There’s a reason why I chose Carta Monir as the cartoonist of 2017. She’s an incredibly talented artist and is capable of illustrating deeply personal story. There’s always this sort of bittersweet quality to her work that I find appealing. There’s this palpable trauma and sadness underlying her work, just as there’s this sort of […]
We wrap up Statix Week at The Beat with a series announcement for Serge Lehman’s Season of the Snake and five-page preview.
We’ve got six never-before-seen pages from Fabian Nury and Theirry Robin’s Death To The Tsar graphic novel, a spiritual successor to The Death Of Stalin.
Kids like comics! Even Marvel comics! So here comes MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES, an all-new, all-ages comic book series arriving in April that ties in with the young readers initiative of the same name announced last Fall, which includes a 10-episodes anmated series. Writer Jim McCann, artist Dario Brizuela and cover artist Guruhiru are the […]
Marvel is having a light week, but the publisher’s teen heroes are still looking to expand their roster in Champions #16! AJ and Alex take a deep dive into the issue while Alexander checks to see if Avengers: No Surrender has improved since the debut–welcome to this week’s Marvel Rundown! Champions #16 Written by Mark […]
In June 2016, DC Comics kicked off the start of its Rebirth initiative. After a wave of criticism surrounding the way they have treated their characters’ rich histories since 2011’s New 52 relaunch, DC has decided to rebrand. They hope that by restoring their characters’ pasts, they will restore readers’ faith in them as well. […]
That the personal is political is acknowledged by plenty, but seldom in the way, it’s portrayed in Red Winter. Taking place in 1970s Sweden as the Social Democrats find themselves on the wane, Anneli Furmark focuses this broader trend on a love affair between Siv, married and mother of three, with the much younger Ulrik. […]
It’s fitting that my first new interview since returning to Matt Chats is with Jim Zub, given he is responsible for my position at The Beat. I answered a call for reporters at New York Comic Con six years ago, and spent my time at NYCC covering panels and doing quick interviews with creators. Zub […]
Today we shine our Statix spotlight on Alisik: a ghostly series about life after death.
I recently returned from the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in San Antonio, Texas and I can’t stop thinking about the games I saw. From the interactive love story Florence to Tunic, a story about a small fox in a big world–my mind is buzzing with the imaginative worlds these independent creators are helping to bring […]