A Message from Thomas Nast

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For your viewing pleasure

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Tweet AND… A new holiday offering at Quick Stop Entertainment that Venture fans will enjoy, if they haven’t already. Finally…when you need a laugh… Thanks to Jimmy P. for the last link.

Greeting from Winter Wonderland

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Ho Ho Holiday Travel

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TweetSince THE BEAT herself might not be in a position to post right now, I’m fairly certain this is a sentiment that she would most likely want expressed at this festive time of year. US AIRWAYS = !^%#&^!%$!*!@(* I don’t know if it’s the crappy weather all over the country or the amount of people […]

Even more good comics

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TweetMust read #2: The Daily Cross Hatch presents The Best Damned Comics of 2008 Chosen By The Artists with over 50 cartoon types picking their faves. 2008 will perhaps be known as the year that smaller publishers like Sparkplug and Secret Acres really came into their own, or maybe the moment that Top Shelf truly […]

Because nothing says Christmas like Judge Dredd

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Tweet Shamelessly stolen from Lew Stringer.

Comics: Cheap entertainment?

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TweetAaron Albert attempts to break down the cost per minute of such forms of entertainment as movies and comics, and comics come out a bit spendy. I think there are many reasons. Comic books are a very unique medium that you can’t really get anywhere else. There is an interactivity in comics, where you play […]

Good times: THE H BOMB AND YOU

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Tweet Daily Kos analyzes an old propaganda comic.

Ulises Farinas’s JLA

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Tweet Ulises Farinas is a Member of ACT-I-VATE, and with this drawing, he says what many of us have been feeling.

Snow Dope

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Tweet Dean Haspiel cartoons for the NY Times alcohol blog.

SPIRIT watch!

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Tweet In only a few short days, THE SPIRIT will open, and the long, long promotional trail — and all those posters of a flapping red tie dotting the nation — will be just a memory. It was a good run. In the meantime, Frank Lovece catches up with director Frank Miller: What else do […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

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Tweet§ Must read: Many comics types weigh in on 2008′s events at The Comics Reporter. § MTV’s Splash Page rounds up some holiday-themed comics so we don’t have to. § This article from the Schenectady Daily Gazette examines how many media that are supposedly for kids are supported by adults …like comic books: Earthworld’s owner, […]

To Do: December 22 – 28

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TweetNot a very eventful week, unless you count Christmas and all that … let us know if there are any parties or signings that we managed to miss! Tuesday, December 23 – Wednesday, December 24 Chicago, IL, 11 AM Tues. – 5 PM Wed. – Challengers Comics Christmas Crisis Some retailers may be closing early […]

Thrilling Christmas, trembling fear

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Tweet Do you remember the Santa who rode on the electric shaver? Of course you do. Norelco’s shavin’ Santa was a holiday staple for many years. For some reason, it also deeply disturbed my mother. The ads would disappear for a year or two, only to reappear in new, updated settings. Each year my mother […]

Cherchez la femme…again and again and again

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TweetJ. Caleb Mozzocco at Blog@ had a good post yesterday about women in comics. Again? Yes, again. Mozzocco tries to put a positive spin on things — pointing out that writers G. Willow Wilson, Amy Woolfram, Ivory Madison, Grace Randolph and Marjorie Liu all debuted this year or last year. And Amanda Conner, Amy Reeder […]

Frank Miller to direct BUCK ROGERS?

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TweetJust ahead of THE SPIRIT’s opening day, director Frank Miller is supposedly “eyeing” Buck Rogers, which could be alarming or exciting, depending on how you look at it. Odd Lot, the production shingle which made THE SPIRIT, is negotiating for BUCK ROGERS, which is controlled by longtime Miller pal Flint Dille. Miller will write and […]