Zombies and Ponies lead digital sales with an Anomaly

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Tweet While we don’t know numbers for digital comics sales, you can always grab a snapshot at the iTunes bookstore. And pre-Wednesday, it’s all WALKING DEAD and MY LITTLE PONY, with only the Brian Haberlin/Skip Brittenham SF epicANOMALY breaking up the monotony. The appearance of ANOMALY is interesting since the book itself is a digital-proof […]

Where have you gone, Nick Gurewitch?

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MAN OF STEEL trailer is out

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Tweet MORE bearded hobo Clark. The short version: We get to see Superman’s origin AGAIN, but it’s the Grant Morrison version. Seriously, is there a more enduring story in modern literature? This time it’s with Ozymandias no panties Clark Kent. Color us Kent-curious.

One Week Until International Darkstar Day 2012!

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TweetYou know how The Beat works now. While everybody else works hard on getting the best interviews, writing the strongest articles and the most incisive opinion pieces you could find, I run around in circles and yell excitedly about obscure D-List Marvel heroines. Which brings us to the imminent arrival of 2012′s International Darkstar Day! A […]

New on the Scene: BAD KARMA VOLUME ONE

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Tweet Yet ANOTHER band of creators teaming up and kickin’ it to Kickstarter! Tis time its Alex Grecian, Jeremy Haun, B. Clay Moore and Seth Peck who are putting together a showcase anthology called BAD KARMA VOLUME ONE. BAD KARMA VOLUME ONE is a 200-page collection of comic book stories, prose and artwork, created by […]

New on the Scene: Studio YOLO

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New comics collective of the day, Studio YOLO which spun out of a cartooning residency with Dean Haspiel held at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. It consists of 8 cartoonists from around the world:

Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette leaving Swamp Thing with #18

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Tweet Popular and talented writer Scott Snyder chose an unusual medium to deliver the confirmation that he was leaving SWAMP THING with issue #18—Twit Longer. And it was a very long tweet indeed: Hey guys – was going to wait until we got a little closer to announce this, but yes, Swamp Thing #18 will […]

News and notes: Poison Elves return, Table Titans, Colombian comics progress and a big sale!

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Tweet ¶ Ape Entertainment has teamed up with the publishing house Sirius to publish an ongoing Poison Elves series which will launch an adults-only imprint at the usually family-friendly Ape. Poison Elves is the life work of the late Drew Hayes, who died in 2007. The series ran from 1991 until 2004. It’s definitely a […]

Steve Ditko talks at last…sorta

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Tweet Via Midtown Comics, A recent letter from Steve Ditko. A recent letter from Steve Ditko to one of our customers. He asked Steve what he remembered about designing Spidey’s costume. #ditko #spiderman (at Midtown Comics) 50 years is a long time…and Stan Lee doesn’t remember anything either. The intensely private Ditko has long refused […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/11/12: The Day Before the End of the World

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Tweet § For when you are feeling down in the dumps, Call Me Maybe – Telephones in Romance Comics! § Did you know that actress Geena Davis has an institute? In fact it’s the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. MENSA member Davis started the organization nearly a decade ago to investigate how the […]

When I met Stan Lee by Steve Manale

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Tweet The enduring wit and wisdom of Stan Lee is captured in a cute comic by artist Steve Manale.: