Charles Adlard named UK Comics Laureate


He’s not quite Bob Dylan yet, but Walking Dead Artist Charlie Adlard was just named the UK’s Comics Laureate at a ceremony at the Lake Comics Festival which is now going on. Adlard succeeds Dave Gibbons in this august role. As both a gentleman and an artist who knows his way around severed heads, oozing […]

Joe Field retires from ComicsPRO board


Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors Comics of Concord, CA is retiring from the Board of Directors of ComicsPRO, the retailer organization he helped to found. You can read his whole statement below, but Field has been at the forefront of making comics better for over two decades, both with ComicsPRO and as the originator of Free Comic […]

Sales Charts: DC leads Marvel for the third month in a row in September


September sales figures released by Diamond Comics distributors show DC holding on to its lead in both dollars and units, down a bit from August but still 13 points over Marvel in units, up from 12 last month. Month to month comparisons from August are down, but August was a five week month compared to September’s normal […]

Exclusive: Shipwreck #4 cover reveal and some more AfterShock news


  Shipwreck by Warren Ellis and Phil Hester, is one of the best reviewed titles from AfterShock, a weird jystery story as only Ellis can tell it. And here’s an exclusive look at the cover to issue #4, on sale in 1/25/17. Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Phil Hester Colorist: Mark Englert Inker: Eric Gapstur Cover Artist: Phil Hester   In addition, […]

Harvey Awards to partner with ReedPOP, leaving Baltimore Comic-Con


Update: A pervious version of this story used the word “purchased” regarding ReedPOP’s invlvement but it is a partnership similar to the one the Harvey Awards had with Baltimore Comic Con. The Beat has learned that ReedPOP, the company that runs New York Comic Con and 28 other pop culture events worldwide, will partner with the Harvey […]

Jamal Igle announces Action Lab Entertainment departure


Jamal Igle announced to the press that he has stepped down as Action Lab Entertainment’s Vice President of Marketing. “I am a creator and as such, I’m forced to make my multiple creative endeavors a priority,” Igle said. He started handling PR for Action Lab in November 2013, but Igle stated that he’s working on the next […]

Preview Review: The DOCTOR STRANGE movie turns the VFX dial up to eleven


Heidi MacDonald: A 15 minute preview of The Doctor Strange movie, which opens November 4th, was shown around the globe tonight. I caught it down the street at my local. I can’t do those second by second breakdowns so I’ll just give my impressions. The footage was sort of like an expanded trailer, but with lots more […]