New SCOTT PILGRIM International Trailer

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You realize this movie doesn’t even have all the great lines in the trailer??

Graphic Details: Driven to Distraction

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TweetI was walking through the aisles at BEA (BookExpo America — the biggest book industry event of the year) a few weeks ago; the show had been cut down to two days from the usual three. The show has changed radically over the years. It used to be a place where publishers could meet with […]

Spurlock Comic-Con movie seeking collectors, retailer, artist

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Tweet The first time we mentioned Morgan Spurlock’s upcoming documentary set at Comic-Con, both we and commenters were a bit skeptical that the casting call was aimed mostly at obsessive collector types. However we’ve just received a more expansive casting call, and if this is what they are looking for, then this could be very […]

Jim Woodring in New York!

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Speaking of New York, Jim Woodring, the magical cartoonist of existential dread and mysetry, is here! Three nights in a row!

Smurfs trailer is feelin’ blue

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Yesterday video and photographic evidence of the Smurfs movie was released, and we’re glad to see that New York City, the Beat’s hometown, is once again the setting for the deeply profound story of alien-in-America and what we can learn about ourselves and others, especially when the others are small and blue.

First Looks: Wheel of Time: Eye of the World #6, Buddha

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Dynamic Forces sent over some advance looks at some of next month’s books, including the latest installment of the comics adaptation of the WHEEL OF TIME franchise and Deepak Chopra’s collected Buddha adaptation.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: 6/17/10

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The dirty, dirty mind of Mort Walker, the secret of Hostess Cupcakes and Spider-Man, chattings, learnings, growings and old family cartoon photos…all in the link!

Gaiman/McFarlane’s eternal struggle renewed yet again

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The week saw a scaled down direct-to-video sequel to 2002′s “epic battle’ between Todd McFarlane and Neil Gaiman for copyrighs to characters Gaiman created in an issue of Spawn. Out of all the press reports we’ve seen, Gaiman’s own account, blogged today, is by far the most clear and accurate — well, he is a beloved author after all:

Complaints, complaints II — The Return of Doug Funnie

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Okay, we’ve restocked our load of piss and vinegar and we’ve loaded our shotgun for bear! UNTIL WE TELL IT, WE JUST CAN”T MOVE ON!

My first “Complaints” post drew a bit of private praise, especially from those who welcomed a return to more pointed commentary. To which I say, I’d love to do more of it but I was literally up until dawn writing that first one (I’m ssslllooowww) and this one will take just as long. Especially since this time I”m taking on everyone’s FAVORITE SUBJECTS: Race and gender. It’s a good thing comics never talk about religion or we’d be here all night and day! And if I can predict one thing with dead certainty it’s this: Gene PHillips will show up in the comments.

New Roy of the Rovers comic!

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Tweet Okay, it’s just a reprint: It will rekindle fond memories for those who grew up with the greatest footballer who never lived – and will introduce a new generation of fans to a golden age when soccer stars actually set a good example to youngsters. Roy Race never swore, didn’t spit, and always played […]