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With rumors circulating across the internet, Scott Snyder has confirmed his departure from Batman in April’s issue #51. The writer announced that the issue will be his last comic with artist Greg Capullo for six months. Truth: I've been delaying writing…
With rumors circulating across the internet, Scott Snyder has confirmed his departure from Batman in April's issue #51. The writer announced that the issue will be his last comic with artist Greg Capullo for six months. https://twitter.com/Ssnyder1835/status/697515248371306497 ComicVine s
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Telltale games announces Michonne mini series start date.
Telltale games announces Michonne mini series start date.
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As we reported earlier today, the San Mateo location of Lee's Comics is closing after 29 years in business. We reached out to owner Lee Hester for more of the story, and he responded below: We wish him well with his remaining store in Mountain View.
As we reported earlier today, the San Mateo location of Lee's Comics is closing after 29 years in business. We reached out to owner Lee Hester for more of the story, and he responded below: We wish him well with his remaining store in Mountain View.
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And they are Andre The Giant: Closer to Heaven by Brandon Easton and Denis Medri (IDW Publishing) Fresh Romance, edited by Janelle Asselin (Rosy Press) Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos (Marvel Entertainment)…
And they are Andre The Giant: Closer to Heaven by Brandon Easton and Denis Medri (IDW Publishing) Fresh Romance, edited by Janelle Asselin (Rosy Press) Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder and Natacha Bustos (Marvel Entertainment) Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian
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I don’t know how all new or all different this is, ut it’s all the way up to issue #6! Peter Quill may be back with the team, but things are anything but back to normal for the Guardians. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at GUARDIANS OF…
I don't know how all new or all different this is, ut it's all the way up to issue #6! Peter Quill may be back with the team, but things are anything but back to normal for the Guardians. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 – the first chapt
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ReedPOP head honcho Lance Fensterman has been doing the interview rounds of late including this podcast for More to Come where I interviewed him as he was boarding a plane. (he’s a busy guy.) In our conversation he hedged a bit about this year’s Special…
ReedPOP head honcho Lance Fensterman has been doing the interview rounds of late including this podcast for More to Come where I interviewed him as he was boarding a plane. (he's a busy guy.) In our conversation he hedged a bit about this year's Special Edition, NYC, and in his interv
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Ever wanted to take a bunch of unruly single issues and turn them into a deluxe hardcover? We're about to show you how on a special video episode of Podcorn Podcast.
Ever wanted to take a bunch of unruly single issues and turn them into a deluxe hardcover? We're about to show you how on a special video episode of Podcorn Podcast.
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I didn’t keep up with Ash vs Evil Dead like I should have, at least not beyond the Sam Raimi-directed pilot, but I heard nothing but great things from friends and colleagues. As an huge fan of the Evil Dead series as a child, missing it hurts my soul a…
I didn't keep up with Ash vs Evil Dead like I should have, at least not beyond the Sam Raimi-directed pilot, but I heard nothing but great things from friends and colleagues. As an huge fan of the Evil Dead series as a child, missing it hurts my soul a bit, but one can only watch so much.
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The timing was fortuitous with Angoulême-gate, but Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics an art show co-curated by Olivia Ahmad and Paul Gravett has now opened in London and the opening, as captured in this slideshow of photos by artist Alison Sampson…
The timing was fortuitous with Angoulême-gate, but Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics an art show co-curated by Olivia Ahmad and Paul Gravett has now opened in London and the opening, as captured in this slideshow of photos by artist Alison Sampson was a triumph. Extra points to Gravett
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This week Archie dropped a preview of Jughead #4 by Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson that casually revealed that the famed crowned cap wearer is asexual, defined as someone who is not attracted to people of any gender. This is a follow up to writer…
This week Archie dropped a preview of Jughead #4 by Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson that casually revealed that the famed crowned cap wearer is asexual, defined as someone who is not attracted to people of any gender. This is a follow up to writer Zdarsky's comments at NYCC '15: "M
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The Californian comics scene is losing a store that lasted 29years, as the Lee’s Comics store in San Mateo is closing. The Mountain View location will remain open.Owner Lee Hester revealed the closing in his newsletter: I’m very sorry to tell you this,…
The Californian comics scene is losing a store that lasted 29years, as the Lee's Comics store in San Mateo is closing. The Mountain View location will remain open.Owner Lee Hester revealed the closing in his newsletter: I'm very sorry to tell you this, but after 29 years, due to adverse
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#Transformers vs #GIJOE pic.twitter.com/ky11h2R6FP — Thomas Scioli (@tomscioli) February 5, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Cobra Commander on Cybertron #Transformers vs #GIJOE pic.twitter.com/FUtVEbbyTu — Thomas Scioli (@tomscioli) February 9,…
#Transformers vs #GIJOE pic.twitter.com/ky11h2R6FP— Thomas Scioli (@tomscioli) February 5, 2016 Cobra Commander on Cybertron #Transformers vs #GIJOE pic.twitter.com/FUtVEbbyTu— Thomas Scioli (@tomscioli) February 9, 2016 § We live in a great time for comics when even Transformers v
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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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‘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,