Image/Skybound offer B&W Lying Cat statue for Local Comic Shop Day


Local Comic Shop Day will be held this year on November 19th, offering exclusives and another chance for comics shops to promote themselves as mini comic-cons every day of the year. This exclusive 8-inch Black and white version of the Lying Cat statue, manufactured by Skybound for Image, is an attractive item that will find […]

SDCC 2016: DC Collectibles Round-Up – The Rise of the Wonder Woman!


By Nicholas Eskey I didn’t need to attend this year’s DC Collectibles’ Press Room to know that this is an exciting year for both DC Entertainment and DC Collectibles. I did attend, though, so I could get up close with some live merchandise (and free food of course). Though the jury is still out critically […]

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review/Preview: Many things POPPING in June


By: Nicholas Eskey Welcome back boys and girls to another exciting installment of the Beat’s Weekly Toy Review/Preview! Since there is just too many toys out there to wrangle into one medium sized post, I’ve chosen only those that either have been newly released or newly announced, and of course have caught my eye. So […]

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review & Preview!


By: Nicholas Eskey Welcome back to another exciting episode of “The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review & Preview! We have a humdinger of an episode today kids, as a lot of collectible figures have been announced recently. Since I couldn’t narrow my favorites down to a short list, be prepared for a longer than usual post. […]

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Preview!

Funko's POP! Overwatch

By Nicholas Eskey Welcome back fellow toy-o-philes to another weekly(ish) installment of my favorite picks for newly released or soon to be released nerdy toys. I’ve scoured the internets and come across what lovely pieces of plastic have caught my eye and hope they will catch your fancy. Without further text diarrhea, here are the […]

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review!

POP! Rhaegal

By: Nicholas Eskey Every week, companies announce new, nerdy toys that threaten to drain our bank accounts and fill every spare inch on our shelves. To help you decide what is buy-worthy, we have decided to dedicate ourselves to highlighting the best of the best. Welcome to the new weekly toy preview! Without further stalling, […]

You are your environment: Louise Bourgeois, Julia Wertz and the eternal mini-comic problem


Storage: the secret shame of the comics world. Like many in the comics industry I’m a bit of a packrat (to put it mildly) and getting free books all the time doesn’t help. (Tough life, I know.) I was recently reminded of this by a couple of stories. In one, Brooklyn cartoonist Julia Wertz’s tiny […]

Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez’s Work on the DC Style Guide is the Coolest Thing You’ll See Today


Ever wondered what the exact Pantone shade of Batman’s cowl is (circa 1980)?  How about Superman’s skin?  Or perhaps what parts, exactly, are visible in Wonder Woman’s invisible jet?  Well look no further, because legendary DC artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez has you covered.  He posted the 1982 DC Comics Style Guide on his Facebook page today. The Style […]

New Black Lightning Archive: DC, Tony Isabella Reconcile

Black Lightning 4

“Dogs and cats, living together!” – that’s what immediately popped into my mind yesterday when I read Tony Isabella praising DC on Facebook for how it was treating him in regard to Black Lightning.

SDCC ’15: Hasbro Entertainment Brand Preview Breakfast


By Nick Eskey Hasbro Entertainment, responsible for many of our favorite childhood toys, treated us press folk to a delicious breakfast accompanied by, of course, toys! Held at Café Sevilla in San Diego’s Gaslamp, the toy breakfast had not only a nice selection of food (yes, be jealous), but some great looking merchandise. Across the […]