“There’s no way of escaping it. Often in the stories the more things they do to get away, the quicker they bring the events about.”
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.
In Exits, Daryl Seitchik takes a fairly obvious, well-worn bit of symbolism and manages to make the readers’ familiarity with it into one of the work’s strengths. After a traumatic day Claire turns invisible, finding herself slipped into a phantom world, with her corporeal existence fading away, and what’s left of her consciousness, though unseen, […]
Launching a new comic book IP is as arduous a task as it ever was, but today’s creators have more tools at their disposal to turn their passion projects into a tangible product. With the democratization of crowd-funding platforms, many creative people are circumventing traditional publishing methods and going straight to the grassroots level and communicating […]
Cruisin my school's @Scholastic book fair. Not only a graphic novel section, but gns sprinkled throughout. pic.twitter.com/icbqa3gPkz — Tracy Edmunds (@TracyEdmunds) September 27, 2016 There’s been a lot of talk about Scholastic Book Fairs as a key market for kids graphic novels, but as The Beat does not have access to a child, this […]
There’s the comics you read to escape reality, the ones you use to teach, and some you read for their historical significance. Once every few years, a comic comes out that does all three. Surgeon X from Image Comics is more than just the debut of writer Sara Kenney or the book which brought back […]
Yesterday we reported that LeftField Media and Crunchyroll are teaming for Anime NYC m a new anime show slated for November. As soon as we ran that we received word of the Liberty City Anime Con, which will be held in from August 18-20, 2017 at the Times Square Marriott Marquis in NYC. IT’s now in its […]