Recently, Battling Boy and The Sculptor publisher First Second announced the launch of a new e-newsletter. The publication will feature a variety of comics recommendations, a list of convention appearances, and updates on office happenings and upcoming titles. Most excitingly, the newsletter will also exclusive comics from First Second’s roster of creators. The newsletter is currently slated to […]
2017 will bring us yet another new year of comic conventions. When one thinks of San Diego and comics, it’s not difficult to summon images of San Diego Comic-Con, one of the largest celebrations of comics and popular media in the entire world. But there’s more to San Diego than just Comic-Con. This year signifies […]
The world of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ and Brian Stelfreeze’s Black Panther is quickly expanding. In fall 2016, the National Book Award Winner teamed up with writers Yona Harvey and Roxanne Gay as well as with artists Afua Richardson and Alitha Martinez to launch World of Wakanda, a series focusing on two secondary characters from Coates’ and Stelfreeze’s Marvel comic. Today, Coates […]
Last month we broke the news that Titan Comics would release the first English-language edition of Sky Doll: Sudra. Today we’ve got another Sky Doll exclusive for Beat readers: first two pages of art from issue 1 and several covers for issue 2.
Illustrator and cartoonist Natalie Andrewson has produced work for major publications including the New Yorker, the New York Times, Polygon, and Medium. Now, Andrewson is set to publish a brand new graphic novel through First Second. Entitled The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, Andrewson’s comic will retell the classic holiday story of The Nutcracker as a “dark fantasy.” First Second describes the book […]
Titan Comics has revealed they’ll release issue 1 of the fourth “Chapter” (or Volume) of the series: Sky Doll: Sudra.
The human fascination with death is as old as mankind itself. From the Egyptians to the Greeks and from ancient myth to American Gothic stories, death has provided us with many lenses for examining life. Today, we are pleased to announce that First Second plans to publish The Land of the Dead by writer Brian McDonald and artist Toby […]
This morning, DC Comics sent out a cryptic email asking audiences to “STAY TUNED.” It came along with the image below advertising season two of Tom King’s and Mitch Gerad’s critically acclaimed Vertigo Series, Sheriff of Babylon. The image depicts a sheriff’s star obfuscated by the windswept sands of an Iraqi desert. A plane soars in […]
Dark Horse has a looooooong history with the Aliens franchise. How long is looooooong? April’s Aliens: The Original Comics Series Volume 2 is giving the deluxe hardcover treatment to an Aliens series from 1989 and another from 1990. When those were coming out, writer Mark Verheiden hadn’t yet gotten into film or television – he was best known […]