Having previously contributed to the Star Wars anthology “From a Certain Point of View,” Daniel José Older, know for his Bone Street Rumba series, returns to give us Last Shot, a Han and Lando story (really a Lando story) that spans decades. I’ve got a lot of feelings about the new Star Wars cannon, but […]
After years of creating art for DC Comics series like Secret Six and Earth Two, Nicola Scott launched Black Magick with Greg Rucka to immediate acclaim for her transition from drawing clean superheroics to painting a gritty world of crime and witchcraft. Since I spoke with Nicola last she briefly returned to DC to create […]
“If we lived through X-Men Origins: Wolverine, we can live through anything.”
Family is at the center of Farmhand, specifically main character Zeke’s relationships with the family he was born into and the family he chose. Rob Guillory has created a comic lending that sense of family, occasional wackiness in a similar vein as CHEW, and a foreboding tinge of horror together to excellent results. I interviewed Rob […]
The moment I met Steve “Captain” Kirk, I knew he was a serious business man. Aside from knowing he was a former Playstation and DEF CON executive, his appearance told me this. His glasses, thick lenses with thin-wire frames, reflected long hours of staring at computer screens. The zippered binder under his arm was thick […]
When top writers like Jason Aaron and Rick Remender wanted an editor on their Image titles, Sebastian Girner was the person they called. Given the praise, accolades, and sales for books like Southern Bastards and Black Science, their decision to hire Girner was clearly a good one. Sebastian has turned editing Image titles into a career, and I […]
This past weekend on Free Comic Book Day, IDW released Transformers: Unicron #0. This new comic serves as a preview for the Transformers: Unicron event that kicks off this July and sets up the end of the current line of Transformers comics, which have been spearheaded for years by writer John Barber. Now IDW’s newly appointed Editor-in-Chief, Barber recently […]
Dive into the creative process and inspirations for the creators of Girls Have a Blog and Knight & Beard, two of the brightest young talents in comics today.
Over the years that I’ve contributed for The Beat, I’ve gotten to preview some pretty-interesting projects in the making, as well as talk to their equally-interesting creators. A little more than two years ago, I had a phone interview with two women who called themselves the “Gibbs Girls.” They were working on a steam-punk inspired comic that takes place at the dawn of the 20th century and during the Industrial Age. The story followed a female, African American inventor named Ada Turner who creates the first flying machine. Last week, the Gibbs Girls reached out and informed me that the comic had finally come out.
Spinner racks, comics journalmalism, C0n 3.0, and Avengers Infinity War. Plus M’Baeku’s first con.