Nice Art: Jennifer Tong's rainbow & i

Jennifer Tong has put the contents of her limited edition book online for all to enjoy. Only 75 copies have been made.

There seems to be a whole sub-genre of indie comics about mystical forest creatures, usually told as a fairy tale, many by women. Salamander Dream by Hope Larson. Black Lagoon by Lilli Carre. Much of the work of Anders Nilsen. Flesh and Bone by Julia Gfrörer.

Joe Q: One More Day, One More Time

This has not upset fanboys at all.

CBR’s Kiel Phegley and Marvel e-i-c Joe Quesada engage in a massive, week-long tell-all on the subject of One More Day, and it’s current retcon in One Moment in Time — O.M.I.T. OMD, you may recall if you have been near a comic book website in the last three years, retconned the marriage of Peter Parker and Mary Jane out of existence because of a deal made with Mephisto. It was a hugely popular story element ridiculously controversial and fan complained loudly and continually for three years.

AND NOW, O.M.I.T. has made that story never happen. So despite the memories people may have of the touching Shea Stadium Watson/Parker nuptials, that storyline is now as leveled and buried as Shea itself.

A quick spin around the internet

Very quick. § Can you get enough Brandon Graham art? No. Here’s his Terminator, via Comics Alliance. § Chris Arrant talks to influential retailer Joe Field Arrant: How do you see comic retailers adapting to the Internet age? Field: As in any business, those who learn, and those who learn to adapt, are resilient enough […]

Cutbacks at Vertigo

As part of DC’s ongoing reorganization, three editorial personnel have been laid off from the Vertigo imprint: Pornsak Pichetshote, Jonathan Vankin, and Joan Hilty, The Beat has learned. All three are Vertigo veterans. Pichetshote was responsible for the recent hit THE UNWRITTEN, while Hilty and Vankin had mostly worked in acquiring graphic novels, including fall releases, CUBA and HOW TO UNDERSTAND ISRAEL IN 60 DAYS OR LESS.

Preview: Incognito: Bad Influences #1

We get a lot of previews in our in-box — 146 a day from Marvel’s Arune Singh alone — but we can’t run them all nor would we want to. But we can’t help but be tempted by the prospect of another Brubaker/Phillips production, this time Incognito: Bad Influences #1.

The Eisner Award-winning team of Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips and Val Staples present the most anticipated super hero noir series of the century, as Zack Overkill heads deeper into the criminal underworld than ever before. This is the mission that’ll redefine his life…if he can find a way to survive long enough.

The book goes on sale on October 20.