With a world so full of caped crusaders and men in tights, don’t you get tired of the same old same? Of course you do! Luckily for you here at the Beat we have the cure for what ails ya! And it’s called Beast Wagon. This underrated indie gem is a rarity; a truly unique story in […]
Agents Of The Realm is the webcomic that every creator I look up to loves. It’s a book I discovered through seeing many people in my online life fall head over heels in love with it, and for good reason: It’s WONDERFUL!
Caitlin Like’s Maiden of The Machine is one of the coolest, most inclusive and original steampunk books that you’ll ever read, which for a genre based completely around the invention of the fantastical is a big statement! Elizabeth and Abigail are sisters, they’re women of colour and they just happen to be as different as […]
Dwayne McDuffie award winner Nilah Magruder’s M.F.K is a sprawling epic, filled with dynamic characters, ridiculously wonderful art. M.F.K is a completely unique take on the classic action adventure. In short it’s really really fantastic. In a sand swept post-apocalyptic world we meet Abbie, recently bereaved she’s just trying to get her mothers ashes home, but […]
Witchy is a complete and utter gift. I found it when trawling twitter for a new addiction, and boy did I find it. Ariel Ries beautiful, haunting and sweet comic is the queer, asian witch comic that you didn’t know you were missing (or maybe you did, cos who ever has enough comics about badass queer, […]
Comics have always been a huge part of my life, from my questionable six year old speculator phase (when I was convinced that any issue #1 was a prospective goldmine) to my pretentious preteen obsessions with the “great works” of comics (feverishly studying anything labeled with the words “sequential storytelling”). But it wasn’t until I […]
Robbie Reyes hits the highway in a welcome return, but his debut could use an engine tune-up.
What comics are best for getting new readers into comics? In the second part of her recommendation series, Rosie Knight gives tried and true suggestions for the comics curious in your life of all ages.
My mother used to roll her eyes every time I started talking about comics. My intricate and inane knowledge of the history and process of this strange thing (that seemed almost to come from another world compared to anything she could comprehend) was a constant mystery to her as I grew up. I was a precocious child. I couldn’t just read a book that I liked. I would have to read everything by that author, books on that author’s process, and books by that author’s favourite author. I would completely immerse myself in anything I loved.
In an age of such widespread comic book popularity and prevalence, it’s a great time to begin reading comics. Working in comics retail, I would often get asked for good suggestions to introduce new readers into the world of sequential storytelling. So in this series I’ll be recommending some of the books that myself, my colleagues, and our customers have loved. Each week I’ll focus on ten books — five All Ages and five Teen+ — from Big Two comics to smaller independent titles, classic runs to contemporary cult hits.