Atomic Robo Kickstarter Funds 1811% of Target


That’s going to be a lot of mugs. The Atomic Robo Kickstarter campaign from Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener has just closed doors, and has raised $135000 of the original $7500 target. Whew!

Preview: Love and Rockets New Stories #6


What was that we were saying about Fall shaping up? Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 is coming out in October, and will undoubtedly be the talk of the town. Pre-orders from the above link get two special Los. Bros mini-comics. Since relaunching Love and Rockets with New Stories, a single thick volume released yearly, […]

Comics sales up in five week July; DC rebounds


Comics sales were up in double digits in nearly every comparison in July, according to figures just released by Diamond. July was a five-week month so the totals are naturally bigger; however, sales were strong even without the extra week. Graphic novel sales were up sharply vs last year, but combined comics and GN sales […]

#Tweetfolio: San Diego Comic-Con Needs To Get Bigger


By Bon Alimagno I hadn’t been to San Diego Comic-Con in five or six years. I swore it off when I was walking through one of the halls, one that had become largely consumed by video game companies. The crowd those vendors attracted choked the aisles. I wanted to turn around to find the booth […]

Peter Bagge tour dates announced for Woman Rebel


The fall comics landscape is shaping up with the books we’ll be talking about and one will definitely be Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, straightforward but lively biography of the women’s right pioneer by Peter Bagge, who will be touring this fall. Here are the dates: BALTIMORE, MD: Friday September 13, 7 pm Atomic Books, […]

How Hall H inspired the Marvel Movie Universe


Marvel Kremlinologists got a treasure trove of info in this Wired profile of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige the mastermind of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the most interesting things, to me, was this tidbit about how the 2006 Hall H presentation of Iron Man may have inspired the whole connected movie thing that has […]

Kevin Maguire removed from Justice League 3000 but he has plenty of work now, so it’s all okay


Kevin Maguire is an artist who had several defining runs on comics over the years. Back in the late 80s he helped relaunch JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA with Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, a popular run that people still reference. I don’t mean to say his great work was all in the past…he’s continued to […]

Good site: PD56, copyrights that should have lapsed but didn’t

In one of his comments, frequent Beat commenter Jason A. Quest linked to his websitePD56 | works that should have become Public Domain after 56 years, and people who are interested in copyright should check it out. It lists works created more than 56 years ago that should, in theory be in the public domain now […]

Dan Berry Almost Quit Drawing Comics!


Over on his website, Dan Berry has just put up a new comic which explains how he almost quit drawing comics. It’s a story of dark secrets, shameful yearning, and illicit smells.

The Phoenix Presents: Daniel Hartwell and Karen Rubins on Chatterbox!


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 […]