Lazarus Preview (Rucka/Lark At Image)


You might have heard that Greg Rucka and Michael Lark have a comic coming out from Image.  It’s called Lazarus and it’s coming out in June.   Rucka and Lark previous teamed up on the Eisner winning Gotham Central, so seeing them back together is like a fine vintage port.  

REVIEW: When the Going Gets Tough in HELHEIM #1, TRIGGER GIRL 6, SLEDGE-HAMMER 44


I noticed a common feature in the comics I was reading this week, a feature that made them all compelling as stories: the role of the underdog pitted against overwhelming odds. Seeing the psychological reactions of the characters was an important part of the ride, but excellent artwork, particularly in executing fight scenes, left me […]

Webcomic Alert: “I have the right”


Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for daring to go to school to get an education. Zen Pencils has a fine webcomic about her struggle called MALALA YOUSAFZAI: I have the right.

Kickstarter Success: GOLDTIGER and SYMBIOSIS Funded!


Good news everybody! Today has seen two more Kickstarter projects funded: Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton’s GOLDTIGER, as well as Steven Sanders’ SYMBIOSIS. Both projects were featured on The Beat, so we’ll take full credit for the successes. The projects both still have a little time available if you’d like to get involved, however…

Persepolis removed from Chicago schools amidst confusion; protest scheduled


Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, a stunning coming of age story considered a classic by many, has been ordered removed from Chicago’s Lane Technical High School for reasons that remain unclear.

San Diego Comic-Con Update: convention center expansion approved; D23 may threaten Marvel’s participation


Since planning for Comic-Con is now a year-round endeavor, here’s some of the latest news for July’s megafest. § The much-debated convention center expansion is on track, and funding via a hotel room tax has been approved. While we all agree the convention center needs to get bigger to enable Comic-Con to stay in San […]

A new Seth book is coming!


Palookaville #21 is on its way, and while the looong running CLyde Fans serial is on hold, Seth digs into his own life story in the cheerfully titled “Nothing Lasts.” Seth may be gloomy but he’s also one of our all-time favorite cartoonists, we’ll race to pick this up.

Webcomic alert: Dave Eggers and Noah van Sciver


Trip City Presents “You’ll Have to Save That For Another Time” by best selling author (and McSweeny’s editor) Dave Eggers and artist Noah Van Sciver (The Hypo).