Graphicly Folds – Will Creators be Paid What They’re Owed?


This week saw digital comic publisher Graphicly announce that they have been acquired by Blurb, a book publisher who will be subsequently folding the comics section of Graphicly. The question, however, is if the move means that the many creators – self-publishers and small-press – who used Graphicly will be paid the money that the […]

Review: “The Devilers” Offers A Delightfully Subversive Apocalypse


By Matt O’Keefe An atheist, a Catholic Priest, a Jewish Rabbi, an Islamic Mullah, a Hindu Brahmin, and a Buddhist Monk. Sounds like the start of a convoluted joke, but it’s actually the cast of a damn fine comic from Dynamite Entertainment. The Devilers is a series written by Joshua Hale Fialkov and illustrated by Matt […]

PREVIEW: Nailbiter #2


  Story By: Joshua Williamson Art By: Mike Henderson Cover By: Mike Henderson Price: $2.99 Diamond ID: APR140582 Published: June 4, 2014 Officer Nicolas Finch doesn’t care about Buckaroo, Oregon’s serial killers or its secrets—he just wants to find his missing friend. With time running out he turns to the one man who has all […]

PREVIEW: Captain Action Cat #2


  CAPTAIN ACTION CAT: THE TIMESTREAM CATastrophe! #2 (of 4) Art Baltazar, Franco, Chris “Zod” Smits (w)  Art Baltazar (a/c) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ The journey through the TIMESTREAM continues as Captain Action Cat, Khem, Golden Age Action Cat, and Dr. Evil Cat spin wildly out of control! Their discombobulated trip […]

PREVIEW: Vampirella #1


[Since the Beat is at Book Expo all day, we’re presenting an afternoon of PREVIEWS.]     VAMPIRELLA #1 Nancy A. Collins (w) Patrick Berkenkotter (a) Terry Dodson, Jenny Frison, Arthur Adams, Jay Anacleto, Joe Jusko (c) Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ FANS, […]

The Retailer’s View: Bob Wayne, an appreciation


by Brandon Schatz As the whispers from last week’s Diamond Retailer Summit turned into audible noise, it quickly became apparent that the rumours were true: after 28 years with the company, Bob Wayne would be retiring from DC Comics when the company moves across country early next year. By all accounts, Wayne was and continues […]

2014 Russ Manning Award nominees announced


The year creepeth on and now the Russ Manning Award nominees has just been announced. Presented to “the most talented newcomer” this award, named after the legendary Tarzan artist, salutes up and coming artists. Nominees are selected by a committee consisting of representatives of the West Coast Comics Club and Comic-Con International. The winner is […]