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. […]
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 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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]