Between the angry fanboys, complaining about those women and minority characters usurpating “their” heroes names, and people fed up with Marvel repetitive use of commercial trends promising once again the creation of a black hole, it seems that nobody is pleased anymore by what Marvel is currently offering.
Over the past several months, DC has been building up to their first big post-Rebirth event, Dark Knights: Metal. Over the course of two prologue comics, Dark Days: The Forge, and Dark Days: The Casting, we learned that the story will focus around the Dark Multiverse, a negative analog to the version of the DC Multiverse that Grant […]
By Brian Hibbs The solicits for August 2017 Marvel comics have finally been released – the start of “Marvel Legacy” – and I think it is now fair to ask if Marvel actually hears or heard any of the criticism of their line over the last few months. People have complained about (among other things) […]
By Andrea Ayres The strong female archetype is one people have an almost reflexive awareness of, the character of Wonder Woman springs to mind as an obvious example. Movies like Elektra (2005) or Catwoman (2004) exhibit the stereotypical strong female character well. It’s someone who may possess physical strength or agility but that’s about it […]
The Beat sat down with creator Ian Jones-Quartey, known for his work on Adventure Time and Steven Universe, to learn more about the brand new show he’s created for Cartoon Network: OK K.O! Let’s Be Heroes. The show features the titular K.O., who wants to become the world’s greatest hero. 1 .OK K.O. IS A […]
By Rachel Maurer The Expanse debuted its pilot episode at SDCC in 2015 to a half-empty room and a lot of uncertainty. While the source novels already had a strong following – four had been released at that point – the titles weren’t exactly mainstream. But two years on, the Saturn- and Hugo-nominated series […]
By Daniel Lodge Sigmund and the Sea Monsters began in 1973 as a Saturday morning children’s television series produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. It was a live-action show that centered on two brothers who discover a friendly young monster named Sigmund and his brothers Slurp and Burp, brought to life by costumed actors. The […]
By Daniel Lodge Danger and Eggs is a children’s animated show on Amazon about D.D. Danger (Aidy Bryant), a “daredevil girl who is out for adventure”, and her best friend Phillip the Egg (Eric Knobel), who’s “a little more safety-conscious, but along for the ride.” Danger and Eggs portrays LGBTQ themes throughout the show and […]
By Gabriel Neeb Having received Eisner nominations for her work on Marvel’s HAN SOLO limited series and her series, MONSTERESS, Marjorie Liu was given a spotlight panel Friday at the San Diego Comic Convention. Introduced by writer David Brothers, Liu began describing her upbringing which started in Philadelphia, moved to Seattle, attended college in Wisconsin where she […]
The panel began on a bittersweet note with the news of Flo Steinberg’s passing. Many of the panelists have worked directly with Flo at some point in their Marvel careers, noting that she was more than Stan Lee’s assistant – she was the original Woman of Marvel, someone who forged a path for female comics creators and whose legacy will continue to do so.