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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

You will receive a separate ticket once you are in line at the event.-Limit of two items signed per person".Friday, December 19thThe Beat and Z2 Comics will be hosting a Holiday Bash at the Mad Hatter Saloon at 360 3rd Avenue in New York from 7PM onwards They say: "Hey all come celebrate the holidays[...]

The One Weird Trick for Learning About Comics – Comics Journalism With Heidi MacDonald, Brigid Alverson, Hannah Means-Shannon, Abraham Riesman, And Deb Aoki(UPDATE)

Moderated by Henrik Barahas , comics journalists, Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) Brigid Alverson (CBR, School Library Journal), our beloved E.I.C Hannah Means-Shannon (Bleeding Cool), Abraham Riesman (NY Magazine), and Deb Aoki (Publishers Weekly and mangacomicsmanga.com) gathered to discuss their experiences with the comic book world.The conversation started with a fun introduction about how all five[...]

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

She’s the founder and editor of The Beat and a self-proclaimed “Pop Culture Maven.” Her opinions are informed and astute, her reporting is solid and her tweets are thoughtful and engaging In addition to covering the gamut of comic and pop culture news and commentary, MacDonald has written about and given a platform for a[...]

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 behind[...]

Crossed, Misogyny, Torture Covers And Mad Magazine

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 this. Why are peeps all over @mrmarkmillar and no one's calling out stuff like this[...]

Bleeding Cool Is The Most Influential Comics Blog In The World

Of course, they have The Beat jumping 3000%, so on that basis, Heidi MacDonald could pwn all our asses by San Diego.There are lies, there are damn lies and there are statistics Until all the sites hand over all our actual traffic data, which these monitoring sites only ever see a fraction of, it'll[...]