The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review & Preview!

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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. […]

Preview: Legend, a spectacular world where cats and dogs rule

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“Funny animal comics” were a time-tested genre for comics in the 50s heydey, and some of the finest comics since then feature anthropomorphic lead characters—like Usagi Yojimbo and Blacksad, to name only two. But a newer genre born of the currentgraphic novel era is “unfunny animals”—think We3,  Duncan the Wonder Dog, The Autumnlands and Beasts […]

Preview: How C-3PO Became The Red Arm Droid

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Today Marvel released a preview for STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1. The book written by James Robinson (Armor Wars, Earth-2) and illustrated by Tony Harris (Ex Machina) is out this March . Only the spectacle of the Star Wars universe could reunite these two award winning creators as they reveal the mystery behind C-3PO’s red arm in The […]

Preview: Will Hyperion be Marvel’s next star?

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Of late, Marvel’s Hyperion character has been getting a wee bit of a push. There were several Hyperion toys at Toy Fair and now an all new all different Hyperion #1. Hyperion started as the “superman” in the JLA analog The Squadron Supreme, and he’s had many realities, many versions and now he’s got a […]

Preview: P.A.C.O and Donut, a new all-ages series from Benjamin Roman

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Back in the long ago days of the TokyoPop original English manga explosion, one of my favorites was a book called I Luv Halloween by Keith Giffen and Benjamin Roman, a world building comedy about a Halloweentown where people could be very naughty indeed. Giffen has gone on to many other things, like helping reinvent […]

Preview: Miss Fury is back in a new #1 by Bechko and Lau

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Miss Fury is a golden age heroine who was actually crated by a lady cartoonist, June Tarpe Mills. Originally published by Timely, Miss Fury was a rich socialite who donned a black panther costume to fight crime, as so many women of the era did, or at least women in comics books. She’s come back […]

PREVIEW: Xena #1

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One of the great female characters of the 90s is back in the Comics this April when Xena #1 debuts from Dynamite. Written by Genevieve Valentine with art by Ariel Medel, it’s a rousing reintroduction of a seminal character, the warrior princess of a savage land, who accompanied by her very good friend Gabrielle had rousing adventures without apology.

Preview: Guardians of the Galaxy #6 by Bendis and Schiti

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I don’t know how all new or all different this is, ut it’s all the way up to issue #6! Peter Quill may be back with the team, but things are anything but back to normal for the Guardians. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 – […]