NYCC 2014: All the Saturday Panels – from Jack Kirby to Bee and Puppycat

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Here we go! Too had tat Hobbit panel is at 9 pm otherwise I might find out what happens in the third movie! Please note our big comics press panel at 12:15. Henry Barajas will be moderating this no holds barred love fest,   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 10/11/14 10:45AM – 11:30AM Family HQ – 1C03 The […]

NYCC 2014: All the Friday Panels – from the Green Ranger to Uncle Yo

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From Comic Book Men to Uncle Yo — stereotypes to the CBLDF here’s all the Friday programming at NYCC 2014, with all the participants — thanks again to our buddies at ReedPOP for supplying this.

EXCLUSIVE: All the NYCC 2014 Panels Thursday 10/9

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Thanks once again to our good friends at ReedPOP for supplying a text listing of the panels for Thursday at NYCC — one thing you may wish to be aware of — they WILL be clearing the big hall between blockbuster panels!! So for all you people who wish SDCC did that…now you’ll find out if it works!

We’ll be right along with Friday Saturday and Sunday as soon as we format them so STAY TUNED!!!

NYCC 2014: Valiant announces exclusives, signings and vinyl!

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Valiant will be set up at NYCC at booth #2028 with exclusives and signings by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Fred van Lente, Michael Walsh, Robert Venditti, Robert Gill and Paolo Rivera. They also will have an exclusive X-O Manowar toy!

NYCC ’14: Lion Forge announces schedule

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Lion Forge, the digital upstart that brings you Punky Brewster comics, will be on hand at NYCC, with the premiere of their animated effort, Deep Sea 7. In addition, MK Reed, Joe Flood, Jonathan London, Carl Reed and Yaya Han will be signing at the booth.

Neon Alley adds more Sailor Moon, Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, etc.

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Neon Alley’s Viz’z free streaming media platform, is adding a bunch of choice Sailor Moon,  Sailor Moon Crystal, Bleach, Naruto Shippuden, and Ranma 1/2 episodes, which you can see in the release below. You can stream these via the Neon Alley site and on mobile and gaming platforms via Hulu and Hulu Plus. The site has been […]

31 Days of Halloween: Menton3 and 44Flood

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Fall is in the air, bringing a crisp step and the crunch of leaves under foot, and the inevitable—perhaps inescapable—presence of Pumpkin Spice everything all around us! Yes, it’s time for 31 Days of Halloween, The Beat’s annual tribute to our MOST FAVORITEST TIME OF YEAR. And let’s get things going with probably the most obvious link possible…but I have ever written about painter/cartoonist/musician Menton3 on The Beat before so here goes!

Based in Chicago, Menton3—aka Menton J Matthews III—is a painter of atmospheric and disturbing images. While you can find a lot of his work at his website, he’s probably best known these days as a partner in 44Flood, a publishing company that has teamed with IDW to put out art books and comics. Along with fellow artists Kasra Ghanbari, Ben Templesmith and Nick Idell, 44Flood has put out Tome, an artbook which was mostly Kickstarted, Templesmith’s The Squidder, the comic Monocyte, which you see on this page, and Libretto, an anthology of eerieness centering on vampirism. A new volume of Tome is on its way or already here (I couldn’t find a lot of solid news about the bunch.)

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 10/2/14: Film Festival!

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Cartoonists doing thing, blabbing about it.

EXCLUSIVE!! All the Super Week Events in one post!

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This is the ONLY ALL TEXT listing for ALL the events of Super Week, Oct. 4-11, with all the links for tickets the venues dates times and EVERYHTING. Thanks to the awesome folks at ReedPOP for making this available to us.

Only a handful of events are strictly comics, but if its comedy theater, music and Star Trek you want, oh boy this is going to be amazing. From the Intrepid to the Natural History Museum to the Hammerstein, events of all kinds and nerdly interests are taking over NYC. Get your tickets now and rest up..you’re going to need it!

Jack Kirby and Marvel Settle: what we know, what we don’t

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Friday’s announcement of a settlement between Jack Kirby’s heirs and Marvel seems like good news—but is it? And what does it mean?

I’m told Jeff Trexler, whose identification of the “instance and expense” aspect of the lawsuit may have helped get that into the petition to the Supremes, is writing his summary for TCJ.com, so while we all eagerly await that, here’s a little of the known knowns and known unknowns:
First off, Mark Evanier, a Kirby family confidant, a witness at various Kirby-related trials and filier of an amicus curiae brief is certainly in a position to know more of the Kirby position and this is all he had to say on the matter: