Robert Downey Jr. added to Captain America 3 for Civil War

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WHOA. It turns out that Civil War tease Marvel sent out was just the prelude to the real blockbuster news: Robert Downey Jr. will play a major role in Captain America 3 which will feature the Civil War storyline.

Asbury Park Comicon moves to the Meadowlands as East Coast Comicon

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Every year I’ve missed the Asbury Park Comicon, and every year I’ve regretted it, as it always sounded like a charming show in a quirky setting. And now, it seems, I won’t be able to go until 2016, as the show is moving to the Meadowlands and rebranding as the East Coast Comicon, According to an email from promoter Cliff Galbraith, securing a suitable venue in Asbury Park became impossible.

DC is hiring some VPs in sales and manufacturing

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Well, as everyone was saying at New York Comic-Con, the last days of DC in New York are dwindling down to months, and expect a TON of jobs to start opening up in Burbank — although I’m also told that some of the contract folks already in place in Burbank are not being renewed, especially in the digital realm.

But there are some pretty sweet jobs opening up!

NYCC ’14: A Conversation with Marc Evan Jackson on the Detroit Creativity Project

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NYCC ’14: A Conversation with Marc Evan Jackson on the Detroit Creativity Projecthttp://ift.tt/1qlqbM5 by Zachary Clemente Above and away from the crowds of this year’s New York Comic-Con, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Marc Evan Jackson (known for his roles in Brooklyn 99, 22 Jump Street, Kings of Summer, & Drones as well […]

Marvel teases Civil War 2015, bringing back its most successful event ever

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Marvel teases Civil War 2015, bringing back its most successful event everhttp://ift.tt/1qVAfeg Not content to resurrect Secret Wars, their most successful mega-event ever, Marvel just sent out a Civil Wars teaser image showing Iron Man and Captain America once again battling for the soul of Spider-Man, as he was in the 2005 Civil War event. […]

NYCC ’14: A Conversation with Marc Evan Jackson on the Detroit Creativity Project

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by Zachary Clemente Above and away from the crowds of this year’s New York Comic-Con, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Marc Evan Jackson (known for his roles in Brooklyn 99, 22 Jump Street, Kings of Summer, & Drones as well as his role as Sparks Nevada Marshall on Mars in the Thrilling Adventure […]

Today’s Inside Edition to report on Comic-Con harassment

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Today’s Inside Edition to report on Comic-Con harassmenthttp://comicsbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Inside-Edition-America-s-Newsmagazine-Breaking-News-Latest-Stories-Videos-Photos.jpg http://bcove.me/qh1d0q20 Oh my! I’ve been waiting for the story of cosplay harassment at cons to get more TMZed. According to the above teaser, tonights’ Inside Edition, which is syndicated nationally, is going to do a story on “the dark side of Comic-Con” which involves inappropriate touching and […]

Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival announces programming with Burns, Spiegelman, Chast, more

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Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival announces programming with Burns, Spiegelman, Chast, morehttp://comicsbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/cab_poster_finalSM-632×1028.jpg Festival poster by Tim Lane As we noted a few days ago, Comic Arts Brooklyn, the final comics related event on the NYC calendar, will expand to two days this year, with exhibits on Saturday, November 8, and programming on Sunday November 9th, at […]

Marvel teases Civil War 2015, bringing back its most successful event ever

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Not content to resurrect Secret Wars, their most successful mega-event ever, Marvel just sent out a Civil Wars teaser image showing Iron Man and Captain America once again battling for the soul of Spider-Man, as he was in the 2005 Civil War event. The cover image is by Adi Granov.

Civil War the original event was written by Mark Millar and drawn by Steve McNiven. It ran for seven issues from 2006-7 and had the tagline “Whose side are you on?” It was the waning years of the Bush administration and Milar’s story played into the still fresh wound of 9/11 with a story in which Iron Man and Captain America took different sides on the eternal debate over freedom vs safety. The book was well written and had a larger subtext that just who was fighting who and really tied into the Zeitgiest. Perhaps by no coincidence it remains the ONLY event book which still sells in collected edition form (at this very moment it’s Marvel’s #6 book on Amazon.)

Today’s Inside Edition to report on Comic-Con harassment

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Oh my! I’ve been waiting for the story of cosplay harassment at cons to get more TMZed. According to the above teaser, tonights’ Inside Edition, which is syndicated nationally, is going to do a story on “the dark side of Comic-Con” which involves inappropriate touching and the usual harassment problems. I doubt this will set […]

Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival announces programming with Burns, Spiegelman, Chast, more

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As we noted a few days ago, Comic Arts Brooklyn, the final comics related event on the NYC calendar, will expand to two days this year, with exhibits on Saturday, November 8, and programming on Sunday November 9th, at a new venue, the Wythe Hotel. Programming director Paul Karasik has just released the lineup, and the news that, just like at NYCC, the panel room will be cleared between panels! Line up now for your Raymond Pettibon wristband!

NYCC’14: NYCC Staff Q&A: Complaints, Compliments, and Concerns from Attendees

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NYCC’14: NYCC Staff Q&A: Complaints, Compliments, and Concerns from Attendeeshttp://ift.tt/1svJDvy Main Stage and Empire Stage At a previous Q&A, an informal poll was taking of clearing the halls.  An online survey showed a 70% approval for clearing the halls.  Overall, attendees appreciated the new system, and it worked well.  However, there was a problem with […]

SDCC 14: #comicsbeat #nycc Barf & Lonestar cosplay

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SDCC 14: #comicsbeat #nycc Barf & Lonestar cosplay http://ift.tt/1v0C5Az via Instagram http://ift.tt/11bSZ3X

SDCC 14: #comicsbeat #nycc WOW this Cassandra cosplay overwhelms me! #doctorwho

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SDCC 14: #comicsbeat #nycc WOW this Cassandra cosplay overwhelms me! #doctorwho http://ift.tt/11bQbnG via Instagram http://ift.tt/1tT66xR

SDCC 14: #comicsbeat DRAGON BALL ADORABLE! #nycc

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SDCC 14: #comicsbeat DRAGON BALL ADORABLE! #nycc http://ift.tt/11bQ9vT via Instagram http://ift.tt/1sDSkD6

SDCC 14: #comicsbeat Dance magic dance! Stunning Jareth cosplay! #nycc

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SDCC 14: #comicsbeat Dance magic dance! Stunning Jareth cosplay! #nycc http://ift.tt/1qNYHy4 via Instagram http://ift.tt/1sDLBJp