NYCC ’13: TODAY! Check out our two panels on European cartoonists and comics documentaries

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Tweet Today I’m moderating not one but TWO fantastic panels full of very talented people, neither of which has been seen at New York Comic-Con or at any con. Above is a still from BETTER THINGS: The Life and Choices of Jeffrey Catherine Jones, Maria Cabardo’s documentary about the late artist. FRIDAY    Title: Publishers Weekly Comics World […]

NYCC INTERVIEW: Al Ewing on Loki, Agent of Asgard

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TweetOne of the biggest pieces of news from NYCC would have to be the announcement of a Loki solo series from Al Ewing and Lee Garbett. Due in no small part to the critical successes of both Journey Into Mystery and Tom Hiddleston’s performance as the character in the Thor movies, Loki has made the […]

NYCC ’13: DC Announce Stephanie Brown’s Return

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TweetThe Batman panel is going on right now, and The Beat has Jeffrey O. Gustafson on the floor right now. But according to reports we’ve had from several of the people sitting in on the panel, it sounds like there’s one announcement we HAD to let you know about immediately! It appears that Scott Snyder […]

NYCC ’13: Avengers Undercover – the Follow-Up to Avengers Arena

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Marvel have announced their plans for the follow-up to Avengers Arena, the somewhat controversial series in which a number of trainee superheroes were kidnapped and forced to fight each other to the death by Arcade. Written by Dennis Hopeless and drawn by Kev Walker – the creative team from Avengers Arena – the series will see several teen heroes go on a new mission.

NYCC ’13: Avengers World #1 from Hickman, Spencer, and Caselli

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TweetThe Avengers panel is currently going on in New York, and there’s all kinds of new stuff being announced – as is the wont of convention panels. Among them is the news that Jonathan Hickman, Nick Spencer and Stefano Caselli will be the creative team for a book called Avengers World.

NYCC ’13: A Black Widow Solo Series from Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto

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TweetPossibly one of the most demanded comics from fans, Marvel have announced today that they will be publishing a new Black Widow solo series, written by Nathan Edmondson and drawn by Phil Noto. Natasha Romanov will be in the title role.

NYCC ’13: Loki, Agent of Asgard

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Al Ewing and Lee Garbett have been announced as the creative team for an interesting new project – Loki, Agent of Asgard. Spoilers for Young Avengers follow in the article below.

NYCC ’13: Richard Isanove Takes Over Savage Wolverine’s Next Arc

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TweetFrench artist Richard Isanove has been announced as the next creator taking over on Savage Wolverine, a title which has turned into a showcase book for artists to flex their storytelling. Following recent arcs by Jock and Phil Jimenez, painter Isanove will join the title in 2014 for an arc.

NYCC ’13: Guardians of the Galaxy and All-New X-Men Crossover “The Trial of Jean Grey”

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TweetThe expected crossover between All-New X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy (both titles written by Brian Michael Bendis) has been announced as “Trial of Jean Grey”, starting in January 2014. The storyline will see Sara Pichelli drawing GOTG, and Stuart Immonen on ANXM.

NYCC ’13: All-New X-Factor with David and DiGiandomenico

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Let’s go, everybody! It’s NYCC time! Prepare for an avalanche of news updates from the convention. Let’s move to the X-Men panel, where some new storylines have been announced, as well as a relaunch – Peter David and Carmine Di DiGiandomenico will be the creative team for All-New X-Factor.

New York Comic Con apologizes for posting rah rah tweets without owner’s knowledge

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Tweet This is the kind of thing that kind of alarms me, but since people don’t believe in privacy anymore, the practice of allowing corporations to hijack your social media to advertise their products may be less of a big deal as it undoubtedly becomes more common. As we all know, New York Comic Con […]

Con Diary, NYCC Thursday – Everybody Here is a Giant

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TweetStill up and about, with only minimal cramp and voice loss, yesterday I got into the convention floor for an hour of joyous, horrifying, nicely-carpeted comics browsing. And then I realised where Artists Alley was and went there instead.

Hometown convention survival – a guide for the unwary

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Tweet  It’s that time again, New York Comic Con is back. And as a New Yorker, it’s  much more accessible than, say, San Diego Comic-Con. The Beat already has guides for what to do when you get on the floor. Everyone knows that you have to plan a convention trip as if you were invading […]

Con Diary, NYCC/Wednesday: Shakira and Dan Slott

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TweetThe terrible news is that I’ve arrived in New York, and have been stumbling around your lovely American sidewalks for just over a day now. The good news is that I’ll be writing about my experiences around the city and in the convention hall right here on The Beat! This is also terrible news for […]

NYCC ’13: Day 0…a full slate of demographics

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Tweet The first day of full-on New York Comic-Con activities began bright and early with a media presentation at the offices of comiXology. I’ll have details on all that over at Publishers Weekly, but it was an impressive presentation, with David Steinberger, John Roberts, and new CTO Jeff DiBartolomeo all talking about their various areas […]

Dynamite Tease Project Involving Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Frank Barbiere

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TweetDynamite have started teasing projects this week, with the arrival of three images promising a project from Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, and Frank Barbiere. Each of the teasers – released since Monday – have gradually started building up a phrase, which presumably when completed will form the tagline for whatever the writers have planned.