The online library: The Complete ELFQUEST

Speaking of fantasy, one of the pillars of the fantasy comics genres is now available in its entirety to read online. ELFQUEST, Wendy and Richard Pini’s saga of homeless elves and their passions and battles, first published in 1978, was one of the foundational hits of the emerging indie comics scene, and after many publishers, movie options and assorted dramas, it’s still a good story.

Meta: It's official! Spammers love the Beat!!

Every once in a while, we have to clean out some spam comments that have wormed their way past the Wordpress interface, and sometimes cleaning them out is a difficult task, because, more than any other group, spammers seem to really GET what we’re trying to do here. For instance, Kidney Disease wrote: