Party Poop: Pop Candy Meetup

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There are lots and lots of events at Comic-Con, but The Beat also endorses the Pop Candy Meetup, hosted by our pal, Whitney Matheson!

Party Poop: The new “in” spot

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Before things get rolling too much, we would like to state that the Beat endorses the Odysea bar at the Hilton Bayfront as the new “in” drinking spot, replacing the nasty old homophobic Hyatt, which doesn’t like us at all. In contrast, the nice people at the Hilton Bayfront sent out this invitation: Odysea Lounge […]

Day 0 and my feet already hurt

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Okay, we’re on the ground and ready to get Preview Night and there are some press events already going on, notably this:

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We had flight delays and other unpleasant stuff like a server meltdown that near about gave us a heart attack yesterday but it’s all over now and the real suffering can begin. Oh, we kid. There was a South Park marathon on Comedy Central that made the flight very bearable, including the classic World of Warcraft episode, the Logan’s Run episode and one about sex education where Kyle…oh we can’t say but we know you remember.

We haven’t had time to take the temperature of the town, but let’s just say San Diego couldn’t be more eager to welcome Comic-Con! There were e-signs up at BAGGAGE CLAIM for crying out loud. The signs at the trolley stop have been made over in Klingon. Signs, banners, parties, breakfast specials…the red carpet hasn’t been rolled out, it’s been shot out of a t-shirt cannon over the whole city.

SD10: Bueanventura Press #1734

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Although they are out of business, Alvin Buenaventura is using his previously reserved booth to run a “going out of business” sale, sad as it sounds. Lisa Hanawalt and Johnny Ryan will both be appearing at the booth. BTW, if you are the kind of person who is looking to score a true collectible, since […]

SD10: All Things Comic-Con – bits of news and notes

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Last Gasp, Pantheon, Bill Plympton, Nickelodeon, Mike Golden, Mark Texiera 0– all the little bits of news we couldn’t put anywhere else! Lots of greta stuff in the jump.

Nice Art: JH Williams III Batwoman

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Some art from the new Batwoman series coming out. Via The Source.

Nice Art: Jim Rugg’s Marvel vs. Capcom’s t-shirt art

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Jim Rugg is not at the big show but shares his art for a Marvel v Capcom t-shirt. Via ROBOT 6. WANT.

New Thor and Captain America art from Marvel

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A lot of new Captain America and especially Thor movie art floating around today. From Yahoo Movies, two posters that Marvel will be distributing at their booth and panels, one presumes. The posters use concept art for the films and look very nice. Also, stills from THOR from USA Today and Deadline. Okay, Chris Hemsworth’s […]

SD10: Please memorize this map — then swallow it

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This is all you need to actually get good comics. VISIT OFTEN. UPDATED WITH MORE ESSENTIAL PUBLISHERS LIKE FANTAGRAPHICS.

Pekar to be buried near famed G-man

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Word has reached us that while a formal memorial service will be announced at a future date, Harvey Pekar will be buried at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, in a place of honor next to the grave of Eliot Ness, the famed FBI agent, and another proud son of Cleveland. When Harvey’s future wife, Joyce Brabner, […]

Good news! Rocketship is open!

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After the cries of shock and horror the other day after the news that Rocketship, the popular Brooklyn comics shop, had closed, we are listening for the huzzahs and hoorays sure to come from the news that it has reopened, according to postings here on the Beat and a post on the store’s blog: Rocketship […]