BOOK OF ELI gets the graphic novel feeling

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As reported many places the upcoming post-apocalyptic actioner BOOK OF ELI starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman has a significant comics tie-in as both Chris Weston and Tommy Lee Edwards contributed significant amounts of concept art. Now both have created motion comics to support the film, which opens on January 15th. Here’s Chapter 1 by […]

The Beat’s Annual Year-End Survey, 2010 edition — Part One

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Yet again we poll folks from EVERY region of the comics industry to see what’s on their minds for the past year and what they have in the works for 2010. We’ve been doing this for a few years and never has there been such consensus on the top stories of both the past and […]

2010 is the year of Spidey’s butt

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Marvel has been running a promotion where puzzle pieces of the above promo art for “The Year of Spider-Man” — like when ISN’T it the Year of Spidey — have been released over time, with many comics news sites playing along. We didn’t, because the sight of MJ in a wedding dress hurls us into […]

Mauldin, comic strips rate stamps in 2010 — CORRECTED

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Should you ever actually need to mail something in 2010 — as unlikely as it seems — the US Post Office has got you covered with some comics-themed stamps. Famed war cartoonist Bill Mauldin – subject of a magnificent retrospective by Fantagraphics last year — will be honored in March. In July — surely timed […]

Reading roundup: 1/4/10

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WOW, lots of reading to do to get yourself ready for the new year! § You will be dumbfounded with amazement at Douglas Wolk’s list of exciting books coming out in 2010 like (above) Dan Nadel’s Art in Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures, 1940-1980, a follow-up to his Art Out of Time anthology. § Then […]

Trouble is no picnic as the world gets back to work

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Hooray, it’s Monday! Back to work and the real world, y’all! To celebrate, let’s analyze the adventures of Captain Triumph as seen on the cover to Crack Comics #60 c. 1949. Captain Triumph thought that stopping a lynching would be a picnic, but he discovered this was not the case. A lynching is a violent […]