San Diego Comic-Con sells out…in 2010!!

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That looming sense of anxiety and worry you’ve had since San Diego 2009 ended a mere two months ago? Totally justified. Thanks to Horace Austin for the link.

Jackman tells Couric of his Wolvie dreams

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Watch CBS News Videos Online Once you get past a disturbing R-rated film about a naked woman whose shower attacks her with a radioactive coating, you’ll see Hugh Jackman telling Katie Couric a bit about a possible fifth outing for him as Wolverine. We also learn that Katie doesn’t do comic book, but that’s not […]

Preview: STRANGE TALES #2

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Courtesy of Jody LeHeup and Arune Singh at Marvel, here’s an EXCLUSIVE preview of some pages from STRANGE TALES #2, the second issue of Marvel’s anthology of Marvel’s greatest heroes as drawn by indie comics’ greatest stars. This time out we’ve got Max Cannon’s “Unfortunate Three” and Jim Rugg’s marvel-loa-s “Brother Voodoo”! STRANGE TALES #2 […]

2009 Friends of Lulu Nominations

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The nominations for the 2009 Friends of Lulu Awards, honoring the people, projects and characters who most promoted female participation in comics have just been announced. Voting details are here. Voting is open via email until October 19th, with winners being announced in November. Kim Yale Award for Best New Talent (must have first published […]

Blogosphere vs the FTC

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This being the blogosphere and all, there was lots o’ reax yesterday to the announcement that the FTC will fine bloggers $11,000 if they “endorse” products they received for free. According to the FTC, an endorsement is the same thing as a review, which is nonsensical, but these are wonks we’re dealing with. In theory, […]

“Is Archie Andrews a bigamist?”

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That’s the shocking question raised by the NY Times’ George Gene Gustines, as the NY Timesfinally catches up with the story that Torsten actually broke in the comics here. It seems Archie isn’t just a bigamist…but a Robert Frost fan! At the end of the October issue, No. 602, Archie goes for an evening stroll […]

Reminder: THE BEAT needs your Halloween art!

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We’ll be doing “21 Days of Halloween” starting on the 11th, and we’re looking for some seasonal art — you know, black cats, pumpkins, Robert Pattinson, Samhain…all the good stuff! Links and jpegs gratefully accepted. We have some great stuff in already, thanks to everyone for playing along. To get you into the mood, here’s […]

Craig McDean’s superhero fashion photos

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Let’s just jumpstart the day with some lively fashion photography by Craig Dean, spotlighted at Kanye West’s blog. (Team Kanye is definitely a better blogger than award interceptor.) Lots more in the link. (Thanks to Jim D. for the link.)