REVIEW: Harbinger Wars #1

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TweetSpoilers ahead And so Valiant enters crossover mini-event territory, with Harbinger Wars and Bloodshot crossing into a storyline called Harbinger Wars. After a year of building up the Valiant Universe, this offers us a first look at how everybody relates to each other. Co-written between Harbinger’s Joshua Dysart and Bloodshot’s Duane Swierczynski, issue #1 of […]

Apple SAGA #12 banned due to gay sex scenes

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Update 4/10/13: It has now been revealed that comiXology banned the issue believing Apple wouldn’t approve it. Stranger and stranger.

Apple has refused to carry Saga #12 via any of its app-based platforms because of two small gay sex scenes, writer Brian K. Vaughan has written in a press release. The issue goes on sale tomorrow and will not be available through anything that goes through the App store. However, as Vaughan explains, the issue will still be available through Image and Android apps.

Uslan to pen Shadow/Green Hornet team up for Dynamite

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Pulp heroes unite in Dynamite’s upcoming Shadow and The Green Hornet team-up, which will be written by Michael Uslan with covers by Alex Ross and John Cassaday, and interior art by Keith Burns.

Batman: Arkham Origins Announced for October

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TweetArkham Origins, the third game in the Arkham series handled by Rocksteady Studios – but now by Warner Bros Montreal – has been given a release date of October 25th. As made obvious in the title, the game will be a prequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum, will be released on PS3, Wii U, X-Box 360, and […]

Podcast alert: More to Come talks the M-word and goes to MoCCA with Mark Siegel, Jason Little, Karen Green and more…

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In this week’s More To Come, myself, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons go over time to discuss Havok and the M-Words, the new Madefire/Deviant Art team up, and go live from MoCCA floor with interviews with steering committee members Karen Green and Tucker Stone, and First Second’s Mark Siegel, creators James Romberger and Marguerite van Cook and get the latest on Borb from Jason Little. In it’ two parts because the awesomeness was just too immense for one part.

300: Rise of an Empire is actually happening and here are some photos to prove it

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Tweet In 2006, Zack Snyder’s 300 was a innovative blockbuster that gave America’s frustration over the war in Iraq an acceptable outlook, made Gerard Butler’s codpiece an enduring movie star, and put the Frank Miller/comic book/high contrast esthetic on everyone’s radar. Since then a sequel was considered problematic becuase—spoiler! —everyone died in the end, but […]

Nice art alert: PEPITA: Takehiko Inoue meets Gaudí

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Okay here is a thing which is cool: PEPITA: TAKEHIKO INOUE MEETS GAUDÍ a hardcover travel diary comprised of prose, sketches, and artwork by Takehiko Inoue, creator of SLAM DUNK, REAL, and VAGABOND. Inoue, whose sensitive pen and ink drawings are gorgeous by any standard, went to Barcelona and became entranced, as so many do, by the imagination and beauty of the architecture of Antoni Gaudí which lies over the landscape of Barcelona like a surreal lace scarf. culminating in the still unfinished Sagrada Familia, the famed twisty, turny cathedral that unites the gothic and the modern in one stunning building.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 4/9/13: from profitability to prison rape

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Random news bits that accumulated over the last week or so.

Titan Share ‘Frigid Terror’ of Upcoming Series IT CAME!

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TweetYou send me something silly, you’re almost bound to see it show up on The Beat. Silly is the best of things to be! And Titan have been doing a rather great job with their promotional materials recently. Racing ahead of the release of Dan Boultwood’s new four-part miniseries IT CAME! – a parody of […]