Preview: Lucy Knisley Explores Marriage in “Something New”


Lucy Knisley is rapidly becoming a household name in the world of memoir, alternating between travelogues such as French Milk and Displacement and more thematic memoir work such as her New York Time’s Bestselling Relish and her brand new, well, Something New: Tales From a Makeshift Bride all about her experiences of getting married as well as a critique of […]

Preview: Steve Rogers is back with May’s Captain America: Steve Rogers #1


The original Captain America is back! We always knew that Steve Rogers would return and now he’s got not only his super powers back…but a new #1 issue of hisvery own comic book. That almost never happens, if by never you mean every 6 months or so. But anyway, Nick Spencer and Jesus Saiz pick […]

PREVIEW: Archie, Jughead, and Raj Take on the Role of Sherlock Holmes in the Latest ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL


Mystery and magic come to Riverdale in Archie Comics Annual #268!  Will Archie and friends be able to solve a real life crime when their trip to the movies goes awry?  Will Archie be able to figure out the reason why he can’t stop dancing?  Zany hijinks abound!  Check out The Comics Beat’s preview after the […]

Chester Brown is hitting the road with his Biblical prostitution treatise (NSFW)


There’s a new Chester Brown book coming out, and it’s a doozy. It’s called Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus, and it examines stories of bibles heroines via their relationship with prostitution. This profession was at the heart of Chester Brown’s previous book, Paying For It, which is all about how he switched to […]

PREVIEW: Koyama Press’ GORGEOUS Will Bring Sonic Jubilance to TCAF


This year at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival, Koyama Press will release Gorgeous, a 64 page story by Cathy G. Johnson.  In 2014, Johnson won the 2014 Ignatz Award for promising new talent, and she’s firing on all cylinders in her latest story about a young girl who meets some less than savory anarchist punks and learns […]

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review/Preview: Many things POPPING in June


By: Nicholas Eskey Welcome back boys and girls to another exciting installment of the Beat’s Weekly Toy Review/Preview! Since there is just too many toys out there to wrangle into one medium sized post, I’ve chosen only those that either have been newly released or newly announced, and of course have caught my eye. So […]

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review & Preview!


By: Nicholas Eskey Welcome back to another exciting episode of “The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review & Preview! We have a humdinger of an episode today kids, as a lot of collectible figures have been announced recently. Since I couldn’t narrow my favorites down to a short list, be prepared for a longer than usual post. […]