SDCC ’14: Middle Grade Extravaganza – panel recap

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By 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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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 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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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 the […]

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

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By 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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By 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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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 where […]

SDCC ’14: Report, Comic-Con attendees are cheapskates again

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Veteran NY Times entertainment business writers Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes have perhaps put the final curse on a year in which SDCC got a little bit smaller, by reviving claims that con-goers are low rent consumers unworthy of high end sponsorships:

The SDCC Talk Back: Return to Onsite Sales, and More Disability Resources

President of the Comic-Con board of directors, John Rogers, returns for the Talk Back.

By: Nick Eskey Signifying the end of the four day odyssey that is SDCC is the Comic-Con Talk Back with John Rogers (president of the Comic-Con board of directors). As it normally does, the room has a line that runs the length of the room all the way to the back, and then some. The […]

SDCC Discusses Blake J. Harris’ “The Console Wars,” with guests.

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By: Nick Eskey Once upon a time, Nintendo resurrected what remained of the home console market, and thus ruled the gaming world. Almost 95% of the market belonged to them. People didn’t play videogames, they played “Nintendo.” But then, a competitor slowly loomed in sight. Sega’s star was on the rise, threatening the hold that […]

SDCC 14: JMS Shoots Straight While Firing From the Hip

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By David Nieves J. Michael Straczynski isn’t one to mess around. Unless it’s an hour of sarcasm and announcements, which his spotlight panel, Comic-Con Saturday, had copious amounts of. JMS as he’s know to his friends, enemies, and frenemies had a lot of updates on outhouse projects and something he announced at SDCC two years […]

SDCC ’14: Careers in Creativity

Industry people discussing roles open in creativity.

  By: Nick Eskey In today’s world, with the level of connectivity we all share, and all the available options for entertainment, there is a greater need to stand out from the competition. To achieve this, there’s a greater need for creativity. Creative jobs exist in all different avenues, whether it be comics, movies, television, […]

Interview: Celebrate Twin Peaks with Kenneth and Ross

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By Alexander Jones Twin Peaks fans have been eagerly awaiting the Twin Peaks: The Complete Mystery Blu-ray since it was announced. During the panel for the show on Saturday night, some mysteries about the show were revealed, such as both the Fire Walk With Me and the deleted scenes from the original show. Meaning, that this is […]