Beat Christmas giveaway

Yes, it’s that time of year! We’ve located a surplus copy of Little Lulu Volume  6, and rather than just toss it, sell it, or make a pie from it, we’ve decided to make a present of it for some lucky Beat reader! To throw your hat in the ring for Lulu, email your NAME […]

RIP Maddie Blaustein

I am very saddened to learn today of the death of actress/comics writer/friend Maddie Blaustein at age 48. It’s being reported that she died in her sleep after a brief illness. Blaustein started out in the comics industry at Marvel, where he was known as Adam, but gradually went on a path that few could […]

Carla and Lance Hoffman update

Carla’s brother, Jason McComb, posted an update on their condition in our comments: I am Carla’s brother. I live in South San Francisco and commute to Orange, CA where the UCI Burn Center is. I just got back from visiting them yesterday, and I am happy to report that they are both out of danger […]

EX MACHINA’s unlikely cameos

IGN has a preview of EX MACHINA #40, which posits: What if New York had a superpowered mayor? The issue kicks off the title’s final year, and in old Stan and Jack fashion it co-stars…creators Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris. But WHY? CBR has the answer to that in an interview with Vaughan: “It’s […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits

§ Is the world really ending? It would seem so. Dean Haspiel, blogging about alcohol for the New York Times. § Brian Heater takes a stab at interviewing Kevin Huizenga. Does he fare better than the Pulse did? He’s [Glenn Ganges]’s more of a starting place than a destination. Yeah. I don’t have any plans […]