Oh no not again! The likely dates for the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con have been revealed – the traditional July 19-22, time frame– but a few folks have bought up the fact that CCI and the city have to renegotiate for dates after that. While a bit of mystery might remain, I suspect that this […]
The comic book industry fought hard to establish that comic aren’t just for kids. But with an ever growing world of young readers, the industry has been working hard to remember that comics are also for kids. So how do publishers spot trends that will resonate with young readers? Are comics forever lost to the adults? Trends in kids graphic novels or are kids graphic novels a trend?
During San Diego Comic-Con the convention center was busy with cast announcements, trailer debuts, and toy exclusives, while a short walk away some of the best comics talk was taking place at the San Diego Central Library. That’s why The Beat was there to cover panels asking if comic books are literacy.
For the last decade, the status of the comic book industry has been a great concern among both fans and the industry itself. Growing technologies and widening options for digital media are vying for the attentions of consumers. The comic book industry can’t keep relying on their built in fan bases to carry them with […]
By: Nicholas Eskey As one of the most influential graphic novel publishers in the United States, First Second is proud to celebrate 2016 as their their 10-year anniversary. Known for publishing noteworthy stories that also spark conversations, the publisher also does well with making strong connections with their writers and artists. One such writer is […]
Okay… we’re straightening up here at the Undisclosed Location in Brooklyn (where I spent the weekend dog/house sitting… mmmm…. air conditioning…), and here are the remnants of reports from Comic-Con. It’s been a crazy five days, with lots of Zeitgeists in the air, but we’ll leave that to our crack ground crew who surfed the panel […]
The first Injustice: Gods Among Us was a game-changing look at how a mainstream audience could see DC Comics characters. It took a fighting game developed by the makers of Mortal Kombat to do something even DC movies haven’t been able to do: get the bigger audience to buy into dark versions of the […]
As a kid, reading comics in the 90’s was mostly about appreciating pretty pictures drawn by the likes of guys like Jim Lee. As an adult, reading comics became about an engaging story written by the likes of guys like Brian Michael Bendis. Today’s audience, juvenile or adult, has the advantage of creators who are […]