Kickstarter Spotlight: Thomas Edison & Amelia Earheart take on Fritz Lang in THE TRUST BOOK ONE: THE SILENT SCREAM


Launching a new comic book IP is as arduous a task as it ever was, but today’s creators have more tools at their disposal to turn their passion projects into a tangible product. With the democratization of crowd-funding platforms, many creative people are circumventing traditional publishing methods and going straight to the grassroots level and communicating […]

NYCC ’16: Valiant and POP Life offer utterly adorable exclusive Faith vinyl figure


Twitter just let out a collective “Want!” Vinyl character figures are all the rage and this new strictly limited, Asian import edition of the forthcoming, first-of-its kind Faith Pop! Asia vinyl figure just opened the door for more and more cuteness. The first Valiant Pop! Asia vinyl collectible features Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – the high-flying hero […]

Revealed! Inside the hottest market for graphic novels!


  Cruisin my school's @Scholastic book fair. Not only a graphic novel section, but gns sprinkled throughout. — Tracy Edmunds (@TracyEdmunds) September 27, 2016 There’s been a lot of talk about Scholastic Book Fairs as a key market for kids graphic novels, but as The Beat does not have access to a child, this […]

NYCC ’16 Exclusive: Oni Press to Give Away Teaser Comic for Ulises Fariñas’ and Erick Freitas’ MOTRO


It feels like San Diego Comic Con was only yesterday, but as the rugged folks up north in a certain non-specific fantasy television property like to say, “New York Comic Con is coming.”  We’re excited to announce that at the convention next week, Oni Press will be giving away a free ashcan teaser comic featuring a story […]

Nice Art: if you like dinosaurs you will like Lewis LaRosa’s work on SAVAGE from Valiant


  There’s been a lot of buzz about Lewis LaRosa’s work on Savage, a new title that’s part of Valiant’s “The Future of Valiant’ line of original comics series. And now you can see why. The 4-issue mini series, written by B. Clay Moore and drawn by LaRosa and Clayton Henry, features one  of those […]

Previews: AfterShock’s December shipping books with all the covers


Previews time is nigh and we’re pleased to partner with AfterShock to present their previews for books on sale in December with all the covers. Highlights include  the first Rough Riders collection and the continuation of Warren Ellis and Phil Hester’s Shipwreck and the controversial Alters by Paul Jenkins and Leila Leiz. Alters 3 Reeling from […]

FRENCH COMICS FRAMED: Tonight an amazing French comics festival kicks off in New York


If you like great cartoonists and live in New York, you are in luck, because a pretty amazing festival of French comics is coming to town and bringing some incredible artists with it including Pénélope Bagieu, Olivier Balez, François Boucq, Barbara Canepa, Stéphane Créty, Etienne Davodeau, Asaf Hanuka, Matz, Jean-Claude Mézières,Nicolas Otero, Arthur de Pins, Jean-Marc […]

PREVIEW: The Body Count Rises as THE BLACK HOOD #1: SEASON 2 Begins!


The Black Hood has been on a long road and now he’s back for more.  In The Black Hood #1: Season 2, the latest arc in the Dark Circle imprint series kicks off with a man in hiding. Greg Hettinger has hung up his costume, mostly for good, but an assassin known as The Nobody isn’t […]