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Story: Joe Casey Art: Paul Maybury Letters: Rus Wooton Designer: Sonia Harris Flats: Ricky Valenzuela Publisher: Image Comics Their names are legend: the Glorious Knox! Greg Horn the Battlebjörn! Jhago the Irritator! Three warrior gods vacationing on…
Story: Joe Casey Art: Paul Maybury Letters: Rus Wooton Designer: Sonia Harris Flats: Ricky Valenzuela Publisher: Image Comics Their names are legend: the Glorious Knox! Greg Horn the Battlebjörn! J...
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Oh boy here we go…as Battleworlds and pizzas collide we’ll have a newish Marvel U at summer’s end. This teaser is a little reminiscent of DC’s various “one year later” upheavals over the years which is little ironic since whether this could be termed a…
Oh boy here we go...as Battleworlds and pizzas collide we'll have a newish Marvel U at summer's end. This teaser is a little reminiscent of DC's various "one year later" upheavals over the years wh...
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With a script credited to Lindelof, Jeff Jensen, and director Brad Bird, Tomorrowland feels like a concept or idea (or a philosophy, even) that was fleshed out into 15 minutes of story in writer's room. That 15 minutes of story was nestled into the…
With a script credited to Lindelof, Jeff Jensen, and director Brad Bird, Tomorrowland feels like a concept or idea (or a philosophy, even) that was fleshed out into 15 minutes of story in writer's...
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We’ve seen the upfronts and the webfronts, and basically the pipeline of entertainment that we’ll be complaining about in Twitter over the next 12 month or so has been set up. And a few cartoonsits types have made the jump to multi media. • Lizz Hickey is…
We've seen the upfronts and the webfronts, and basically the pipeline of entertainment that we'll be complaining about in Twitter over the next 12 month or so has been set up. And a few cartoonsits...
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The priceless Deb Aoki has created yet another masterful Storify called Twitter for Comics Creators - Do's & Don'ts and rather than embed here, it just go read it. But here's the nut graph:
The priceless Deb Aoki has created yet another masterful Storify called Twitter for Comics Creators - Do's & Don'ts and rather than embed here, it just go read it. But here's the nut graph:
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I review a puffed rice and corn cheese snack that is Avengers themed.
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The comics world continued to pay tribute to Seth Kushner this week, following his passing on Sunday. Michael Cavna has an amazing gallery of Kushner’s many amazing photos of comics creators, an astonishing body of work, along with tributes from Neil…
The comics world continued to pay tribute to Seth Kushner this week, following his passing on Sunday. Michael Cavna has an amazing gallery of Kushner's many amazing photos of comics creators, an as...
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Matt Fraction made his big late night debut in the wee hours yesterday evening/this morning on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and got a chance to not only talk a bit about Sex Criminals, but also read a few choice entries from the hardback edition “Big…
Matt Fraction made his big late night debut in the wee hours yesterday evening/this morning on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and got a chance to not only talk a bit about Sex Criminals, but also re...
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There are a lot of indie creators out there under the radar paving out careers for themselves with fanbases, relatively small but extremely dedicated, that return again and again for new projects. One such creator is cartoonist Claire Connelly, who has…
There are a lot of indie creators out there under the radar paving out careers for themselves with fanbases, relatively small but extremely dedicated, that return again and again for new projects. ...
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Because uniting to fight boredom takes teamwork, Paramount has just made a Devastator out of a bunch of star writers to revamp the Transformers franchise, and Robert Kirkman is among them. The team, led by Akiva Goldsman, includes Kirkman, Art Marcum and…
Because uniting to fight boredom takes teamwork, Paramount has just made a Devastator out of a bunch of star writers to revamp the Transformers franchise, and Robert Kirkman is among them. The tea...
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The 2015 Glyph Awards were presented over the weekend, and here are the winners:
The 2015 Glyph Awards were presented over the weekend, and here are the winners:
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§ Luz, the Charlie Hebdo cartoonist who sirvived the January attack, is quitting the magazine in September, he revealed in an interview on Monday. It’s hard to blame him. “Each issue is torture, because the others are gone,” Mr. Luzier said. “Spending…
§ Luz, the Charlie Hebdo cartoonist who sirvived the January attack, is quitting the magazine in September, he revealed in an interview on Monday. It's hard to blame him. “Each issue is torture, be...
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Award winning writer and editor at The Beat. Graphic Novel industry pundit and consultant.
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I am currently the editor in chief for The Beat (comicsbeat.com) as well as comics reviews editor for Publishers Weekly and co-editor of Publishers Weekly Comics World. In the past I've worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox Entertainment and The Hollywood Reporter. I helped launch the New York Comic Con, and have consulted with numerous companies in the entertainment and publishing worlds. 

I live in New York City with my husband and two cats. 
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Named one of Time Magazine's Top 25 Blogs, two-time Eisner Award nominee, winner Best Blogging, the Shel Dorf Awards, winner, Friends of Lulu Women of Distinction lifetime achievement award, Five-time winner of The Comedy Olympics
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Everything you always wanted to know about Gwen Stacy (SPOILERS!!!) — Th...
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Amazing Spider-Man is definitely a hit—$91.6 million opening weekend—but the questions are just beginning. As are the spoilers just in case

What is it like to be a man in comics? — The Beat
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So yesterday I tweeted this, and there was quite a bit of outcry before during and after about Janelle Asselin's Tumblr post, linked to in t

REVIEW: NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by Nathan W. Pyle — The Beat
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NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette Nathan W. Pyle William Morrow/HarperCollins $10, 144 pages. ISBN 978-0-06-230311-0. I kept expecting this book

Singapore cosplayer finds room for all his mecha parts in amazing Ikea a...
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Okay this is an ad for Ikea, but it is also a fantasy for most of us. Like, a Sex in the City/Axe ad level fantasy. Imagine being a cosplaye

The 2013 Comics Industry Person of the Year is Kim Thompson — The Beat
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This marks the fourth year we've run the Comics Industry Person of the Year Poll, and the results were very straightforward, as you'll see.

RIP: Smithfield — The Beat
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Well, another bar is closing in New York: Smithfield on 28th Street. This was mostly a soccer/sports bar, as the above photo of Six Alex Fer

Thought Bubble 2013: A Reading List in Review! — The Beat
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This isn't a convention write-up. Instead, it's a review roundup of every new comic I came across at Thought Bubble 2013. Because I want to

31 Days of Winter Festivals: A Very Sticks Angelica Christmas — The Beat
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This year we're celebrating not only Christmas, but Hannukah (early this year but still in December), Kwanzaa, Saturnalia, Festivus, Krampus

EthoStream: Future-Proof Connectivity
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EthoStream provides cutting-edge technology, proactive system monitoring, and 24/7/365 in-house technical support--and will engineer a seaml

The Beat — The News Blog of Comics Culture
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Welcome to The Beat, your source for comic book and graphic novel news, reviews, and information.

SDCC ’13: Marvel teases Marvelman at lunch and more from IDW, DC and Titan
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David Gabriel announced a bunch of stuff, including Origins II, Deadpool vs Carnage, and saying “We have not forgotten” Miracleman. image. A

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Experience an increase in colors by Shellac Layering. Shellac Layering how to video.

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‘Avengers Arena’ pits X-23, Avengers Academy, Runaways in fight to the d...
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The BIG GUY and RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT, signed 2-Comic Set! Posted Tuesday, October 4th, 2011. The classic series from writer Frank Miller and

Mississippi Voters Shoot Down 'Personhood' Measure, While Ohio Backs Uni...
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Anti-union and anti-abortion measures fell, giving Democrats some hope.

As Editor Brian Smith leaves DC, we learn you can’t spell schadenfreude ...
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Smith also noted on Twitter that he had simply given notice,and indicated that his departure had nothing to do with the Liefeld attacks. In

Publishing During the Apocalypse – SPX 2012 | Dim Sum Warriors
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The session that interested me most was “Publishing During the Apocalypse”, with Leon Avelino (Secret Acres), Box Brown (Retrofit Comics), A

How to Make Your WordPress Category Pages Search Engine (and People) Fri...
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When you create a category page, your theme, by default, lists all of your articles marked with that category. Some themes show post titles,