Avril Lavigne manga goes back to press

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TweetVia PR: , Del Rey Manga is pleased to report that after only 4 days on sale, AVRIL LAVIGNE’S MAKE 5 WISHES (Volume 1; $12.95; 978-0-345-50058-8) has gone back to press for a second printing. Hailed as “a disturbingly well constructed comic” and “a testament to what can be done with one of these projects” […]

March sales: Buffy is #9!

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TweetDiamond has posted the March sales charts, and it was another big month for Marvel, while DC and Dark Horse had equal numbers of books in the top ten, thanks to BUFFY SEASON 8 #1′s astonishing numbers. Newsarama has this to say. Paul O’Brien had his own take: The March 2007 direct market sales are […]

It’s PAINKILLER JANE Friday!

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Tweet PAINKILLER JANE, the new Sci Fi series based on the Event comics, debuts tonight at 10 pm. According to the website Agent Jane Vasko discovers she has powers of super-healing, and joins a team to ferret out “Neuros”, individuals with superhuman neurological powers. To prevent a panic, the government has kept the discovery of […]

A little bit more on new media – UPDATE

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Tweet UPDATE: Joey Manley happens to have added a very long list of articles on webcomics and digital comics content right here. Great resource for anyone thinking about these things. UPDATE 2: Now Tom Spurgeon has weighed in with a long post, but here’s the money quote for us anyway: * I can’t for the […]

WOODGOD!

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TweetMaybe it’s really RUNNING GAG FRIDAY here at Stately Beat Manor, as this interview with Craig Kyle of Marvel Studios brings up the Beat’s favorite punching bag: But I think what’s fun about this part of this job at Marvel is the diamond in the rough. When Blade was first introduced who knew that he […]

The Webcomics killer app?

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TweetJoey Manley talks, as he is often wont to do, about the webcomics business model and points out that it still hasn’t hit it big: But think about it: there hasn’t been a YouTube, a MySpace, or even a Weblogs, Inc. kind of success in the webcomics world yet. Even Keenspot, the largest company for […]

Neil Gaiman interview

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TweetWild River Review has a much longer than usual interview with Neil Gaiman, where at one point he returns to the olden days: …I know for me, at least, one of the joys of comics has always been the knowledge that it was, in many ways, untouched ground. It was virgin territory. When I was […]

Startled Archie fans

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TweetSpeaking of Archie, this AP story surveys the development that was, all things considered, even more shocking than Cap’s death: updated Archie characters, which the story claims startled regular readers. Archie’s managing editor Victor Gorelick says it was all a misunderstanding and the newer versions are only appearing in a few stories — but they […]

“Wisconsin Film Festival entry or Archie Comic Plotline?”

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TweetOkay this is fairly brilliant, as the Shepherd Express forces readers to guess which stories are from an indie film fest and which from Archie Comics: 1) In three days the local high school is holding a talent show, and four friends hatch a plan to learn a few pop tunes in time for the […]

The Iron Man #16 affair

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TweetApparently, Iron Man #16 had to be recalled by Marvel, although not before some “bad” issues had slipped out to Borders and newsstands. Why was the issue recalled? Well the Prosaic reason is that it was a printing malfunction: The error copies reportedly have pages printed out of order. Originally scheduled to street in comic […]

Just one more post about Kelly/Goldman

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TweetThe Las Vegas SUN presents a journalistically sound piece on the David Kelly/Todd Goldman art theft matter, and interviews both parties. Goldman still sounds like a jerk, alas: Of the Internet reaction, Goldman said: “This is just a bunch of hater artists trying to take me down. I’m not an online Web guy. I’m not […]

Speaking of Bruce

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Tweet It seems MY NAME IS BRUCE is getting a special screening for the locals. Friday, April 13, the Ashland Independent Film Festival will present a “Rogue Award” to Bruce Campbell and audience members will be the first in the world see a sneak preview of his latest film, “My Name is Bruce.” Shot in […]

It’s Karl Urban Friday!

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Tweet Faithful Beat fans know there are only a few thespians who have ascended to our Very Special Beat Pantheon. The first and greatest will always be the One True Bruce Campbell. None shall ever surpass him. Then came Clive Owen, who ruled our links up until the premiere of SIN CITY, when his refusal […]