TweetThis season’s latest and greatest from the House of Ideas! I’ve highlighted a few, but feel free to let us know what you like, dislike, or would like to see more of! — Marvel Avengers vs. X-Men John Romita, Jonathan Hickman, Matt Fraction, Jaso… FRONTLIST November 21, 2012, On Sale Date: 11/7 Ages 13 And [...]
TweetIt’s the beginning of the month and given the recent talk about Chris Ware’s bestseller, I thought I’d check to see how it was selling over at Books.com. #911. Not too surprising, but what caught my eye were the numerous titles above it! So I figured it was time for another periodical look at [...]
TweetIt’s almost a week before New York Comic Con commences, and we here at Beat Central are beginning to panic as we contemplate the 4+ days of Nerd Homecoming™. (Yes, that’s my phrase. Prom is in Spring, Homecoming is in Autumn.) Myself, I’ll start if off with some liquid fortitude, with THREE soirees Wednesday night. [...]
Tweet______________________________________________________________ The New York Times has been running weekly bestseller lists for graphic novel hardcovers, paperbacks, and manga (the latter segregated out to keep them from overwhelming the domestic titles) since March 2009. Comics journalists rarely mention it, and aside from authors using it as an honorific (“New York Times Bestselling Author”) just like prose [...]
Tweet______________________________________________________________ Abrams is back to their evil ways, publishing beautiful books about comics and pop culture, as well as fun comics for kids of all ages! Want to share your interests and look sophisticated? Buy one of the nice “coffee table” books below, and let your guests discover some amazing culture and creativity. Or perhaps [...]
Tweet______________________________________________________________ A quick list of non-Marvel titles being offered by Disney Publishing Worldwide. Rick Riordan, a unique sketchbook, a Tim Burton graphic novel, and Marvel U, A 2 Z! (There are lots of media tie-ins to “Wreck It Ralph”, but nothing of interest, just the “art of” book: 9781452111018.) — — Hyperion Book CH Kane [...]
Tweet________________________________________________________________ Here are the September titles from what could be considered “mainstream” publishers and distributors. Check here for previous Coming Attractions (is that an oxymoron?) Everything’s subject to change, check your local listings, void where prohibited, and all that jazz.
Tweet______________________________________________________________ Here are some interesting titles from publishers distributed by Diamond Book Distributors, expected to ship in September 2012. (All information is tentative.) Source PDF available here. (It also lists prose books and games.) These are the titles I found interesting. The ones with covers are the most interesting.
Tweet______________________________________________________________ Here are the small press graphic novels and related books due for September. (According to Books In Print. Data is always subject to change.) What’s “small press”? Anything not published by a booktrade graphic novel publisher (such as Macmillan or Abrams) or by a major comics publisher (such as Dark Horse or Image). Below [...]
Tweet_____________________________________________________________________________ The recent, latest online activism against an online idiot encouraged me to write something which I had been thinking about for awhile. The philosophical musing began when I discovered the following on Wikipedia: Eternal September From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Long September) Jump to: navigation, search Eternal September (also September that never [...]
Tweet__________________________________________________________________________ Well, WonderCon’s continued presence in San Francisco remains in doubt, as seen here, and mentioned here back in March, as the Moscone Center gives WonderCon the Cinderella treatment. What’s in store for WonderCon, and what are their options?
Tweet________________________________________________________________________ The New York Times reports that Jerry Nelson, noted Muppet performer, has passed away due to complications from emphysema. The Muppet wikia notes his full biography, and his legacy, both on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, is amazing. Like the interchangeable Whatnot Muppets, Jerry Nelson was versatile, using his talents to fill numerous [...]
Tweet___________________________________________________________________________ Andrews McMeel is the publishing division of what was once known as the Universal Press Syndicate. If one ignores the various archival publishers of comicstrips, then AMU is the predominant publisher of comicstrip collections in the United States. This Fall, AMU launches a line aimed at kids, known as AMP!. Diary of a Wimpy [...]
Tweet___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Macmillan is one of the “Big Six” book publishers. In addition to their own imprints, such as First Second, they also distribute a variety of other publishers, such as Seven Seas, Drawn + Quarterly, and Papercutz. What follows are books scheduled for the first third of 2013. All information [aside from my bracketed [...]