The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – Craig Yoe and Jeffrey Brown Interview Special


Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s interview special, Heidi interviews comics historian, author, editor, and publisher Craig Yoe, author of the acclaimed Secret Identity and head of the Yoe! Books imprint as well […]

Sales Analysis: October 2013 the biggest month in 16 years

by John Jackson Miller [Reprinted with permission from Comichron] The comics industry’s momentum showed few signs of dissipating in October, as Direct Market shops in North America ordered more than $50 million worth of comic books and graphic novels for the first time in the 16 years that Diamond Comic Distributors has been the exclusive sales agent […]

Peter Pan, a Prequel by Régis Loisel: Dark, Discomforting, and Delightful


Earlier this year, Soaring Penguin Press published the first complete English translation of Régis Loisel’s classic French series of bande dessinée, Peter Pan, a dark prequel to the JM Barrie fairy tale that pushes the boundaries of Neverland’s sinister origins.

Thor: The Dark World’s colossal debut proves Marvel’s clout yet again


Wow, THOR: THE DARK WORLD has a huge opening weekend, and every one who says “Those superhero movies are going to get old any second now” are standing around looking more stupid than usual. Variety gapes in wonder and awe at the Disney/Marvel machine’s latest success story: The $86 million domestic opening — more than […]

Rob Williams and Simon Colby Launch The Royals: Masters of War


Joe Hughes at Comics Alliance has the launch details for a new 6-issue miniseries at Vertigo next year, The Royals: Masters of War. Written by Rob Williams and drawn by Simon Colby, two names familiar to anybody who’ve been following 2000AD over the last few years, the miniseries will give super powers to the Royal […]