Guy Delisle’s Pyongyang in production with Gore Verbinski attached

Tweet It seems that Hollywood studios are now so desperate for material that they are turning to smart, nuanced graphic novels with intelligence and insight for material. To wit: New Regency has optioned PYONGYANG, the first in French-Canadian cartoonist Guy Delisle’s acclaimed series of travelogues/social commentary. The book concerns his sojourn in North Korea while working […]

Badge-o-ween update: SDCC pro passes are STILL available.

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I’ve been informed that despite 2013 Comic-Con professional badge registration being shut down yesterday that was only a logistical consideration, and you can in fact apply for you pro badge right now. There is not an infinite supply, but there are many available. So get in there.

Review: Young Avengers #1

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TweetPeople who know me are generally surprised when they find out I’m a huge fan of Phonogram, the ode to the power of music from Kieron Gillen and James McKelvie. Britpop does not seem to coexist easily with a love of Rob Zombie and Sparta, but only if you don’t realise that a love of […]

Rhino rampages in Marvel Select

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Just in time to celebrate the Raimi-esque casting of Paul Giamatti as The Rhino in the next Spider-Man movie, Diamond Select Toys has released 9-inch Rhino action figure.

Titan Comics Share ‘Declassified Military Files’ regarding Chronos Commandos #1

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TweetTitan Comics, surging up like a dinosaur from a swarm of sleeping butterflies (that’ll make sense in a second, promise), have sent out some promotional material regarding the July launch of Stuart Jennett’s Chronos Commandos. A four-issue miniseries, the story (completely created by Jennett) sees the aforementioned Commandos fight dinosaurs, as they struggle to save […]

Die hard Young Justice fans stand up to studio execs

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Tweet For those of you that don’t have cable or watch television, CBR broke the heart breaking news that Green Lantern and Young Justice was not renewed for another season to make room for Beware the Batman and Teen Titans Go! There are some die hard fanboys and girls are not going to let the Warner Bros. […]

Why you should fund BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones

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Okay rarely at the Beat do we issue a direct order but we’re playing that card. We want you to STOP reading this post immediately and go to this link and pledge some money for Maria Paz Cabardo’s film BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones. DO IT. All finished! Great get a cookie!

Can Kevin Tsujihara help Warner Bros. overcome its fear of superheroes?

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Lots of news emerged from Warner Bros. yesterday besides getting a new CEO.

On the most germane to our continuing investigations, Amazon, the Wonder Woman pilot being scripted by Allan Heinberg, has been put on hold for a while. It hasn’t been killed, but it “needs more time.” On the plus side, an off-season pilot may be ordered so it can go in as a midseason replacement. On the non-plussed side it’s yet ANOTHER superhero project that WB has put on hold or dithered over or fretted about.

Glyph Comic Awards entry deadline nears: January 31

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Johanna Draper Carlson wrote to remind us that the entry deadline for the Glyph Comic Awards is January 31. The Glyph Comic Awards recognize the best comics made by, for, and about people of color. Carlson is one of the judges this year. Entry guidelines:

SDCC ’13: Pro Badge-o-ween has come…and gone and is still there — UPDATE

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First it was hotels, then it was badges…now it’s pro badges. Comic-Con International: San Diego professional badge registration went live at 1 pm Pacific time yesterday and free guest badges for attending professionals—once a little perk that everyone enjoyed—were gone in minutes, apparently. It isn’t exactly clear when pro badges actually became unavailable because there was a site meltdown, a “come back later” and then…there was only this:

Why you should not believe everything you read on the Internet

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That goes without saying but two recent examples of how the internet news site echo chamber has little to do with facts sometimes.