SD ’06 Photo Parade Day 0

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We took pathetically few pictures yesterday because we were busy Video blogging, and the ones we did are just…lame. But anyway… Stan Sakai has 20 volumes of USAGI YOJIMBO in print — the first book alone is in its 10th printing. How many other American cartoonists have produced such a consistent body of work?

Registration Update 2

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Registration was NOT the nightmare everyone had feared. It took us literally 15 seconds to get our badge with our bar coded press letter. Now, there were lines for ProReg, but the wait of 20-30 minutes seemed pretty reasonable. If you hadn’t pre-registered, there were definitely problems, however, and we also heard a lot of […]

SAN DIEGO – DAY 0

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[Photo by Christopher] Okay can we just say, we now officially hate the Hyatt? WE HATES IT WE HATES IT FOREVER. We have various reasons for this but catch us in person and we’ll go down our bitching and whining list. Anyway, an early flight and lack of REM sleep made yesterday kind of shiny […]

FANGORIA launches comics line

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Comics really must be back, because the bandwagon is getting mighty crowded! Representing the biggest news in horror comics since the gory glory days of EC, Fangoria Entertainment – home of the industry’s #1 horror genre magazine, website destination and weekly Sirius radio show – is expanding into the world of comic books with the […]

DOOM PATROL movie on the march at Warners

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Variety reports that Warner Bros. is planning to make a DOOM PATROL movie: Warner Bros. Pictures is giving new life to DC Comics cult favorite “Doom Patrol,” about a band of superheroes with freakish powers, with Akiva Goldsman producing the bigscreen adaptation through his Warners-based Weed Road Pictures. Studio has hired Adam Turner to pen […]

LA Times on Comic-Con

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If you wonder why Comic-con has become a Hollywood go-to fest, articles like this are part of the reason. Profiling Tim Sale, Marc Silvestri, bookseller Stuart Ng and artist Sue Katowich, the subtext of the article suggests that be attending Comic-Con, you learn something about life, struggle and art. Since these things are not really […]

Superheroes stamps go on sale

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Those snappy superhero stamps featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest are going on sale. We’re a bit weak on our philately, but apparently the day of issue stamps are here today at the Comic-Con. The post office is delivering superheroes in the mail. From Superman to Wonder Woman, the Postal Service is paying […]

Marvel Month-To-Month sales – June ’06 by Paul O’Brien

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[We're pleased to present the monthly sales analysis charts which Paul O'Brien and Mark Oliver Frisch have been compiling for several years now. These charts will be a regular feature here at The Beat.] JUNE 2006 For the second month running, it’s all about CIVIL WAR, as the crossover continues to sprawl across the Marvel […]