Marvel Month-to-Month Sales — January 2010

by Paul O’Brien The first month of a new year brings event season again, thanks to SIEGE and FALL OF THE HULKS. There’s also a new Ultimate miniseries, ULTIMATE COMICS ENEMY, and the “Nation X” branding continues in the X-books. But the big release this month is SIEGE. As usual, Marvel were the biggest publisher […]

Housekeeping: Advertising

If you are interested in advertising on The Beat, shoot us an email at heidi dot macdonald at gmail dot com. As you can see, we now have a scary green “YOUR AD HERE” banner in the sidebar — please help us replace that with something people will want to look at! There are other […]

Must read: Handley’s attorney comments

The Comics Journal has run a statement from Eric A Chase, attorney for Christopher Handley, the Iowa man who pled guilty to “possessing drawings of children being sexually abused.” The statement lays out the reasons why defending Handley in court would have been difficult, but also the absurdity of the crime: Chris, like most everyone […]

Marvel’s women star in HERALDS

G4 broke the news that Kathryn Immonen and Tonci Zonjic will collaborate on HERALDS, the “Marvel Women” event that there’s been some rumbling about. She-Hulk, Emma Frost Valkyrie, Hellcat, Agent Brand, and Monica Rambeau will get involved in a weekly five-issue mini dealing with a long lost herald of Galactus. Here’s the segment. Video Game […]

To Do: GIRL COMICS signing at Hanley’s

Via: Stephanie Buscema, Valerie D’Orazio, and Nikki Cook, and editors Jeanine Schaefer, Lauren Sankovitch, Rachel Pinnelas, and Sana Amanat will sign from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Jim Hanley’s Universe. Speaking of GIRL COMICS, there’s a lengthy piece in USA Today quoting many folks involved in the anthology. Although it does perpetuate a little bit […]


Jeremy Bastian’s CURSED PIRATE GIRL is one of those comics in periodical format that in an earlier era probably would have gotten a great deal of support as an independent project by a talented cartoonist with a distinctive vision, kinda steampunk, kinda old school illustration. However, in a day and age inhospitable to the serial […]