Review: Thanos (and Jim Starlin) Make a Timely Return

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Review: Thanos (and Jim Starlin) Make a Timely Returnhttp://ift.tt/1kEYscu Tweet By Matthew Jent Thanos: The Infinity Revelation Writer/Artist: Jim Starlin Inker: Andy Smith Colorist: Frank D’Armata Cover Art: Jim Starlin Genre: Superhero In the wake of the Guardians of the Galaxy opening extravaganza, Marvel is releasing Thanos: The Infinity Revelation, a one-hundred page original graphic […]

Boom! teases conspiracy book…who is behind it?

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Boom! teases conspiracy book…who is behind it?http://ift.tt/1ujWyhr Tweet Boom! Studios has been teasing some kind of conspiracy book about the usual suspects today… And the first thing I though of was this teaser from the pre-SDCC 15 days of Boom! Because is there’s one thing Grant Morrison loves it’s conspiracies and secrets. BUT Roswell and […]

Review: Thanos (and Jim Starlin) Make a Timely Return

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By Matthew Jent Thanos: The Infinity Revelation  Writer/Artist: Jim Starlin Inker: Andy Smith Colorist: Frank D’Armata Cover Art: Jim Starlin Genre: Superhero In the wake of the Guardians of the Galaxy opening extravaganza, Marvel is releasing Thanos: The Infinity Revelation, a one-hundred page original graphic novel by written and illustrated by Jim Starlin. It’s Starlin’s […]

Help wanted: Indie Sales Chart analyst

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Help wanted: Indie Sales Chart analysthttp://ift.tt/1o9G3VQ Tweet Hello people, as you may have noticed the Indie Sales Chart has been getting later and later, and that’ usually a sign that the writer is moving on. After a pioneering stint, Chris Rice and his good friend Paul Mellerick are riding into the sunset to enjoy a […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales June 2014: A Change Could Do You Good

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Marvel Month-to-Month Sales June 2014: A Change Could Do You Goodhttp://ift.tt/1tSLCKr Tweet by Jason Enright Change is coming! As I researched and wrote this month’s article in the week before Comic Con, Marvel made several huge announcements. Mjolnir will now be wielded by a woman in a new Thor series. The Falcon will wield the […]

SDCC ’14: Inside, Outside–A Visual Recap

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SDCC ’14: Inside, Outside–A Visual Recaphttp://ift.tt/1lwM2hN Tweet by Pam Auditore While at SDCC I could not help but notice the grumbling across Social Media of how little seemed to be coming out of SDCC in real time, and how deeply missed G4 was as a result.  For those of us trying to bridge the gap, […]

Boom! teases conspiracy book…who is behind it?

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Boom! Studios has been teasing some kind of conspiracy book about the usual suspects today…

Artist Randy Queen threatens legal action over unfavorable Tumblr posts

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Artist Randy Queen threatens legal action over unfavorable Tumblr postshttp://ift.tt/1sqvI7a Tweet Randy Queen is a skilled comics artist who often draws attractive women. He’s best known for Darkchyde but he’s worked on many other books over the years like Red Sonja and Witchblade. Escher Girls is a tumblr that posts pictures of ridiculously drawn comics […]

Help wanted: Indie Sales Chart analyst

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Hello people, as you may have noticed the Indie Sales Chart has been getting later and later, and that’ usually a sign that the writer is moving on. After a pioneering stint, Chris Rice and his good friend Paul Mellerick are riding into the sunset to enjoy a life of Pimms Cups and garden parties. […]

Must read: Mike Dawson on being a mid-career cartoonist

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Must read: Mike Dawson on being a mid-career cartoonisthttp://ift.tt/1v6eEI4 Tweet Mike Dawson is talented cartoonist, a witty raconteur and a fine podcaster— you can hear his work with Alex Robinson here at Ink Panthers. And as of yesterday he was a Tumblr king with a post calledAdvice to the mid-career cartoonist who has failed to […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales June 2014: A Change Could Do You Good

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Change is coming! As I researched and wrote this month’s article in the week before Comic Con, Marvel made several huge announcements. Mjolnir will now be wielded by a woman in a new Thor series. The Falcon will wield the shield in a new Captain America. The Avengers will see major Roster changes in Avengers Now.

Now if you’ve been following these sales articles, none of this should have surprised you. Sure the details are exciting and interesting, but we’ve known for a while now that sales on the Avengers books and the big 3 marvel heroes (Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor) have gotten stale. It was time for a change, what is exciting about these announcements is that these aren’t small changes but big changes that garnered national media attention and hopefully will mean big (and hopefully lasting) sales boosts. Let’s look at the numbers for this month.

SDCC ’14: Inside, Outside–A Visual Recap

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by Pam Auditore While at SDCC I could not help but notice the grumbling across Social Media of how little seemed to be coming out of SDCC in real time, and how deeply missed G4 was as a result.  For those of us trying to bridge the gap, their seemed to be insufficient band width […]

Housekeeping notes for August

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Housekeeping notes for Augusthttp://ift.tt/1lvULRa Tweet • I have the con crud still. Has anyone ever studied this illness? It’s basically just coughing up crud for a week while not even feeling sick. Is that how ebola starts? • The Beat’s Patreon campaign is a success! Thank you all so much for your generosity and belief […]

Artist Randy Queen threatens legal action over unfavorable Tumblr posts

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Randy Queen is a skilled comics artist who often draws attractive women. He’s best known for Darkchyde but he’s worked on many other books over the years like Red Sonja and Witchblade. Escher Girls is a tumblr that posts pictures of ridiculously drawn comics women. As you do.

Some of Queen’s art was featured on the site, and he didn’t like it. So he used the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) to sport these posts to Tumblr and get them removed.

Must read: Mike Dawson on being a mid-career cartoonist

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Mike Dawson is talented cartoonist, a witty raconteur and a fine podcaster— you can hear his work with Alex Robinson here at Ink Panthers. And as of yesterday he was a Tumblr king with a post calledAdvice to the mid-career cartoonist who has failed to build an audience. It’s honest and in some parts brutal.

Housekeeping notes for August

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What’s happening at Stately Beat Manor! So many exciting things, you won’t believe it! Just amazing.