DC Candidates For Cancellation (i.e. Trimming to 52)

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Dan DiDio has frequently said that he wants to keep shaking up the “New 52.” Cancel books that aren’t working/selling. Add new ones. Keep the number of “New 52″ titles at 52. If Dan hasn’t changed his mind on that, announcing four new titles means four current titles have to go. We already know about Justice League International going away? Which books might be going away?

Will Eisner Graphic Novel Prize for Libraries to debut at ALA Convention in Anaheim

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We all know (or should know!) how important Will Eisner was to the comics artform. Something an increasing number of people know is how important libraries are to getting more and more people to read comics and graphic novels.

So it makes sense that a Graphic Novel Prize for Libraries would be named for Eisner.

Read WORLD WAR HACK free for 24 hours

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You may have seen the ad here on The Beat, but just to explain what’s going on, Viper Comics has made WORLD WAR HACK free to read via iTunes for 24 hours only.

Nice art: John K draws Crystal and Johnny Storm

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Some T-shirt art done for Stussy a while ago. Via Boing Boing,
which has more recent art for a new Stussy project.

Prometheus — Not Half As Clever As It Needed To Be

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I took in a screening of Prometheus last night, the much anticipated “is it or isn’t it” prequel to Alien and Ridley Scott’s “maybe” return to that universe. It was a decidedly mixed bag.

ComiCON-versation #7: Details, Details, Details…

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Over the last two months I’ve discussed a good deal of things you need to think about when putting together a comicon. From venues and dates to decorators and floor plans, we’ve covered much of the big stuff. So let’s take a look at some of the fine details that can easily be overlooked.

Studio Coffee Run 6/8/12: Prometheus, Dredd, Arrow, etc.

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A round up of the week’s news on Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, True Blood, Arrow and lots more…

Comics sales up 40% over last year for May 2012

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Diamond has released their preliminary information on May’s sales charts, and Marvel is back in units and dollars—both hard won victories—while AVX topped the singles chart and the New 52 trades topped the books charts quite handily.

Comics sales are up 40% from May 2011 —so if you want to know if the New 52 was a sales success, there’s you answer right there.

Amethyst is back — and the rest of the new DC lineups

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Old and new creators and reboots. That’s what the “Next Four” of the DCU will present. Here’s the creative lineup:

Webcomic alert: Jen Sorenson on Health Insurance

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While we wait for the Supreme Court to decide….

Mile High's Chuck Rozanski is building a fortress made from of 2 miles of comics

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The Denver Post profiles local man Chuck Rozanski of Mile High Comics. If you saw Morgan Spurlock’s Comic-Con documentary, you know Rozanski was the star of the film, not only for actually being in the comcis industry but for having home-spun philosophy and a pithy way of expressing it that should make him the star of many more reality shows. Anyway, Rozanski is talking about his vast new 65,000-square-foot warehouse, which holds “more comics than Amazon,” and will be open June 14 as part of this month’s Demver Comic Con festivities. The edifice is imposing:

DC Announce Four New Titles; Confirm Zero Issues in September

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Four titles will end, and four will begin! What will they be? And what’s a Zero Issue, anyway