SDCC 2014: Here’s the Actual Guest List

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TweetWhile we know every TV star will be at San Diego, and rafts of cartoonists, do you know who the actual GUESTS are? Here’s a compressed list. It’s a pretty impressive list; all special guests get their own spotlight panels and we urge you to check them out if you’re going to Comic-Con…these are often […]

SDCC 2014: Random House signings with Pahlaniuk, Carroll, O’Malley, Gabaldon, GRRM and more

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Tweet Some of the biggest stars at Comic-Con aren’t even on the CW. These stars write these book things, and you may want to see them or get them to sign your all time favorite book. At various times at the Random House/Ballantine/Del Rey booth you’ll find George R.R. Martin, Diane Gabaldon, Jim Butcher, Robin […]

Ask Kevin Feige, James Gunn, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista you Guardians question live on Tumblr

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Tweet It’s almost all over but the shouting and the premiere as Guardians of the Galaxy opens a week from Friday. In the meantime you can ask Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, director James Gunn, and Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige your own burning questions via a Yahoo Tumblr Q&A tomorrow, July 22nd at 7:00 […]

IDW and Comics Experience team for new line

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Tweet More comics! More properties! More to read! IDW has just packed with Comics Experience, LLC, the online comics school run by former IDW editor Andy Schmidt to publish a line of mini-series by new talent. According to PR, the material will be “creator owned.” IDW editor Bobby Curnow will also work on the project. […]

SDCC 2014: Lion Forge gets into print with IDW and kids comics with Care Bears

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St. Louis based Lion Forge Comics has been around for a couple of years with a lot of ambitious plans, some well known licenses and a line of here-to-fore digital comics. But recently they announced they are getting into print, with IDW picking up their Air Wolf and Knight Rider comics. They’ll also publish a print version of a comic inspired by MMA fighter Quentin “Rampage”Jackson called Rampage Jackson: Street Soldier. That should be PLENTY wacky. More Lion Forge titles are impending from IDW, possibly including such classic licensed fear as Miami Vice, and Punky Bewster.

Gail Simone heads up THE WOMEN OF DYNAMITE

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Tweet Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris and Vampirella are teaming up…but not in the same story unless we’re rely lucky. They’ll be the stars of The Women of Dynamite, an ongoing anthology series being written by Gail Simone. Because Gail likes writing the ladies, and the ladies like Gail writing them. It’s called an “event” series,. […]

Marvel plans to keep you going to the cineplex right into 2019, and here are the dates

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Tweet Marvel just released a list of release dates for their future films…without any actual film names. I guess it just proves they are so planning stuff. Here’s the announced line-up and the five mystery slots: Guardians of the Galaxy — Aug. 1, 2014 Avengers: Age of Ultron — May 1, 2015 Ant-Man –July 17, […]

SDCC 2014: The One Indispensible Piece of Advice You Must Know To Survive Comic-Con!

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Tweet Do not ever plan to get some last minute task done at this show, like making a slideshow for your panel or finishing your mini-comic! You just won’t do it! Trust me on this. In the olden days I sat in the hall making Keynote presentations and ran to Kinkos to make flyers…no more. […]

SDCC 2014: LImited Number of Image Expo tickets available at noon PDT

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Tweet But hurry: They are very limited. Based on the signing schedule I just posted, there will be some BIG surprises at Image Expo. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available for fans who are attending San Diego Comic-Con starting tomorrow, July 18th at 12:00 PDT at http://bit.ly/ImageExpoSDCC. These tickets are first-come-first serve […]

SDCC 2-14: Image (#2729) announcing signing schedule…now with tickets!

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TweetImage Comics is pleased to announce the schedule of exciting creator signings that will take place over the course of San Diego Comic Con, Wednesday, July 23 – Sunday, July 27 at the Image Comics booth (#2729). *TICKETED* denotes signings will be ticketed. Tickets will be given out at the booth as soon as the […]

SDCC 2014: Disney Infinity has a pop up shop and more on Marvel Super Heroes

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Tweet Wanna know more about Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes, the interactive SUper-hero themed game? You’re in luck. Disney Infinity has a bunch of activities planned including a pop-up shop on 4th street. Mac’s new Marge Simpson line also has a pop-up shop and surely there are others we haven’t heard of yet. Here’s info […]

SDCC 2014: Funko offers Hikari Friday exclusives giveaway

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Tweet Funko always has some pretty amazing exclusives at Comic-Con and they are running a contest to give away three cool ones. Tweet to @OriginalFunko for a chance to win. I Think.l These press emails are getting less coherent as the week runs on. Ay the figures are limited to 500 each and are sweet. […]

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.

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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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 the known media world? Isn’t ruining the Fantastic Four for comic enough for him? David […]

So Sam Wilson is the New Captain America

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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 Rick Remender’s disgusting geriatric fetish***. In a burst […]