Actionopolis/Komikwerks on AMS/PGW

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We’ve been following the story of the Chapter 11 filing of AMS/PGW closely here, but its announcement on a holiday Friday means everyone was caught flat flooted. Distributor bankruptcies can be devastating, but in this case Random House seems to be in the hot seat, with some $43 million in monies owed. In the comics […]

Quick hits: Careys, King

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Over at the new SEQUENTIAL TART, Mike Carey talks about working with daughter Louise, , and explains more about the MINX launch. ST: What’s it like, working with your daughter? MC: Bumpy, occasionally bruising, but wonderful. The proof of which is that we’re coming round for another pass. We’re working up a number of pitches […]

The best comics about the Iraq war

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Comics-loving Slate rounds up a bunch of comics about the Iraq warwith a spoilerish slide-show and critical comments. Books covered include DMZ, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, WRA FIX, SHOOTING WAR, etc etc.

Nordling launches The Pack

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Former Platinum editor Lee Nordling writes to advise of his new packaging venture. More here. To begin this new year, I’ve left my role as Executive Editor of the Comic Book Department at Platinum Studios to form a new company, The Pack. As a content provider, The Pack is going to tackle a wide range […]

Dark Future: Pan’s Labyrinth and Children of Men

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Over the past weekend I dutifully trekked out to see the two most wanted movies of the moment, PAN’S LABYRINTH and CHILDREN OF MEN. Both were directed by Mexican directors, Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron, who along with BABEL’S Alejandro Inarritu complete a hat trick of inventiveness that American directors just can’t seem to […]

The Beat’s Annual Year End Survey, 2007 edition part III — UPDATED

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Yes, like The Lord of the Rings, this had to come out in THREE EPIC PARTS! Before we finish up, a special thank you to everyone who sent very kind personal words to me. And another thanks to those who sent their own head shots. It is very time-consuming to add all the pictures here, […]

Feelin’ a little crappy

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Still battling the respiratory monster here at SBM…so we’re a little off our game. You know not to turn this into the 300 blog (haw!) but WB has a fairly HUGE promotion with MySpace where, according to your friend and mine, Tom: Happy New Year! I’ve got a little gift for you all, made possible […]