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Mattel has launched Creatable World, a new line of gender-neutral dolls, which isn’t the first time that Mattel has made a significant update to its doll offerings in the past few years. In 2016, the company introduced three additional body types for Barbie dolls: petite, tall, and curvy (“just like ladies jeans at Target,” wrote Beat
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FrogcatchersBy Jeff LemireGallery 13 Whenever I read some new work from Jeff Lemire, it seems eons away from Essex County. When the first volume of that trilogy appeared 12 years ago, it was intimate, dark, quiet, and surreal. It didn’t follow conventional narrative structures, and was more concerned with diving into the interiors of the
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If you’re looking for laugh-out-loud humor and outstanding artistic style, the Little Tunny comics by Grace Gogarty are here to scratch that itch. From stories involving original fictional characters to comics about their misadventures while playing Pokémon GO, the world of Little Tunny is certainly worth a visit! Many of the entries are journal comics
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Hello governor, jolly good! I’m back with another episode of Pennyworth, the penultimate episode of this first season! Last we saw Alfred, he was arrested after killing John Curzon, the son of an influential lord. Meanwhile, England is in chaos as various political parties are vying for control of the country. Before we continue, you can
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At least for the time being, IDW has cancelled the Black Crown comic, Marilyn Manor. From writer Magdalene Visaggio, artist Marley Zarcone and colorists Irma Kniivila and Tamra Bonvillain, the series only managed to put a single issue on shelves back in June, then was hit with several delays. Issues #2-4, along with the series’ collection of Marilyn
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On Saturday, September 21st, Batman Day will celebrate 80 years of the caped crusader, and 13 cities on six continents will be alight with a special celebration of the Dark Knight. Courtesy of DC. In New York City, the Empire State Building will be illuminated with Batman yellow lights, and the Bat-Signal will be projected
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Welcome to Queerness in Comics, a bi-weekly column by Avery Kaplan that will explore queer representation in comics. This week, Avery is exploring Girl Town, a collection published in 2018. Girl Town was awarded the 2019 Ignatz Award for Best Collection. Cartoonist: Casey NowakPublisher: Top Shelf Productions  There’s something about Girl Town by Casey Nowak that has you hooked
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Dark Horse Comics has released full solicitations text and images for titles scheduled to ship in December. Here are some of the highlights: A new Criminal Macabre miniseries by writer Steve Niles and artist Guyla Németh The Butcher of Paris, a true-crime miniseries telling the tale of a World War II-era serial killer, by writer Stephanie
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Fall is starting to feel like it’s finally here, and just like the changing of the seasons it’s another week of exciting new comic cons! The Beat has gathered some of the large and small conventions, happening 9/20-9/22, and more. Want to know about ticket prices and special guests? It’s all assembled right here. Are any of
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Welcome to another recap of Pennyworth! Alfred Pennyworth continues his quest to avenge Esme’s murder, as he discovers another clue as to the truth of his fiancé Esme’s murder, while the Raven Society are planning a rally to seemingly reveal that James Harwood has survived. Check out my recap of the last episode right here. “If
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In a crowded conference room at Rose City Comic Con 2019, Saturday con-goers gathered to hear monster-loving creators Chris Roberson (Hellboy, iZombie), Kel McDonald (Can I Pet Your Werewolf?), Tristan Tarwater (Elements: Fire), and Cat Farris (Ghoul Next Door), chat with moderator Zack Davisson (Yokai Stories) for the “Monster or Metaphor?! – The Meaning of
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DC’s Rose City Comic Con panel “Lois and Jimmy — Friends of Superman” had the audience absolutely rolling as the creative teams behind the current iterations of Superman’s iconic supporting characters dove into the each characters’ respective (and absurd) histories leading to how we see them now. Moderated by professor and superhero scholar Ben Saunders,
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Are you missing Game of Thrones? Have you spent the last few months crying yourself to sleep at night thinking that you might never see a show that good ever again? Or are you just waiting patiently for one of those prequel series we’ve been promised by HBO? Apparently, the Jane Goldman-written series, starring Naomi Watts, may not be
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