Gail Simone Rehired as Writer for Batgirl

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Gail Simone appears to have been re-hired as the writer for DC’s Batgirl series, according to a series of tweets she made around an hour ago –

DC Realigns Vertigo, Promotes Harras and Kanalz

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TweetYou new there were going to be some changes when it was announced that Vertigo was going to be having some changes.  Shelly Bond getting elevated to the Vertigo Executive Editor slot was step number 1.  Step number 2 appears to be Vertigo now reporting to Hank Kanalz, the new “Senior Vice President of Vertigo […]

Walking Dead (The TV Version) Loses _Another_ Showrunner

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TweetIf you follow the television biz at all, you know that AMC’s management has a tendency towards… shall we say, an overly active hand in managing its slate of shows and a tendency to argue about show budgets.  The Walking Dead seems to be catching more than its fair share of showrunner vs. AMC disputes […]

REVIEW: THE BLACK BEETLE #0, “Night Shift”

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TweetTalk about an anticipated comic! While enthusiasts are waiting impatiently for the launch of THE BLACK BEETLE #1-4, “No Way Out”, starting on January 16th from Dark Horse, those who missed the three part installments of “Night Shift” in DARK HORSE PRESENTS #11-13 can catch it in rather glorious collected format in issue 0. Eisner […]

Christmas Tidings: Paul Hoppe

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Tweet A christmas card from Paul Hoppe, whose Peanut is coming out from Random House next year.

The Beat Comic Reviews for 19/12/12: Spiders, Birds, Harbingers and Dazzlers

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TweetIt’s time for the last reviews section I’ll be doing this year. I have to make it a little quicker than usual, too, because I’ve got to bob out to pick up some quality sherry for Santa next week. The higher the alcohol content, the better the present! I think that’s how it works, anyway. […]

Christmas Tidings: Robb Mommaerts

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Tweet LOOKOUTS artist Robb Mommaerts posts his Christmas cards: via

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/21/12 — we’re still here

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TweetWasn’t sure we’d still be here this morning, but as we wait for the end of the world, here are some stockpiled bookmarks to amuse and educate. § First off The Comics Reporter’s Holiday Interview Series has started, and its only flaw is that CR doesn’t support tags so we can’t just send you to […]

Nice Art: Cameron Stewart launches his new comic NIRO

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Tweet Eisner winning artist Cameron Stewart recently rolled up his webcomic SIN TITULO and he’s back with NIRO, which has an extensive and spectacular preview. Cameron plans to sell chapters, Monkeybrain and Thrillbent style: I’m pleased to preview the first scene from my upcoming self-published comic NIRO.  I’m hard at work on it now and […]

On the Scene: Locust Moon Comics Fest

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Tweetby Dre Grigoropol This past Sunday marked the first Locust Moon Comics Fest, a rookie comics show in West Philadelphia organized by the two owners of Locust Moon Comics. This show filled the hole  left behind by Philadelphia Alternative Comic Con when organizer Pat Aulisio decided to focus more strongly on creating comics. It was […]

Report: Star Wars comics going to Marvel in 2015

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Tweet Well the other power converter has dropped, as respected Disney site Blue Sky Disney has some inside poop on the Star Wars comics license, which everyone assumed would be moving from Dark Horse to Marvel once Disney purchased Lucasfilm: One of the things that many people wondered after Disney bought Lucasfilm was how long […]

Who drew Google’s Brothers Grimm doodle?

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Tweet For the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm, Google has a pretty sweet doodle today that’s a wordless comic retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood. It’s a very cute little illo; unfortunately the actual doodle doesn’t make the artist clear (one annoying thing about those Google doodles) but the above link says […]

Image clarifies reprint policy and retailer incentives

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Tweet After Image’s Jennifer De Guzman played bad cop, and publisher Eric Stephenson played good cop, Image has released a new set of guidelines to retailers about reprints that walks right down the middle. You can read the whole thing below, but it does offer some pretty significant incentives for retailers to order strong on […]

Obama meets young Spider-Man and surrenders

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Tweet I know you all saw this picture yesterday of President Obama and a staffer’s child dressed as Spider-Man, but it is too cute not to pass along. The photo is by White House staff photographer Pete Souza, and he took it around last Halloween. The official Obama Twitter feed tweeted the picture today. As […]

Christmas time is nigh!

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Tweet We’re off for the beginning of our holidays today, and things should be slowing down considerably. We’ll be posting some art and whatnot, and some links to keep you busy in downtime, but we’re taking it easy for this one week of the year. In case you haven’t seen it, Kate Beaton has a […]

SAILOR TWAIN hyped on the Today Show

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Tweet Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Is no place safe from comics? Authors David Baldacci (Absolute Power) and Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) appeared on The Today Show to pick 10 holiday books and one of those Flynn picked was the graphic novel Sailor Twain by Mark Siegel. Flynn […]