Sony reboots Spidey; Raimi, Maguire gone

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Tweet Nikki Finke’s money was well spent on Variety’s Michael Fleming as they have unleashed a huge scoop: SPIDER-MAN 4 will be a complete reboot of the franchise, and both director Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are gone. PR is in the jump but this is huge. According to the story, Raimi felt he couldn’t […]

READERS’ POLL: What shall we do with Bluewater news?

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Tweet Should The Beat continue to run Bluewater celebrity covers?(answers) Vote now! The fate of the world hangs in the balance!

RIP: Eric Rohmer

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Tweet Film director Eric Rohmer, part of the French New Wave in the 1960s, passed away Monday in Paris at the age of 89. He might be best known in the US for MA NUIT CHEZ MAUD (MY NIGHT WITH MAUD) which was nominated for a Best Screenplay Academy Award in 1971 or his more […]

DC announces new event: BRIGHTEST DAY – UPDATE

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TweetDC has announced their next big event, and since it follows BLACKEST NIGHT, it’s called…BRIGHTEST DAY! However, the event started as PR guru Alex Segura’s longest day, as the Source blog teased a 6 AM wake up call from Dan DiDio to tell Alex all about: BRIGHTEST DAY, a 26-issue bi-weekly series debuting in April […]

Green Brain plans COVERED show

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Tweet Via PR: Green Brain Comics is proud to announce the opening of a new art exhibit entitled “COVERED” on Wednesday, January 13th. The exhibit will be on display in Green Brain Comics’s recently named gallery, HEADSPACE . Inspired by a similar theme at the Covered blog (www.covered.blogspot.com) HEADSPACE curator Dan Merritt has assembled several […]

New from Bluewater: Sotomayor! Limbaugh! Jesus!

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TweetVia the March solicits, Bluewater’s FAME line is ongoing, and they’ve added a FAITH line, too! Female Force: Sonia Sotomayor Author(s): Robert Schnakenberg Artist(s): Cesar Feliciano Joshua Labello with Azim The Supremes have a new member! Meet the latest justice to don the black robes of America’s highest court. Sonia Sotomayor rose from humble beginnings […]

Studio coffee run: recasting, boobs, moobs

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TweetAll sorts of mini news bits on various comics movie projects this morning. ¶ John Malkovich has replaced John C. Reilly in RED, the all-star adaptation of the Warren Ellis/Cully Hamner miniseries. Bruce Willis plays a retired black-ops agent who is too old for that shit and has a squad of younger-high tech assassins out […]

New Ikea textile designs puts manga on your bolster

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Tweet IKEA, the unavoidable home decor trendsetter for the budget conscious and/or Swedo-philes, has announced a few new textile lines for spring. The Charlotta line, seen above, may provide very little contrast with the rest of our decor, but it’s just too cute to pass up, let’s face it: 3. The CHARLOTTA line by Åsa […]

Fire at Ross Cochran’s house

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TweetPublisher Russ Cochran is best known for putting out various EC and Disney archives projects long before it became fashionable and most recently was editor at Gemstone, Diamond’s publishing arm. In a recent newsletter, he describes a fire at his house…and updates some of his projects, including a hunt for a new publisher for his […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits – 1/11/10

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TweetAre you enjoying these binary dates? We are! § John Jackson Miller begins to unpack year-end chartsand has decade-long graphs and other points to ponder. § At the Savage Critic, David Uzumericatches DC with some of their last-minute creative changes again: But DC? I’ve ranted about this before, but there’s a serious trend of total […]