SDCC ’13 #Tweetfolio Season 2.0 goes #Beatfolio at Comic-Con


[Eds note: want to get a portfolio review at Comic-Con? READ ON.] by Bon Alimagno I’m Bon Alimagno, writer of the #Tweetfolio portfolio review column Heidi has linked to here on the Beat in the past. As a longtime reader of the Beat and even longer friend of Heidi’s, I’m pleased to bring this column […]

SDCC ’13 safety tip: stay away from San Diego’s creepy, sex-harassin’ mayor!


Even as Comic-Con descends on our hearts and minds each year, like a monstrous kaiju from the rift, sometimes real world concerns affect the locals. This year, it’s a doozy, as San Diego’s recently elected mayor Bob Filner has been charged with being an out of control sexual harasser. Although exactly what the 70-year-old Democrat […]

Pacific Rim: Rip-roaring fun, emphasis on the ROARing


by Aaron Humphrey In the increasingly geektrified environment of mass culture, Guillmero del Toro stands out among film directors as Hollwood’s One True(st) Geek, the man who loves monsters and genre fiction so much he has an entire man-cave full of Alien props and Frankenstein costumes. Unique among A-list Hollywood directors, del Toro has pretty […]

Jim Zub and Miguel Sepulveda Take Over Shadowman for Halloween


The Valiant solicitations for October have been published, and amongst them comes a one-off issue of Shadowman which has a few tricks up its sleeve. Shadowman #11 will be a Halloween special issue, written and drawn by the one-off team of Jim Zub and Miguel Sepulveda.

The Phoenix Presents: James Turner on Star Cat!


Every Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]