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1. Deadpool headed for a massive $100 million+ record settting opening

Ryan Reynolds, Rob Liefeld and Fabian Niceiza are smiling right now. Deadpool, the R-rated superhero send-up is set to make more than $100 million this weekend after breaking the Thursday preview record for an R-rated film with $14 million. Projections call for a $102.5 million three day and $113.5 million four day take. This breaks […]

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2. The Marvel Rundown: Comics and Television Collide in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

331735._SX640_QL80_TTD_Personal confession time. Over the past 15+ weeks I have reviewed each and every #1 in the ongoing Marvel All-New, All-Different Universe…except for one. One that still haunts me to this day. See, the day Marvel launched Secret Wars #9 was also the same day that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  #1 came out. I wanted to […]

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3. Something Old, Something Lu 2/12/16 — Is JONESY #1 Fun for All Ages? How Do Tynion IV & Paquette Fare on BATMAN #49?

BannerAre you ready to fall in love with comics this weekend?

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4. The Retailer’s View // Rebirthing Pains

CZWmORAWcAEl54H.jpgIt’s been quite a while since the last edition of The Retailer’s View, and there are several reasons for that. Almost all of them can be grouped under the heading “year one of a business is tricky as hell”, though a bit can be attributed to the emotional drop I encountered at the end of […]

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5. Batman V Superman is either in trouble or a savior

I think we can all agree that yesterday’s new Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice trailer was pretty dope. But will it be enough to rescue the fortunes of Warner Bros., whose movie slate of late has been a series of costly flops, from Pan to In the Heart of the Sea. It’s common wisdom […]

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6. Dynamite adds Patrick O’Connell as sales manager

Dynamite is staffing up! They recently hired Alan Payne and had just added Patrick O'Connell as sales manager; and I hear a few more hires re on the way, many of them the result of DC's west coast move freeing up a lot of talented people.

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7. Full Circle: DC celebrates The New 52 with 52nd issue tribute covers

Superman-#52-variant-cover-by-Mikel-Janin"52" is the lucky number at DC Comics, and with the (once) New 52 reaching their 52nd issues, it's time to celebrate with a series of variant covers, because as far as we know, a NEWER 52 might be on the way.

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8. Image Comics Month-to Month Sales December 2015: Oh, What a Night

wicdivsahkmetA new year, a new Image of you.

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9. ANNOUNCEMENT: How Charise Harper’s CRAFTY CAT Will Teach Kids to Embrace Their Inner Strength Through Art!

2From First Second Books comes a new series about a young girl and her artistic alter ego!

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10. Five superhero shows put to the Bechdel test; only one fails

theflashLast week, fellow Beat writer Alex Jones wrote this article about the TV show Arrow and it's treatment of female characters. I don't really follow Arrow, so I can't say whether I agree with his assessment. But the premise got me thinking about whether any of these shows could pass the Bechdel test, i.e. the new standard for fictional female characters.

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11. Where the Conner/Palmiotti team will be at Long Beach Comic Expo –– and their latest Kickstarter

The other day we mentioned that the hugely popular team behind Harley Quinn of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti had imposed a sensible signing limit for shows, which makes sense because they are two of the busiest people we know. For instance, Palmiotti is currently running Kickstarter — his ninth—for a standalone graphic novel in […]

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12. Appeals court rules that 2001 agreement covers Siegel/Superman case

What may just be the FINAL final decision in the long running case to get the rights to Superman back to the Siegel family was announced on Wednesday, with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Warner Bros. favor, citing that a 2001 agreement signed by the late Joanna Siegel was in fact binding. […]

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13. Marvel Month-to-Month Sales December 2015: “THE GROUND IS THE LIMIT!”

secretwars-lgMagic is the new trend at Marvel!

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14. D&Q to republish three Lynda Barry masterpieces

The Lynda Barry renaissance that’s been underway at D&Q for the last few years with What It Is, Syllabus and reprints of her early comics strips now comes to its crowning moment with new editions of three books that can justly be called masterpieces: The! Greatest! Of! Marlys!, a colelction of comics featuring barry’s signature […]

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15. Palmiotti and Conner Weigh in on the Cancellation of DC’s STARFIRE

GalleryComics_1920x1080_20150708_STARF_Cv2_5592cfefeeaab1.96600029"The series ending doesn’t mean you won’t see Starfire pop up in other places!"

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16. How Marc Tyler Nobleman Rescued the Legacy of Batman Co-Creator Bill Finger

Detective_Comics_27For decades, Bob Kane was the only person credited for the creation of the Batman. However, as Nobleman argued at 92Y, Bill Finger was the man who did most of the work.

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17. The final BATMAN v SUPERMAN trailer brings the bat-action

batman fightingWith just over a month to go, we get one more look at what's coming on 3/25

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18. Review: Cullen Bunn’s “Deadpool & the Mercs for Money” – Mo Money Indeed

Deadpool & the Mercs for MoneyBy: Nicholas Eskey During the month of January we saw: Deadpool: Massacre, True Believers: Deadpool, Deapool Origins, Deadpool the Musical!, Deadpool the Variants, Evil Deadpool, Deadpool & Cable: Split Second, Groovy Deadpool, The Meaty Deadpool, The Wedding of Deadpool, Detective Deadpool, Uncanny Deadpool, and even the very fan-anticipated Spider-Man/Deadpool crossover.  The entire month might well have […]

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19. Podcorn Podcast — 2/10/16 Learn to Bind Comics With the Pros

PodcornTVLogoEver 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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20. Telltale Games Announce Start Date For Michonne Mini Series

TWD_Michonne_InTooDeep_EpisodeSlideTelltale games announces Michonne mini series start date.

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21. Hail to the King….’s dad!: Lee Majors joins the cast of ASH vs EVIL DEAD

ash-vs-evil-dead-1474-s1e9-bound-in-fleshI 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 a huge fan of the Evil Dead series as a child, missing it hurts my soul a bit, but one can only […]

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22. Retailer Lee Hester explains why his 29-year-old comics shop is closing

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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23. Comix Creatrix: the blockbuster art show is now a free 200 page book about the history of women in comics

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’s outfit. 646 377 9682   Just […]

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24. 2016 Dwayne McDuffie Award nominees announced

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 Alphona (Marvel Entertainment); Zana by Jean Barker […]

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25. Snyder Exits Batman with April’s Issue #51

batman51-32b5dWith 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 the last pages of Batman #51 – my final issue on the series & last comic […]

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