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Gilbert Hernandez's Palomar—a masterpiece of small town life, longing and the search for love—survived a challenge and will remain on the shelves at the school library in Rio Rancho, NM Betsy Gomez reports for the CBLDF.
Gilbert Hernandez's Palomar—a masterpiece of small town life, longing and the search for love—survived a challenge and will remain on the shelves at the school library in Rio Rancho, NM Betsy Gomez...
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Here's a history comic on Newyorker.com by Julia Wertz about when pinball was illegal in New York City In other Wertz news, she's working on Impossible People, a second memoir about her alcoholism that she started after The Infinite Wait and then…
Here's a history comic on Newyorker.com by Julia Wertz about when pinball was illegal in New York City In other Wertz news, she's working on Impossible People, a second memoir about her alcoholis...
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§ MUST READ: Laura Hudson enters the world of Jason Shiga, who is probably one of the world’s greatest living cartoonists. If you don’t believe me, go read Demon, or Fleep. He’s surely one of the great visionary thinkers about the possibilities of comics…
§ MUST READ: Laura Hudson enters the world of Jason Shiga, who is probably one of the world's greatest living cartoonists. If you don't believe me, go read Demon, or Fleep. He's surely one of the g...
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Next Games and IDW launch new Compass Point: West comic

Finland—home of saunas, heavy metal, fish pies...and mobile games. Next Games is one of Finland's newest game studios and they've recently launched Compass Point: West, a 3D game set in the Wild West which ties together mobile game play, card collecting,…
Finland—home of saunas, heavy metal, fish pies...and mobile games. Next Games is one of Finland's newest game studios and they've recently launched Compass Point: West, a 3D game set in the Wild We...
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A few personnel notes at Diamond Book Distributors, the arm of Diamond that sells to bookstores and other non returnable outlets. Sales Rep Brooke Borneman lest to become director of Marketing for Dorchester publishing last month, and now longtime Diamond…
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The PReacher pilot is HAPPENING. I never believed this day would come. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's scabrous, epic take on religion, armageddon and personal honor is still violent and shocking. But it's happening.
The PReacher pilot is HAPPENING. I never believed this day would come. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's scabrous, epic take on religion, armageddon and personal honor is still violent and shocking. B...
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Seems like everyone had the same great idea at the same time: with comic-cons proliferating, and nerdlebrities making a circuit out of it, wouldn't this be fine fodder for a realityish TV show/webisode of some kind? And wouldn't actors who had starred in…
Seems like everyone had the same great idea at the same time: with comic-cons proliferating, and nerdlebrities making a circuit out of it, wouldn't this be fine fodder for a realityish TV show/webi...
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Getting a hotel room for Comic-con is a physical and mental race against the clock. You need to have Nolan Ryan's fastball, Ronda Rousey's reflexes and Edward Snowden's keyboard skills. It's the ultimate test of nerves for nerds. But some may wonder, just…
Getting a hotel room for Comic-con is a physical and mental race against the clock. You need to have Nolan Ryan's fastball, Ronda Rousey's reflexes and Edward Snowden's keyboard skills. It's the u...
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Bundling, unboxing…so many ways to get cool stuff these days. And here’s another one, Groupees, which offers a pay-what-you-want bundling service. And they’ve just teamed with Dynamite to offer a bundle of digital titles, with multiple tiers and special…
Bundling, unboxing...so many ways to get cool stuff these days. And here's another one, Groupees, which offers a pay-what-you-want bundling service. And they've just teamed with Dynamite to offer a...
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Gypsy Danger! If there was ever a no brainer in this transmedia world where comics are a nice placeholder and more between filmed entertainment outing, it’s tat the world needs Pacific Rim comic book. The controversial film wasn’t considered a box office…
Gypsy Danger! If there was ever a no brainer in this transmedia world where comics are a nice placeholder and more between filmed entertainment outing, it's tat the world needs Pacific Rim comic bo...
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A Kickstarter is a little like having a baby in only 31 days, You put all your efforts into the birth, but then what happens to the baby? Well now we'll get to see the kids grow up and go to school. Kickstarter is enabling creators to showcase more of…
A Kickstarter is a little like having a baby in only 31 days, You put all your efforts into the birth, but then what happens to the baby? Well now we'll get to see the kids grow up and go to school...
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As I write this, the hotel situation for this year's San Diego Comic-Con remains in flux. Open hotel registration—which is in effect a lottery based on hand and browser speed—took place yesterday morning, and it was a tense, tense 10 minutes with…
As I write this, the hotel situation for this year's San Diego Comic-Con remains in flux. Open hotel registration—which is in effect a lottery based on hand and browser speed—took place yesterday m...
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Sympathies to all involved. We still haven't managed to nail down any Dragon*Con rooms yet for this year, which will be problematic for me indeed given my health.
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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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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,