This week…HeroesCon!

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This weekend’s big event is definitely HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC — and The Beat will be there. This is our only non-local con appearance this year aside form San Diego, and we can’t wait. Shelton Drum throws a good old fashioned comics convention with a laid back vibe that have made it a favorite for […]

Manga watch: Iris Print, Kodansha, etc.

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§ Brigid links to the latest on yaoi publisher Iris Print, which, like several little boutique BL publishers, is not doing so hot, and has actually shut down: 1) Iris Print is shutting down. Unfortunately, the heartwarming support Iris’s readers have shown was too little too late. There was a large enough boost in sales […]

Come back to the five and dime, Michael Dean, Michael Dean

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[Ironically, this post was supposed to go up yesterday but got eaten by Ecto -- I've had to recreate it from scratch and may have lost some of my momentum along the way.] If you’ve been reading this blog or other lately you may have noticed that there’s quite a bit of news going on […]

Pacheco gets Final-ized

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While we were bagging on them just one post ago, Newsarama dad have one headline that must have made DC’s bad day complete: Carlos Pacheco is stepping in to help JG Jones finish FINAL CrISIS: The move is being made, according to DCU Executive Editor Dan DiDio, to keep the miniseries on schedule. “Following the […]