The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – Comics on TV

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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 […]

31 Days of Halloween: Nightworld: A Gothic Treasure

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Tweet The comic miniseries Nightworld is a saga of psychodramas between cunning devils, gross monsters, and the inner demons of regret of lost love. It’s a monster mash-up horror movie romance with slapstick gags, which your whole pack of bad wolf friends will howl over. The story stars anti-hero Plenilunio, who was transformed into a […]

Indie Month-to-Month Sales August 2013: The Walking Dead, Saga, Star Wars

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Kind of a quiet month this month, with only two notable debuts, JMS’s new book Sidekicks, and this month’s Aspen debut, Overtaken, amongst the usual high flyers. In fact there are only 10 new books charting all month. The return of Saga is the only other big news, going from strength to strength.

It occurred to me this month that many of Image’s new books are getting some form of returnability. However, I’ve decided that, unlike my colleague MOF on the DC column, I’m not going to adjust the figures to reflect that, I’m going to stick to the raw data.

DeForge’s Kid Mafia to be reprinted by Secret Headquarters

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Tweet Three-time 2013 Ignatz Winner Michael DeForge is a prolific cartoonist — very prolific. So if you’re wondering just which strip is Kid Mafia, it’s the one about skateboarding teens who are also Mafia kingpins who go around cutting deals and then cutting up bodies when things don’t go so good. It’s drawn in DeForge’s […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – SPX 2013

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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 -  interview indie publisher and cartoonist Box Brown of […]

The Beat Podcasts! – Heidi interviews Jeff Smith!

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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 a More To Come interview special episode,  Heidi talks with acclaimed indie comics creator Jeff Smith about his Eisner-winning kids’ fantasy epic Bone, his adult sci-fi tale RASL, […]

Indie Month-to-Month Sales July 2013

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A triumphant return for Fathom, albeit one backed by a price-promotion, and a full price relaunch for Red Sonja join Matt Fraction’s Satellite Sam as the big debuts this month, and East of West and Lazarus cement their places in the upper part of the chart. Elsewhere are a clutch of strong mid-level launches, and a slightly worrying series of drops for Valiant.

SPX 2013 programming goes live

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Tweet HOW WILL YOU CHOOSE? The super-excellent lineup of guests has led to an amazing lineup of spotlights and panels as always. Put together by Bill Kartalopoulos, SPX always has a diverse and thought provoking lineup and this year is no exception. This year’s SPX will be held September 14-15 in North Bethesda, MD. ——- […]

So what kind of person buys a “Torture variant” cover anyway? (NSFW, trigger images)

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I know everyone tsk tsk’s Avatar’s habit of putting out gory, exploitive covers, but seriously, after looking at some of their “torture variant” covers, I find myself asking “WHAT KIND OF SICK FUCK BUYS THIS SHIT????” I get the appeal of a little transgressive gore now and then, but these are basically images of sawed off limbs, flaying and twisted sexual situations that make Mark Millar look like Hannah Montana.

Should Digital Comics Still Be Locked Down?

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Tweet by Bruce Lidl   If nobody cares about DRM on digital comics, why does everybody keep bringing it up? San Diego 2013 was unquestionably a triumph for digital comics heavyweight comiXology, with a stream of announcements of new initiatives and new partnerships. Chip Mosher may have been one of the busiest men at the […]

Cartoon Network Shows to watch out for: Steve Universe, Uncle Grandpa, and Clarence

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TweetHere’s one little last bit of SDCC ’13 coverage to put on your must see in the future list – Cartoon Network gave Saturday convention-goers a sneak peek at three upcoming animated series – Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence…

SDCC’13: Heidi’s Monday Podcast with Noelle Stevenson, Stephen Robson and Terry Nantier

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Tweet Live from San Diego Comic-Con, it’s More To Come! Heidi and Calvin Reid’s podcast from Publishers Weekly Comics World brings you special coverage from San Diego Comic Con. Interviews fresh from the convention floor, with new episodes daily during the con! In today’s episode, Heidi interviews Noelle Stevenson, creator of the hit webcomic Nimona, […]

SDCC’13: Heidi’s Sunday Podcast with Fantagraphics, Rick Geary and more.

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Tweet Live from San Diego Comic-Con, it’s More To Come! Heidi’s podcast from Publishers Weekly Comics World brings you special coverage from San Diego Comic Con. Interviews fresh from the convention floor, with new episodes daily during the con! In today’s episode,  Heidi interviews Eric Reynolds, associate publisher of Fantagraphics, on reconnecting with the market, […]

FIRST LOOK: The Human Fly debuts at Comic-Con

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TweetThe Human Fly is back. Who is the Human Fly, you ask? Well, he was the star of a 70s Marvel Comic, which was based on a real stuntman; the Marvel version ran for 19 issues and included tasty vintage Bronze Age art by Frank Robbins. This new comics anthology revives him and ties in […]

Indie Month-to-Month Sales May 2013: My Little Star Wars

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Tweet By Paul Mellerick   Walking Dead, Star Wars and My Little Pony are joined by JMS’ Ten Grand and the new Regular Show title near the top of the charts this month. Elsewhere there are a lot of new comics, and a few new publishers to the chart, debuting to largely impressive sales. 147 […]

Lion Forge to publish Miami Vice, Punky Brewster and more

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Tweet Lion Forge is a newish comics publisher that had an impressive and eye catching display at C2E2—I haven’t seen any of their comics because so far they publish digitally. Their releases have been new, but but they’ve just signed up some licenses from NBCUniversal to bring back some beloved 80s and 90s properties that […]