Beat Contest: Win a piece of original art by Neal Adams at Wizard World Chicago

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Okay we don’t run too many contests here at The Beat, but when the prize is as awesome as this—a piece of original art created for you by Neal Adams—it is something we can’t pass up offering Beat readers a shot at.

INTERVIEW: Jim Zub’s Samurai Jack comic will have “big action, big adventure”

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Tweetby Matt O”Keefe IDW recently announced that in October it will be publishing a Samurai Jack as a comic book series that picks up the story where the animated series left off. I spoke with writer Jim Zub about what to expect from the book. We also discussed the headline-grabbing fourth arc of Skullkickers.    We can […]

Must Read: DiDio and Lee on the state of DC

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ICv2 sits down with DC co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee and asks them sensible, hard questions. The whole thing is a must read, of course, and triangulates nicely with Diane Nelson’s interview in the Hollywood Reporter. Here’s Part 1 and Part 2. Some takeaways:

Wednesday’s Review Slate: Skybreaker, Liberator and Tom Strong

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TweetThis week’s review slate once more races backwards and forwards through time – we’ve got Skybreaker #3, which came out a short while back, along with an issue of Liberator that had bunnies on the front cover, as well as Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1.

Riddick Motion Comic explains how a three-picture epic went back to a smaller action film

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Tweet THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK is one of my favorite SF films of the last decade, even though it’s a mad jumble of elements: wanted criminal Riddick, last of the Furyons, necromongers, scheming for a throne, a strange underworld, and ethereal sprites played by Judi Dench. As I wrote in my original review, it was […]

Valiant wants you to pick a luge suit

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When Valiant Entertainment came back, they wanted to make a splash—with strong content, memorable characters and regular shipping. And luge. Because everyone loves luging and lugers. For those who are not winter sport aficionados, this is the sport where people pile into a tiny sled and go feet first down an icy hill. Sometimes two people pile onto the tiny sled.

Review: Mophie Juice Pack Plus

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As past of my San Diego Comic-Con experience, I was lucky enough to be given a Mophie Juice Pack Plus to test as a back up power source for my iPhone. I always meant to get one but never had the $$ and the time to pick one up. Of course, zillions of people already have one, so I’m not spilling any secrets when I say that the Mophie made this Comic-Con a breeze compared to past ones, where finding a power outlet every six hours or so was my main goal in life.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, July 31, 2013: More Raccoons

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TweetSome of these have been around for a while. As usual. § Underground legend S. Clay Wilson suffered a severe brain injury in 2008, and his caregiver Lorraine Chamberlain updated his condition for Tom Spurgeon. It’s a sad story of gradual decline, but Wilson is lucky to have someone like Chamberlain to see him through it. […]

Nice Art: Yanick Paquette Pages from Wonder Woman: Earth One

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TweetOver on USA Today, Grant Morrison has done a wrap-up interview for his Batman Inc series, the last issue of which comes out today. But more interestingly still, he talks about his next project with DC Comics – the graphic novel Wonder Woman: Earth One. And even more interestingly stiller than that, DC have released […]

The Beat podcasts! More To Come – Comics At Comic-Con

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Tweet Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode, Heidi and the rest of the More to Come Crew – Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss the recent San Diego Comic-Con including four […]

Derf’s The City strip ends in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

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As the newspaper industry slowly spirals into the birdcage lining industry, acclaimed cartoonist Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer) has announced that his strip The City will cease running in The Cleveland Plain Dealer, which is going to three-times-weekly home delivery among other budget cutting measures. Yesterday’s strip was the last one. Derf waxes philosophical about the end of newspaper strip cartooning and muses on his future:

Nathan Fillion Brings the Charm In “Justice League: The FlashPoint Paradox”

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Tweet           by Pam Auditore Nathan Fillion reprises his  featured role as Green Lantern Hal Jordan in “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox”.  Its his third time out playing the Power Ring wielding Super Hero. The two previous  films Fillion fans can find him in are “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” and “Justice […]

Thrillbent Launch Their Digital Comics Store TODAY

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TweetThrillbent have today launched their digital comics store, through which fans can buy collected editions of various Thrillbent comics DRM-free. The company, co-founded by Mark Waid and John Rogers, have made a number of strides forward over the last year or so, and amongst the various comics available will be Insufferable, Aw Yeah Comics, and […]

Studio Coffee Run: Wolverine’s No.1, Flash TV Show, Star Wars rumors, Superman/Batman

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How does The Wolverine compare to Origins? Star Wars news out the wahzo and Superman/Batman filming locations changes.

Neil the Horse to be reprinted by Hermes Press

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Tweet For several dozen people out there, this will be the biggest news of the year. Katherine Collin’s Neil The Horse is going to be reprinted by Hermes Press later this year! Originally published in the 80s by Aardvark-Vanaheim and later Renegade Press—although it had enjoyed an earlier life as a series of comic strips […]

Interview: Peter Hogan on the return of Tom Strong!

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TweetTom Strong is a comic for those who love adventure stories. Or sci-fi. Or pulp characters. Or ace women heroes. Or space sagas. Or future tales. Or family stories. Heck, Tom Strong is for everyone!