Sherlock Holmes: The Liverpool Demon #1, with Leah Moore and John Reppion

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We’re currently in the midst of a long-running Sherlock Holmes media explosion, from the Guy Ritchie films starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, to the hit BBC series SHERLOCK, and the American approach ELEMENTARY, however comics have plenty to add to the Holmes mythology, and Leah Moore and John Reppion are poised to release […]

Deadpool launches 53 State Birds variant

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When Marvel and DC snipe, the reader is the winner…at least this time with a Deadpool-esque take off on DC’s 52-variety state flag variant cover as Stuart Immonen squeezes all 52 state birds onto ONE DEADPOOL COVER. Extreme like! Marvel NOW! brings readers Deadpool, the most patriotic and educational new comic book series of the […]

The Beat’s Person of the Day: Jimmy Aquino

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The Beat’s Year-End Survey questions are out and Person of the Year polling has begun, but just to warm you up, we’d like to salute our PERSON OF THE DAY, Comic News Insider’s Jimmy Aquino, who just celebrated his birthday. Sadly we couldn’t make the festivities, but we still wanted to salute a guy who […]

Ray Fawkes to fill in on BATGIRL: Don’t kill him, internet

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Following Gail Simone’s controversial departure from BATGIRL, it’s been announced that Ray Fawkes will take over the book for two issues. Batgirl #18 (Solicit) Written by RAY FAWKES 
Art and cover by DANIEL SAMPERE and VICENTE CIFUENTES
 On sale MARCH 13 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The first of two issues by […]

First Look: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

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Animator Tony Cliff makes his debut at First Second this fall with Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, a new GN from First Second, about a globe-trotting adventuring heroine in the picturesque past. Lovable ne’er-do-well Delilah Dirk is up to her ears in trouble . . . as usual.  Our story opens with Delilah, up […]

Kick-Watcher: Graphic Journalism on Human Trafficking in Nepal and INTERVIEW with Dan Archer

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I had the  privilege of interviewing award-winning  journalist Dan Archer, the creator of the Kickstarter project Graphic Journalism on Human Trafficking in Nepal.

Two New York area comics shops get new owners

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Recently, the ownership of two prominent NYC comics shops has been changed. § Over at Bergen Street Comics, it was announced that: Proud to announce tonight that Tucker Stone (@factualopinion) is now a full partner in Bergen Street Comics. #invaluable — Tom Adams (@BergenStComics) November 9, 2012 Stone is of course known for his opinionated […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/10/12: Where have you gone, Gail Simone?

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§ The monthly fencing match between Vaneta Rogers and DC’s Bob Wayne and John Cunningham has a meaty outing this month, and Cunningham lays out a bit of the strategy for the post-Berger Vertigo: 1 think the way we conceive of Vertigo both up to this point and going forward is that it’s the place […]

News and Notes: Starlin at DC, Starstruck, Ellison, Chadwick

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[This is a regular spot for news items from around. If you want to send in an item contact us at comicsbeat at gmail.com.] § There was some anxiety last week when it was reported that Marvel/Disney had sent a cease and desist regarding STARSTRUCK, the 30-year-old property owned by Elaine Lee and Mike Kaluta. […]