TCAF announces first six guests and expanding programming for 2014

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Tweet While 2013′s plum pudding is yet to be fully digested, the menu for 2014′s comics events highlights is being set. And here to light the first burners is TCAF with it’s first guest announcements and news of greatly expanded programming. Among the guests for 2014: Lynn Johnston, Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki, manga-ka Est Em, […]

Portland’s Stumptown Comics Festival on hold as some operations move to Rose CIty Comic-Con

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Tweet The Stumptown Comics Festival , Portland’s long running indie comics show, is ending in its present form, but the Awards and its indie-focused programming will become part of the Rose City Comic-Con, which is held in September. According to Stumptown board of directors Chair Shawna Gore, the two shows are NOT merging; it is, […]

UPDATE: Troubles and plagiarism charges grow for LaBeouf as Clowes contemplates legal action

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LaBeouf-Gate—in which an A-list young actor continues to dig himself deeper and deeper after cluelessly ripping off a Daniel Clowes comic as the basis for a short films because SQUIRREL!—has been developing on several fronts.

Sparkplug Books announces the end of REICH for 2014 and a fundraiser

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Sparkplug Books has has some changes in the last few years, following the death of founder Dylan Williams, but under new publisher Virginia Paine, it’s stayed in the game. In an email, Paine shared some plans for 2014…and also the news that times are tough at the indie, with Paine being forced to stop paying herself.

Earth Crisis Teams Up with Liberator, Plus New All-Star Line-Up

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TweetThat’s Earth Crisis as in the metalcore band, Liberator as in the hit Black Mask Studios comic, and all-star as in “holy crap these are brilliant people”. Not new crisis in DC Multiverse with superhuman Marvel task force spearheaded by All-Star Super-Batman. But feel free to imagine either.

Preview: Hit #4 — the big wrap-up

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TweetThe mini-series by bryce Carlson and Vanesa R. Del Rey wraps-up with the fourth and final issues. Here’s a peek: Hit #4 (FINAL ISSUE) Writer(s): Bryce Carlson Artist(s): Vanesa R. Del Rey Cover by Ryan sook Diamond Code: OCT131000 Preview Pack: Covers + First 5 pages There’s no honor among thieves, and the same goes […]

Preview: Bravest Warriors #15

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TweetHere’s a look at all the covers and some interiors. Variants covers by Tyson Hesse, Kali Fontecchio, Laura Knetzger and Andrew Greenstone Bravest Warriors #15 Writer(s): Eric M. Esquivel Artist(s): Mike Holmes Have you ever wondered where the Bravest Warriors got their super rad weapons? Were they found in a yard sale, was it some […]

Preview: RED SONJA #6 by Simone and Geovani

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We already previewed this a few days ago, but here are some MORE art pages, just for Beat readers, including the cover by Jill Thompson.

Preview: VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES VOL. 8 by Maroto and Gonzalez

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TweetReturn with us to the golden age of black and white horror magazines, if you will…a time when captions were prolific, and things that looked like Gollum attacked lady vampires. VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES VOL. 8 Howard Chaykin, Bill DuBay, Roger McKenzie & more (w) Richard Corben, Jose Gonzalez, Esteban Maroto, Ramon Torrents & more (a) Enrich […]

Preview: Codename Action #4

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TweetCODENAME: ACTION #4 (of 6) Chris Roberson (w) Jonathan Lau (a) Jae Lee, Jonathan Lau (c) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ Operative 1001 has managed to locate the hidden headquarters of the shadowy organization that is driving the world to the brink of war. But even if he manages to rescue Operator […]

NAMCO HIGH, Andrew Hussie’s dating game of fanfic shipping, is live

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Tweet It’s called Namco High and it’s a browser based dating sim game, developed for Shifty Look by What Pumpkin Studios and Date Nighto LLC under the creative direction of Homestuck’s Andrew Hussie. You play the cousin of the prince from Katamari (the cousin’s gender is not named) and then you can date various Namco […]

Darabont sues AMC over The Walking Dead profits

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They say failure is an orphan and success is the mother of a million lawsuits—or something like that. AMC’s The Walking Dead show is such a huge success that’s it’s already spawned a now-dismissed suit by original artist Tony Moore; and now original series creator Frank Darabont is suing AMC for unspecified but probably enormous damages, claiming he is being short changed via a form of “Hollywood Accounting.”

Happy International Darkstar Day 2013!

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TweetDarkstar Day is here again! Once a year we gather to celebrate this character, first created long back in the 1970s by Tony Isabella and George Tuska, and which has weaved in and out of Marvel’s comics irregularly for the last thirty-odd years. Laynia Petrovna may not be the most well known character Marvel ever […]