When things were friendly: Rorschach's first appearance in the DCU…back in 1988

As a lagniappe to the current “All Things Alan Moore” wiki currently going on in our comments, here’s Pádraig Ó Méalóid with a little-remembered crossover between the Watchmen and the Question…that took place all the way back in
THE QUESTION #17, June 1988. Think of it as “The Five Doctors” of this particular timeline.

SLG announces MEAL WITH THE DEVIL

SLG Publishing is teaming with Horrible Comics and underground comedy-rock outfit Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits for a new comics/record combo pack entitled Meal Deal with the Devil. It includes both comics and a five-song CD (including two story-songs) from Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits with an accompanying read-along storybook, illustrated by Jason Chandler of Horrible Comics.

We’re old enough to be nostalgic for this format and perhaps you and your kids will also enjoy learning about the origins of pink slime with song and panel:

Kickstarter alert: FAIRY QUEST by Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos

When comics household names are turning to Kickstarter, you know it’s real. In this case it’s Paul Jenkins (WOLVERINE: ORIGINS, INHUMANS) and Humberto Ramos (SPIDER-MAN, RUNAWAYS) with FAIRY QUEST.We’re just going to post the six page preview right here — this is gorgeous, gorgeous stuff. The funding level is high though — $60K of which $26K has been raised with 3 days to go. The art is very persuasive, however. Below you’ll find a statement on the project.

The Beat MoCCA Dining Guide: 2012 edition

Coming to this year’s MoCCA-fest and feeling peckish? Veterans know that although not known as a culinary mecca, the area around the Lexington Armory still has some pretty decent, cheap grub, some of it prepared under the auspices of renowned chefs. This is our third year presenting an eating guide. We’ve updated last year’s listings with a few new spots.

As usual, foodie heaven is only a cab or subway ride at any of the city’s famed eateries but here’s where to grab a quick, cheap lunch or a special trea

MoCCA Party Poop: Come to the Beat's Happy Hour on Sunday

Just a quick note. We’ll have the full rundown of MoCCA related festivities in a bit, but we’re having a Beat sponsored happy hour on Sunday after the show at the Mad Hatter Saloon, 360 Third Avenue (just off 26th St. and around the corner form the Lexington Armory) This will be an informal kick back and talk about awesome comics with a beer or a burger event. The patio will be open if it isn’t too chilly. This is a photo from last year’s MoCCA, but this year’s will be equally fun, we’re sure.