SDCC ’14: Eisner Award Winners Announced

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If you were on the East Coast, you were probably already out for the evening when the Eisner Awards were announced last night.  Fear not, The Beat has the winners list.  Winner in bold, naturally.   Best Short Story “Untitled,” by Gilbert Hernandez, in Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 (Fantagraphics) “Go Owls,” by Adrian […]

Grant Morrison’s Trippy Map of DC’s Multiverse

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Grant Morrison’s got some structure in mind for his upcoming  Multiversity series and now we have a map to prove.  As you might expect, the map has a serious New Age feel to it.  Heaven and Hell show up in the ring around the multiverse along with Heaven and Hell in the “Sphere of the […]

Comixology Goes DRM-Free On Selected Publishers

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If you look at the history of digital music, the combination of a standardized format, moderate pricing (compared to CDs) and DRM-free files were what sparked sales.  Comics still doesn’t have a standardized format or a lower pricing tier for new issues, but DRM-free just turned up.  Comixology has announced they’re going to be having […]

Bloodshed and Bikers – The Vertigo-esque World of G.I. Zombie

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Admit it, if you hear title “Star Spangled War Stories featuring G.I. Zombie,” you’re probably going to wince a little bit.  Especially given the track record DC’s had trying to push war books in the “New 52.”  Still, the writing team is Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, who usually warrant a look and you’ve got […]

Army of Darkness Anniversary Special/Creator Reunion Due in November

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Dynamite is celebrating it’s 10th anniverasy with a special issue of Army of Darkness, Army of Darkness #1992.1 (after the year the film was released).  This is appropriate, given that the Army of Darkness license was what started Dynamite down the path of becoming a publisher. Solicited for November, this is a bit of a “let’s get the […]

Cullen Bunn on Masks II

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Cullen Bunn is really spreading himself around these days.  The Sixth Gun at Oni.  Magneto and Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe at Marvel.  Sinestro at DC.  You can add Masks II at Dynamite. Masks, which came out in 2012, was essentially a team-up mini-series for Dynamite’s pulp heroes line.  The Shadow, The Spider, Green Hornet,  Green Lama, Black Bat, Black Terror, Miss Fury and […]

New Lone Ranger Series by Gray/Villegas in November

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Dynamite will be starting a new Lone Ranger series in November.  Justin Gray will be writing it, which is interesting for a couple reasons.  First off, it’s unusual to see Gray’s name without his usual co-writer/co-conspirator, Jimmy Palmiotti.  Secondly, Gray (along with Palmiotti) is the longest tenured writer of the western genre in recent memory.  His association […]

John Carter: Warlord of Mars Relaunches (and finally gets to use the proper title) at Dynamite

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As you may recall, Dynamite and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. came to an understanding a little while back and we’re continuing to see the fruits of the agreement.  The John Carter franchise has been practically a sub-line for Dynamite with Warlord of Mars, Deja of Mars, Lords of Mars and Warriors of Mars.  Now they finally get to […]

Is Diamond Selling Digital Comics For DC?

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Is Diamond going to be selling DC’s digital comics?  It certainly looks that way.  As you may recall, Diamond entered into a new digital partnership with Trajectory in May.  Here’s a bit from the Publisher’s Weekly piece on it: Jim Bryant, CEO of Trajectory, said the new deal reflects “a significant amount of demand around […]

Dynamite Goes In Search of Lost Dragons

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Dynamite is going European in October with the In Search of Lost Dragons  art book.  It sounds like an art book with a journal/scrapbook motif and a bit of background story surrounding the art.   July 14, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ:  Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce the October release of In Search of Lost Dragons, […]

Evil Ernie Returns to His Own Series

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Evil Ernie, last seen in Dynamite’s Chaos! mini-series, will be returning in his own series.  Ernie was one of the mainstays of the ’90s Chaos comics line and a pretty hot property back before the independent publishers started to consolidate in the late 90s. The team on Evil Ernie will be Tim Seeley (Chaos!, Revival, Hack/Slash, […]

Quentin Tarantino Talking Django/Zorro at SDCC

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You probably already heard, but Quentin Tarantino is co-plotting a Django (Unchained)/Zorro cross-over with Matt Wagner.  If you’ve seen his movies, you’ll find plenty of comics references in him, so it should be no surprise to you Tarantino is into the medium.  He’ll be on Dynamite’s panel at the San Diego Comicon on (Sunday) July […]

Sherlock Holmes Meets Houdini in Dynamite Miniseries

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Dynamite’s been doing Sherlock Holmes stories on a fairly regular basis for some time now.  And really, given the recent court decision on Holmes being firmly in the public domain, there’s every reason to.  The next entry in the Dynamite extension of the Holmes library will find the master detective crossing paths with the magician […]

DC’s New Royalty Program – Let’s Do The Math On Single Issue Sales

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You probably heard that DC has revamped their royalties program, adding colorists to the payout mix and lumping digital in with print.  We should talk about what’s going on with the single issue sales and royalties.  Here’s the gist of it as DC put it in their media release: We’ve also standardized sales thresholds for […]

Dynamite’s Just Talking About Shaft, Dresden Files, Dean Koontz, Brandon Sanderson and Patricia Briggs at Book Expo

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Dynamite hit Book Expo with a pocketful of announcements today.  Projects based on prose books with a mix of deal extensions and new deals.  Projects that also might have resonance with the bookstore demographic for Book Expo. The first announcement, coming clear out of left field, is Dynamite’s acquisition of the rights to the Shaft […]

Vertigo Gets Back To Its Roots: A Look At Coffin Hill: Forest of the Night

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There was a time, early on, when Vertigo was considered more of a horror and dark fantasy line.  Swamp Thing, Hellblazer and Sandman all being prominent parts of the first wave.  Vertigo’s widened its doors considerably since then to include straight up crime and science fiction titles, as well as fantasy with a lighter tone.  It’s […]