31 Days of Halloween: The Bloody Cardinal by Richard Sala

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I doubt a 31 Days of Halloween has gone by without my linking to Richard Sala, one of the masters of creepy and eerie comics. He’s currently serializing The Bloody Cardinal (link takes you to the Study Group page for the comic, which starts at the beginning, but it’s on tumblr, too.) It’s described as […]

31 Days of Halloween: Unbeatable Squirrel Girl You the Choose Story #1

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Continuing with our look at Diamond Halloween Comic Fest offerings, here a seasonal adventure by Ryan North, Erica Henderson and Rico Renzi featuring Squirrel Girl in a “choose your own variable outcome fictional tale” thinger featuring Hobgblin, who is in danngter of being turned into a latte any second due to his pumpkinoid head. a) This […]

31 Days of Halloween: The Three Stooges in “Halloween Hullabaloo”

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    It’s that time of year – there’s a snap in the air, something pumpkin flavored in your hand, and Halloween pop up shops are, well, popping up everywhere! It’s time for our annual Halloween celebretion here at The Beat. And of course, you are asked to participate by sneidng art and liks to […]

DC catches the holiday spirit with DC Rebirth Holiday Special #1

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This is a nice return to a hallowed comics tradition: the oversized holiday special! DC will release to 96 page DC REBIRTH HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 on December 14th with stories by James Tynion IV (DETECTIVE COMICS), Steve Orlando (SUPERGIRL), Vita Ayala (SUICIDE SQUAD: MOST WANTED), Cullen Bunn, Tim Seeley (NIGHTWING), James Asmus, Heath Corson (BIZARRO), Gustavo Duarte, Dustin Nguyen and others. No price given but it’s got Detective Chimp so the value is PRICELESS.

We’re back and Leaping right into things with Batroc!

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We survived the server move! Did you miss us? Don’t lie! A lot more change and improvement lie ahead but we’re settling into our new IP nicely. And it’s Leap Day! What better way to celebrate than with a salute to Batroc…the Leaper! This Captain America villain was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and appeared in Tales of Suspense #75. A French kickboxing champion he has no superpowers…save the ability to talk in a horrible French accent and…to leap!

Dark Horse announces sampler for Dark Horse Day on June 4

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The comic book holiday calendar is getting crowded, and here’s a new one: Dark Horse Day, which will be held on June 4th to mark the 30th anniversary of the publisher. Events will be held at comics shops around the country and a commemorative Dark Horse Day Sampler comic is but one of the promotional […]

Holiday Comics: Kate Beaton’s annual Christmas comics

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It’s becoming a tradition like plum pudding and A Christmas Story: Kate Beaton’s annual comics about her family from her trip home for Christmas. I’m not sure how they’re tagged but if you click around her Tumblr you’ll see them all. Kate’s family is no more odd or endearing than anyone’s and that what’s make these so universal. IF these don’t give you that fuzzy holiday feeling, nothing will.