Announcing The Beat’s new Crowdfunding campiagn on Patreon!

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Announcing The Beat’s new Crowdfunding campiagn on Patreon!http://ift.tt/1suO74Z Tweet The Beat has joined the crowdfunding revolution! Now you can support the stuff we do here directly with your dollars via the Patreon platform. Lot’s of folks have suggested that we do some kind of crowdfunding campaign over the last year or so, but I’ve chosen […]

Image Offers Retailers Two New Incentive Programs

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by Brandon Schatz Just ahead of the next Image Expo and San Diego Comic Con, Image has announced two new retailer incentive programs that will have shop owners reaching for their calculators. First up is a line wide discount incentive that will see retailers who order 85% or more of the company’s periodicals each month […]

Is Diamond Selling Digital Comics For DC?

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Is Diamond Selling Digital Comics For DC?http://ift.tt/1mYKP6o Tweet Is Diamond going to be selling DC’s digital comics?  It certainly looks that way.  As you may recall, Diamond entered into a new digital partnership with Trajectory in May.  Here’s a bit from the Publisher’s Weekly piece on it: Jim Bryant, CEO of Trajectory, said the new […]

Dynamite Goes In Search of Lost Dragons

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Dynamite Goes In Search of Lost Dragonshttp://ift.tt/1qipx7o Tweet Dynamite is going European in October with the In Search of Lost Dragons  art book.  It sounds like an art book with a journal/scrapbook motif and a bit of background story surrounding the art. July 14, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the […]

Archie unveils its first Dark Circle line-up

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Archie unveils its first Dark Circle line-uphttp://ift.tt/1ml7KUY Tweet There’s a new superhero line in town, and its got the same name as what I saw when I looked in the mirror this morning: Dark Circle. But more seriously, Archie’s revamped superhero line, Dark Circle Comics has just solidified its first wave lineup of three ongoings […]

Announcing The Beat’s new Crowdfunding campaign on Patreon!

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The Beat has joined the crowdfunding revolution! Now you can support the stuff we do here directly with your dollars via the Patreon platform. Lot’s of folks have suggested that we do some kind of crowdfunding campaign over the last year or so, but I’ve chosen Patreon because it’s method—recurring monthly payments—seem like a more usable model for an ongoing website than the one and done big bang of a Kickstarter.

Rupert Murdoch wants to team up the Simpsons and Bat-Mite, and here’s why that’s bad

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Rupert Murdoch wants to team up the Simpsons and Bat-Mite, and here’s why that’s badhttp://ift.tt/1nASiUV Tweet I heard about the Rupert Murdoch putting in a bid for Tim Warner a little while ago and thought it was too astounding to be true, but it is. Why would Mr Burns like to own even more of […]

Is Diamond Selling Digital Comics For DC?

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Is Diamond going to be selling DC’s digital comics?  It certainly looks that way.  As you may recall, Diamond entered into a new digital partnership with Trajectory in May.  Here’s a bit from the Publisher’s Weekly piece on it: Jim Bryant, CEO of Trajectory, said the new deal reflects “a significant amount of demand around […]

Evil Ernie Returns to His Own Series

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Evil Ernie Returns to His Own Serieshttp://ift.tt/1jTNgbA Tweet Evil Ernie, last seen in Dynamite’s Chaos! mini-series, will be returning in his own series.  Ernie was one of the mainstays of the ’90s Chaos comics line and a pretty hot property back before the independent publishers started to consolidate in the late 90s. The team on […]

Quentin Tarantino Talking Django/Zorro at SDCC

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Quentin Tarantino Talking Django/Zorro at SDCChttp://ift.tt/UclBpV Tweet You probably already heard, but Quentin Tarantino is co-plotting a Django (Unchained)/Zorro cross-over with Matt Wagner.  If you’ve seen his movies, you’ll find plenty of comics references in him, so it should be no surprise to you Tarantino is into the medium.  He’ll be on Dynamite’s panel at […]

Archie unveils its first Dark Circle line-up

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Archie’s revamped superhero line, Dark Circle Comics has just solidified its first wave lineup of three ongoings to launch early next year:

THE BLACK HOOD from writer Duane Swierczynski (Judge Dredd, X, Birds of Prey) and artist Michael Gaydos (ALIAS)
THE SHIELD from writers Adam Christopher (The Burning Dark) and Chuck Wendig (Blackbirds) and artist Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One), THE FOX from writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) and scripter Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come, founder of Thrillbent).

Rupert Murdoch wants to team up the Simpsons and Bat-Mite, and here’s why that’s bad

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I heard about the Rupert Murdoch putting in a bid for Tim Warner a little while ago and thought it was too astounding to be true, but it is. Why would Mr Burns like to own even more of the known media world? Isn’t ruining the Fantastic Four for comic enough for him? David Carr […]

Dynamite Goes In Search of Lost Dragons

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Dynamite is going European in October with the In Search of Lost Dragons  art book.  It sounds like an art book with a journal/scrapbook motif and a bit of background story surrounding the art.   July 14, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the October release of In Search of Lost Dragons, […]

Evil Ernie Returns to His Own Series

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Evil Ernie, last seen in Dynamite’s Chaos! mini-series, will be returning in his own series.  Ernie was one of the mainstays of the ’90s Chaos comics line and a pretty hot property back before the independent publishers started to consolidate in the late 90s. The team on Evil Ernie will be Tim Seeley (Chaos!, Revival, Hack/Slash, […]

Quentin Tarantino Talking Django/Zorro at SDCC

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You probably already heard, but Quentin Tarantino is co-plotting a Django (Unchained)/Zorro cross-over with Matt Wagner.  If you’ve seen his movies, you’ll find plenty of comics references in him, so it should be no surprise to you Tarantino is into the medium.  He’ll be on Dynamite’s panel at the San Diego Comicon on (Sunday) July […]

So Sam Wilson is the New Captain America

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So Sam Wilson is the New Captain Americahttp://ift.tt/1pcfQCv Tweet Stephen Colbert sat down with Joe Quesada and joked through the confirmation that Sam Wilson, nee The Falcon will be the New Captain America, or as Colbert suggested, “Captain African-American.” This was necessitated because Cap was artificially aged so people could feed him Ensure due to […]