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1. DC Universe accepts “R” rating for Batman: The Killing Joke animated film

TKJbatmanDC Universe announced today they've accepted an "R" rating from the MPAA for the upcoming animated release Batman: The Killing Joke.

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2. DC and BOOM! Merge Steed and Mrs. Peel with Batman for a Digital-First Series

Batman66-SteedPeel-1-Cover-5710806225af94-00907549-e1b88DC has been combining all sorts of strange characters from old television shows with the Batman ’66 Adam West in the publisher’s digital-first offerings on Comixology and later on in print. In the tradition of Green Hornet and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. comes a pairing with The Avengers. No, not those Avengers, Steed and Mrs. Peel […]

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3. Gallaher and Ellis’s The Only Living Boy goes back to press

olb_lgThis is a small story but a nice one. The Only Living Boy, a fantasy comic about a runaway boy with no memory struggling to survive on a dangerous planet, was published last month by Papercutz, and it’s already going back to press for both the hardcover and paperback editions. Written by David Gallaher and […]

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4. Super-short, No-spoiler review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

civil war review stillLast night, we took in one of the public fan-screenings of Captain America: Civil War that were held in select cities. While we expect to have a more thorough, thoughtful review closer to release, here are some general, non-specific thoughts: Everywhere that Age of Ultron failed, Captain America: Civil War succeeds. Second entries for Marvel […]

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5. The Marvel Rundown: So Why Did C-3PO Have a Red Arm, Anyways?!

NEG5S7bB1b4cIN_2_b (1)This week, Marvel is following up their stellar Black Panther #1 launch with some special one-shots and series kick-offs! First up author James Robinson (Fantastic Four) and illustrator Tony Harris (Ex Machina), who last collaborated on the lauded series Starman, return to comics for a special C-3PO story that explains the strange red arm viewers saw him with during Star Wars: the Force […]

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6. Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: 4/15/16 – a taxing day

§ Blutch, Blutch, Blutch. French artist Christian Hincker, aka Blutch is a cartoon god in Europe, but known only to Euro comics experts here. The new New York Review of Books edition of PEPLUM is his first long work to be translated into English. It’s no easy reader; a mystical narrative that takes element from the […]

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7. MATT CHATS: Jeremy Holt on Bringing Time Traveling Grunge to Heavy Metal with ’Skipped to the End’

coverJeremy Holt is the perfect example of a grinder. Over the years, he’s forged connections and written good comics to write for Challenger Comics (the under appreciated home of great indy comics), Monkeybrain (the digital-first and quality-driven publisher) and now the new Heavy Metal comics imprint. I interviewed him about the “music as time travel” […]

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8. Top Shelf announces truly epic Complete Alec and Bacchus boxed set by Eddie Campbell

bacchus_lgClear some shelf space and save up some money: Top Shelf is releasing the second and final part of the Complete Bacchus series, and then they're taking part one and The Complete Alec, also by Eddie Campbell, and putting them in a deluxe slipcased edition that will stand tall and proud on your shelf.

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9. Chester Brown is hitting the road with his Biblical prostitution treatise (NSFW)

marywept.lgThere’s a new Chester Brown book coming out, and it’s a doozy. It’s called Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus, and it examines stories of bibles heroines via their relationship with prostitution. This profession was at the heart of Chester Brown’s previous book, Paying For It, which is all about how he switched to […]

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10. Everything we know about DC’s totally bizarro updated Hanna Barbera line

flintstones_lgA few months back, DC started its rebirth by announcing they were revamping some classic Hanna Barbera characters for the new millennium. I'll just be honest here and say that I didn't think this was the best of DC's recent revamping efforts–do we really need a gritty Scooby Doo?–but this thing exists, or will soon, and it's going to be pretty funny either way. I believe there have been some artist announcements and more so here's where this is all at.

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11. To do: Roz Chast’s chuckle-filled exhibit at the Museum of the CIty of New York

Well this is pretty cool, and has flown mostly under the radar of my usual comics sites: Roz Chast has an exhibit up at the Museum of the City of New York. It runs from April 14th until October 9th, so you have plenty of time to go see it...and you should. Best known for her 2014 award winning 2014 memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Chast's droll cartoons capture urban foibles of dread, fatalism and UES (upper East Side, to non New Yorkers) neuroses with a levity that barely masks how deep they cut. One of the exhibits mentions that one of her biggest influences was Charles Addams, and it easy to see how Addams' loose penwork and gallery of characters informs her work. She also shifted his emphasis on the lugubrious and horrific to internal anxieties over health, parental guidance, mid-life crises and geographic uncertainty.

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12. Podcorn Podcast 4/13/16 — The Dawn of Sadfleck

Batman-v-SupermanthinThe co-writers of MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR and creative team behind ROCKET GIRL weigh in on the first big blockbuster of the year!

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13. Homestuck ends its seven-year run with a nine-minute cartoon

Andrew Hussie’s Homestuck has been one of the most successful webcomics of the last decade, with thousands of ardent readers, cosplayers and fanatics, and, oh yeah, a $2.4 million Kickstarter for a companion game. The game, called Hivewarp, has been in development since then, however, and has yet to appear. The webcomic, which is highly […]

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14. Spider-Man Solo Film Gets a Title…Baby He’s Coming Home

SpidermanHomecoming"Hey guys."

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15. Captain Jack writes Captain Jack in new Torchwood comic series

Torchwood_001_Cover_AresizeIt's a hall of mirrors and every reflection bears the smiling face of Captain Jack Harkness! Titan comics announced today that a new Torchwood series will join their Doctor Who comic book universe, with issue one penned by the indefatigable John Barrowman.

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16. Alan Moore has drawn the cover to his 1 million word novel ‘Jerusalem’

The cover has just been revealed for Jerusalem, Alan Moore's long, long brewing novel about 6000 years in the life of his hometown Northhampton. There's a good reason writing it took so long. it's one million words long, longer than Moby Dick, longer than Lord of the Rings, longer than the Bible. It's TWICE AS LONG as these behemoths. It's Moore' second novel after Voice of The Fire from 1996, and he considers it one of his life's works. 


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17. The truth about that “$10,000 VIP room” at a comic con is actually pretty shocking

The other day I ran a story about a guy named Jonathon Wall who is being charged with a felony in Utah for trying to use his Federal ID to get into what was claimed to be a "$10,000 VIP room" at the Salt Lake City Comic Con. Something about that didn't set right with me.

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18. Kick Watch: Comic Book Convention Survival Guide tell you absolutely everything about going to cons

I received a nice note asking me to promote this Kickstarter for aComic Book Convention Survival Guide by Kyle Rose and Matthew Bernard. The Comic Book Convention Survival Guide combines years of convention expertise into one convenient location where it can be shared with the world. It will ensure that our readers become well informed […]

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19. Review: Aama is intelligent, mind-bending science fiction with a core of humanity

Taking the idea of awareness and screwing with it from multiple vantage points — self-awareness, awareness of the space around you, familial awareness, scientific awareness, societal awareness — Aama addresses, among other things, the notion of a hive mind and presents mankind as a damaged entity, one in which each part is out of sync […]

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20. Fresh from the Pages of Archie: Adam Hughes to Write and Draw Betty and Veronica ongoing series

upload-a01afRemember those Archie announced for release in the Kickstarter from last May? The publisher is finally making good on the promise to roll out one those titles with the upcoming launch of Betty & Veronica #1. Artist and comics veteran Adam Hughes (Justice League) is writing and drawing the series. The new comic premieres July 20th. The story […]

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21. 6 Things Every Game of Thrones Fan Should Own

Screen Shot 2016-04-12 at 12.31.17 AMWinter is coming… and it’s bringing souvenirs. With this month’s return of HBO’s Game of Thrones, it’s time to plan all the viewing parties or whatever your celebration ritual might be. Revels! Comics Beat was invited to get hands on with the sheer tidal wave of merchandise, both current and upcoming, for one of cable’s most rabid […]

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22. Cover reveal: SNOTGIRL #1 by Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung

snotgirl_lgArtist Leslie Hung posted a portion of the cover to the first issue of SNOTGIRL on Instagram this morning. The first issue of the series, which is written by Bryan Lee O'Malley, will be announced in Previews next month with a July pub date.

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23. Here’s the teaser trailer for DOCTOR STRANGE in all its twisty, magical glory

doctor-strange (2)Debuting on Jimmy Kimmel Live, as all these superhero movie trailers tend to be doing lately, here’s the first teaser trailer for Doctor Strange. Get a gander a Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme and Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, along with a few appearances from Chiwetel Ejiofor and Mads Mikkelsen. It looks to […]

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24. It’s official! Ben Affleck will be the first director/star of a Batman film

batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-ben-affleckTo dig into Heidi’s interests a little bit, they have these things in baseball called Player-managers, where one of the stars of the team ends up running the dugout at the same time. Guys like Ty Cobb, Joe Torre, and Frank Robinson had all held this all too uncommon role. I’m not sure why that […]

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25. Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 4/13/16: Don’t read the comments about this aweome Free Comic Book Day indie comics sampler

indie_lg§ Nice Art: OMG here’s the cover to the indie Free Comic Book Day Sampler from Retrofit Comics (USA), Peow! Studio (Sweden), Avery Hill Publishing (UK), Uncivilized Books (USA), kuš! komiksi (Latvia), and Big Planet Comics (USA). If you are into good comics, you know that these six publishers alone, are responsible for an amazing […]

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