You have two hours to get your New York Comic-Con panel submissions turned in

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Tweet 5pm EDT is the deadline for this year’s New York Comic-Con panel submissions. I’m sitting on a train desperately trying to be coherent and lucid enough to put together a proposal that will pass this kind of scrutiny: Panel and screening slots at NYCC are in high demand, but are extremely limited. Last year, […]

SDCC ’14: Dysart, Kindt, Simons, and Venditti on Valiant’s Current Direction

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TweetBy Alexander Jones Valiant is an incredibly dynamic and interesting superhero publisher that isn’t afraid to take risk after risk with their properties. Comics Beat had the opportunity to sit down with some of the brightest minds working at the comics company including Joshua Dysart (Harbinger: Armor Hunters & Harbinger: Omegas), Robert Venditti (X-O Manowar […]

SDCC 14: Neil Druckmann… For a Comic Book Writer, He Makes One Hell of a Video Game

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TweetBy David Nieves Few stories have truly transcended the bounds of their original media in meaningful ways. Sure movies have become games and vice versa, even we comic book faithful are no stranger to our favorite stories becoming cannon for Hollywood. The catch is few of these attempts ever delivered something that can truly be called […]

SDCC 14: Jeff Smith Spotlight, the Head of Comic’s Cool Table

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TweetBy David Nieves If you’re a lifer, comics have always been the cool thing. Certain people personify what’s “out there” and distinct about comics more so than any other industry; and at the very top of that list is Bone creator Jeff Smith. On SDCC Saturday afternoon, moderated by his friend Tom Spurgeon(The Comics Reporter), Jeff […]

SDCC ’14: Image Dares to Give Us an All-Artist Panel (It Was Great)

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Tweetby Zachary Clemente Sometimes, it’s the smaller details that stand out most. Sure, Image Comics is pushing for changes in the comics industry and has really been an a great example of how different publication platforms bolster the climate for making comics. Sure, they’re making new programs for retailers to make it easier to manage […]

The State of Conventions in 2014 (AKA – The Annual Gripes Turn Up)

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TweetIt seems like every time SDCC rolls around, there’s a referendum on the state of comic conventions in the mainstream media and in the comics media.  Sure enough, Comic Con ’14 rolls around and the same old song repeats.  Let’s break the state of things down into the two components that get most of the […]

San Diego police seek information in assault on cosplayer — UPDATED

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TweetUPDATE: 6:30 pdt: I have received an official press release from the San Diego Harbor Unified District Police  that a man has been arrested in connection with this incident. The statement reads: Harbor Police arrested a 29-year-old man early Sunday morning, July 27th in a hotel at 333 West Harbor Drive. He was booked into San […]

Evangeline Lilly: Acting was a detour on her way to becoming a writer

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TweetBy Hannah Lodge Evangeline Lilly has made a name for herself by starring in classic portrayals of good vs. evil. Whether she’s eluding the Man in Black as Kate in Lost, fighting Orcs in The Hobbit Trilogy, or taking on new roles – such as Hope Pym in Marvel’s upcoming movie, Ant-Man – Lilly’s work […]

SDCC ’14: Fashioning a Response to Cosplay Harassment

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TweetComic-Con hit TMZ after America’s Next Top Model winner and media personality Adrianne Curry, dressed as Catwoman, chased down and whip-punched a man who thrust his hands down the tights of another model dressed as Tigra. As horrible as Sunday’s attack was, could this incident help us deal with such harassment more effectively?

SDCC ’14: Cover Story: The Art of the Cover – panel recap

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TweetBy Matthew Jent Oh, gang. What a fun panel. Moderated by legend-in-his-own-time Mark Evanier, “Cover Story: The Art of the Cover” took five artists, gave them five of their own covers apiece, and had them talk about them. The covers had been chosen ahead of time, without the artists’ knowledge, and Mark hoped at least […]

SDCC ’14: Middle Grade Extravaganza – panel recap

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TweetBy Matthew Jent This Sunday morning panel was moderated by David Mariotte of San Diego’s own Mysterious Galaxy, a bookstore that specializes in “Martians, Murder, Magic & Mayhem.” “Middle Grade Extravaganza” focused on the books and series for a pre-Young Adult audience, and the panelists were a mix of prose authors and graphic novelists, including […]

The Beat Podcasts! – SDCC ’14 Day 5: Chuck Palahniuk

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TweetLive from San Diego Comic Con, it’s More To Come! Publishers Weekly’s podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part five of More To Come’s San Diego Comic-Con special podcast, Calvin Reid interviews award-winning author Chuck Palahniuk about his decision to write the […]

By Its Cover (07.09.14 – 07.16.14)

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Tweet A computer crash that I still haven’t been able to get fixed has resulted in my not being as thorough this time around as I would’ve liked. I hope you’ll let me know if there were any really good indie or GN covers I missed. DETECTIVE COMICS #33 This is a fantastic composition. Shape of […]

SDCC ’14: ‘DC Comics – The Weeklies’ panel

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TweetBy Kyle Pinion One of the bigger initiatives to come from the Big Two this year is the advent of the three weekly titles from DC Comics: Batman Eternal, Futures End, and Earth 2: Worlds End. With the latter on the verge of release, and Batman Eternal continuing to perform well in DC Sales Figures, […]

SDCC ’14: DC Animation announces ‘Batman vs. Robin’ and ‘Justice League: Gods and Monsters’

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TweetBy Kyle Pinion As per usual, DC Animation has announced the next part of its animated slate following the premiere of one of their films. This time the news came on the heels of the SDCC screening of Batman: Assault on Arkham. While we already knew Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the direct sequel to […]

SDCC ’14: Defending the “Superfan” to the NY Times

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Tweet As just reported, the NY Times delivered a pretty strong diss to the economics of Comic-Con, and I’m sure con vets and observers will be responding very soon, as Marvel’s CB Cebulski already did: @Comixace They fail to mention that the line at Subway on Thurs was that long because of a Community promotion […]