SDCC ’14: The Multiversity Enrollment with Grant Morrison

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TweetBy Kyle Pinion Grant Morrison’s Multiversity has been a long gestating project aimed to spin-off of his Final Crisis event from 2009. The “Scottish Shaman of Comics” has been teasing this event and artistic collaborators ever since. Finally in recent solicits, Multiversity is becoming a reality with the release of The Multiversity #1 on August […]

SDCC ’14: Where is the Love? The Strange Disappearance of Romance Comics — panel recap

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TweetBy Matthew Jent Friday morning, thoughts of weird love and doomed romance took over room 28 of San Diego Comic Con. Moderator Douglas Wolk was joined by author Michelle Nolan and Colleen Coover for a discussion on the Strange Disappearance of Romance Comics. Wolk offered a quick walkthrough of the romance genre’s past. First appearing […]

10 Steps to Make Your Creations Real

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TweetBy: Nick Eskey The thing about fandom is that on some level, we all wish we be a part of what we love: We want to write a hit novel because we love to read; we want to draw a comic book because we love to draw; we want to be a filmmaker because we […]

SDCC ’14: For Love or Money: Creating Personal & Professional Art — panel recap

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TweetBy Matthew Jent In a quiet panel room on Friday afternoon, in the far reaches of room 28, moderator Mark Waid led a panel about striking the balance between creating art that is personal and art that is strictly for hire. The panelists were Mimi Pond, a cartoonist for the National Lampoon, Village Voice and […]

Composing for Heroes: Continuity and Emotions

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TweetBy: Nick Eskey There are many pieces that go into creating a successful movie and television series, especially when trying to bring something to life from a printed medium. There has to be a solid script, right choice of actors, a fitting venue, and of course perfect music score. All of these aspects paint a […]

SDCC 14: Brian K Vaughan “The Greatest One Man Show Ever”

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TweetBy David Nieves There’s no spotlight like a BKV spotlight and today at SDCC faithful companion of Hamburger K Vaughan, Brian, indeed delivered a fast paced hour Q&A that delighted a packed house. BKV took on about 35 questions from inquisitive fans ranging from animals to gin cocktails. We’ll post the full audio in the […]

SDCC 14: #comicsbeat They’re not even waiting til we leave. #SDCC

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SDCC 14: #comicsbeat Someone lost their tail in the toilet. #sdcc #sdcc2014

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SDCC 14: #comicsbeat The year the shoe broke. Does anyone have duct tape? Srsly. Calling all cosplayers. #sdcc #sdcc2014

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The Beat Podcasts! – SDCC ’14 Day 2: Don Rosa, Eleanor Davis, Lucy Knisley & Archie Comics

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TweetLive 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 part two of More To Come’s San Diego Comic-Con special, Calvin Reid talks to Don Rosa about Scrooge McDuck, European fans and Carl Barks; […]

Grant Morrison’s Trippy Map of DC’s Multiverse

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TweetGrant Morrison’s got some structure in mind for his upcoming  Multiversity series and now we have a map to prove.  As you might expect, the map has a serious New Age feel to it.  Heaven and Hell show up in the ring around the multiverse along with Heaven and Hell in the “Sphere of the […]

SDCC 14: Aspen Comics Another “Aloha”

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TweetBy David Nieves Aspen Comics beat their own drum through the walls of Hall 9 today at SDCC. Panelsts included EIC Vince Hernandez, Beth Sotelo, Siya Oum, Jordan Gunderson, Giuseppe Cafaro, T.G Roberts, J.T Krul, Josh Reed, and Scott Lobdell. Festivities were led as usual by Frank Mastromro and Peter Steigerwald, kicking off with the […]

Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans on ‘Angela’ #1

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TweetAngela, the character created by Neil Gaiman in another lifetime as part of the Spawn universe, will be receiving her own ongoing series later this year from the creative team of Kieron Gillen, Marguerite Bennett, Phil Jimenez and Stephanie Hans. I don’t know how we reached this point either, but that’s a packed lineup of creators […]

SDCC ’14: Mighty Avengers Relaunches with Captain America in the Lead

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TweetDid you know that Falcon is Captain America now? Just thought it worth mentioning ahead of time, so this article doesn’t confuse you. He’ll be the lead in a relaunch for Mighty Avengers in November, you see, with Al Ewing and Luke Ross on as the creative team for the series.

SDCC ’14: Scott McCloud’s Big Flashy Solo Panel

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TweetThursday was a good day if you’re a fan of the Scott McCloud. McCloud and his adoring family rushed from his insightful panel with Gene Luen Yang. The rooms couldn’t have been farther apart, and the technical difficulties didn’t help. Luckily, his daughters Winter, Sky and wife Ivy accompanied him in the thick of things. The […]

Unassuming Barber Shop: Batman Country, Part Two

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In case you missed the first portion of this special two-parter, it was revealed that Batman has conquered America and has established his black Bat-capital in a cave in Branson, Missouri.

That is not entirely true, but I do hope something of the story of the Bald Knobbers (cringey name aside) rang true for Batman fans. The vigilante story is old and real in America.