31 Days of Halloween: Toby Cypress’s Frankenstein


Here’s an awesome piece by Rodd Racer/Head Lopper/Black Science/much more artist Toby Cypress, who informs us that you can buy it as a poster right here. nice one!

George Perez updates his eye situation


As has been revealed in the news of late, veteran comics superstar George Pérez has been battling sever eye problems that left him wearing an eye patch at recent appearances. Pérez has many health issues and they have come together to leave his eyesight greatly compromised. As revealed today on his Facebook, he is going […]

Ebay Auctions to help Steve Niles after Flood Destruction


Steve Niles, creator of 30 Days of Night and Criminal Macabre,  is much loved by everyone in – and out – of comics, and the comics industry is rallying around him, with contributed auction items from Chris Burnham, James Tynion IV, Darick Robertson, Phil Noto, Grek Pak, JM De Matteis, and more.

NYCC ’13 The Beat Podcasts! More To Come NYCC Interviews 1

Straight from the convention booth of Publishers Weekly at New York Comic Con, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part one of our NYCC special interview coverage, Calvin Reid speaks with Leyla Aker, v-p of publishing at Viz Media, about news on […]

TINY TITANS is coming back—kids at DC are okay again


Big news out of DC comics and @dandidio1 says so: can you say : Tiny Titans? — Franco (@awyeahfranco) October 12, 2013 TINY TITANS by Art Baltazar and Franco launched their kids line that was a welcome break from the grim ‘n’ gritty of the main line for a while, but despite engaging kids and […]

NYCC ’13: The East of West Panel with Hickman and Dragotta


By Jeffrey O. Gustafson Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta, the co-creators of the hit Image series East of West, held a panel in front of a packed audience of appreciative fans Saturday at New York Comic Con. Image Comics’ Director of Business Development Ron Richards moderated the panel, with Dragotta showing up just as things […]

New York Comic-Con 2013: creepy camera crews, Arizona’s big cans, and harassment


While stock is still being taken of the record crowd at this year’s New York Comic-Con—a crowd by and large peaceful and fun loving, and if my eyeball guess was right, perhaps 50% under the age of 21—it may be seen as a watershed for the continuing issue of harassment at cons. The issue of […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: New York Comic-Con edition


Okay I promise not to spend he next four weeks analyzing NYCC ’13, but here are some relevant and/or amusing posts. § Mashable had the best cosplay gallery with Who Wore it Better? 9 Comic Con Cosplayer Fashion Faceoffs § A site called Castles and Cooks has a good Winners and Losers . Among the […]