The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – DC’s 3D Cover Woes

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Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode, Heidi and the rest of the More to Come Crew – Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss DC’s 3D novelty cover shortage and how it […]

The Beat podcasts! More To Come – Comics At Comic-Con

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Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode, Heidi and the rest of the More to Come Crew – Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss the recent San Diego Comic-Con including four Eisner […]

SDCC’13: Heidi’s Monday Podcast with Noelle Stevenson, Stephen Robson and Terry Nantier

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Live from San Diego Comic-Con, it’s More To Come! Heidi and Calvin Reid’s podcast from Publishers Weekly Comics World brings you special coverage from San Diego Comic Con. Interviews fresh from the convention floor, with new episodes daily during the con! In today’s episode, Heidi interviews Noelle Stevenson, creator of the hit webcomic Nimona, about […]

SDCC’13: Heidi’s Sunday Podcast with Fantagraphics, Rick Geary and more.

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Live from San Diego Comic-Con, it’s More To Come! Heidi’s podcast from Publishers Weekly Comics World brings you special coverage from San Diego Comic Con. Interviews fresh from the convention floor, with new episodes daily during the con! In today’s episode,  Heidi interviews Eric Reynolds, associate publisher of Fantagraphics, on reconnecting with the market, and […]

SDCC’13: Saturday Podcast with Vivek Tiwary, Eisners & State of the Con

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Live from San Diego Comic-Con, it’s More To Come! Heidi’s podcast from Publishers Weekly Comics World brings you special coverage from San Diego Comic Con. Interviews fresh from the convention floor, with new episodes daily during the con! In the Saturday edition of More To Come’s 2013 San Diego Comic-Con special coverage, Calvin interviews writer […]

SDCC’13: Heidi’s Friday Podcast with Tony Isabella, Comixology and more

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Live from San Diego Comic-Con, it’s More To Come! Heidi’s podcast from Publishers Weekly Comics World brings you special coverage from San Diego Comic Con. Interviews fresh from the convention floor, with new episodes daily during the con! In today’s episode, Heidi interviews veteran Marvel and DC comics creator Tony Isabella and Andy Grossberg of […]

Review: The She-Hulk Diaries

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People who love She-Hulk really love She-Hulk. A lot of these people are women. Lawyer when human, party-girl superhero when green, always funny, always feminist, occasionally cheesecake. Maybe not the worst fit for a funny chick-lit novel. So Disney has apparently noticed that women like superheroines. Rock on, I say. And they decided to test the commercial […]

This year, vote for a REAL change. Vote Loki!

Loki/Doom 2012 Why settle for a lesser evil?

You could settle for petty tyrants who steal a vote here and there or block uncontroversial legislation out of mere partisan spite, but why not think big? Pretensions of altruism and benevolence are for the weak and dishonest, promising virtues never achieved. This year, vote for an honest villain – a supervillain! Admit the truth […]

Everything You Need to Know to Read AvX

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The Avengers are fighting the X-men, yes, but why? As someone who hadn’t read any 616 Avengers or X-men for a while, would I even be able to understand Avengers vs X-men? I figured it out and so can you – for your convenience, a (mostly AvX spoiler-free) guide to understanding Marvel’s newest comics event.

Sherlock Holmes: A Comic Comparison

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The past year has seen an unusually large number of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, both in comics and on the screen, but not all Holmeses are created equal. Last night, British viewers got to see the last episode of Season 2 of the BBC’s wildly popular starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows starring Robert Downey Junior and Jude Law is still doing well in theaters a month after it opened. So if you’re in a Holmesian mood and wondering what to read next, here’s run down on the Holmes adaptations which have come out or had new installments in the past year. Varying from inspiredly odd to unreadably awful, don’t go to the comic store without reading this first!

A New Year's Gift From The Beat!

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Listen to Heidi MacDonald, The Beat herself, discuss 2011 in comics on a special year-end edition of More To Come, the PW Comics World podcast! As you may or may not know, Heidi has been one of the hosts of our bi-weekly comics news podcast for the past several months. In this episode, Heidi MacDonald and her co-hosts PW Comics World editor Calvin Reid and I discuss the biggest trends and events of the past year, including…

SDCC Literary Comics: Interview with a Vampire & Uglies Adaptations, Ms. Tree Returns

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At San Diego Comic-Con it was announced that Anne Rice’s classic vampire novel, Interview With a Vampire, is being adapted into graphic novel format by webcomic creator Ashley Marie Witter for Yen Press, due out in 2012.

SDCC Sunday Marvel Fear Itself Panel: Hulk Asunder, The Fearless, Shattered Heroes, The Defenders

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This post has been edited to add actual content, now that the panel has finished!

SDCC Fantagraphics to Publish EC Comics Library & Complete Zap Comix

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Fantagraphics announced at their panel Saturday that they will be republishing two comics classics which so far have yet to receive the deluxe treatment: the EC Comics Library and a complete collection of the influential early indie anthology Zap Comix.

SDCC Saturday Big Two: Fables Fairest, Cable Reborn, Demon Knights, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Aquaman, Runaways & more

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Saturday brought a boatload of news from DC, which isn’t surprising, given the number of comics panels they held.

SDCC Legendary Comics with The Beat, Frank Miller’s Holy Terror, Matt Wagner’s Tower Chronicles & Paul Pope’s PulpHope

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MacDonald chaired a Comic-Con panel on Legendary Comics, the new comic book offshoot of movie powerhouse Legendary Pictures.