Jason Lutes’ new project: games influencing comics

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BY JEN VAUGHN – For anyone who has ever performed any improv, there is a simple rule: ‘Say Yes.’ Say yes to a situation when presented to you because your fellow troupe member has a story line. You can add even more “yes and…” The same rule applies to a game called Fiasco, which calls […]

REVIEW: TIME WARP #1, Putting the Vertigo in Sci-Fi

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Publishers seem increasingly willing to roll the dice on anthology formats recently. Maybe it’s the success of things like Dark Horse Presents, and the model they’ve followed of introducing new works and then successfully spinning them off into new story titles like BLACK BEETLE. There’s an inherently approachable aspect to anthologies—new readers can pick them […]

On the scene: The Center for Cartoon Studies

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The Beat is going to be hung up for the next day or so with Industry Day here at the CEnter for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT. We arrived late last night, missing out on the pizza party, but still charmed by this quirky town and the Hotel Coolidge. It was too dark […]

Long Island is getting a show: Eternal Con

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Local comic-cons are all the rage these days, and now Long Island is getting its own show: Eternal Con, which will be held June 15th at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. Given the setting, it’s appropropriate that the focus is o GI Joe. Guests thus far include Larry Hama, natch, Billy Tucci […]

Uncanny Avengers Introduces ‘The M-Word’

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Even allowing for the fact that we’re not supposed to like any of the characters in Uncanny Avengers (only this week, Wolverine calls Japanese mutant Sunfire “a walking atomic bomb” and nobody bats an eyelid – not even Sunfire, whose mother died in Hiroshima!), the book is going to startling lengths with some of the […]