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This past spring there was a a lot of hullabaloo over the lack of Black Widow toys from the Hasbro Avengers: Age of Ultron toy line. This was confirmed by some anonymous insider accounts and observation. In the massive crush of A:AOU merch only a handful…
This past spring there was a a lot of hullabaloo over the lack of Black Widow toys from the Hasbro Avengers: Age of Ultron toy line. This was confirmed by some anonymous insider accounts and observ...
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Team Comics Beat, the world’s most important comic book website ever to grace the internet, sought out adventure and fun after a hard work week.  However, we were graced with the appearance of Micky Moran. As soon as he entered the halls within the…
Team Comics Beat, the world’s most important comic book website ever to grace the internet, sought out adventure and fun after a hard work week.  However, we were graced with the appearance of Mick...
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I guess there's a nasa Hulk on the way, as shown in this new Marvel teaser, and he's got some on-trend athletic shorts but also a doorag or headband of some sort...not sure if that's in style or not. 

I guess there's a nasa Hulk on the way, as shown in this new Marvel teaser, and he's got some on-trend athletic shorts but also a doorag or headband of some sort...not sure if that's in style or no...
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There are only a few nationwide book chains left but those that remain really like comics. For example, Hastings, the nationwide chain that sells both new and used books, is teaming with Valiant to offer, “The Craft of Comics” – live-streaming comics…
There are only a few nationwide book chains left but those that remain really like comics. For example, Hastings, the nationwide chain that sells both new and used books, is teaming with Valiant to...
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It’s widely acknowledged is that a great letterer is one that you don’t notice. Marshall Dillon is often an exception to that rule. He made a big splash with his work on Skullkickers, a series with explosive action and silly sound effects.  Dillon has…
It's widely acknowledged is that a great letterer is one that you don't notice. Marshall Dillon is often an exception to that rule. He made a big splash with his work on Skullkickers, a series with...
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Digital manga—more available than ever before. Both Weekly Shonen Jump and Kodansha have just joined Comixology and the Kindle store. The digital Weekly Shonen Jump makes such favorites as One Piece, Bleach, Blue Exorcist available on the same day as the…
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This is the first in a planned series of articles about the “Image Effect.” Over the past 20+ years Image Comics has grown from a vanity publisher for the top talents of the 90s into a trendsetter and home to a diverse range of popular titles and…
This is the first in a planned series of articles about the “Image Effect.” Over the past 20+ years Image Comics has grown from a vanity publisher for the top talents of the 90s into a trendsetter ...
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Marvel has just announced more details on the post-Secret Wars ongoing series for Weirdworld taking place in the All-New, All-Different Universe launching immediately after the publishing event. The series is switching creative teams from writer Jason…
Marvel has just announced more details on the post-Secret Wars ongoing series for Weirdworld taking place in the All-New, All-Different Universe launching immediately after the publishing event. Th...
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Cartoonist Glenn Head is a comics lifer, with a sensibility filtered through the undergrounds and decanted into the best of 90s alternatives. And how he's crafted a autobiographical comic called Chicago (Fantagraphics) that should be called "portrait of…
Cartoonist Glenn Head is a comics lifer, with a sensibility filtered through the undergrounds and decanted into the best of 90s alternatives. And how he's crafted a autobiographical comic called Ch...
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Those two yahoos who came to the Pokémon World Championships totally strapped have been denied bail, even though their lawyer says they just had a car full of guns for fun times and never meant any harm. A story in the Boston Globe has many more details…
Those two yahoos who came to the Pokémon World Championships totally strapped have been denied bail, even though their lawyer says they just had a car full of guns for fun times and never meant an...
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Marvel recently announced that writer James Robinson would be tackling an upcoming solo series starring the Scarlet Witch spinning out of her on-screen debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Initially…the comic did not have an interior artist,  however, news…
Marvel recently announced that writer James Robinson would be tackling an upcoming solo series starring the Scarlet Witch spinning out of her on-screen debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Initially.....
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Cartoonist Alex Robinson is a charter member of the pioneering :”indie comic graphic novel club” with Box Office Poison, an award-winning ensemble slice of life that covers the kind of Brooklyn life that existed before gentrification followed the Kale…
Cartoonist Alex Robinson is a charter member of the pioneering :"indie comic graphic novel club" with Box Office Poison, an award-winning ensemble slice of life that covers the kind of Brooklyn lif...
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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,