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26. Two wacky Marvel teams return: The Champions and the Great Lakes Avengers

gla_lgMarvel Now is coming! It seems there are just not enough superteams in the world, and Marvel is bringing back two with rather checkered pasts: The Champions, something of an also ran in Marvel history, and the Great Lakes Avengers, a team that never even got into the race. But perhaps the time is ready for these offbeat squads.

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27. Edison Rex returns today

Chris Roberson writes on the return of his Monkeybrain title, Edison Rex with a long delayed issues #17 which can be purchased here:   Well, it’s been two years (!) since the last issue of Edison Rex was released, but the story isn’t over yet. Dennis and I have been busy with other projects, but we’ve […]

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28. VIz announces many new acquisitions including Dragon Ball Super, Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt and more

With Anime Expo in the rearview mirror many new manga titles have been announced and Viz has a bunch, including new Mobile Suit Gundam and Dragon Ball titles and omnibus editions for some of their classic titles. Here’s the complete list:   New VIZ Signature Acquisition:   MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT · Available Fall 2016 […]

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29. This Jim Woodring animated SPX poster is the trippiest thing you’ll see today

Via the SPX tumblr, a reminder that once San Diego Comic-COn is over it’ll be straight to the fall show line-up including the annual Small Ppess Expo in Bethesda, the annual Camp Comics for the indie inclined. Visionary master Jim Woodring created this animated poster, and a 3D version will be available at the show. […]

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30. Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 7/6/16: Are you ready for MORE biblical comics?

§ Nice Art: the work of Chinese artist RLoN Wang, via § Marjorie Liu, Kieron Gillen and Kate Leth picked some comics for summer beach reading, and they have good taste. § Gabrielle Bell is cartooning again! Huzzah! § Chicagoist profiles Gina Wynbrandt and her irresistible comic ‘Someone Please Have Sex With Me’ Released in May […]

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31. MATT CHATS: Mike Norton on the End of Battlepug, Doing an Eisner Award-Winning Webcomic “Wrong”

82338030ca509bc4b88ceee582652825_xlI talked with Mike once before about Battlepug, and was happy to do it again following its recent grande finale. I asked him more about the process for his webcomic, how he feels about ending it and his Image series Revival. Read on to learn how Mike’s grown as an artist and his experiences concurrently drawing […]

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32. A 13 foot high bronze statue of Captain America will soon be erected in Brooklyn

Well, to be more precise, it’s probably going to be a 13-foot high statue of Chris Evans — not that there’s anything wrong with that. As USA Today reports, the 1-ton statue will debut at Comic-Con at the Marvel booth before gong on a cross-country odyssey that will end in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on August […]

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33. LINE Webtoon rolls out Superhero Month with Stan Lee, Heroine Chic and more of Brooklyn’s own superheroes

LINE Webtoon's series of theme months continues with July's "Superheroes" launch. The mobile-based comics platform is rolling out several series including the second comic in the New Brooklyn superhero universe, the return of Heroine Chic, and the debut of The Badguys, winner of the Stan Lee/POW! Entertainment Superhero Comics Contest.

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34. Valiant dominates 2016 Harvey nominations with 50 nods

  The 2016 Harvey nominations have just been announced, and as in past years, Valiant was the overwhelming favorite of the voting block with some 50 nominations out of some 142 total, including all but one nominees in five categories. Despite appearances, nominees are not voted on by Valiant fans, but rather industry professionals via an […]

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35. Ronald Wimberly on asking artists for sample pages for free

On Tumblr, artist Ronald Wimberly wrote a very cogent post on why artists should get paid to do sample pages: A quick preface: Yesterday a friend of mine told me the story of how she was scouted by DC Comics to participate in their “talent” workshop. My colleague, who worked as a professional for 7 years […]

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36. Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 7/5/16: Lois Lane actress Noel Neill passes away

§ Actress Noel Neill, who played Lois Lane in the Superman serials of the 50s to George Reeve’s Superman passed away at age 95 over the holiday after a long illness. Neill was a fine, foundational Lois and one of the early “nerdlebrities” at comic-cons where she gained a reputation as a feisty, lovely woman. […]

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37. Con Wars: Wizard World Lauches/Scuttles “Wizard World Cruise” to the Bahamas

  [UPDATE: “Unfortunately, due to multiple talent having new filming schedule conflicts beyond our control, we have been forced to cancel the Wizard World Cruise.”  Wow… I was at Wizard World Philly, and they were promoting this then. Methinks there wasn’t enough interest.]   Wizard World, known for their many fan conventions hosted across the […]

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38. ALA-Orlando: Margaret Atwood Charms Librarians, Comics Fans at the American Library Association Annual Conference!

The American Library Association offered an impressive schedule of graphic novel panels at their annual conference in Orlando, and the most impressive was undoubtedly Margaret Atwood! Known for her prose writing, she has a lifelong relationship with comics, having taught herself to read the “funny papers” of the Golden Age. (“Orphan Annie freaked me out. […]

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39. Review: Wandering Star, A Timeless Classic, Returns To Print

wandering star 6Dover Publications is mostly known for two things: papercraft books (including coloring books back before they were cool), and reprinting lost literary treasures, mostly in the public domain. That reprint model changed a few years ago, when Drew Ford, then an editor at Dover, started a graphic novel line, reprinting many forgotten classics from the […]

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40. A Fix-Up, Not a Reboot: One Month into DC’s Rebirth

A lot’s been said about DC’s Rebirth being an attempt to get the pre-New 52 fans (realistically, the fans who quit prior to New 52) back into the fold.  Seeing as how I’ve been on the Silver Age Trivia panel at C2E2/Chicago Comicon for a very long time, I’m probably qualified to speak to Rebirth […]

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41. Must Read: Maia Kobabe on paying for an art degree

Maia Kobabe is a very talented up and coming cartoonist as the above page from her Tom O’Bedlam adaptation shows. (disclosure: she is also a reviewer for me at Publishers Weekly.) Recently she wrote a very frank tumblr post in response to a question about whether to enter the California College of the Arts MFA […]

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42. HUGE NEWS: New BISAC codes for kids and YA graphic novels

If I told you a secret cabal of the comics industry's most important players had been working behind the scenes for years to implement an important change for how comics are sold, your ears would perk up, right? But if I told you this change was to get expanded BISAC codes for kids and YA graphic novels they'd probably perk right down again, right?

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43. Preview: NEW SUPER-MAN #1 by Yang, Bogdanovic, Friend, and Hi-Fi

NSM_Cv1_dsAn advance look at DC's newest hero

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44. Marvel reveals “Divided we Stand” promo with Boomers/Gen x vs MIllenniels

Last night we showed you Marvel’s new “puzzle style” promo for their Fall event. Given the powers of crowd sourcing on the internet, we figured it’d be put together long before we went to sleep, but, shockingly, when we turned in at 3:30 am, Reddit was still chugging along. That’s more than 12 hours to […]

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45. Today The Beat is 12!

We celebrate the Beat’s anniversary on July 1st every year, and guess what? We’re 12! I don’t have too much to say this year, because I’ve been saying it all for a while. These are tough days for tough people but we made it this far and had a blast doing it. But the Beat […]

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46. Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 7/1/16: The Phial of Galadriel vs Dumpster Fires

§ Nice statue: I’m not a big fan of The Darkness, but this statue by XM Studios is pretty cool. Via FB. § Yesterday we introduced our new, fresh burning dumpster scale for kerfuffles, but on reflection we decided that a counterbalance for justice and mercy was needed, and we were inspired by the thoughts […]

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47. Crowdfunding Spotlight: Christopher Irvin and Andrew Maclean Deliver High Flying Muscle action in WRESTLETOWN

WrestletownBannerCheck out this awesome new Inkshare from writer Christopher Irvin and artist Andrew Maclean of HEADLOPPER fame!

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48. Tom Felton joins THE FLASH Season 3

Draco-MalfoyThe Flash adds its first new cast member for the third season

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49. AMERICAN GODS and ASH vs. EVIL DEAD are headed to SDCC

Photo courtesy of Entertainment WeeklyStarz unveils two of their big panels for SDCC

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50. Help Wanted: the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is hiring two

The CBLDF has just completed its relocation to Portland, OR, and they are hiring fopr two key positions. . Do YOU have what it takes to stand up for free speech? DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (Part-Time, 25 – 30 hours a week) The Development Manager works with CBLDF staff in the development and implementation of CBLDF’s fundraising program. […]

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