SDCC’13: Wonder Women: On Paper and Off

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From 1983 until 1997, Mary Mashcal assembled an extensive collection of memorabilia and aritifacts, filling virtually every room of her Golden Hill home with historic documents, banners, posters, and books. Her collection eventually became the Women’s Museum of California, located in the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma, San Diego.  This summer, another historian, […]

SDCC ’13: Watchtower Wednesday

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It’s early.  The three-ring circus and sideshow doesn’t begin until later this evening, but there is already stuff happening on the web.  Here are a few choice tidbits from yesterday and today, scoured by yours truly, from the air conditioned comfort of the Manhattan offices of The Beat:

Comic-Con: A Sneak Peak

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By Carolina Cooney Arriving Tuesday as an exhibitor gives one a special portal into the magical world known as Comic-Con. Having been a show exhibitor for more than ten years now, Tuesday is my favorite day — yes, it’s hot, as the exhibitor hall has yet to turn on the air conditioning, but there is […]

Gaiman’s Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation Returning to Print

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You may have read that Alice Cooper had a new comic series coming out.  Come to find out, there’s a 20th Anniversary edition of his most famous comic coming out: Neil Gaiman’s and Michael Zulli’s “The Last Temptation.”

Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton Tackle ‘Doctor Who Special’ for IDW

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More news from MTV Geek, who’ve revealed that Paul Cornell’s much-speculated secret new comic will be a Doctor Who Special for IDW. Jimmy Broxton, who collaborated with Cornell on the recent Saucer Country series for Vertigo, will draw the issue.

Alice Cooper Launches New Comic Series

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Alice Cooper’s been around comics quite awhile, going all the way back to 1979’s Marvel Premiere #50 and notably including Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation by Neil Gaiman and Michael Zulli.  He was also fronting a horror anthology Kickstarter that failed to fund earlier this year ($200K is a pretty ambitious goal for a comic project… it _did_ […]

Papercutz Revives the PROPER Power Rangers for new Graphic Novel Series

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Tommy, Billy, Zach, Trini, Kimberly and Jason are returning to comics next year, and no, I didn’t need to check Wikipedia for their names. The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers are back, and Papercutz will be launching them into a series of graphic novels starting in May 2014!

SDCC ’13: Comic-Con Day -1 in Photos from DC to Pacific Rim

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ONe of our most trusted spies “Connie Snowden” managed to snap some surreptitious photos during set-up last night. The Lego booth looks amazing, you can look up He-Man’s skirt, Weta has yet another incredible model for The Hobbit Part 2, still under wraps. But no lie, the bes booth of all is Legendary which contains […]

HYPE ALERT: Free Honest Tea at Crown Publishing for Mission in a Bottle

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Disclosure: from time to time I take on outside consulting projects, and I’m currently working with the creators of the new graphic novel Mission in a Bottle to do some marketing for them in the comics world. However, I felt the prospect of getting a free bottle of tea for faithful Beat readers was a […]

SDCC13: Chris Hastings Will Be Announcing an X-Men Book on Sunday

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As you prep for SDCC over the next few days, I’ve been sharing a few tips and notifications. First was a mysterious new one-shot that Paul Cornell will be announcing at some point during the weekend. Now comes news that Christopher Hastings, creator of Dr McNinja, will be announcing a new book at the X-Men […]

Archaia Announce a Graphic Novel from Alyssa Milano

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Archaia have today announced that they’ll be publishing a graphic novel, HACKTIVIST, conceived by actress Alyssa Milano. The novel, which will be written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, will be drawn by Marcus To, coloured by Ian Herring, and lettered by Deron Bennett. That’s quite a formidable creative team backing up the story!

JMS and Pete Woods Continue The Terminator for Dark Horse

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J. Michael Straczynski and Pete Woods have been announced as the creative team for a twelve-part Terminator series at Dark Horse, which will continue the story of the films and follow on from Terminator: Salvation. Titled Terminator: The Final Battle, the series will start later this year.

Francesco Francavilla’s Black Beetle Returns in October for NECROLOGUE

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Dark Horse have broken away from the rest of the pack! The announcement has come in that Francesco Francavilla will be following up his extremely successful Black Beetle miniseries with a second mini in October, called Necrologue. A five-issue series, Francavilla will once again handle both writing and art duties on the book.

Dark Horse Bring Victor Santos’ POLAR to Print – with Dialogue

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Dark Horse have thrown their saddle into the announcement arena, with the news that this December they’ll be publishing a print version of Victor Santos’ silent webcomic Polar. An interesting wrinkle, though, is that the print edition is going to include dialogue for the entire story. Santos has written a script especially for the print edition.

Bob’s Burgers Comes To Comics

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Fox’s Sunday animation lineup has spawned a few comics over the years.  Bongo has a whole line of Simpsons comics.  Devil’s Due and Titan have both done Family Guy comics.  Now Bob’s Burgers steps up to the plate with a series in the works from Dynamite. Official PR follows: SDCC Announcement – Dynamite Entertainment and […]

JMS Writing New Twilight Zone Series for Dynamite

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J. Michael Straczynski’s been lining up a lot of comics projects lately, resurrecting his “Joe’s Comics” imprint at Image and launching with the well-received Ten Grand.  Add another project to the list, Straczynski’s going to be writing an ongoing Twilight Zone comic for Dynamite.