Micky Moran Visits the Stately Beat Manor Staff Pull for 9/2/15


Team Comics Beat, the world’s most important comic book website ever to grace the internet, sought out adventure and fun after a hard work week.  However, we were graced with the appearance of Micky Moran. As soon as he entered the halls within the residence of the Stately Beat Manor we knew that he was none-other-than […]


Humphries and Del Mundo Introduce 16-Year Old Becca to Weirdworld


Marvel has just announced more details on the post-Secret Wars ongoing series for Weirdworld taking place in the All-New, All-Different Universe launching immediately after the publishing event. The series is switching creative teams from writer Jason Aaron to Sam Humphries of Legendary Star-Lord fame — previous Weirdworld artist Mike Del Mundo is returning to the […]


Vanesa R. Del Rey and Aja join Robinson on Scarlet Witch


Marvel recently announced that writer James Robinson would be tackling an upcoming solo series starring the Scarlet Witch spinning out of her on-screen debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Initially…the comic did not have an interior artist,  however, news came yesterday from Newsarama that Hit: 1957 artist Vanessa R. Del Rey will be pencilling the first […]


“Mind MGMT” Editor Brendan Wright Leaves Dark Horse Comics to go Freelance


Today, Dark Horse editor Brendan Wright announced his departure from the company via Twitter.  The Grindhouse and Mind MGMT editor got an early jump on his comics career at the company, taking on an editorial assistant position at the age of 24, and has remained there for the seven years since then. The news is surprising, given that […]


DC’s $4.99 Line Is Already Here


With all the talk about comics prices, the number of $4.99 #1 issues in the Marvel relaunch and the general chaos over at DC right now, it might interest you to know that DC already has a line of $4.99 comics.  If you didn’t know that, you probably weren’t looking in the right place.  These […]


Starbrand and Nightmask Enroll in Empire State University after Secret Wars


Marvel has just decided to give a pair of newly reintroduced Avengers heroes their own title: Starbrand & Nightmask. The pair first appeared in the Marvel Universe in the ‘1980s in the alternate reality known as the New Universe. Starbrand was originally created by Jim Shooter, while Nightmask was created by Archie Goodwin. The new title is […]


The Guardians Family Welcomes an Infinite Amount of Heroes


Marvel is mixing up the publishing line with the surprise addition of another book in the Guardians of The Galaxy family: Guardians of Infinity. ComicBook.com broke the news. Previous Guardians author Dan Abnett is returning to the franchise with an art team including Marvel star Carlo Barberi on art. The roster includes new and old Guardians favorites: Drax, Rocket Raccoon, […]


Check Out Who’ll Be Fighting Whom in “Captain America: Civil War”


Some big news came out of Marvel Studios today as they unveiled some concept art from next year’s Captain America: Civil War.  The art confirms the members of each side in the film’s hero on hero war and gives us some new information about the movie’s major players. Of note is Agent 13 Sharon Carter, who made her […]


Kangaroo Visits the Stately Beat Manor Staff Pull for 8/26/15


After restoring our collective brain patterns from last week’s insane Podcorn visitation, the men and women hand selected by the government to write the world’s premiere comic book news website, The Beat, sought a nap. A new member of the team known as Frank Oliver aligned himself amongst our ranks, and after some comic book […]


The Legend of Korra to Receive Complete Series Box Set, See the Cover Art!


  The Legend of Korra, Nickelodeon’s four season follow up to the beloved Avatar: the Last Airbender, is receiving a full series DVD box set.  It was recently announced that Avatar would also finally be collected as a 16 DVD complete series box set this fall, so this move comes as little surprise. No release date was assigned […]


She Lives Again: Switch Press and Bond Double Down on Lois Lane


While the Lois Lane one-shot from Marguerite Bennett, Emanuela Lupacchino and DC in 2014 may have failed to inspire interest in DC from an ongoing series starring Lane, it hasn’t stopped Switch Press from publishing not one, but two novels featuring the character. The second, an upcoming novel story entitled Lois Lane: Double Down will launch […]


Some things End, Some things Begin: Vaughan and Martin Return to Panel Syndicate

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With The Private Eye by Brian K. Vaughan, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente concluded after ten installments, fans are likely wondering what’s next for both Martin and Panel Syndicate, the publisher of the title. Panel Syndicate’s first original title was The Private Eye, released digitally in a pay what you want model. Today, the same creators […]


Miura Brings New Series “GIGANTO MAXIA” to Dark Horse in 2016


You heard it folks – the creator of the sensational Berserk series, Kentaro Miura, is bringing his first new work in 20 years to Dark Horse (and the US) in 2016. No word on how long this story will be, but going by Miura’s track record, you may want to reserve a shelf or 3 for this one.


Flame Con announces 2016 return: twice as long, new location


2016 Flame Con will be held for TWO days this time. And that’s not all: they’re moving to a bigger location too


Interview: Artist Dave Crosland Brings Zest and Edge to Comics


Dave Crosland, aka King Gum, is a talented and prolific artist that I first discovered in the pages of the Scarface comic. The story drew me to the book, as I am a huge Tony Montana fan, but I was really taken by its artwork. It’s hard to describe Crosland’s style, as it’s not traditional by any meaning […]


Exclusive Preview: “Betty & Veronica’s Cheer Squad” Brings Classic Stories into a New Era


A whole generation, myself included, grew up in an era where Archie Comics were relegated to supermarket newsstands.  Recently, however, Archie has found new life in the direct market.  From the widespread attention that Death of Archie received, to rousing success of the Dark Circle imprint, and finally to the flagship title relaunch with Saga superstar Fiona Staples on […]