The Battle for Los Angeles begins in Bloodshot Reborn’s The Analogue Man (Preview)


When a comics publisher talks about a miniseries launching in a prestige format, we often think about some of the best material in comics. Landmark stories crafted by DC in the ‘80s including Batman: The Dark Knight debuted in this special thick format — the comic was so inspirational that other comics companies followed suit. […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits: What they found in this cartoonist’s apartment will blow your mind


§ Dave Itzkoff elides the Dark Knight III experience for the NY Times. It was pointed out a few times that this piece only interviews men and while I’m fully aware that many woman like Batman, I think this can be labeled a “guy thing” without too much outcry. § Forge magazine presents a short […]

Peter Jackson admits he didn’t know what he was doing on The Hobbit movies


A featurette from the extended edition of The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies has revealed what we suspected all along: Peter Jackson by his own admission didn’t know what the hell he was doing during the making of the bloated Hobbit trilogy. In a shockingly candid piece, enlivened by awesome Kiwi accents, the […]

AfterShock hires Nilson and Wu


AfterShock Comics, the line of periodical comics that launches next month, has made a couple of new hires. Stephan Nilson has been hired as Publishing Operations Manager, and Lisa Y. Wu has joined up as social media coordinator.    Nilson’s background includes writing and editing for DC Comics, Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros, […]

Life With Greg: Swierczynski preps the next arc of Archie’s The Black Hood


Duane Swierczynski put Greg Hettinger, the star of his series from Archie’s Dark Circle imprint, through the ringer in the first arc of The Black Hood. Throughout “The Bullet’s Kiss” arc, Swierczynski’s background as a crime novelist shined through the pages, as each chapter of the five-part series read like an addictive crime novel. It was impossible […]

Marvel 101 video series will educate you on Marvel


If you’re like me, and get a little confused by the history of the characters enmeshed in the soap opera of the Marvel U—and don’t have time to listen to Rachel and Miles Xplain the X-men—you may like Marvel 101, a new series of short educational videos that will take out the mystery. Conspiracy theorists will not ether actually you WILL need to keep listening to R&MXX because Marvel 101 does not include mutant or FF characters. In other words it’s the MCU.

Also after watching the Avengers one, it’s more like Marvel Kindergarten but…anyway…videos.

The Beat Podcasts! More to Come: iTunes – The Graphic Novel


Recorded live in New York, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald! This week, the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss digital comics news from Archie, Hoopla, Google […]

Gender and Feminism in the Jem and th Holograms comic


We’ve been writing quite a bit in the last year about the slow death of comics media, and one of the reasons is that it’s hard for a small, passion run site to compete with…the New Yorker? Here’s a think piece on the Jem and the Holograms comic by Stephen Burt whose bio tells us […]