“Five years ago, Marvel was in charge, and they ruled everything I did as a retailer. It was ‘Marvel first.’ Now, they are the bastard children of the industry. I’ve lost probably 25% of my comic readership because 25% of my Marvel fans got tired of my higher cover prices, the non-sequitur storylines, the almost incomprehensible X-Men this and that… Marvel has done nothing to drive the industry towards us.”
The exhibit features over 300 pieces on display, including original comic book art and movie props and costumes.
With the release of his massive hit webcomic hitting the bookshelves, I had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Hussie, the elusive and hilarious creator of Homestuck, one of the most ambitious and interactive independent comics ever created. ~ Q1. You say in this intro that this book is for enjoyment, perhaps a leisurely companion […]
International Women’s Day (IWD) was on March 8 and the comics community celebrated by talking about the creators, artists, and illustrators who help to inspire us and make comics a more inclusive and welcoming place. A Brief History Though there is some conflict regarding the origin of International Women’s Day, scholars generally associate it with […]
Another closing of a comic shop; another end to a piece of one’s comic community. For the last six and a half years, Villainous Lair has served as not only a comic and game store, but a hub for many comic book and popular culture fans in San Diego, California. Villainous Lair Comics first opened […]
Well, you would if you were on Tumblr or stayed up on your cosplay or on Ao3 I guess, so this post is STRICTLY for old people who are way behind the times. I mean, I knew all about Finn/Poe aka Stormpilot – the sparks between Oscar Isaac’s Poe and John Boyega’s Finn in The […]
For the next two weeks, Pink’s Bar, in New York’s Lower East Side, will host the Fan Bros Art Show, a display of sci-fi & comic art. Opening night of the Art Show was led by the Fan Bros Away Team of Tatiana King Jones (the Grand Duchess of Tech, also known as the Uhura […]
So, it’s Geek Pride Day, which has been a thing since… 2006? Why today, May 25th? Well, there are many events which have coalesced on today. Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994. I’m […]
A round-up of the Doctor Who television, comic and convention news. We’ve got comic previews, show announcements and awesome convention cosplay.
Call it yaoi – or boys love or shonen ai – a lot of people are still puzzled by this genre of manga. Featuring gay relationship stories that go from chaste to x-rated, the stories are all aimed at an audience of women. Juné Manga is the boys love imprint at DMP (Digital Manga Publishing) and […]