Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. taking over Superman this summer

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Via their DC ALl Access video series DC has confirmed that the new team on Superman will be writer Geoff Johns and artist John Romita Jr. You may recall that last summer JRjr went on something of a charm campaign, basically telling everyone he was available, now that his Marvel contract was over. DC has […]

Nick Lowe announced as Senior Editor on the Spider-Man titles

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Marvel editorial reshuffling continues in the wake of Steve Wacker’s move to the West Coast and DCs own editorial exodus making a bunch of top tier editors available. Nick Lowe, formerly of the X-office, is taking over the Spider office vacated by Wacker. Meanwhile, Mike Marts has come over to be Executive Editor—of what we’re […]

COVER REVEAL: Raina Telgemeier’s ‘Sisters’

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Last year Raina Telgemeier announced that she had signed a two-book deal with Scholastic, with the first of her two projects, Sisters, due for release in Fall 2014. Well! As that date draws closer and closer, both she and Scholastic have kindly shared the cover for the book with The Beat!

First Second on their picture books program

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First Second is well known for their graphic novels—many of them aimed at young readers— but in an email from markting manager Gina Gagliano, the compay laid out its plan for actual picture books, in a iece that kind of backs up what we were just saying about Reading with Pictures: Picture books are close […]

AMP! to publish READING WITH PICTURES: THE GRAPHIC TEXTBOOK

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Reading with Pictures, the long running drive to create a school-certified textbook using comics, has entered into an agreement with Andrews McMeel to publish READING WITH PICTURES: THE GRAPHIC TEXTBOOK this August. The book, which is the brain child of RWP’s Josh Elder, includes stories that address issues in Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, and […]