TweetWell, Team Beat is out in force, scurrying around Javits, meeting people we know, discovering stuff we kinda knew about but forgot, and just immersing ourselves in comics culture! So, here are some pictures from yesterday, taken by yours truly via my cellphone, before the ICV2 Conference convened.
TweetThe terrible news is that I’ve arrived in New York, and have been stumbling around your lovely American sidewalks for just over a day now. The good news is that I’ll be writing about my experiences around the city and in the convention hall right here on The Beat! This is also terrible news for […]
Tweet The first day of full-on New York Comic-Con activities began bright and early with a media presentation at the offices of comiXology. I’ll have details on all that over at Publishers Weekly, but it was an impressive presentation, with David Steinberger, John Roberts, and new CTO Jeff DiBartolomeo all talking about their various areas […]
Tweet Look, I made a calendar. And Embedded it. This is not ALL the events surrounding New York Comic-Con, but it’s the ones I was invited to via Facebook. And I even included stuff beyond this week. IS YOUR PARTY NOT LISTED? LINK IN THE COMMENTS. If you want a more graphic representation, here are […]
Tweet He’s got us hooked with his fantasy work, what will he do with steampunk? Bill Willingham and artist Sergio Fernandez Davila are creating Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure, a seven-issue monthly crossover event featuring reimagined classic characters of comics and film. The book launches in January with covers by Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika). Which characters? […]
Tweet Whether it’s your first time, or your eighth, here are some suggestions on how to survive what is a mixture of Times Square on New Years Eve crossed with the West Village Halloween Parade. Last year saw 116,000 attendees making the pilgrimage to the Javits Center, and while a similar number is expected this […]
Tweet It’s New York Comic Con Week, as exemplified by this photo of the NYCC Camaro parked in front of NYC’s Forbidden Planet shop. Everyone I know is equal parts horrified and thrilled. NYCC kind of sneaks up on you—unlike the dreadnaught of San Diego Comic-Con, NYCC has always seemed like a simple matter by […]
Tweet Free stuff and signings with Doug Braithwaite, Larry Hama and more! Take comics further this New York Comic Con 2013 at the comiXology booth (#1928) with a host of exclusive giveaways, signings, offers and panels happening all convention long. ￼ ComiXology has produced in conjunction with Image Comics, IDW Publishing and Valiant a series […]
Tweet 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 their upcoming appearance at New York comic […]
Tweet Details for 2014′s MoCCA Festival have just been revealed, and it answers many questions. The Guests of Honor are Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Fiona Staples and Robert Williams (Above), but more featured guests will be announced later. The show will return to the Lexington Armory on April 5-6. I know organizers looked at different […]
Tweet Who’d a thunk there would be a bunch of Walking Dead events at New York Comic-Con? So unlikely. But it’s happening. In addition to a private VIP party sponsored by Hyundai, there’s a Walking Dead Escape ONE DAY ONLY on the Intrepid, the floating battleship museum. That does sound pretty amazing. If being chased […]
TweetEmpire of the Dead, George A. Romero’s next zombie story, will be published as a comic by Marvel. A fifteen-issue maxiseries, the comic will be drawn by Alex Maleev, with Arthur Suydam (no stranger to zombies himself) providing covers for the series. You can find the full announcement over on USA Today, written up by Brian Truitt.