In a throwback to the gogo days of NüMarvel, Mark Millar is taking a page from the old Bill Jemas playbook, announcing that there will be NO second printings of The Magic Order #1. The series, which is illustrated by Oliver Coipel, has its FOC (final order cut off) on Monday, so it’s time to give […]
In honor of today being International Tabletop Day, myself and fellow Beat staffer Victor Van Scoit have decided to share some of our own personal-favorite tabletop games. As criteria, we’ve decided to stay away from oldies like “Chess,” “Monopoly,” and “Dungeons & Dragons,” because there are a TON of other games out there. We have also decided to only share games that are still available for purchase if there are any readers who wish to experience these games for themselves.
The Retailer’s View returns with a warning about the future of the comics industry… and a look at what can hopefully be done to fix it.
With the release of his massive hit webcomic hitting the bookshelves, I had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Hussie, the elusive and hilarious creator of Homestuck, one of the most ambitious and interactive independent comics ever created. ~ Q1. You say in this intro that this book is for enjoyment, perhaps a leisurely companion […]
25 years old at the announcement of closure.
Last night, February 3rd, IDW Publishing and Media held the official reopening of their own San Diego Comic Art Gallery. It had been reported by The Beat in early of last December that the gallery would be underway for some major changes. Following the end of their 30 Days of Night exhibit, the gallery closed […]
A couple weeks ago, we told you about Mission Comics in San Francisco having a community meeting after they’d experienced some sales drops and were concerned about staying in business. They had the meeting and the upshot is that the store will attempt to stay open and Patreon is being used to supplement the business. […]
Another closing of a comic shop; another end to a piece of one’s comic community. For the last six and a half years, Villainous Lair has served as not only a comic and game store, but a hub for many comic book and popular culture fans in San Diego, California. Villainous Lair Comics first opened […]
ComicsPro has announced it’s nominees for its Industry Awards and also its first Unsung Hero Award for the recently departed Dave Hawksworth. ComicsPRO, the trade association for comics specialty retailers, proudly announces the nominees for its annual Comic Industry Awards. The awards honor those people who are or have been the best at what they […]
Comics retailers are a scrappy bunch, but they live with thin margins.An event such as Hurricane Harvey – which has affected several retailers – can be a devastating blow. A new charity Helping Comic Retailers with Issues (“HCR Issues”) has just been formed as a sort of Heroes Initiative for retailers: distressed retailers can apply for […]