Speaking of WATCHMEN, Alan Moore talks to EW

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As you can well imagine, any interview that Alan Moore gives these days will be about WATCHMEN, comics movies in general, LXG, his relationship, and magic. This new interview with Entertainment Weekly has all those topics, as well as Moore talking about his favorite TV show. Do you think that any good can come of […]

Frazetta sues Vanguard

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Legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta has filed suit against David Spurlock and Vanguard Productions for $2 mil, claiming the publisher used Frazetta’s artwork and signature without permission. Frazetta released a press release with his side of things yesterday: World-renowned fantasy artist Frank Frazetta filed a complaint today with the Supreme Court of the State of […]

Schaefer now at Marvel

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Well, after all that chatter about who was editing what at DC, we’ve just learned that Jeanine Schaefer, who had worked with Mike Marts, Mike Carlin and Eddie Berganza on such books as Countdown, 52 and Final Infinite Crisis, just started today at Marvel, working in Tom Brevoort’s office.

Yikes!

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Sorry for all the horrible typos yesterday. Our horrible internet connection, pressing appointments and an interface with tiny type all conspired against us. Hopefully things are better today. However, it’s yet another travel day here, as we wend our way back to Stately Beat Manor. So, normal posting will resume TOMORROW, at long last!  

BEA wraps up

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It was a long day for the Graphic Novel set yesterday here at the BEA. The day started out like gangbusters with the Graphic Novel Authors Breakfast, which we reported on yesterday, Then a full slate of panels rolled out. Unfortunately, we lost our notebook during the day in all the excitement, so we’ll have […]

Graphic Novels: Not just for breakfast any more

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We were a little late to this morning’s Graphic Novels Breakfast, but got there in time to see Art Spiegelman deliver an entertaining slideshow on the history of graphic novels and his own history with the form. Jeff Smith moderated and Jeph Loeb and Mike Mignola contributed their own observations. As Spiegelman pointed out, it’s […]

Postings

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Our primitive PC gear isn’t letting us post at the moment. We advise going to my Twitter account , where we’ll be updating from the show floor.

LOST: It’s Just a Jump to the Left

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Who’s alive? Who’s dead? Who might be dead? Who’s dead but still appeared in tonight’s episode? Let’s get to it. SPOILERS, of course…

RIP Rory Root

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Numerous sources are telling us that Rory Root has passed away this evening. Our sincere condolences to his family and his friends. We’ll have more later.

LOST: Visit Scenic Membata

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Time for the return of some old faces. And some bombshells of course. SPOILERS after the jump

Sorry about that, Chief

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We don’t know why the comment table keeps crashing. Our tech team is looking into it around the clock and will not rest until the gremlin is caught!

It’s a good thing THE BEAT has been cleaning

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It looks like room will need to be made at Stately Beat Manor … ADULT SWIM toys! From the Kidrobot Discussion Board: Adult Swim – Mini Figures We’ve teamed up with Adult Swim to bring your late night to life. From Robot Chicken and Mad Scientist to Assy McGee, Carl and the Mooninites, ridiculous-ness in […]

2008 Eisner Award Hall of Fame Nominees

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PR with emphasis added. Of some interest is the fact that now what we’d call “modern” or contemporary Marvel and DC creators are beginning to show up on the ballot, like Len Wein and Barry Windsor-Smith. Voting is now open for the Hall of Fame category of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. In a […]

BEA spotlights Graphic Novels with day of panels

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Back in the neolithic times when The Beat first started working at Publishers Weekly, there was usually one graphic novel panel at the yearly Book Expo America. This year, they are having a whole programming track devoted to the form. Truly, 2008 is THE YEAR OF THE SYMPOSIUM. PR: BEA’s Graphic Novel Day on Saturday, […]

Michael George found guilty

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A jury has found Michael George guilty in the slaying of his wife 17 years ago. George was accused of shooting his wife, Barbara, in the head on July 13, 1990, and making the crime look like a robbery. The jury found George guilty of first-degree murder, felony firearm, insurance fraud and obtaining money from […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales January 2008

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by Paul O’Brien Yes, I know it’s March. But as you may know, the original version of the January charts was way, way off – so crazily haywire that we looked through them and decided not to bother. But then Diamond recalculated, and this version actually makes sense. So here we go. Marvel had two […]