Sales Charts: September was okay but has Marvel Now!’s crop rotation leeched the soil?


It’s that time of the month where comics sales pundits analyze monthly sales. ICv2 has it’s industry standard sales estimates, and praise for how DC turned the ship around with Rebirth. Comic sales in September demonstrate just how dramatic the “Rebirth” impact on DC Comics sales has been.  A year ago, in September 2015, there […]

Image Announces Dante by Matt Hawkins and Darrick Robertson


Dante is a new one-shot from writer Matt Hawkins (SYMMETRY, THINK TANK) and Jason Ning and  artist Darick Robertson (HAPPY!, Transmetropolitan, TheBoys). It’s a tie-in with came packager Cryptozoic and IP comapny Strange turn. The story involved an assassin whose trying to go straight but stuff happens. Dante was a family man with a wife and […]

31 Days of Halloween: Flying Tiger USA’s Halloween Style is Fierce


I have to admit this one is a little mean. Imagine a cross between Ikea and a dollar store: colorful Euro-styled cups, saucers, yoga gloves, fake moustaches, colored pencil sets, candle holders, umbrellas, iPhone cases and anything else you can imagine, 90% of them priced under $10. All if it with that colorful, slightly wack styling […]

Cover reveal: Tony Harris covers Animosity #3


AfterShock Comics has provided us with the Tony Harris incentive cover for Animosity #3. Marguierite Bennett and Rafael de Latorre have been crafting a darkly funny SF tale about a girl and her dog trying to find safty in an US that’s been taken over by animals. And not the friendly kind. The regular cover, by […]

Nib News: a new strip by Ruben Bolling and an animated series in the works


Regular Beat readers know we’re huge fans of The Nib, the non-fiction comics site run by political cartoonist Matt Bors. You can imagine they’ve had no dearth of fodder in this election campaign. And Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug) has just launched a new DAILY strip called “Donald and John” which parodies a certain […]

CXC: Tyler and Aragones share CXC Master Award; Trudeau and Czap also honored


  The CXC festival was held over the last four days in Columbus and the Sunday night driving home tweets were all very happy. I’ve pieced together the award winners from Tweets and Instagrams and what not. You can see more photos and news at the CXC FB page. The CXC Master Award was shared […]