As we mentioned earlier today, as e celebrate the 100th birthday of Jack “King” Kirby, he was a master of all comics genres. From helping invent superheroes with Captain America, to romance with the groundbreaking Young Romance to “kids teams” with Newsboy Legion and Boys Ranch, to comics as literature with Marvel and DC, […]
Quirk Books is running their BOOK POP! online comic-con this week – with Quirk Books authors being interviews on social media and across multiple blogs and websites. We here at The Beat love the wide range of run books that Quirk puts out…and we also LOVED the chance to interview Jon Morris, the author of The League of […]
I just received my copy of the new Palookaville with the finale of Seth’s Clyde Fans – a saga of mid century decay that does much to explain the current malaise of the while male middle class. I give its arrival the “Pants Peeing Excitement” Badge here from the Beat. But Meanwhile, Seth has a […]
Kevin Eastman is Kickstarting a semi-autobiographical comic about a creator who has it all…or does he?
In a classic only in New York story, a bomb scare in Manhattan yesterday turned out to be an 80s disco times capsule. And cartoonists James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook (The Late Child and Other Animals, 7 Miles a Second) have revealed they were instrumental to planting it! Construction on West 21st at the […]
James Galton, CEO and President og Marvel from 1975-1991 has passed away at age 92. Galton came on at a tumultuous time, as newsstand sales were plummeting (Marvel was particularly impacted because its distributor was owned by its competition), and left after Marvel had been sold twice – once to New World and then to […]
“Comics have become a big business, high stakes….making millions and millions of dollars.” A quote from yesterday’s Beat comment thread? No, from a 1978 documentary about comics called “The World of Comic Books” which was apparently produced for Canadian TV as part of a series. It’s narrated by comedian Jonathan Winters, who was […]
Bill The Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman Well, it’s really only a mystery if you’ve never passed Comcis History 101, but it’s nice to see Bill Finger getting attention, in this case, a documentary taht debuts on Hulu on May 6th (right after Free Comic Book Day!) The film is the brainchild of Marc […]
Joshua Dysart and Alberto Ponticelli reunite for a troubling comic about the famine in South Sudan. The comic was sponsored by the World Food Programme.
As part of Will Eisner Week, celebrating the life and career of the visionary comic creator, 100 Years of Genius: The Life and Legacy of Will Eisner, a conversation between frequent comic creators Frank Miller and Klaus Janson was held this week at the SVA Theater. Known for their past critically acclaimed and celebrated […]