NYCC hits new benchmark!

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TweetWell, it’s official! 3 out of 4 people we surveyed today agree that New York Comic-Con has now become a midi-San Diego in terms of stress and anxiety! In fact it reached a plateau previously only hit by SDCC by inspiring anxiety dreams for The Beat days beforehand! Rock and roll! Lock and load! Hit […]

To Do tonight: Drink and Draw with AQUA LEUNG

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Tweet This year’s New York Comic-Con related partying activities are more brutal than ever with the party scene kicking off TONIGHT! That’s TUESDAY! Holy cripes! But it’s so much fun. Benefitting the CBLDF and co=sponsored by ComicSpace and Image, this is definitely the pre-show, pre-red-eye place to get up to speed and hear all the […]

NYCC: Harry N Abrams – #1825

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TweetSuperstar Jeff Kinney appear Sunday only at the Abrams booth, while Mark Chiarello, Kyle Baker, Mark Evanier and legenadry Joe Simon appear throughout the weekend. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., is excited to announce their participation in New York Comic Con 2008. This year marks Abrams’ third year holding court at New York Comic Con, having […]

NYCC: Midtown Comics

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TweetFrom Garth Ennis to Jeffrey Brown, the Midtown Comics Booth is presenting it’s own little mini-convention wth a wide array of guests. The complete signing schedule can be found at the Midtown website.: Midtown Comics, a leading comics retailer, will be hosting top comic creators for autographing sessions at New York Comic-Con as well as […]

NYCC: Vanguard — #1857

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TweetSteranko, Carmine Infantino, Frank Brunner, Rich Buckler, KErry Gammill and Basil Gogos will be appearing at the Vanguard booth, along with J. David Spurlock. If you’ve never met one of these pioneers, you really should.

NYCC: AAM/Markosia – #1756

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Tweet Multiple Eagle Award nominee AAM/Markosia will be at booth 1756 for New York Comic Con April 18 – 20. The publisher of acclaimed titles such as Starship Troopers, Kong: King of Skull Island and The Boy Who Made Silence will be featuring many top notch creator signings and a $5 sale on selected trade […]

NYCC: Virgin Comics — #1415

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TweetDan Dare, Jenna Jameson, and Grant Morrison – Can you imagine the buddy pic? Morrison teams up with Virginonce more to announce an animation project with the company. More details in the jump. Here’s a taste of how you can experience Virgin Comics first-hand at the Con. Be sure to check out our various panels […]

NYCC: THE INDEPENDENTS screening

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Tweet Chris Brandt’s documentary about indie comics, THE INDEPENDENTS, years in the making,has a screening at NYCC and you can buy the finished DVD at the Top Shelf booth. More here.

NYCC: Manga/Anime highlights

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TweetMovie screenings and guests like Justin Cook, Rachael Lillis, Jamie McGonnigal, Sean Schemmel, Mike Sinterniklaas, Veronica Taylor, Tom Wayland, Sean Michael Wilson, Steve Yun, and Tommy Yune highlight the extensive offerings fore the anime/manga crowd. There will be COSPLAY!

NYCC: Movie previews

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TweetThe first look at Frank Miller’s THE SPIRIT movie and big sneak peeks at HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY and THE INCREDIBLE HULK are the most sure-to-be-blogged about presentation at New York Comic-Con. It isn’t quite up to the level of San Diego’s star fest, but it’s getting there, for better or worse. All details […]

NYCC: ASP – #1713

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TweetPR: ASP announces its plan for this year’s New York Comic Con (Apr 18-20). We’ll not only have creator appearances galore at our booth #1713, but also be participating in a few panels as well. Panels **A. David Lewis, hot on the heels of his Graven Images conference (http://www.bu.edu/luce/calendar/religionincomics.html), will be moderating a panel on […]

NYCC: Boom! Studios – #845

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TweetBoom! rolls in with signings from: Rafael Albuquerque, cover artist on 2 GUNS, artist on SAVAGE BROTHERS Paul Azaceta, artist on POTTER’S FIELD Kevin Church, co-writer of COVER GIRL J.M. DeMatteis, writer and co-creator of STARDUST KID and HEROES SQUARED Michael Fiffe, artist on FALL OF CTHULHU Tim Hamilton, artist on DOMINION and FALL OF […]

NYCC: Hero Initiative #964

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TweetWin lunch with Joe Quesada or breakfast with Guillermo del Toro, an autograph from Stan Lee and more at the Hero Initiative ebay auctions. Details in the jump. TALENT SCHEDULE All signings will be held at booth #964 with the exception of Friday’s Stan Lee and Saturday’s Romitas signings, which will held at the CGC […]

You cannot escape New York Comic-Con

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TweetNew York Comic-Con is looking at the end of the week, and to celebrate the occasion The Beat has a stiff neck, doubtless touched off by the stress. We’re maing a stress pizza here, folks; nay a veritable stress bouillabaisse. Luckily, or unluckily, every other person we know in New York vagely involved in comcis […]

Come Join Intern Alley

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TweetDo YOU want to join the most dynamic team in comics? Do YOU want to win fame, fortune, glory and free copies of BLEACH? Do YOU want to storm the shores of Toontown and hear the lamentation of the women while smelling bacon in the morning? Well then, we may just have the opportunity for […]

“Possibly the most ridiculous panel description ever”

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Tweet Laura Hudson spots a real howler from the NYCC panel descriptions: Friday7:00 PM-8:00 PM1E15Girls Who Kick AssHow do the ladies creating comics do it? They’re constantly blowing usaway with the most outrageous and provocative titles. Jenna Jameson(Shadow Hunter), Colleen Doran (Distant Soil, Reign of the Zodiac),Amanda Connor (Birds of Prey, Painkiller Jane, Lois Lane […]