SDCC 14: #comicsbeat Congratulations to the remarkable @hotwingforgery for winning 1st place in the @skylandersthegame costume contest!

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SDCC 14: #comicsbeat The Red Viper lives at #sdcc

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SDCC 14: #comicsbeat Kneel before your god(zilla)

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SDCC 14: #comicsbeat Really top-notch Bee and Puppycat cosplay by @microcake !

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SDCC ’14: Fashion Shows on Trend

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TweetThis year there are several high-profile fashion-related events and product launches at Comic-Con, which at the very least reflects how much the comics industry’s awareness of fashion has grown since the days when Batgirl was baffled by hemlines.

Comic Con: Beyond the Panels

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TweetBy Hannah Lodge For some, the real glamour of San Diego Comic Con lies beyond the confines of the convention center. For four days, the Gaslamp quarter is transformed into an outdoor festival, with parties, guest appearances, live music, free food, and entertainment happening in parallel of the announcements and panels held behind closed doors. […]

SDCC 14: #comicsbeat Sin City in the morning. Smells like whiskey to me. #sdcc #sdcc2014 #comicsbeat

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SDCC ’14: Werthamania

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TweetThis year marks the 60th anniversary of Fredric Wertham’s influential and notorious Seduction of the Innocent, and Comic Con’s programming schedule includes several panels addressing the book and its core themes.

The Beat Podcasts! – SDCC ’14 Day 1: Eric Powell & Richard Starkings

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Tweet Live from San Diego Comic Con, it’s More To Come! Publishers Weekly’s podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In day one of our special San Diego Comic Con 2014 coverage, Heidi interviews Eric Powell – artist/writer creator of The Goon – about […]

SDCC: The HUMANS are coming to Image – Exclusive Preview and Interview

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TweetFirst it was vampires, then it was zombies. After that it was bronies but now? It’s all about monkeys and Image Comics is one step ahead of the latest ape craze with a new creator owned series, The Humans - an epic tale of big hairy apes on badass choppers looking for sleazy, biker gang exploitation style kicks in […]

This year’s DC Collectibles Preview

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TweetBy: Nick Eskey DC Collectibles had a fine showing today of toys, figurines, and statues for the upcoming year. Each one meets the fine level of detail that is synonymous with the DC brand. With the variety of collectible shown, it was hard to decide what to talk about in length. For their action figures, […]

Eventbrite Research: Younger con attendees 50/50 male to female

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Tweet The following game as a press release from Eventbrite, but its groundbreaking nonetheless, as Eventbrite andRob Salkowtz haveteamed to get even more demographics about who is going to conventions and why. And you’ll note the magic 40/60 f/m attendee breakdown is present in congoers over 30 — but among those younger its more like 50/50…proof of […]

SDCC 2014: The Beat picks the most offbeat panels at Comic-Con

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Tweet We know Comic-Con is a crowded, tumultuous place, with a noise level akin to being sucked through a jet engine and a similar toll on the body. But perhaps there are a few peaceful eddies and tranquil pools where you may find a moment to relax…and learn something. We’re not saying the following panels […]

Pictures From the Guardians of the Galaxy Premiere

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Tweetby Brandon Schatz If you were on the Secret Comics Illuminati Twitter Feed last night, you probably saw folks complaining about John Cena and Brock Lesnar being the anchor match at this year’s Summer Slam in among the plans to destroy your childhood. Oh, and you might have also caught wind of the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere held […]

The Retailer’s View // The Death of Archie and Selling Comics

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Tweetby Brandon Schatz On Monday, the pop culture bereft owner of my shop phoned had asked if I had ordered enough of the “death of Archie thing” that was happening. As with all comics, the news of this event had been announced well in advance. As always, calls came pouring in over the telephone lines. […]