SDCC 2014: A Little Birdie Told Me How To Cure Your Fear Of Missing Out

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TweetBy Victor Van Scoit San Diego Comic Con is a behemoth with opportunities for any number of unique experiences. Its attendees create a micro-ecosystem for four days that can be difficult to manage, but isn’t impossible. While Facebook is great, Twitter is king when it comes to riding the information vibes of what’s happening in […]

SDCC 2014: Day -1 — a peak at the floor and The Year of Guardians

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TweetI kind of had an inkling that Guardians of the Galaxy would be the big thing at Comic-Con 2014, and after looking on the floor for a few minutes…I was right. If it isn’t the Lego Rocket and Groot, it’s dioramas or the spaceship (Owl ship?) in the Marvel booth. The Marvel booth is very […]

SDCC 2014: The Beat Picks Showbiz Panels You Can Go To Without Ruining Comic-Con

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Tweet Not everything showbiz related at Comic-Con is innately douchey. There are even some panels that sound downright FASCINATING. Like these. But get there early. Also check out my PW story on the top COMICS panels of the show. THURSDAY 10:30am –  11:30am Legends of TV Land Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Get up close […]

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 […]

SDCC: Boom! Hints new Grant Morrison Book

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Tweetby Zachary Clemente With SDCC being only a day away – Boom! Studios teased us with their 15th convention announcement on twitter:   We have no inkling what the project will be as of yet, but undoubtedly we’ll hear more about it during the con. Stay tuned!  

New Lone Ranger Series by Gray/Villegas in November

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TweetDynamite will be starting a new Lone Ranger series in November.  Justin Gray will be writing it, which is interesting for a couple reasons.  First off, it’s unusual to see Gray’s name without his usual co-writer/co-conspirator, Jimmy Palmiotti.  Secondly, Gray (along with Palmiotti) is the longest tenured writer of the western genre in recent memory.  His association […]

SDCC: Ron Marz tackles a Skylanders Ongoing at IDW

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Tweetby Alexander Jones The acclaimed writer Ron Marz is tackling the popular video game franchise known as Skylanders in comic book form. The comic was announced this morning from IDW on their site under the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive content. The first installment into the series known as the Skylanders #0 will be available at […]

SDCC: Dynamite Nabs Will Eisner’s The Spirit

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Tweetby Brandon Schatz One day before the madness of this year’s San Diego Comic Con officially begins, Dynamite has announced their future intentions for Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Most recently, the character has been a tangental part of the DC Comics line, starting with a ongoing originally helmed by Darwyn Cooke in 2006, before moving the […]

DC Comics Month-to Month Sales: June 2014 – Bombshell Bonanza!

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The big DC sales news for June was not (as I had expected) the new creative team on Superman, but rather the unexpected huge effect that DC’s Bombshell Variant covers had on those comics lucky enough to sport them.

Some background: For some time now DC has been doing theme variant covers on many of their best-selling rites each month: Steampunk variants, Robot Chicken variants, MAD variants, Batman 66 variants, etc. Prior to June these were always incentive variants, where retailers could order one variant cover for every so many of the regular cover they ordered (e.g. in May the Batman ’66 variant was a 1:25 variant, meaning that for each title retailers could order 1 Batman ’66 cover for every 25 regular covers they ordered on a title). Conventional wisdom is that this increased the number of issues sold, as retailers could mark up the price of the variant covers and sell them to collectors it was believed that they would order extra a copies in order to get to the incentive level.

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 […]

SDCC: Chuck Palahniuk brings ‘Fight Club 2′ to Dark Horse with Cameron Stewart

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Tweet by Kyle Pinion It was teased at New York Comic Con, but now Chuck Palahniuk is fully committed to producing a sequel to his seminal novel Fight Club and he’ll be publishing it in comic book form at Dark Horse. According to an announcement in USA Today, the series will be a 10 issue […]

SDCC ’14: Where to find the Beat and PW at Comic-Con

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Tweet While I’m nowhere near Mark Evanier levels yet, I do have FIVE panels at this year’s Comic-Con, and my Publishers Weekly compatriot has three. It’s a record for both of us! Will I even have a voice left  by the time Sunday with it’s back to back show enders rolls around? I hope so! Because all the amazing […]

SDCC ’14: Beyond the Convention Center

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Tweet by 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 […]

DC Movie Casting : Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says Something About Something

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Tweetby Brandon Schatz Do you like hearing movie stars talk in circles around some Non-Disclosure Agreements? Well then do we have a video for you. For those who don’t feel like clicking and dealing with a few minutes of talking, the news is this: Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson has been talking with DC for quite a while […]

#SDCC2014: First look at signage

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Tweet@Ballroom20Line the tents are up. The calm before the storm pic.twitter.com/vq4ZL2Uxrm — Big Ahi (@Bigahi) July 21, 2014 Hall D line-up area #SDCC pic.twitter.com/LDoVTemSjl — Shawn Marshall (@The_Con_Fluence) July 21, 2014 #LawnCon has been changed to a formal event. Please remember business casual minimum for #Gotham zipline #SDCC pic.twitter.com/yFr3ZZtt7F — Shawn Marshall (@The_Con_Fluence) July 21, […]

SDCC 2014: Image Announces Giant-Size Kung Fu Bible Stories

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TweetIf you’re checking out the list of Image SDCC 2014 exclusives, your eye probably fell across an item that wasn’t quite like the others. Available exclusively (for now) at this year’s convention is a strange and wonderful treasury sized anthology called Giant-Size Kung Fu Bible Stories. The title sells itself, but if you’re looking for a little more […]