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 […]
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 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!
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 […]
A few reminders for Martin Luther King Day today. As always, the 1956 Martin Luther King “Montgomery Story” Comic Book is available free to download and read in this link. March Book One and Book Two by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell continues the story of the fight for civil rights via […]
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.
Okay this one isn’t exactly fun, but it is powerful. Baseline Blvd is a story about grief and Heidi MacDonald Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come […]
Black Santa's Revenge from David F Walker on Vimeo. If you’re in the mood for something a little more cheeky for your holiday viewing, here’s a short film warrant and directed by David F. Walker, writer of Cyborg and Shaft. Black Santa’s Revenge stars Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) as a Santa of the […]
It’s December 29th and most of you are on holiday or traveling around or sitting at your desk counting the minutes until you can leave. I’m in the middle group—traveling— and for those of you in the latter group, today were just posting some fine reading. The provenance of some of these is, um, hazy, but no judgements. Just entertainment!
Merry Christmas from everyone at the Beat to all of you. Wishing you a peaceful, happy holiday and all the presents you asked for. If you seeking something to do between presents and turkey here are a few diversions, including a holiday greeting from Luke Cage and Danny Rand via Sanford Green. You know I […]