Alternative Press Expo 2013: Not San Diego or New York, But Something Else

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By Bruce Lidl While the vast bulk of the comics industry, including most of The Beat staff, was gathered in Manhattan for New York Comic Con, there was, quite literally, an Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco over the same exact weekend. Unlike at the Javits Center, where Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and the rest […]

Government Shutdown Hits Comics

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    By Bruce Lidl While wandering the aisles at the 2013 Alternative Press Expo in San Francicso this past weekend, overwhelmed by comics, comix, and knitted hats, the problems dominating Washington DC seemed very far away indeed. Yet, even here among the alternative nerds, we felt the effects of the government shutdown, depriving us […]

News and notes: Poison Elves return, Table Titans, Colombian comics progress and a big sale!

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¶ Ape Entertainment has teamed up with the publishing house Sirius to publish an ongoing Poison Elves series which will launch an adults-only imprint at the usually family-friendly Ape. Poison Elves is the life work of the late Drew Hayes, who died in 2007. The series ran from 1991 until 2004. It’s definitely a post […]

Dandelion Seeds: The Return of Halloween Comics!

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___________________________________________________________________________ A few months ago, I brainstormed about how Halloween mini-comics being offered by Diamond could be used in a variety of ways to promote comics and have some fun!   (Read that again… there are event suggestions and a timeline there, which I’ve paralleled below, but did not exactly duplicate.) During C2E2, Diamond announced that […]

Coming Attractions: March 2012: Part One [updated with intro]

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I’ve already previewed Marvel and DC, so here are the other publishers, with titles MAYBE shipping this month!

Coming Attractions: April 2011

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Wow! Lots of great books coming out this month!