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Lion Forge Acquires Its Own Comic Book Website: Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat

Following in the footsteps of other proud symbiotic relationships between publishers and comic book websites such as Avatar Press and Bleeding Cool, Fantagraphics and The Comics Journal, or Marvel and Comic Book Resources, publisher Lion Forge has acquired ComicsBeat.com, colloquially known as The Beat, the longtime home of premiere comics journalist and frenemy of Bleeding Cool Heidi […]

Things To Do In New York And Philadelphia This Week If You Like Comics

Wednesday, December 17th Locust Moon Comics at 34 South 40th Street in Philadelphia will host a Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream signing party at 7PM. They say: “oin us on Wednesday, 12/17 for a dreamy night of star-studded comic book glory, as many of the Philly-based contributors to the once-in-a-lifetime anthology Little Nemo: Dream Another […]


Essential 8 Women Working In Comics – Yes, Gail, Boys Like Comics Too

By Erik Grove Women like comic books. That shouldn’t be surprising to anyone because comics are amazing. There’s nothing inherently masculine or feminine about words and pictures telling a story. Being surprised by women liking comics is like being surprised that women like movies or like books or like music. Still, the majority of readers […]

Fanboy Rampage: The Beat Vs Comic Book Men

The Beat ran an article about sexism in comic stores entitled, “Breaking: A comic shop in this day and age is staffed by customer-repelling losers” that included the following excerpted review of Jay And Bob’s Silent Stash as seen in AMC’s Comic Book Men, ironically from Hater Free Wednesdays. NOT friendly to women. The guys […]

Crossed, Misogyny, Torture Covers And Mad Magazine

So I found myself involved in a little back and forth on Twitter yesterday. Heidi MacDonald on The Beat, posted a piece criticising Avatar’s covers for the series Crossed, after fellow Beat writers Amy Chu and Steve Morris called me out for bias asking why I wasn’t calling out Avatar over Crossed covers such as […]

Bleeding Cool Is The Most Influential Comics Blog In The World

No of course it isn’t. But for some reason, Technorati thinks it is. Bleeding Cool seems to alternate with Splashpage@MTV with an occasional appearance by CBR’s Robot6 for top spot on their blog-measuring system for the Comics category. Bleeding Cool is also the 12th in Entertainment and 106th out of all blogs and news sites […]