Sunfire, Wasp, and Wonder Man join the Uncanny Avengers


Marvel is holding one of the press conferences to cover UNCANNY AVENGERS this afternoon, and although neither The Beat nor Sterling Steve Morris could be on the call, we have posted the image that accompanied it. Sunfire, the original new X-Man from Japan, the Wasp, and Wonder Man have joined the team. According to CBR’s […]

TRIP CITY at One Year: Around the Digital Campfire with Dean Haspiel

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As the “Brooklyn-filtered Literary Arts Salon” TRIP CITY rounds home plate on its first year of existence, the four co-curators Dean Haspiel (BILLY DOGMA), Seth Kushner (CulturePOP, LEAPING TALL BUILDINGS, SCHMUCK), Chris Miskiewicz (EVERYWHERE), and Jeffrey Burandt (AMERICANS UK) have agreed to be interviewed by The Beat about how this unusual multi-arts experiment came about […]

Look Who’s Back! Greg Pak Discusses The X-Treme Return of…


Spoilers for X-Treme X-Men #6 below, as a classic Marvel character made their glorious comeback in this week’s issue, which was written by Greg Pak and drawn by Stephen Segovia and Raul Valdes.

Indie Month-to-Month Sales: September 2012


Walking Dead continues at the top, although it’s likely to get pushed down a little by the upcoming juggernaut of, um, My Little Pony. The usual suspects are joined this month by Grant Morrison’s Happy, and X)-Manowar and Spawn push back into the top part of the indie chart. However, things are not good further down the chart. There are a lot of longer-running titles, from the likes of Aspen, Top Cow and Dynamite amongst others, that seem to be selling fractions of what they once sold, and that maybe need to be retired in favour of new concepts. The retailers and more importantly customers seem to be voting with their dollars in that respect, and some dead horses are being hopelessly flogged towards the lower end of the chart.

Wonder Woman’s battle kiss


Speaking of Wonder Woman, in more pocryphal [sic] news, DC has announced Announcing YOUNG ROMANCE: A NEW 52 VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL for this February featuring 64-pages of Wonder Woman, Superman, Batgirl, Catwoman, Batwoman, Aquaman, Mera, Apollo, Midnighter, and Dick Grayson hitting OK Cupid, sexting and doing the walk of shame. Contributors include Andy Diggle, Ann […]

The state of the comics internet on September 4, 2003


If you’re a digital hoarder like The Beat you may wake up one day and realize you have some bookmark files that go back 10 years or more. And then you may poke around and you may find something like. Bradley’s Almanac – comic book links which was last updated more than nine years ago.

Paul Pope’s Ghost Variant Saga #7 Cover and preview


Paul Pope has done the above variant cover for SAGA #7, which will only be available via a select group of retailers who belong to a shadowy cabal that has never been sighted in public. Only the variant covers prove its existence. And also here’s a six-page preview of the issue, on sale today—the first […]

Amazon announces Their Best Graphic Novels of the Year


It’s time for the year-end lists to start coming thick and fast. Amazon is out of the gate with their list of the year’s best graphic novels and to no one’s surprise, Chris Ware’s Building Stories leads the pack.

Diana Prince’s Diary is v.v. funny


There’s a new socialite on the scene, and she’s penning Diana Prince’s Diary. Between whirlwind social events and world saving, it’s all a girl can do. Post-heroics drinks started out v. well. Etta met me at posh bar with proper wine list and everything. We were half way through first bottle when Bruce Wayne turned […]