Exclusive: Shipwreck #4 cover reveal and some more AfterShock news


  Shipwreck by Warren Ellis and Phil Hester, is one of the best reviewed titles from AfterShock, a weird jystery story as only Ellis can tell it. And here’s an exclusive look at the cover to issue #4, on sale in 1/25/17. Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Phil Hester Colorist: Mark Englert Inker: Eric Gapstur Cover Artist: Phil Hester   In addition, […]

Rromani representation: Peter David apologizes and Roma Pop responds with a statement and goals


One of the biggest stories at New York Comic Con involved a confrontation between Rromani activist Vicente Rodriguez and comics writer Peter David at an LGBTQ X-men panel. You can read Beat reporter Elana Levin’s initial report here; David’s first response here; and Levin’s follow-up interview with Rodriguez here. While he had doubled down on […]

Esports journalist taken off flight because she was wearing a Marvel cap


Kicked off the flight — Amanda Stevens (@sagegnosis) October 12, 2016 Yesterday eSports reporter Amanda Stevens was on her way to the League of Legends World Championship Chicago when her apparel – an A$AP Rocky t-shirt and a Black Panther cap purchased at Hot Topic, made the flight crew uncomfortable. She was removed from the […]

Harvey Awards to partner with ReedPOP, leaving Baltimore Comic-Con


Update: A pervious version of this story used the word “purchased” regarding ReedPOP’s invlvement but it is a partnership similar to the one the Harvey Awards had with Baltimore Comic Con. The Beat has learned that ReedPOP, the company that runs New York Comic Con and 28 other pop culture events worldwide, will partner with the Harvey […]

NYCC ’16: The Ray is Reborn: Now Even Gayer!


by Elana Levin Baking Diversity into DC Rebirth’s Creative Teams Gay superhero The Ray is being taken out of cold storage and will star in his own one-shot before being added to the Justice League of America’s roster. This is particularly noteworthy because writer Steve Orlando and artist Stephen Byrne are bi or gay. This […]

March Book 3 is named National Book Award Finalist


March Book Three, the inspiring story of the US civil rights movement and the life of Rep. John Lewis, continues its awards season progress as it was named a finalist in the Young People’s Literature category. It’s only the fourth graphic novel to be nominated for this prestigious award, but yet another triumph for this book.  What […]

NYCC ’16: ComiXology and their new banners are “Always with you”


Comixology launches their “Always With You” campaign at San Diego but we didn’t have time to roperly absorb it, but it’s a comfort. And so are these new banners that reveal fashionable, relevant peopkle enjoying all kinds of digital comics, as you do. Comixology aso released their signing schedule: