Gail Simone heads up THE WOMEN OF DYNAMITE

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Red Sonja, Dejah Thoris and Vampirella are teaming up…but not in the same story unless we’re rely lucky. They’ll be the stars of The Women of Dynamite, an ongoing anthology series being written by Gail Simone. Because Gail likes writing the ladies, and the ladies like Gail writing them. It’s called an “event” series,. so […]

PREVIEW: Vampirella #1

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[Since the Beat is at Book Expo all day, we're presenting an afternoon of PREVIEWS.]     VAMPIRELLA #1 Nancy A. Collins (w) Patrick Berkenkotter (a) Terry Dodson, Jenny Frison, Arthur Adams, Jay Anacleto, Joe Jusko (c) Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ FANS, […]

Gail Simone Continues Red Sonja’s Rollicking Rampage [Interview]

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This week sees the end of the relaunched Red Sonja’s first arc, with Gail Simone and Walter Geovani drawing the story to a – likely rather bloody, one would imagine – conclusion. The last few months have seen Simone redefine the character whilst blatantly having a load of fun with it. There’s been singing, there’s […]

The Legends of Red Sonja Roundtable with Gail Simone, Devin Grayson and Nancy Collins

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Back in July, Dynamite announced they were expanding their already fairly awesome Gail Simone-driven Red Sonja revival with a prestige format anthology called Legends of Red Sonja. Adding to the excitement, a stellar line-up of contributors including a bevy of fantasy authors and comics artists including Tamora Pierce, Nancy Collins, Meljean Brook, Marjorie M. Liu, Mercedes Lackey, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Leah Moore, Devin Grayson, Nicola Scott, Rhianna Pratchett and Blair Butler. On the art side it’s Carla Speed McNeil, Jim Calafiore and Phil Noto and more. The first issues launches in November and to explore a little more of the story behind the She-Devil with a Sword and all these top writers, we asked Simone, Devin Grayson and Nandy Collins to participate in a roundtable on the state of Sonja and fantasy comics. And to giev you even more here’s a preview of the first issue art.

Reviewed! Every Issue of Villains Month, Week One

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DC sent along a lovely pack of review copies for Villains Week, and I feel like it’s only fair that I read through all of the ones out this week and review ‘em. I’ll go from my least favourite to my favourite, ending with my favourite of this first lot. And hey! If DC send […]

SDCC’13: How to Break into DC Comics

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By David Nieves A gathering of some of DC Comics top talent took place in room 6DE to kick off Comic-Con Friday. In what has to be one of the funniest panels of SDCC these creators gathered to tell embarrassing stories and share insights on their journey to comic book stardom. The company known for […]

Gail Simone writing Tomb Raider Series for Dark Horse

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Heidi’s at the Diamond Retailer’s Lunch right now, where companies announce their upcoming campaigns, stories, and plans. Dark Horse have just spoken, and she reports that Gail Simone will be the writer for a new Tomb Raider series, coming soon from the company.

REVIEW: Cops Vs Vigilante ‘Justice’ in The Movement #1

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DC’s new series, launched by Gail Simone and Freddie Williams II, is a really interesting idea for a series. Essentially pitting a somewhat corrupt and immoral police force against a group of young superhero vigilantes, it makes for a fairly uncompromised story, which offers the most overtly political work Simone has done so far in […]

Revealed! Red Sonja #1 Variant Cover Gallery

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As part of the relaunch of Red Sonja by Gail Simone, Dynamite has released the entire #1 variant cover gallery with images by Nicola Scott, Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Stephanie Buscema, Fiona Staples, and Amanda Conner . This is one fine looking gallery. “Red Sonja is one of the original female ass-kickers in comics, of […]

REVIEW: TIME WARP #1, Putting the Vertigo in Sci-Fi

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Publishers seem increasingly willing to roll the dice on anthology formats recently. Maybe it’s the success of things like Dark Horse Presents, and the model they’ve followed of introducing new works and then successfully spinning them off into new story titles like BLACK BEETLE. There’s an inherently approachable aspect to anthologies—new readers can pick them […]

DC announces two new books: The Movement and Green Team

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Somehow lost in all the hoopla over DC’s new 52 pretty much imploding all over the place yesterday, was the announcement of two new books that aren’t what you expected.

The Safe Haven of Batman

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Some early morning ramble to go with your coffee. While all around us creators are struggling with editors, artists are flying from one series to another every three issues, books are chopped and movies are cut – there is a little oasis in the middle of the DC desert. Batman.

Gail Simone Rehired as Writer for Batgirl

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Gail Simone appears to have been re-hired as the writer for DC’s Batgirl series, according to a series of tweets she made around an hour ago –

Gail Simone is ‘no longer the writer’ for Batgirl

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Gail Simone has explained today on Twitter that, as of this week, she will no longer be the writer for DC’s Batgirl series.

INTERVIEW: The 2012 Thought Bubble Anthology is Here!

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Lisa Wood is the founder of Leeds’ Thought Bubble Festival, which is now only ten days away (AIIEEEE indeed, readers), but last year also saw her compile a Thought Bubble Anthology book, with all proceeds going to the children’s charity Barnardo’s. Last year’s anthology, released throughImage, saw creative talent like Mike Carey, Anthony Johnson and […]

Kick-Watcher: INTERVIEW with Gail Simone on LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS

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Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore, the same team that brought you SECRET SIX, is bringing you LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS.