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Welcome to another edition of the Marvel Rundown! With Amazing Spider-Man on the heels of two really aggressively dark and self-indulgent Spider-Man stories, this week’s Rundown examines some things the current run of the title has in common with another long-running arc featuring a major Big Two character: Tom King‘s Batman. We’ve got that and other
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Welcome back to the Small Press Spotlight! This week, Second Sight Publishing drops their April releases while Linebreakers goes from hobby shop to comic publisher. Keep reading for more details. Based in Victorville, CA, Linebreakers is known as the largest comic and hobby shop in the High Desert. Now the popular location is branching out
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Dark Horse Comics has announced a partnership with YouNeek Studios that will bring the creative studio’s McDuffie Award-nominated Youniverse of African-inspired superheroes to the publisher. The deal will see Dark Horse reissue YouNeek’s previously-released graphic novels, and publish new books in the line, with a total of ten titles to be published by Dark Horse.
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Redfork Writer: Alex PaknadelArtist: Nil VendrellColorist: Giulia BruscoLetterer: Ryan FerrierPublisher: TKO Studios Small-town America has always been a reliable setting for horror, especially when it serves as a metaphor for the terrible things that can haunt a community. It’s in the very fabric of the country, really. Any given community is always a bad day away from seeing its
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Another industry veteran is setting up a new company: Kuo-Yu Liang, formerly of ReedPop, Diamond and Random House, has launched Ku Worldwide, a new global pop-culture publishing consultancy aimed at helping companies “make money, save money and save time.” Liang is a long time Friend of the Beat and we can tell you that he has
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Yesterday, Sal Abbinati, best known as an art dealer and representative for artists like Alex Ross, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Geof Darrow, launched a Kickstarter for a graphic novel of his own. Written and illustrated by Abbinati, The Hostage follows a group of kids living on the streets of Rio De Janeiro, and is inspired by time that Abbinati
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No concept has been more twisted and abused than the concept of “freedom” in the hands of opportunistic Republicans and libertarian nutballs. Speaking of which, yes, that’s Rand Paul in the fourth panel. He came out looking like Eraserhead, which I am more than okay with.  If you are able, please consider joining the Sorensen Subscription
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Since 2007, the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, has selected a variety of graphic novels suitable for readers age 12-18. YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens lists provide both a snapshot of the year’s best titles suitable for young adult readers, but also a valuable selection tool for
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