NYCC ’16: For Elite Beat Fans – See a special preview of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES


Hey Elite Beat readers, as a thank you for your continued attention you’re among the first to get a crack at seeing an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes look and film footage from War for the Planet of The Apes,  a new film in the Ape-tastic series debuting next July. Mo-Cap genius Andy Serkis, director MATT REEVES and Producer DYLAN CLARK […]

SDCC ’15: Watchtower Tuesday: There’s no earthly way of knowing / Which direction we are going…


…and we’re back! Comic-Con won’t start for another day, but the newsfeeds have been full of it today! There’s all sorts of anticipation, it’s kinda thrilling and scary! We’re ensconced at Stately Beat Manor, keeping house (Heidi, don’t worry about the Eisner fresco. Since the pigment is part of the plaster, it’s easy to clean. […]

PREVIEW: THE HUMANS are actually apes on bikes


One of the more offbeat titles of the Image Renaissance. THE HUMANS by Keenan Marshall Keller (Galactic Breakdown) and artist Tom Neely (Henry and Glenn Forever) will be collected in March at the popular $9.99 price point. Set in 1070 Bakersfield, it’s about a gang of bikers who are…apes. It’s biker exploitation action as you like with added MONKEYS.

SDCC: The HUMANS are coming to Image – Exclusive Preview and Interview

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First it was vampires, then it was zombies. After that it was bronies but now? It’s all about monkeys and Image Comics is one step ahead of the latest ape craze with a new creator owned series, The Humans – an epic tale of big hairy apes on badass choppers looking for sleazy, biker gang exploitation style kicks in […]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes uses Charles Burns’ Black Hole as a plot point


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which opens today, tells of how the enhanced apes, led by Caesar, strive with humans for supremacy in a disease ravaged world. Apparently there is one scene where a human youth bonds with an orangutan over… Black Hole ??? Charles Burns’ sinister, haunting graphic novel about a disfiguring […]

INTERVIEW: Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton Team Up on Kickstarter!


Kick up the Kick-Watcher! Today sees the launch of Code Monkey Save World, a new 60-page graphic novel from Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton, to be brought to life by the artistic team of Takeshi Miyazawa, Jessica Kholinne, and Simon Bowland. Wait – Jonathan Coulton, the musician, sir? Yes sir, that’d be him! The graphic […]

INTERVIEW: Allison Baker on Year One of Monkeybrain Comics


2012 was the year we saw Marvel relaunch, DC reboot, Image rise, and Valiant return. And yet perhaps one of the biggest success stories of the year was the founding of Monkeybrain Comics by Allison Baker and Chris Roberson.

Scratching the Surface of Thought Bubble 2012


This weekend saw Thought Bubble 2012’s convention, and…. phew, it was busy. I did my best to talk to everybody, but don’t think I managed to get to even half of all the people who were there. It was a brilliant show, and I’ll try to do justice to it with my rundown. Get ready….!

Monkeybrain Pledge all November Profits to The Hero Initiative


  Chris Roberson, co-founder of the digital publisher Monkeybrain Comics, has put out an open letter today explaining that for the whole of November, all profits made by the company will be donated directly to The Hero Initative. Along with Allison Baker, Roberson set up the company earlier this year as a way to put […]