Kick-Watcher: Temujin & The Locksmith

the locksmith

By: Henry Barajas Two projects with three days left to hit 100% of goal and desperately need your support.


A guide to tonight’s comics/art events


So much going on part ii! But they are all in Brooklyn so gallery hopping is somewhat do able. Too Art for TV 6 We are excited to invite you to TOO ART FOR TV 6 – the sixth annual group exhibition for the animation industry AND the debut of Bunnycutlet Gallery in Brooklyn (Williamsburg, […]


On the Scene: Eisner in the Snow at MoCCA/Society of Illustrators


With a nor’easter blowing in at increasing velocity on November 7th, a full house still turned out for the first of the newly partnered MoCCA/Society of Illustrators dinner and a movie events, this one complete with an informative panel discussion featuring the life and work of comics giant Will Eisner. The evening’s film, Will Eisner: […]


BCGF Preview: Liz Hickey’s JAMMERS


Take a look at some excerpts from Liz Hickey’s new comic, JAMMERS, which will be available at the Hic and Hoc table at The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival tomorrow


Bonus BCGF debut: COPRA by Michel Fiffe


A few straggler debuts are coming in for this weekend’s Brooklyn Comcis and Graphic Fest including The Beat’s own Michel Fiffe with COPRA. It’s 24 pp, full color and Fiffe expects it to be MONTHLY.


Good Work, Comics: Boy Bands and Shadow Edition


It’s getting tougher all the time, as Paul McCartney would’ve likely sung if the Beatles had reunited for a jaded comeback tour in the 1990s. All you want in life is for Stephanie Brown to get just one bit of respect, but time and time again your dreams are shatteringly recoloured at the last moment. And […]


Uncanny X-Men is Back Again


Relaunching once more, Brian Michael Bendis and Chris Bachalo were today appointed as the new creative team for a new volume of Uncanny X-Men. The book will feature Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magik, Magneto, along with some new characters created by the creative team. Much is still under wraps, but it looks like Cyclops will be […]


Check out sweet new Paul Pope website


Paul Pope hasn’t been heard from too much of late, but we know he has actually finished BATTLING BOY Volume 1—we saw the triumphant stack of xeroxes in its editor’s hands—and now he has a shiny new website. Pope’s BATTLING BOY is the long awaited “fusion” hero myth he’s been toiling on for many years. […]


BCGF Preview: Zack Soto’s Secret Voice

Secret Voice

Zack Soto has a new print edition of his comic, Secret Voice out for The Brooklyn Comics and Graphic Festival. It’s a 48 page handful of A-MAY-ZING. Enjoy an excerpt below.


Marvel back on top in October

Uncanny Avengers 1

Led by strong sales for UNCANNY AVENGERS, Marvel won the top publisher crown in both dollars and units for October. SUPERMAN EARTH ONE Volume 2 was the best selling GN, although Walking Dead books stormed the top 10—and WALKING DEAD #103 cracked the top 10 periodical sales. Sales were up in double digits in all comparative […]


Preview: Looking Out by Philippa Rice

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New Jersey comic publisher Hic & Hoc have an arsenal of BCGF releases that look almost too enticing to pass up on. Amongst them is UK cartoonist Philippa Rice’s LOOKING OUT. If you’re unfamiliar with her work, there may a good chance you have seen one her incredibly detailed and lovely dioramas at a recent […]


Brooklyn Comics & Graphic Festival debut comics will pretty much blow your mind


A HUGE list of books that will be debuting at Saturday Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest. Gas is a little short but mass transit is working so get yourself over to Williamsburg! And yes this list is long, but please at least scan it — you’ll see an amazing array of books available, from Maxfield […]


Happy Birthday, Bill Mantlo!


Today is writer Bill Mantlo’s 61st birthday. Writer of beloved comic book runs such as The Incredible Hulk and ROM: Space Knight, he was also one of the guiding creative forces behind my favourite Marvel characters – The Soviet Super-Soldiers/Winter Guard. His creations range from Jack of Hearts and Cloak & Dagger to Rocket Raccoon and White […]


MOVIE REVIEWS: Tinker, Tailor, Skyfall, Spy


MILD SPOILERS BELOW. BEWARE. The spy movie is the chilliest and sleekest of movie genres; the Jaguar to the Landrover; martini to the whiskey shot; grey trench coat to the ripped shirt. By chance in one week I had the opportunity to view the alpha and omega of literary spies: George Smiley, real life spook […]


Studio Coffee Run: Disney’s Star Wars, Arrow, Elfquest, etc.

The Huntress on the CW's Arrow (Image via EW)

Hotly anticipated and hot looking villain, The Huntress, will be making her debut on the CW’s Arrow on November 28th. The show continues to do well in the ratings, with the ratings up 21% week to week in total viewers