Farce or tragedy? By August we’ll know. But New Yorker’s cartoonist Shannon Wheeler (God is Disappointed in You, Grandpa Won’t Wake Up) is wasting no time with an ode to our President’s greatest medium: the tweet.
https://twitter.com/BatmanNewsCom/status/822503697829732355/video/1 We all know that former president Obama had a soft spot for comics, and even mentioned them a few times during his preidency. well it turns out thet President Trump and his chiefspeech writer Steve Bannon also like comics, because they quoted Bane from The Dark Knight Rises in Trump’s inaugural seech. Pretty cool, huh? […]
Fantom Comics in Washington, DC announced via Facebook that they would open their doors as a safe space and rest area for those protesting the Inauguration of President-Elect Trump on Friday, or marching in the Women’s March the following day.
It’s Martin Luther King Day, and the March Trilogy by Rep John Lewis, the last surviving leader of the civil rights movement of the 60s, is the #1 best selling book on Amazon. Isn’t that nice and fitting? Oh what’s that you say? It’s because president elect Donald Trump called Lewis “all talk, talk, talk” […]
PEN America has a section of comics called State of Emergency, and I’m sure you can guess what that refers to. Meg Lemke, Rob Kirby, and MariNaomi curated the section and it includes Whitney Taylor: Iasmin Omar Ata Dylan Edwards Thi Bui, whose memoir about her family’s journey from Vietnam The Best We Could Do […]
In not only his first press conference as PEOTUS, but the first presidential press conference that refuted rumors of urine play, president-elect Donald Trump confirmed that he is considering Marvel CEO Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter for a role in his administration, probably consulting on the Veteran’s Affairs dept. “Ike Perlmutter has been very very involved,” he […]
Have you been paying attention to the upcoming election? Crazy huh? Can we possibly survive the next four days without blowing our brains out? It’s going to be a close call. IN the meantime, Ms. Marvel suggests you vote. She doesn’t say which way to vote, but probably she’d support the candidate that doesn’t want […]
In a sometimes emotional presentation, Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter, Patty Jenkins and DC president Diane Nelson joined UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Cristina Gallach at the UN today to name Wonder Woman an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. Wonder Woman was added as an inspiration for the UN’s Sustainable […]
Regular Beat readers know we’re huge fans of The Nib, the non-fiction comics site run by political cartoonist Matt Bors. You can imagine they’ve had no dearth of fodder in this election campaign. And Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug) has just launched a new DAILY strip called “Donald and John” which parodies a certain […]
This year’s Republican National Convention (held July 18-21 in Cleveland) promises to be a spectacle of unsurpassed Marvels. Either it will be the greatest reality show episode of all time, as a TV pitchman is crowned with the nomination; or a Game of Thrones-style melee of cutthroat political intrigue that will leave the Grand Sept […]