Well, we are getting down to a) the bare bones of emerging facts and b) the huge, blossoming never ending until they find the...

HYPE ALERT: Baltimore Comic-Con, Seth Goldman and Honest Tea

First off, Baltimore Comic-Con is THIS WEEKEND. This is one of the most beloved events on the comics circuit and guests include: Joe Hill, Neal...

HYPE ALERT: Free Honest Tea at Crown Publishing for Mission in...

Disclosure: from time to time I take on outside consulting projects, and I'm currently working with the creators of the new graphic novel Mission...

Comics come to Fox & Friends with Joe Palooka

Apocalypse now? Boxing announcer/comics publisher Joe Antonacci will be appearing this Friday on Fox & Friends to talk about the Joe Palooka comic which...

This Weekend: Asbury Park Comic Con II

Comic cons are springing up like umbrella stands in the rain everywhere around the US -- even in small places like Asbury Park. This...

Another Crossover: "Throne of Atlantis" is in Justice League AND Aquaman

By Todd Allen While I'm not sure this news is big enough to warrant having been sent out in what I expect will end up...

HYPE: Joe Palooka goes to IDW

This is firmly under the HYPE banner since I was a publishing consultant for this project, but Ham Fisher's venerable boxing-themed comic strip character has been updated to an MMA-fighter for IDW's Joe Palooka, the brain storm of boxing announcer Joe Antonacci, along with Mike Bullock, Fernando Peniche and Matt Triano. In the story, Joe Palooka is a discredited MMA fighter who travels the world desperately trying to clear his name while fighting to earn a spot in the legendary “Legion of Combat,” worldwide fight series.

HYPE: ICv2 announces Conference on Comics and Digital II for NYCC

Pop culture business news site ICv2 has announced the ICv2 Conference on Comics and Digital II to be held in conjunction with this year's New York Comic-Con. It will be held on WEDNESDAY, October 10th,1:00 to 5:00 p.m. -- in previous years it was held on the Thursday prior to the Con but NYCC is essentially a 4 day show now. As in previous years, The Beat is a sponsor of this event. Here's the line-up of panels, with speakers to be announce. All of them sound extremely interesting.