BEAT MAY GIVEAWAY FRENZY #6: Cat Eyed Boy Volume 1

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Do you like the Twilight Zone? Do you enjoy horror movies? Do you like mischievous half-human observers who set off events of mutilation, transformation and dismemberment? Then you will like today’s giveaway, CAT-EYED BOY Volume 1 by Japanese Horror master Kazuo Umezu. OF this volume AICN wrote: The manga offers an inclusive look at oddities […]

Briefs & Boxers! 05/26/10

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o “I’ve Never Sent a Prose Reader to Amazon Because Amazon Doesn’t Leer; I’d Like to Stop Doing It in Comics” Comics reporter Tom Spurgeon poses three rarely discussed questions on comics as a culture and industry. The questions concern the moral aspects of archival reprints, the general and specific unfriendliness of comics specialty stores […]

Gene Luen Yang’s AIRBENDER boycott explained

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The Last Airbender movie gained controversy for casting white actors in the roles associated with Asian characters in the cartoon original. Many folks are boycotting it because of this, including cartoonist Gene Luen Yang.

New Yorker alert: Ivan Brunetti

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The New Yorker has totally been on a cartoonist cover tear lately, with Joost Swarte, Daniel Clowes and now Ivan Brunetti. Who’s next???

The return of Ryan Choi

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Writer Ian Boothby has been at play in the fields of Gail Simone’s forum, and aided and abetted by other posters, it turns out Ryan Choi, the recently deceased Atom, is not dead, he’s just resting, or something. (The above example of “His Choi is Alive” art is by a poster, it should be noted.)

ICM signs Platinum Studios

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With Cowboys and Alien on the way to becoming areal live movie starring move stars like Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig and directed by Jon Favreau, Platinum Studios is on its way to being a real live content provider, and so ICM has signed up to rep them, Deadline reports.

Gaiman vs. McFarlane AGAIN?

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It’s been seven (!) years since Neil Gaiman prevailed in a lawsuit against Todd McFarlane over the rights to characters he created in Spawn, but this is one of those undead cases that still rises from the grave. According to a story in the Wisconsin State Journal, Gaiman has asked for another trial to settle the issue of how much money he’s owed for these characters. But Round Two isn’t is go yet, as the judge has merely called for a evidentiary hearing on June 14.

San Diego to hotels: Don’t jack up those prices for Comic-Con

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The ongoing contest for the hand of Comic-Con International took another turn last week when San Diego Convention Center Corp. sent out an email to local hotels asking them to put in writing what they will charge for hotel rooms for Con.

With Los Angeles and Anaheim’s bids for the show getting more and more serious — and Comic-Con organizers taking their time to make a decision — it’s yet another way to sweeten the pot and keep the Con in San Diego.

Life IS a cabaret, old chum

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Liza Minnelli at the SEX AND THE CITY 2 premiere the other night, apparently auditioning for the role of Krona in the Green Lantern movie. We’ll be at BookExpo most of today and tomorrow. Thursday at 9:30, we’re on this panel: Big Name Authors with Graphic Novels: How Will this Change the Market? Thursday, May […]