Lumberjanes is about to become a major motion picture

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One of the big critical darlings of last year, Lumberjanes is a fabulous comic series written by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis, with art by Brooke Allen and co-created by BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Watters. For those unfamiliar, it follows a group of young women spending the summer at scout camp, where they encounter supernatural […]

Review: Old Man Logan #1 Discharges Apocalyptic Swagger

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Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Andrea Sorrentino Colorist: Marcelo Maiolo Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit Wolverine is grizzled, dirty, and tired — but Old Man Logan is downright nasty. Logan’s resolve is killing now in the midst of Secret Wars, his motivations are questionable, his ‘costume’ is covered in blood — welcome to the new Old Man […]

DC’s in-story ads only to destroy comics for a month…so far

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The facing page Twix ad is only a one-off…but it is enough to destroy the comics industry as we know it?

Jughead from Zdarsky and Henderson is coming this fall

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While an attempt to crowdfund its new line didn’t work, Archie Comics is moving full speed ahead with their reboot, and the planned Jughead title by Chip Zdarsky and Erica Henderson is coming out this fall. Henderson had been drawing Unbeatable Squirrel Girl for Marvel, so you can kind of draw a line there. The […]

UPDATED: DC to Begin Placing Ads on Story Pages

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UPDATE 2:  According to sources inside DC, the half-page ads will only appear in books releasing this June.  This makes the advertising experiment concurrent with the Divergence relaunch of DC’s comic line. UPDATE: An earlier version of the article indicated that Chris was upset with the job DC did integrating the art with the advertising. […]

Convergence #8 Marks the first steps of Divergence in the DCU

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So…while you were away DC Comics just shifted their Multiversity concept. I know, I know, DC does this all the time. The last specific instance being in 1985, when this whole Crisis business first started. However, yesterday’s Convergence #8 revealed the publisher’s ulterior motives for the event. Spoilers for Convergence #8. This might sound completely ridiculous, but […]

Cruel Portents: Looking at the Past and the Future of The Wicked + The Divine

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In Kieron Gillen’s talk on Alan Moore’s and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, Gillen emphasizes themes of time and cyclicality present in Moore’s graphic novel.  Temporal symbolism recurs in everything from the Doomsday clock interstitials between chapters to Rorschach’s ever-shifting face to Dr. Manhattan’s past as the son of a watchmaker.  Gillen, working alongside artist Jamie McKelvie, […]

That ‘Wilson’ movie is on again with Harrelson and Dern

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Daniel Clowes is the Mark Millar of the indie comics set, with two of his graphic novels—Ghost World and Art School Confidential—having been filmed. And now a third, Wilson, based on the GN of the same name, is back on track, with filming set for Minneapolis next month. The script is by Clowes.

Divinity II Establishes Abram Adams status as “one of the next great heroes in the Valiant Universe”

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With the final installment of Valiant’s Divinity mini-series shipping in stores today, the publisher has announced that the marquee hero is going to be relaunching in another mini-series. Divinity II will feature the same creative team of Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine as the two continue to flesh out the story of Divinity, a hero living in the […]

Grumpy Cat is getting her own comic book from Dynamite

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Grumpy Cat, the professional name of the mixed breed cat Tardar Sauce, is getting her own comic book! Considering that she draws the biggest lines at any event she shows up at and has 31 million YoutTube vies, I’d say…it’s about time. The comic will co-star her real life brother Pokey, and if you get […]

Troy Little adapting Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in October

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Hunter S. Thompson’s birth of the gonzo memoir fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is getting a comics adaptation from Xeric-winning, Eisner nominated artist Troy Little (Chiarascuro). Created in cooperation with the Thompson estate, the book is due this October from Top Shelf. Notably, it’s also the first book to be an “IDW/Top Shelf” production […]

WTGB: Ellie in Borderlands? Mad Max, Batman Beyond, and Who Wants to be a Cat?

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We talk about Ashley Johnson coming to Borderlands, Mad Max, a new remaster from Capcom, and becoming a cat in gaming. Oh yeah there’s some Secret Wars codes here too.

Ruby Thursday Visits the Stately Beat Manor Comics Pull for 5/27/15

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I would prefer not to name names, but a certain member of the Beat Staff has ingested one too many Steve Gerber comics and fell into the celebration of oddities. For those not in the know, we’ve been getting a lot of stray visitors at the mansion lately — the castaways of comics long ago […]

Fantagraphics to publish deluxe Complete Wimmen’s Comix in September

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After the stunning and sold out $500 slipcased edition of Zap Comix was published by Fantagraphics last year, I wondered if they would give a similar treatment to the equally groundbreaking but not quite as historically lauded Wimmen’s Comix. Run as a collective, with various contributors taking turns as editors, Wimmen’s Comics ran from 1972 […]

Marvel teases Eight Months Later

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Oh boy here we go…as Battleworlds and pizzas collide we’ll have a newish Marvel U at summer’s end. This teaser is a little reminiscent of DC’s various “one year later” upheavals over the years which is little ironic since whether this could be termed a “relaunch” or a “revamp” or just a promotion has been […]

In case you missed it, here is Matt Fraction’s full appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers

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Matt Fraction made his big late night debut in the wee hours yesterday evening/this morning on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and got a chance to not only talk a bit about Sex Criminals, but also read a few choice entries from the hardback edition “Big Hard Sex Criminals”. Take a look below for the […]