Black Friday ’14: Presents for Younger Cousins (And Other Such Family Members)

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by Zachary Clemente If you’re like me, you don’t have any siblings, which is a real shame since I really want to get kids into comics. Thankfully, I have enough younger cousins who are easily susceptible to the gift of comics no matter the occasion, so I spoil them rotten at pretty much every turn. I […]

10 more Convergence titles with Wolfman on Titans, Wein on Swamp Thing, etc.

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The combination fan wish fulfillment and classic writer comeback that is Convergence—DC’s two month fill in event slated for next March and April while the company moves—have been announced, via The Nerdist and IGN. Once again it’s old home week with Marv Wolfman writing the Teen titans, Len Wein writing Swamp Thing, and artists including Tim Truman back at DC for one last go round.

This was originally going to be an event that featured a lot of younger creators, and there is one—EGOs artist Gus Storms is drawing the Legion.

Want some valuable comics? Try these rare small press books

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Well, sort of. It’s well known that some used book prices on Amazon are just kind of…loony. Take for instance, Monsters by Ken Dahl, an excellent book about a guy who thinks he has herpes by Ken Dahl, published by Secret Acres but now out of print. (A new edition is planned for next year.) In the meantime, you can get a used copy for a mere $394.94… or brand new for $11,964.08.

Let’s get dangerous: Darkwing Duck writing credit kerfuffle

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This thing is going on with a new publisher called Joe Books, and the credits on Boom! Studio’s long ago (2010) Darkwing Duck series. Yes. The Outhouse has a succinct round-up but as best as I can make out, here’s what happened:

Holiday mode engage!

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I’m hitting the road for Thanksgiving frolic, so we’re shifting into exciting HOLIDAY mode at the Beat! Oh there will be some news stories, and some GIft Guide suggestions, but also a lot of art and comics recommendations that I’ve been stockpiling for no good reason. Also, Beat contribours will be along with their own gift guide suggestions.

Michelle Maclaren to direct ‘Wonder Woman’

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  Great Hera! Variety has reported that Michelle Maclaren will direct Warner Bros’ “Wonder Woman” standalone motion picture. There’s still a lot we don’t know about the film aside from the fact that Gal Gadot will star as Princess Diana of Themyscira, and Charles Roven is a producer. Maclaren is known for her work on AMC’s […]

Holiday Giveaway: Win McFarlane Toys Eli Manning and Joe Namath figures Signed by Todd McFarlane

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Hey people, football playoff fever is well underway with so many unanswered questions keeping people up at night. IS the era of the scrambling quarterback over? Did it ever begin? Will Geno Smith ever start another game? Will the Giant or The Jets being more shame to the Meadowlands? And can Mark Sanchez redeem himself while still wolfing down Phillie cheese steaks?

To celebrate this we have a very special beat giveaway, in conjunction with our partner, Lockerdome. Just hit the links to register to win one of TWO special action figure packs to remind you of New YOrk’s TWO Super Bowl winning quarterbacks, Eli Manning and Joe Namath. The figures are made by McFarlene toys and highly detailed in the style of the company figures. And both are SIGNED BY Todd McFarlane.

Shopping Guide: Dave Dorman’s Star Wars prints on sale

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Dave Dorman, voted “#1 Star Wars Artist of All Time” by fans, we’re told, is having an online STAR WARS Holiday Print Sale of the remaining Artist Proofs he has available in his limited private inventory. The sales runs until Dec. 31st and order will be shipped free worldwide. Dorman recently announced on his blog […]

Disney to release Studio Ghibli titles on Blu-Ray: Pom Poko, Porco Rosso and Tales from Earthsea

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February 3rd will see the release of three Studio Ghibli films on BluRay for the first time. Porco Rosso, the tale of a World War I flying ace, is a beloved Hayao Miyazaki classic. The other two are by other Studio Ghibli directors—Isao Takahata’s environmental saga PomPoko, and Tales from Earthsea, Goro Myazakis take on […]

Hickman & Bodenheim Bring ‘The Dying And The Dead’ To Image Surprising No One

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by Zachary Clemente “The last story of the Greatest Generation” Don’t let the semi-snarky headline fool you – I love me some Hickman Madness. Secret with artist Bodenheim was one of my favorite short series releases of the past two years and I adore both Manhattan Projects and East of West. Beyond his actual work, what really […]