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England is gone, replaced by a new World Tree, promising to end this world and replace it with something new. Hellboy speaks with a spirit that may be his friend Alice, but who also appears to be something more. She delivers a prophecy of doom and beauty…
England is gone, replaced by a new World Tree, promising to end this world and replace it with something new. Hellboy speaks with a spirit that may be his friend Alice, but who also appears to be s...
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  Well, since it’s Friday let’s go all out with the Kickstarter newsw. Her’s a newsish one from Steve Hamaker, a collection of his graphic novel PLOX Volume One which he’s been serializing online. The story follows three online gamers and their…
  Well, since it's Friday let's go all out with the Kickstarter newsw. Her's a newsish one from Steve Hamaker, a collection of his graphic novel PLOX Volume One which he's been serializing onl...
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Per the big cover story in the latest issue of Empire Magazine, we now know just when Wonder Woman and Justice League, the two 2017 entries that will follow Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad will begin filming. According to the…
Per the big cover story in the latest issue of Empire Magazine, we now know just when Wonder Woman and Justice League, the two 2017 entries that will follow Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and S...
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As we all know, DC is now a west coast company, and there’s a lot of changes happening. Co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee have been doing the press rounds with a series of interviews conducted at SDCC for various outlets, and in the Comic Book Resources…
As we all know, DC is now a west coast company, and there's a lot of changes happening. Co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee have been doing the press rounds with a series of interviews conducted at...
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Autograph authenticator Steve Grad has a collection of 100s of Star Wars cards signed by the original cast, and he’s posted a gallery on FB, with more to come. But I think this one by Mark Hamill may be the best one of all. Although these are pretty good,…
Autograph authenticator Steve Grad has a collection of 100s of Star Wars cards signed by the original cast, and he's posted a gallery on FB, with more to come. But I think this one by Mark Hamill m...
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§ Comics have conquered pop culture (or at least the box office) but what about high culture? While much of the discussion of late has been about artists not getting enough attention from the comics wold, are they also being overlooked by the world of…
§ Comics have conquered pop culture (or at least the box office) but what about high culture? While much of the discussion of late has been about artists not getting enough attention from the comic...
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We get a lot of requests to mention Kickstarters here at the Beat, and rather than slight this one or that one, I hardly mention any. Only the worthiest. But I do HEAR about a lot of kickstarters as they get tweeted and promoted about the web. Here's one…
We get a lot of requests to mention Kickstarters here at the Beat, and rather than slight this one or that one, I hardly mention any. Only the worthiest. But I do HEAR about a lot of kickstarters a...
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The new version of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, launched under the Archie Horror imprint around last Halloween, isn’t exclusively about how adolescence is horrific, but the latest issue can’t help but circle some of that territory.
The new version of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, launched under the Archie Horror imprint around last Halloween, isn’t exclusively about how adolescence is horrific, but the latest issue can’t help b...
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This morning author Brian Michael Bendis teased a second Iron Man title in addition to his upcoming Invincible Iron Man via his Tumblr account: “Man, the launch of ‘Iron Man’ is going so well, I might have to launch another!” The writer initially…
This morning author Brian Michael Bendis teased a second Iron Man title in addition to his upcoming Invincible Iron Man via his Tumblr account: "Man, the launch of 'Iron Man' is going so well, I mi...
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At home in the warmer months, recovering from neck surgery, cartoonist Lauren Weinstein gifts us with Flower Voyeur, a slice of the circle of life comic that ‘s very appropriate as we heda for the dog days of August. Weinstein’s Carriers, about learning…
At home in the warmer months, recovering from neck surgery, cartoonist Lauren Weinstein gifts us with Flower Voyeur, a slice of the circle of life comic that 's very appropriate as we heda for the ...
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Just in case you missed my explanation of how manga helped pave the way for a more diverse comics industry, here's a video of me and then-Marvel editor Bobbie Chase in 1996 trying to explain why women might want to read comics. It's from a TV show called…
Just in case you missed my explanation of how manga helped pave the way for a more diverse comics industry, here's a video of me and then-Marvel editor Bobbie Chase in 1996 trying to explain why wo...
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 Dan Abnett and Luke Ross are bringing Hercules back to the Marvel Universe with a new title named after the titular hero. The series will be available for purchase in local comic book shops in November and will feature the Olympian attempting to atone…
 Dan Abnett and Luke Ross are bringing Hercules back to the Marvel Universe with a new title named after the titular hero. The series will be available for purchase in local comic book shops in Nov...
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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

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

The 50 Coolest Places in New York City Right Now
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Because keeping up with what's hot on these streets is a full-time job. Complex.com: The original buyer's guide for men.

‘Avengers Arena’ pits X-23, Avengers Academy, Runaways in fight to the d...
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CBLDF » The BIG GUY and RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT, signed 2-Comic Set!
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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,