Comics media watch: De Blieck debuts and more on Tilting at Windmills


In case you missed it, yesterday retailer Brian Hibbs’ long running Tilting at Windmills column found a new home here at The Beat after a long run at Comic Book Resources.

Augie De Blieck Jr’s long running Pipeline column has also moved: the regular column will run at and he’s just launched his own site Pipeline Comics:

That 1-Ton Captain America statue gets an official Brooklyn welcome next week before moving on to Bed, Bath and Beyond


  That 13-foot high 1-ton solid Bronze Captain America statue will be unveiled in Prospect Park Brooklyn next week on Wednesday, August 10, from 1-3 pm. Later that night, Captain America: Civil War will be shown as part of Propect Park’s “A Summer Movie Under the Stars” program. A very nice day! The dedication ceremony will […]

SDCC’16 VIDEO INTERVIEW: Carole and John Barrowman Tell All! Well, A Lot Anyway…


Eventually we speak about their Torchwood comics, of course, but that’s an oversimplification of the interview which stretched way over time (thanks Titan!) and covered John’s not-so-secret costume to walk the floor of SDCC, how their familial relationship helps them be more honest about their work, and their intimate knowledge of each other’s bathroom habits. Try not to fall in love with these rambunctious siblings, I dare you.

INTERVIEW: Gerard Way and Jon Rivera Open Up About DOOM PATROL, CAVE CARSON, Shelly Bond, and the Many Fluids in Young Animal


“I’m someone who has struggled mental illness with and is a big proponent of mental health awareness. In my mind, Doom Patrol is the perfect book to discuss those issues.”

Bitch Planet and March win first Virginia Library Association Diversity Award


  The Virginia LIbrary Association (VLA) has announced the winners of their first ever Graphic Novel Diversity Awards. The prize celebrates diversity in comics form, and for the first year, ten publishers submitted 22 titles (published in 2015) in two categories: Adult and Youth. Winner receives $500 from the VLA Diversity and Inclusion Forum, and will be […]

Stars of comics and screen come out for the Suicide Squad premiere


It was quite a gathering of comics talent for last night’s Suicide Squad premiere in New York. The crew gathered for the above photo before hand, including many creators who had a hand in various characters from the film. From left to right: Geoff Johns, Jimmy Palmiotti, Misty Lee (in the back), Amanda Conner (wearing […]