Wanna listen to the Awesome Mix Vol 1 from Guardians of the Galaxy?

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Wanna listen to the Awesome Mix Vol 1 from Guardians of the Galaxy?http://ift.tt/1so8hLz Tweet Perhaps no movie since the last Quentin Tarantino film has used familiar music as effectively to cue emotions as Guardians of The Galaxy. Starting with the trailers, director James Gunn picked out 70s music that has both nostalgic schlock value and […]

Marvel Studios has a woman problem again but Sony might be the knight in shining armor

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Marvel Studios has a woman problem again but Sony might be the knight in shining armorhttp://ift.tt/1o7n6mB Tweet WHO will be the first studio to make a female led superhero film? Answer: Warner Bros! They made Super-Girl 30 years ago! Oh you mean in the new world of girl-powered entertainment and social media outcry? Well, given […]

SDCC ’14: Ben Costa on Kung-Fu, Gelatinous Goo, and Good Game Design

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SDCC ’14: Ben Costa on Kung-Fu, Gelatinous Goo, and Good Game Designhttp://ift.tt/1snMqE5 Tweet By Matthew Jent Ben Costa is a maker. He makes comics, games, and deadpan jokes. I caught up with Ben at the tail end of this year’s San Diego Comic Con to chat about the Kickstarter-funded second collection of Pang, the Wandering […]

SDCC ’14: Jeff Lemire Explores A Futuristic Universe Through A Child’s Point Of View

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SDCC ’14: Jeff Lemire Explores A Futuristic Universe Through A Child’s Point Of Viewhttp://ift.tt/1o7I7fO Tweet By Kyle Pinion Announced at Image Expo this year at San Diego Comic Con, Jeff Lemire’s first ongoing series with Image, Descender, is described thusly: Ten years ago massive, planet-sized robots called “The Harvesters” materialized without warning and invaded the […]

Interview: Rick Geary on Kickstarter, Murder, and Billy the Kid

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Interview: Rick Geary on Kickstarter, Murder, and Billy the Kidhttp://ift.tt/1o7CmPi Tweet Anybody who has read any amount of my writing, either here and elsewhere, will probably know who my favourite comics writer is*. But I also have a favourite comics artist, whose work is a constant delight to me, and by whom I have pretty […]

Analysis: ‘Guardians’ rule the galaxy with biggest ever August opening, and Marvel keeps mining the head

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Analysis: ‘Guardians’ rule the galaxy with biggest ever August opening, and Marvel keeps mining the headhttp://ift.tt/1s5EHgn Tweet Whoa, Guardians of the Galaxy…where to start. In a summer of unexceptional sequels and remakes, Marvel and Disney triumphed with a new creation that had a fresh take on the space opera genre, while introducing such comics elements […]

Wanna listen to the Awesome Mix Vol 1 from Guardians of the Galaxy?

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Perhaps no movie since the last Quentin Tarantino film has used familiar music as effectively to cue emotions as Guardians of The Galaxy. Starting with the trailers, director James Gunn picked out 70s music that has both nostalgic schlock value and hooks as big and irresistible as the universe. The result is music that grounds […]

SDCC ’14: Ben Costa on Kung-Fu, Gelatinous Goo, and Good Game Design

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By Matthew Jent Ben Costa is a maker. He makes comics, games, and deadpan jokes. I caught up with Ben at the tail end of this year’s San Diego Comic Con to chat about the Kickstarter-funded second collection of Pang, the Wandering Shaolin Monk, his new webcomic Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo, and making […]

Marvel Studios has a woman problem again but Sony might be the knight in shining armor

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Well, given LUCY triumphing over HERCULES at the box office—Scarlett Johansson is now a bigger action star than The Rock—you’d think Marvel or DC would finally fish or cut bait, shit or get off the pot, stop hemming and hawing, pull the trigger…

…AND while I was thinking of more metaphors for their on again off again pursuit of a female-led film, Sony scooped them all with a not at all vague and impossible to say if its true scoop at Deadline that says after Sinister Six in 2016 they’ll put out a female led film in 2017!

The Beat Podcasts! – Looking Back at Comic-Con 2014

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The Beat Podcasts! – Looking Back at Comic-Con 2014http://ift.tt/WKeXsS Tweet Recorded at Publishers Weekly, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode,  the More to Come Crew discuss 2014′s San Diego Comic-Con including the long-awaited […]

Preview: POP #1 by Pires and Copland, a stylish thriller with added social commentary

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Preview: POP #1 by Pires and Copland, a stylish thriller with added social commentaryhttp://ift.tt/1zNQeBU Tweet Among the selling points of this news mini-series from Dark Horse is that it’s “creator owned.” It’s also got a nice throwback look, with flat, chunky color replicating the primitive (yet still relevant) coloring techniques of the pre-scanning era. Written […]

SDCC ’14: Jeff Lemire Explores A Futuristic Universe Through A Child’s Point Of View In ‘Descender’

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By Kyle Pinion Announced at Image Expo this year at San Diego Comic Con, Jeff Lemire’s first ongoing series with Image, Descender, is described thusly: Ten years ago massive, planet-sized robots called “The Harvesters” materialized without warning and invaded the orbits of all the United Galactic Council’s worlds wiping out entire planets and civilizations before […]

SDCC 14: Gene Luen Yang on the First Asian American Superhero, Faith and the East/West Dichotomy

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SDCC 14: Gene Luen Yang on the First Asian American Superhero, Faith and the East/West Dichotomyhttp://ift.tt/1kzheBU Tweet By Kyle Pinion Gene Luen Yang is the writer/artist of critically acclaimed graphic novels like American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints, as well as the writer of Level Up, The Eternal Smile, and adaptations of Avatar: The Last […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/4/14: Home is the hunter from the hill

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Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 8/4/14: Home is the hunter from the hillhttp://ift.tt/1slqSIg Tweet It’s been a while, so I’ve got a pile…if you are even interested any more! § Given all the recent violent incidents involving street performers dressed as cartoon characters, it was high time for the NY Times’ Kirk Semple to dig in to […]

Analysis: ‘Guardians’ rule the galaxy with biggest ever August opening, and Marvel keeps mining the head

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Whoa, Guardians of the Galaxy…where to start. In a summer of unexceptional sequels and remakes, Marvel and Disney triumphed with a new creation that had a fresh take on the space opera genre, while introducing such comics elements as Thanos, Infinity Gems, and Rocket Raccoon. I never thought I would type that sentence outside of a fever dream.

The Beat Podcasts! – Looking Back at Comic-Con 2014

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Recorded at Publishers Weekly, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode,  the More to Come Crew discuss 2014’s San Diego Comic-Con including the long-awaited Eisner award vindication of Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, Image Expo […]