The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: NYCC ’13 in Review


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 – round out their New York Comic Con coverage by […]

Here’s the Whoopi Goldberg/View NYCC segment…and it’s pretty good


Okay so Whoopi Goldberg did a segment at New York Comic-Con for THE VIEW and it includes not only Dan DiDio, but Joe Quesada, Kevin Smith, Diana Gabaldon, Frank Beddor and John Barrowman.

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Irish Comic News Awards nominees announced


Irish artist Will Sliney may be sad today about Fearless Defenders being cancelled, but on the plus side he’s a Hall of Fame nominee in the third annual Irish Comic News Awards. Selections were made via a secret seven-person panel; voting on the winners is open to the public and ends on November 1. Sliney […]

Detroit Fanfare Comic Con announces harassment policy


I’ll be a guest at next week’s Detroit FanFare con in Dearborn, and I’m happy to say that in advance of the event they have posted a Harassment Policy. More and more cons are doing this, and more and more sites like mine should make it clear what shows do and don’t have such posted […]

Facebook Demographics: What do digital comic readers look like?


During New York Comic Con, comiXology released an infographic with some of the funnier details from their recent user survey. While the exact numbers and results weren’t released, some nuggets slipped out about who exactly their digital comic customer is.

Dynamite books for January with lots of art


You want Red Sonja, Battlestar Galactica and more? You got it with a look at some of Dynamite’s titles for January. Enjoy!

Fearless Defenders to End with Issue 12

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Creators Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney have announced that Fearless Defenders has been cancelled as of issue 12.

Alan Moore’s name missing from Marvel’s Miracleman reprints


As reported at, apparently part of the deal in Marvel FINALLY reprinting the original Alan Moore Miraclemans is that they not mention that Alan Moore had anything to do with it. The press releases have been Moore-free and the solicitations yesterday mentioned only a secretive Original Writer: MIRACLEMAN #1 & 2 THE ORIGINAL WRITER […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 10/18/13: APE Expo Edition


With all the East Coast excitement last week, we did not give proper attention to APE, the Alternative Press Expo held in SF. So here’s some linkage: § First off, the show ill be moving next year, back to Fort Mason. The show has been held at the Concourse in the middle of downtownish for […]

Porcelain Expands to a Trilogy; Creators Sign French-Language Deal with Delcourt

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One of the small-press books which has been making most waves within the British comics scene this year has been Porcelain, a fantasy series from Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose. A regular fixture at conventions like Thought Bubble, this week it’s been announced that the success of the first book has led to a deal […]

FREE COMICS: Sequential Offer Neil Gaiman’s Lost Tales as Charity Download


Graphic novel app Sequential have teamed up with Malaria No More UK to set up a win-win offer. For every download of Neil Gaiman’s Lost Tales collection made through the app, 50p will be donated to charity. The best thing? The 100-page Gaiman collection is free. So you get a free collection of Neil Gaiman […]