SDCC 14: DC Comics New Places for Familiar Faces

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By David Nieves “DC Comics: New Places For Familiar Faces” was a spotlight of sorts on their big 3 characters through the lens of some of their most popular creators. Panelist included; new DC artist John Romita Jr, David Finch, Pat Gleason. This hour was moderated by Larry Ganem of DC Entertainment. The discussion opened […]

SDCC ’14: Cutest Little Rocket!

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There are some totes adorbs kids in costume running around San Diego. This little Rocket Raccoon is one of them.

SDCC ’14: Princess Leia #1 from Mark Waid, Terry and Rachel Dodson

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The final book in the initial Star Wars line at Marvel will be Princess Leia #1, from writer Mark Waid, artist Terry Dodson, and colourist Rachel Dodson.

SDCC ’14: Darth Vader #1 from Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca

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The second book in the new Star Wars line at Marvel will be ‘Star Wars: Darth Vader’, from the creative team of Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca.

SDCC ’14: Jason Aaron and John Cassaday Launch Star Wars #1 in 2015

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Huge stonking great crushing news today, as Marvel have announced the release of their first set of Star Wars comics. The very first will be ‘Star Wars’ by the creative team of Jason Aaron and John Cassaday. Jordan D. White will be editor for the Star Wars line at Marvel.

SDcc ’14: WB comes to Hall H for a Bats v Supes stare down

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Here’s the 140-word version: WB still has a ways to go to catch up with Marvel where the superhero movies are concerned. Longer: After making a sacrifice to the ancient con gods, I was able to get into this morning’s WB movie panel in Hall H without camping out since 6 pm the previous night, […]

SDCC ’14: Spotlight on Bryan Lee O’Malley Panel Recap

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By: Alexander Jones Even without the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World film, author Bryan Lee O’Malley would likely still be a talent who is universally adored. However, after the movie, he is one of the most interesting creators who has ever graced the comic book scene. After finishing the Scott Pilgrim series of novels and […]

SDCC ’14: An Interview with Black Milk Clothing

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By Hannah Lodge Black Milk Clothing appeared at the San Diego Comic Con DC Entertainment booth to show off their licensed line of DC-inspired clothing and to announce a second release in October, which will feature Harley Quinn and The Riddler. The new release will include A Riddler catsuit, and a Harley Quinn skater dress, […]

The Beat Podcasts! – SDCC ’14 Day 3: Jennifer Stuller & Brave New World

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Live 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 three of More To Come’s San Diego Comic-Con special podcast, Heidi interviews Jennifer Stuller, organizer of Geek Girl Con about starting a con, […]

SDCC ’14: Eisner Award Winners Announced

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If you were on the East Coast, you were probably already out for the evening when the Eisner Awards were announced last night.  Fear not, The Beat has the winners list.  Winner in bold, naturally.   Best Short Story “Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics) “Go Owls,” by Adrian […]

SDCC 14: Marvel Animation is Hooked on a Feeling

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By David Nieves Marvel showed all things animation to kickoff their Saturday morning at Comic-Con. An awkward light dim stirred the anticipation and caused things to start late. Then the marvel logo took the screen and out came Jeph Loeb to pump up the crowd. Loeb then left tuning the turning the panel over to […]

SDCC 14: #comicsbeat Inside Hall H Hobbit.

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SDCC ’14: Oh Look, it’s Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

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Revealed at the SDCC Warner Bros panel at Hall H today, you can now get your blinkers on Gal Gadot in costume as Wonder Woman.

SDCC ’14: Image Comics Is for Inception Recap

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San Diego Comic-con continued on Friday and amidst shouting audiences, teetering lines, and twitter-announced exclusives, Image Comics held their second panel all about collaboration in making comics. Anyone keeping a trained eye on Image’s goings-on will know they’re pushing hard to change the comics industry for the better, but sometimes it can be easy to […]

SDCC ’14: The Multiversity Enrollment with Grant Morrison

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By Kyle Pinion Grant Morrison’s Multiversity has been a long gestating project aimed to spin-off of his Final Crisis event from 2009. The “Scottish Shaman of Comics” has been teasing this event and artistic collaborators ever since. Finally in recent solicits, Multiversity is becoming a reality with the release of The Multiversity #1 on August […]

SDCC ’14: Where is the Love? The Strange Disappearance of Romance Comics — panel recap

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By Matthew Jent Friday morning, thoughts of weird love and doomed romance took over room 28 of San Diego Comic Con. Moderator Douglas Wolk was joined by author Michelle Nolan and Colleen Coover for a discussion on the Strange Disappearance of Romance Comics. Wolk offered a quick walkthrough of the romance genre’s past. First appearing […]