NYCC13: Day Zero in Pictures


Well, Team Beat is out in force, scurrying around Javits, meeting people we know, discovering stuff we kinda knew about but forgot, and just immersing ourselves in comics culture! So, here are some pictures from yesterday, taken by yours truly via my cellphone, before the ICV2 Conference convened.


Dark Horse Announce Creator-Owned Series from Greg Rucka and Toni Fejzula


There’s still over an hour before anybody is allowed on the convention floor, but announcements keep coming! Dark Horse have announced Veil, a five-issue creator owned miniseries from Greg Rucka and Toni Fejula.


Hometown convention survival – a guide for the unwary

Con food

  It’s that time again, New York Comic Con is back. And as a New Yorker, it’s  much more accessible than, say, San Diego Comic-Con. The Beat already has guides for what to do when you get on the floor. Everyone knows that you have to plan a convention trip as if you were invading […]


Detective Comics #27 to Feature Frank Miller, Paul Dini, Neal Adams and more


Also announced today by DC is the news that issue #27 of Detective Comics will be a special anniversary edition, and will feature work from a number of creators including Frank Miller, Scott Snyder, Paul Dini, Neal Adams, Francesco Francavilla, Sean Murphy and more. There will also be a story from the new creative team […]


DC Launch Weekly ‘Batman Eternal’ Series with Scott Snyder, Tim Seeley, More


DC have announced that in Spring 2014 they will be launching ‘Batman Eternal’, a weekly series featuring Scott Snyder as lead writer alongside Tim Seeley, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes and several others. The first arc will be drawn by Jason Fabok.


Con Diary, NYCC/Wednesday: Shakira and Dan Slott


The terrible news is that I’ve arrived in New York, and have been stumbling around your lovely American sidewalks for just over a day now. The good news is that I’ll be writing about my experiences around the city and in the convention hall right here on The Beat! This is also terrible news for […]


NYCC ’13: Day 0…a full slate of demographics


The first day of full-on New York Comic-Con activities began bright and early with a media presentation at the offices of comiXology. I’ll have details on all that over at Publishers Weekly, but it was an impressive presentation, with David Steinberger, John Roberts, and new CTO Jeff DiBartolomeo all talking about their various areas of […]


Today is Torsten Day at Stately Beat Manor! 2013

Sten Montreal July 2013 Edit

Two years ago, I was gobsmacked when Heidi proclaimed October 10 as “Torsten Day”. Now, there wasn’t a celebration that day, or last year, so I don’t know if it’s an on-going holiday or just one of those days where I get a nicely-lettered proclamation with an embossed seal, suitable for framing. Since there wasn’t […]