Titan To Publish Graphic Novel Based on Capcom’s ‘Lost Planet’

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Titan have announced that they’ll be publishing a graphic novel based on the Lost Planet series of video games from Capcom. Called Lost Planet: First Colony, the story will be written by Guillaume Dorison and illustrated by Massimo Dall’Oglio.

Preview: “The History of Nonviolence” from Occupy Comics #3

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Occupy Comics #3, the final issue of the Kickstartered anthology, came out today, and to celebrate the release — as well as the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech—Black Mask Studio made a preview of “The History of Non-Violence” by Caleb Monroe and Theo Ellsworth available.

Fraction and Zdarsky unveil their Sex Criminals

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Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky are collaborating on a new Image ongoing about two people who can stop time when they have sex. We’ll have more of the nitty gritty from Fraction and Zdarsky in a bit. but here’s the SFW preview released by Image.

It’s Jack Kirby’s 96th Birthday

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Today would have been the 96th birthday of Jack “King” Kirby. 26 years ago, on the occasion of Jack’s 70th birthday, I was in the basement of the Hotel San Diego with about 600 of my fellow professionals as we waited in a dark room for Jack to appear.

INTERVIEW: Colorist Brian Reber on his Exclusive Valiant Contract

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Valiant Comics have been building up an exclusive roster of creators over the last few months. From writer Joshua Drysart to artists Doug Braithwaite and Trevor Hairsine, the company have a number of creatives on exclusive contract. But unlike any other company I can think of, they didn’t stop with announcing writers and artists – […]

EXCLUSIVE: Don’t believe everything you read on the internet

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I got an email yesterday urging me to link to this piece from Unleash The Fanboy that reasons that Jarvis, Tony Stark’s robotic AI helper (voiced by Paul Bettany) will turn into Ultron in The Avengers: The Age of Ultron. The writer bases this on both canon—in the comics, Ultron lured Jarvis, who was an […]

Comings and Goings: Todd Allen joins Aerbook

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If you’ve been wondering why Todd Allen hasn’t been posting too much at the Beat any more, it’s for a good reason. He’s been hired by Aerbook as Director of Product Management. Aerbook is a start-up that offers software for creating your own ebooks, including graphic novels. Actually, we’re not entirely sure what else they […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 8/28/2013: Watch the Throne

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We’ve been under the weather of late, hence, the paucity of posting, but feeling better now, thanks. § Everyone has seen this Japanese dinosaur prank, right? The best part is how the guy really did fall down and try to scramble away just like people so in suspense movies. § Chris Haley and Adam WarRock […]

Marvel adds perks for Comics Unlimited Plus plan at $99 a year

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Marvel’s been offering all-you-can-eat access to its digital comics for $69 a year, but they’ve just announced Marvel Unlimited Plus, which adds a new level of perks like special Marvel events at cons and exclusive toys. All for $99 a year. Which is pretty cheap, all things considered. ·         Instant Access To Over 13,000 Digital […]

Larry Hama’s 10 rules for drawing a comic book page

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GI Joe maestro (and all around comics renaissance man) Larry Hama posted these on FB the other day. I stole them so we could talk about them. These are my ten rules for drawing a comic book page, that sums up what I have learned in forty odd years in the biz. They are not […]

The 2013 Joe Shuster Awards in audio

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Jamie Coville was at it again and has provided us with audio and photos of this year’s ceremony, which was held at the Fan Expo in Toronto. Joe Shuster Awards 2013 (August 24) – 23 Photos Full 2013 Joe Shuster Awards Ceremony. (59:52, 54.8mb) Presented at the Ontario Art Museum – Jackson Hall, The awards […]

13 years later, Ed Kramer is finally going to trial this December

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After delays, house arrest and an endless sucession of lawsuits, former Dragon Con co-founder Ed Kramer is finally going to trial After a hearing, discussing Kramer’s health issues, Judge Karen Beyers announced Kramer’s trial for child molestation for Dec. 2 and 9. Following accusations by two teenaged boys that he had acted improperly towards them, […]

DC Announce Date for “Black Canary/Zatanna” from Paul Dini, Joe Quinones

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Comics Alliance have confirmed from DC Comics that the long-awaited Black Canary/Zatanna OGN from writer Paul Dini is to be published in May of next year. Originally expected to be drawn by Amanda Conner, the graphic novel will now be drawn instead by Joe Quinones.

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales July 2013: What did Spider-Man Month reveal?

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July is Spider-Man month, with the launch of SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN and the relaunch of AVENGING SPIDER-MAN as SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP. We’ve also got the launch of AVENGERS A.I. and the miniseries HUNGER, both spinning out of AGE OF ULTRON.

For once, DC had the largest dollar share of the North American direct market, leading Marvel by 32.5% to 32.3%. In units, Marvel edge it by 36% to 34%. Either way, a much closer month than usual, with DC placing some high-selling books at the very top of the chart.

2013 Joe Shuster Awards winner announced

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The winners of the 2013 Joe Shuster Awards, honoring the best in Canadian comics making past and present, were announced at his weekend’s Toronto Fan Expo. And they are: Artist Isabelle Arsenault: Jane, le renard & moi (La Pastèque)/Jane, The Fox and Me (Groundwood Books) (Above) Cartoonist Jeff Lemire: Sweet Tooth #29-40 (DC Comics), The Underwater Welder (Top Shelf) […]

Are you worthy of being Sean Murphy’s apprentice?

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One of Vertigo’s biggest names  is opening a small window of opportunity for all you amature comic artist looking for that big break and helping hand. Five lucky applicants will go through a two week apprenticeship with Sean Gordon Murphy in Portland, ME. Klaus Janson — comic book legend and educator — is one of the listed […]