As we head off for a weekend of rest and relaxation work and transcribing, a reminder: we’ve already gotten some notes of books coming out just for the Brooklyn Comics And Graphics Festival, but please shoot us a note and a cover image. This is the last notable show of the year for the indie […]
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The Michael Gondry-Seth Rogen-Jay Chou disaster experiment has a new trailer that looks more coherent than past, unsure models. We never thought we’d say this, but Seth Rogen looks almost TOO slim in some shots! We can’t wait to go see HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 1 tonight and see this and Green […]
We know everyone is just settling in with some peppermint sticks and grog for the holidays, but next year’s convention schedule is fast approaching, and C2E2 is the first potentially big one on the horizon, coming March 18-20. The first guests have been announced, and they include Brian Michael Bendis as a Guest of Honor, […]
This book reminds me of the past, but not in a wistful, thinking-back-on-your-first-time-getting-laid way. It’s more a first-time-getting-caught-jerking-off-by-your-mom sensation. — from NICK GAZIN’s COMIC BOOK LOVE-IN #14 – at Viceland Today where he also interviews Chip Kidd and reviews several Conan books. Heidi MacDonaldHeidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. […]
It is nice to see that Emma Watson has grown into the lovely young lady we always hoped she would be. Now if she can just avoid drugs, bulimia and Noel Fielding. Maybe she can star in a comic book movie next!
September was a fairly low-profile month for DC’s comic-book business. In terms of new releases, there were the debut of the Freedom Fighters series, a Justice Society of America Special and a bunch of one-shots reviving the company’s old war titles. Still, thanks to a handful of returning DC Universe and Vertigo books that had missed their release dates in August, average and overall periodical sales slightly recovered, as expected. WildStorm published a few one-shot specials tying in with the Red film and reviving Wetworks, of all things, with less than spectacular results.
When the news of the cancellation of the well-liked THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER hit, there was the usual wave of hand-wringing and everyone had their own theory as to what killed it, who, and why. Rather than just sit around and make up own own ideas, we decided to go to the source and asked a few prominent retailers three questions:
Marvel has just relaunched their website, and a grateful world heaves a sigh of relief.
Marvel’s STRANGE TALES anthology continues to be a lively, refreshing look at the Marvel U, as constant reinventions show just how versatile this universe really is. Below, a Luke Cage story by the great Toby Cypress and a Thing story written by the late, great Harvey Pekar with art by the great Ty Templeton. FUN!