Marvel launches Enchanted Tiki Room #1 for kitsch fans everywhere


  I’m not sure exactly why Marvel keeps publishing these comics based on Disney theme park attractions, but it probably has something to do with the fact that Disney owns Marvel. Anyway, if you’re old and love kitsch, cocktails, tiki bars and so on, you will probably get all excited about Enchanted Tiki Room #1, […]

Disney is rebooting The Rocketeer as a black female character


No scrap of IP goes wasted at Disney and they’ve dusted off The Rocketeer, Dave Stevens’ classic pulp-inspired character, with a projected reboot that will star a black female heroine. Max Winkler and Matt Spicer have been hired to develop a script, and Brigham Taylor (The Jungle Book) is producing this along with Blake Griffin […]

Report: Rankled Ike call Iger before he’s even had his coffee


In a wide ranging interview with THR to reflect his being named the most powerful person in Hollywood, Disney’s CEO Bob Iger was asked about his relationship with Marvel’s Ike Perlmutter: and the state of the relationship is good, we’re told. How’s your relationship with Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter these days? My relationship with Ike […]

Civil War: Isaac Perlmutter’s influence continues to reshape Disney


Five years ago, I was told that far from retiring with his $1 billion in profits from selling Marvel to Disney, Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter was actually taking a more active involvement in running Marvel and hoping to bring his particularly effective brand of cost cutting to Disney itself. His influence was most felt in […]

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 […]

Disney Infinity Gets Marvel’s Civil War… Sort Of


When Disney entered the toy-to-life game genre with Disney Infinity there was little doubt the house of mouse would exploit this opportunity for every last drop of its worth to figuratively print money. With an almost endless library of Disney characters along with the additions of Star Wars and Marvel fans could end up with thousands […]

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review!

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By: Nicholas Eskey Every week, companies announce new, nerdy toys that threaten to drain our bank accounts and fill every spare inch on our shelves. To help you decide what is buy-worthy, we have decided to dedicate ourselves to highlighting the best of the best. Welcome to the new weekly toy preview! Without further stalling, […]

Disney Remasters Star Wars Once More, as a Graphic Novel!

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Last year, Marvel launched their new Star Wars comics by offering remastered editions of the original comic book adaptations. Well…  next March, Lusasfilm Press will release a brand new graphic novel adaptation of the original trilogy (AKA “A New Hope Strikes the Jedi”)! I can’t discover who made this; it’s listed as “LucasFilm Book Group”. Disney […]

Hopes briefly flare for a new Darkwing Duck tv show, but are cruelly dashed


  Coming in April from @JoeBooksCo. @Aaron_Sparrow @SilvaniArt & whatsizface. — Amy Mebberson (@amymebberson) January 18, 2016 Earlier this week Joe Books announced a new ongoing Darkwing Duck comic book, by Aaron Sparrow and James Silvani, thus righting one of the great comics kerfuffles of all times. But as this news was disseminated in […]