NYCC ’14: Oni Press Shows Down With Upcoming Lineup

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by Zachary Clemente NYCC started all a-bluster with large announcements, crazy crowds, fantastic costuming, crowds, swathes of booths manned by insightful and fun comics publishers ready to show off their books; also crowds. I swung by The Oni Press Comicstravaganza panel to see what Oni Director of Publicity John Schork had in store for us […]

NYCC’14: Check out Marvel’s Daredevil Promotional Images

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Marvel Studios new Daredevil television show debuted some new footage and promotional material at their panel during New York Comic-Con. Included in the panel were cast members Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Toby Moore (Wesley), Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsley), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Ben Urich), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), and Vincent […]

TGI-FOC // Adventures in Marketing

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Welcome to TGI-FOC, a weekly feature at The Beat about comics on Final Order Cut-Off (FOC) and bits of the retail process that don’t merit a full column. I changed the name, for reasons. It’s a thing now. RECOMMENDATIONS It’s come up recently, so here’s the quick rundown of how I sell and recommend comics. […]

NYCC’14: Marvel’s Cup O’ Joe Panel Reveals a Black Vortex, Peggy Carter, and Star Wars Galore

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by Alexander Jones Marvel Comics just unveiled a ton of new information regarding their publishing line, and even announced some brand new female-led titles. The news broke at Marvel’s Cup O’ Joe Panel, where Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada, announced a brand new crossover with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel, the All-New […]

NYCC’14: Baby Groot Officially ‘Grooting’ to a Store Near You!

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By Alexander Jones There has been a lot of hullabaloo on Marvel Studios not capitalizing on the ‘Grooting’ phenomena that has been sweeping the internet. This is in reference to the Guardians of the Galaxy character Groot dancing behind Drax the Destroyer a.k.a. actor Dave Batista’s back during the end credits of the film. In […]

Dynamite Acquires Mage Wars License, Launches With Prose Novel

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Dynamite and Arcane Wonders have come to a licensing agreement for the Mage Wars tabletop fantasy game.

NYCC’14: IDW Brings Chris Carter’s Other Show to Comics

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By David Nieves IDW dropped a new title on X-Files fans today. Chris Carter’s other show Millennium will be coming to IDW in comics form. Written by Joe Harris, who also pens IDW’s X-Files: Season 10 and featuring interior art by Colin Lorimer, series creator Carter will reprise his “Season 10″ role as executive producer […]

Twilight Zone Has a New Ongoing Series

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In January, Dynamite will be launching The Twilight Zone: Shadow and Substance, a new ongoing series based on Rod Serling’s classic TV anthology.  

Dynamite’s Legenderry Spins Off Three Titles

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Dynamite’s been pretty happy with the Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure mini-series that Bill Willingham has been writing for them.  Happy enough to be spinning it off into three new titles.

NYCC’14: Valiant Declare Quantum and Woody Must Die

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By David Nieves As revealed today at New York Comic Con 2014, Valiant announced QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of a new limited series jumping-on point for the multiple Harvey Award nominated series.  It’s also the  first in a new series of limited series for the world’s worst […]

NYCC’14: Marvel Announces Spider-Gwen

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By David Nieves During Marvel’s exclusive retailer meeting at NYCC, the publisher made a few updates concerning recent announcements. One of which will make the Spidey fans ecstatic was word of a new Spider-Gwen series in February of 2015. No official title was given but will see writer Jason Latour and artist Robbi Rodriguez returning to the […]

“Where’s Michonne?” Robert Kirkman gives a behind the scenes look at the past, present and future of ‘The Walking Dead’ comic series at NYCC

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by Edie Nugent From L to R: Dalton Ross, Robert Kirkman and Sean Mackiewicz at Skybound’s The Walking Dead panel at NYCC  “The Walking Dead is a very unreal way to explore some very real topics: there’s loss, triumph and accomplishment against all odds,” creator Robert Kirkman explained Thursday to a packed audience of fans at the 2014 […]

#Tweetfolio: Your Guide to the Perfect Portfolio Review

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by Bon Alimagno New York Comic-Con has arrived and hundreds of aspiring comic book artists are putting the final touches to their portfolios, eager to meet editors and wow them with their work. If you are reading this there’s a very good chance you’re one of those. From my time doing portfolio reviews at Marvel […]

NYCC’14: IDW Adds Spider-Man

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By David Nieves IDW is no stranger to licensing properties from games to cartoons, but now the publisher is adding The Amazing Spider-Man to that list. Today they announced a new partnership with Marvel that will see the character come to their Library of American Comics imprint (LOAC). The wall-crawler’s long-running newspaper strip by Stan […]

Marvel Relaunching Secret Wars in 2015 “in a synergistic fashion across the Marvel brand”

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Marvel’s going back to the well for one of the mid-80s bigger hits in the form of Secret Wars.  Reports have Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic working on a year-long story that will follow the “Time Runs Out.” Marvel told the whole story to USA Today and it’s a doozy.  Reportedly, Hickman has been planning […]

Grant Morrison and Steve Niles Headline Black Mask’s Second Phase

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Black Mask Studios started their NYCC with a bang, announcing a slate of exciting new titles that will be hitting the shelves in 2015. The biggest surprise? A brand new series from Grant Morrison featuring the incredible Vanesa Del Rey on art duties. The full slate of announced books follows, capped off by the original press release:   SINATORO […]