Gift Guide: King Ice jewlery for the bling-loving nerd in your life

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Looking for some nerd themed bling fro gifts? King Ice offers this nice Thor’s helemet pendent, along with a lot of other hip hop swag and other items with crossover appeal, like this  Black Octopus Wearing Sunglasses Ring.  King Ice sent the Beat a golden Thor pendent as a review item a while ago and it’s […]

Gift Guide: Guardians of the Galaxy

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By Matthew Jent If you are a human and alive, you know someone who loved Guardians of the Galaxy this year. Odds are high you have a Guardians fan somewhere on your holiday shopping list, too. Whether they’re long-time comics fans or they’re new to space opera, here’s some gift ideas for cosmic Marvel fans […]

GIft Guide: Get your own Venture Brothers Sheet Set and snuggle in them until the show is back January 19

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A set of Venture Brother sheets are the best news we’ve had all hour.

Gift Guide: TOON Books gift sets and sale

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It’s gifting time, and the Beat team is showcasing some suitable gifts for everyone in your family. Among those are theseTOON Books gift sets which are now 33% off. Toon Books, the line of comics for young readers edited by Francoise Mouly, offers a whole rage of books at different reading levels—the set shown above, […]

Gift Guide: buy a print from Gerhard

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While Dave Sim is the best known participant in the Cerebus experience, he had a collaboratorL gerhard, who drew backgrounds in a richly detailed manner. Gerhard (he uses one name) he been making a comeback of sorts—although he has been doing illustrations right along—with convention appearances and prints, and how he’s selling some of them […]

Saga, Fear My Dear, Ms. Marvel and more on NY Times GIft Guide

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The NY Times resident comic guy George Gene Gustines has prepared a graphic novel list as part of the Times 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. It’s a nice list that is presented in some kind of gif format that makes my Flash player go nuts, but cheers on trying something new. Beside the books mentioned in […]

Hurry! $14 sale at the Comics Beat TeePublic store

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Speaking of that gifting time of the year, we’ve just partnered with TeePublic to offer the first ever Comics Beat TeePublic Store. TeePublic is a site that offers shirts designed by independent artists—there are hundreds of designs available, smashing up all your favorite pop culture icons and slogan, but The Beat staff has specially curated a store just for our readers. It is hard to choose!

AND there’s a $14 sales on all shirts until tomorrow—shirts are normally $20 so it’s a good deal! And we’ll soon have a special Beat t-shirt up in our store as well.

The Nib is offering a calendar of Obscure Holidays

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We’ve talked a lot about the awesomeness of The Nib, the comics section of long-form content site Medium. Editors Matt Bors and Eleri Mai Harris have made it a showcase for thought provoking comics featuring  cartoonists. Well, they’re spinning off the site into their first merch: The Nib’s 2015 Calendar of Obscure Holidays—they’re taking pre orders […]

Buy a copy of The Walking Dead Vol. 1 with an original oil painting by Ben Templesmith for an absurdly low price

Well, $412 seems absurdly low to us, anyway.

Renowned horror/fantasy artist Templesmith has been experimenting with hand-painted covers for several books, and this is an original one of a kind oil painting done on a copy of The Walking Dead Volume 1. The painting was varnished, and I don’t know if you can read the book inside, but it seems to me that this is a pretty darned sweet collectible…especially for Halloween.

Also…Christmas is coming.

More Templesmith stuff at the 78Squid retail website.

What should you buy from the PictureBox sale? A few recommendations

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While the art comix world is still reeling from the announcement of the closure of PictureBox, the innovative and fearless publisher that picked up the Highwater ball and ran with it, the end of this publisher does bring one good thing with it: a 50% off sale on absolutely everything on their site. Just use […]

Cyber Monday: a few quick sales – Marvel, Bud Plant, comiXology, etc

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This post may be added to throughout the day. Comixology is adding DC to it’s sale offerings. Bud PLant Books has it’s first ever cybersale with some great savings on a ton of fantastic art and historical books. Marvel has a sale allowing you to get Marvel Unlimited PLus for the price of Marvel Unlimited […]

Black Friday/Gift Guide: Gallery 1988 offers all kinds of artsy gifties

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LA’s Gallery 1988 has become a madly successful out post for pop art, much of it TV themed, but all of it playful. THey’re offering a big Black Friday sale now until the end of the year, with 30% off their assortment of prints. They also have a few new offerings:       DOORBUSTER  […]

Black Friday/Small Business Saturday deals: What’s happening in shops

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This is a busy retail time of year. I’ll be updating this post as I go along and in between holiday cooking tasks. Keep checking back! And happy shopping. Lee’s Comics, Mountain View and San Mateo We will be giving a Grab bag to the first 50 people per store. The grab bag may contain […]

Black Friday: comiXology offers Image and Avengers/X-Men sales

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Black Friday to Cyber Monday (11/29-12/2), comiXology is offering two special sales, with selected Avengers and X-Men and Image titles marked down to 99¢ 11/29 – 12/2 – Avengers vs. X-Men Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale: Avengers vs X-Men #0-12 AVX: VS #1-6 AVX: Consequences #1-5 Avengers vs X-Men Infinite #1, 6, 10 Avengers Academy #29-33 […]

Gift Guide: Diamond’s Holiday catalog is online and here are some picks

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Diamond’s annual gift guide is out and you can pick it up at your friendly retailer, or peruse it online, above, and see what be suitable for finding under the Christmas tree, bearing in mind the essential ratio of Christmas: two for you, one for me.