#savepepe – Matt Furie fights to reclaim Pepe the Frog from white supremacists


Speaking of politics, one of the strangest stories this year has been the appropriation of Pepe the Frog as a symbol for white supremacist hate groups. Pepe was created by artist Matt Furie as part of his stoner comedy Boy’s Club, and but as the image spread on 4Chan and Reddit is has been used […]

31 Days of Halloween: The Bloody Cardinal by Richard Sala


I doubt a 31 Days of Halloween has gone by without my linking to Richard Sala, one of the masters of creepy and eerie comics. He’s currently serializing The Bloody Cardinal (link takes you to the Study Group page for the comic, which starts at the beginning, but it’s on tumblr, too.) It’s described as […]

Alan Moore’s Secret Q&A Cult Exposed! Part IV: At Last the Truth Can Be Told!!!!!

The Bojeffries Saga - Buy It Now!

I had intended to post up the Q&A exchanges involved in this, a few at a time, over the summer months, but inevitably time got the better of me, so I’m posting all of the rest of them in one go, although that’s going to be one very long – 12,000 plus words – read. […]

Esports journalist taken off flight because she was wearing a Marvel cap


Kicked off the flight — Amanda Stevens (@sagegnosis) October 12, 2016 Yesterday eSports reporter Amanda Stevens was on her way to the League of Legends World Championship Chicago when her apparel – an A$AP Rocky t-shirt and a Black Panther cap purchased at Hot Topic, made the flight crew uncomfortable. She was removed from the […]

NYCC ’16: For Elite Beat Fans – See a special preview of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES


Hey Elite Beat readers, as a thank you for your continued attention you’re among the first to get a crack at seeing an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes look and film footage from War for the Planet of The Apes,  a new film in the Ape-tastic series debuting next July. Mo-Cap genius Andy Serkis, director MATT REEVES and Producer DYLAN CLARK […]

Comics Journalism is alive!!! Pt II: Akhtar kickstarts new zine, Critical Chips


Not only is comics blogging still alive, but so is PRINT comics criticism! Zainab Akhtar, formerly of Comics & Cola and now of Short Box, is launching a Kickstarter for Critical Chips, a print magazine of comics criticism by some of today’s most important writers. The zine will contain both essays and comics, with a […]

Comics Journalism is alive!!! Comics Should be Good and Robot 6 alums set up new shops


The revamed CBR.com phasing out its bloggy subsites, but a lot of the writers involved still have blogging in their blood. This is a calling and a curse you see. Kind of like beng a superhero. The Comics Should Be Good crew have announced they are launching their own site, Atomic Junk Shop, with Greg […]