This week features a host of new #1’s from X-Men, Infinity Countdown, and Quicksilver! Get our thoughts this week on The Marvel Rundown!
DC Comics is trying something new. In the wake of their Rebirth initiative, the publisher has rapidly expanded its content to include diverse new imprints such as Young Animal, Wildstorm, Black Label, Ink, and Zoom. As their lineup expands, it can be hard to figure out what to pick up each week. That’s what the […]
A silent, surreal meditation on the human condition in context of the natural world, Kingdom/Order takes as its hero an unnamed man in an unnamed city and in drawing connections between this urban dweller and the so-called “wild kingdom” finds the commonalities between the two might be largely built on desire. Reid Psaltis’ meticulous black […]
The first issue of the follow-up miniseries is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers.
Are we finally recovered from Infinity War? Yeah. Me neither. The only thing that can possibly help is more new comics. Fraggle Rock and Venom respectively get debuting books on the shelves while Garth Ennis added a new war story to the World of Tanks lore, but the best-of-the-best this week belongs to Brian Haberlin. […]
Does Venom get the reboot he deserves with Marvel’s new #1?
Prompted by the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #1, Alex looks at the storytelling elements that make superhero crossover events succeed and fail.
On the surface, I, Parrot is a madcap farce about taking care of 42 parrots as it snowballs into absurdity on almost a surreal degree. Taken on all levels, writer Deb Olin Unferth and artist Elizabeth Haidle have crafted a lovely fable about gathering all the precious pieces that make up your life and giving […]
The Wednesday before Free Comic Book Day had been somewhat quiet the past few years, 2018 FCBD is anything but empty as over a dozen debuting books hit the shelves to be followed by loads comics people will be lining up for on Saturday. We look at a classic style tale of Riverdale’s favorite friends […]
Over the years that I’ve contributed for The Beat, I’ve gotten to preview some pretty-interesting projects in the making, as well as talk to their equally-interesting creators. A little more than two years ago, I had a phone interview with two women who called themselves the “Gibbs Girls.” They were working on a steam-punk inspired comic that takes place at the dawn of the 20th century and during the Industrial Age. The story followed a female, African American inventor named Ada Turner who creates the first flying machine. Last week, the Gibbs Girls reached out and informed me that the comic had finally come out.