C2E2014: Day One: Wait… It’s Only Friday‽

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Oh man… I need to start cross-training before doing a show like this!  It will wear you down!  But I will soldier on!  For COMICS!  (One second while I play the Tom Joad monologue for inspiration….  ahh…)

C2E2014: “I’m Batman” Pop Quiz!

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Oh no!  Batman’s dastardly diabolical villains have stolen the creator credits from DC’s Batman75 standee display at C2E2 in Chicago! Can you identify the creator(s) who created each iconic portrait of the Caped Crusader before the show closes on Sunday, guaranteeing each gets the credit they deserve for making Batman such an iconic figure for […]

C2E2014: Where Everything Is

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C2E2’s on once again, and this year, it’s being held in the South Hall.  (Oh, how I await the day when it takes up the entire complex!  2.6 MILLION sq.ft. of exhibit space!  60 acres! 45 football fields!  Can you imagine the programming going on all over the building?  The theater?  The ballrooms?) *ahem*  Sorry… […]

C2E2014: Day Zero

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Torsten’s Tip:  If you are taking public transportation to LaGuardia Airport, hop on the 7 train express to Roosevelt.  Then grab the Q70 bus.  It has only three stops (airport, subway, transit center), and takes the expressway to the airport.  Since I live in Bushwick, and there’s no easy north-south connector, I took the J […]

C2E2014: How To Get Around

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The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, is set to begin Friday! If you’ll be attending, here are some helpful hints on how to make your way to the South Building of McCormick Place!

Asbury Park Comicon 2014: My Highlights

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Just some quick thoughts on last weekend’s Asbury Park Comicon…

31 Days of Arbor Day! : We Go Nuts!

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Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! Not a hack by Anonymous!

31 Days of Arbor Day!: The Seed Is Planted!

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(Yes, the Outhousers were correct…) Valentines and St. Patrick’s Days are in the middle of the month, so don’t work too well for “30 Days”.  We could do 40 days of Lent, but it only gets good the last week or so.  So, to fill the void between Christmas and summer con season, we introduce… […]

New Comic Shop Day: Thirty-Eight Year Old Comics Shop Reopens One Month After Devastating Fire

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As we reported a month ago, the Dragon’s Lair in Omaha, Nebraska, had occupied the same building since 1976, until a recent fire elsewhere in the building caused extensive smoke and water damage to the store. Since then, the store has relocated five blocks west, to 2227 N. 91st Plaza on Blondo, and will reopen today […]

C2E2 News! Professional Registration Closes Friday! Show Floor Planner is LIVE!

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Are you a comics professional? (Comic Retailers, Toy Retailers, Librarians, Educators and Professional Creators (Professional Creator category includes Professional writers, pencilers, inkers, colorists, letterers and animators); Licensors, Non-Editorial Media, Advertising and PR Professionals, Publishing Professionals, Producers, Writers and Game Developers) Plan on attending the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2 to its friends) next April? The […]

New Titles From Titan Books, Summer 2014 – Spring 2015

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Titan Books, UK purveyor of pop culture books, recently created a Titan Comics imprint, although they’ve been publishing comic strip collections, UK comics, and even the UK editions of DC Comics for decades. Here are their upcoming books.  We here at Stately Beat Manor love pop culture in all its variations.  For many comics fans, […]

New Titles from Kodansha, Coming This Fall!

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Lots of Attack on Titan titles!  And other fun stuff!

Forthcoming Graphic Novels From Random House, Fall 2014!

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Four titles, from Random House!

New Titles from Dark Horse, Coming Next Fall and Spring!

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— — — — — This is raw catalog data from Edelweiss, so some titles may be cancelled in the future. Yes, there is some duplication, with similar editions having more than one EAN. This is the first catalog from Dark Horse via Random House Publisher Services, so the learning curve is slightly parabolic. My […]

New Titles From DC Comics! Fall 2014! And Spring 2015!

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Batman Adventures!  Absolute editions!  Omnibi!  George Romero!  Post-Crisis classics!  New 52!  Captain Carrot!  Dave McKean! (My faves in purple.)

Fantagraphics Announces New Titles For Fall 2014 Including $500 Limited Edition Complete Zap Comics Two-Volume Box Set

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Richard Sala!  Jacques Tardi!  Robert Crumb!  Dylan Horrocks!  Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez!  Beastie Boys!  Roberto Clemente!  Basil Wolverton!