31 Days of Halloween: David S. Pumpkins, instant icon


Halloween just got a new trending costume, and it’s David S. Pumpkins, the inexplicable highlight of a haunted elevator ride. Pumpkins, as portrayed by Tom Hanks, made his smashing debut in a Saturday Night Live sketch, bedeviling riders Kate McKinnon and Beck Bennett with his dancing skeletons and mirthful proclamation “I’m David Pumpkins!” While the […]

31 Days of Halloween: Breaking Cat News Halloween Special


Beat favorite webcomic Breaking Cat News has been on hiatus since August, but why not revisit the classic Breaking Cat News Halloween Special from 2015, in which Puck encounters a ghost cat who is set on…knocking things off shelves. For those who haven’t experienced it before, Georgia Dunn’s webcomic mixes family life, news tropes and […]

31 Days of Halloween: Lester Fenton And The Walking Dead by Kyle Baker


Kyle Baker is well into the spirit of the season with Lester Fenton And The Walking Dead, a standalone graphic novel with a timeless tale of terror: On the verge of a prom date with the school’s hottest cheerleader, a mild-mannered nerd must cope with his father’s return from the dead. But when he uncovers […]

31 Days of Halloween: The Visitor is a spooky new comic from Mignola, Roberson, Grist and Crabtree


Revealed via a video teaser on THR, The Visitor is a new project from Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson, Paul Grist and Bill Crabtree coming out next February from Dark Horse. As the teaser reveals, it’s set in WWII and some GIs are finding a spooky something. 

The book is part of the Mignolaverse, an on […]

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 […]

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 […]

31 Days of Halloween: The Three Stooges in “Halloween Hullabaloo”


    It’s that time of year – there’s a snap in the air, something pumpkin flavored in your hand, and Halloween pop up shops are, well, popping up everywhere! It’s time for our annual Halloween celebretion here at The Beat. And of course, you are asked to participate by sneidng art and liks to […]