Happy New Year, Beat Nation!

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TweetWe’re rolling up the RSS feeds and email drops here at Stately Beat Manor, piling up the fireplace, heating up the mulled cider, and settling in to see the new year and new decade in. We still have a few looks back before we move forward. And forward we shall be moving. The Beat will […]

Disney buys Marvel: Stockholders approve

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Tweet PR via Nikki Finke: Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: MVL), a global character-based entertainment and licensing company founded in 1939, announced that at a special meeting held this morning, Marvel stockholders approved the adoption of the Agreement and Plan of Merger entered into by Marvel and The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”), which provides for a […]

2009: Those who left us

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TweetA brief tribute to some of the cartoonists and pop-culture related deaths during the last 12 months: Bob May Ricardo Montalban Patrick McGoohan

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: End of Aughts edition

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TweetAnd so, we wave goodbye to the decade that everyone hated, that had no name, that changed the world much for the worse…here’s some reading while you wait to pop open the bubbly and pray for better times. § Chris Butcher finishes his Previews liveblogging for the month. 2:22pm: Did not get a Christmas Card […]

Robert Kirkman as you’ve never seen him before

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Tweet …unless you are his wife. Apparently Kirkman trims his beard before conventions but lets it grow to Little House on the Prairie dimensions when hanging around the house. Via Twitter.