David Lloyd and Aces Weekly–the new frontier of comics


by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson David Lloyd is known for his innovative creativity drawing V for Vendetta along with writer Alan Moore. David’s use of the Guy Fawkes mask for the main character has become a political archetype that has gone far beyond the comic. In person David is a lovely man who is passionate about his art. It’s […]

Marvel is “Whittling” Down the Publisher’s Next Event Post-“Secret Wars”


As great as Secret Wars has been over the past couple of issues, the story isn’t going to be the end of the Marvel Universe as we know it — the series will also not serve as the last event ever told by the publisher. Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso confirmed the existence of a new […]

Podcorn Podcast V4.03- Death of the Direct Market?!


Every Wednesday, I sit down with Brandon Montclare, writer of the hit Image series Rocket Girl and co-writer of Marvel’s upcoming Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series.  We gab about what we’re reading now, what books we consider classics (Brandon loves Dark Knight Strikes Again…), and the hottest gossip of the industry.  Oh, and sometimes the inimitable artist Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl, Batwoman) stops […]

Marvel Month-to-Month Sales- August 2015: The Secret Quality of Quietness


by Xavier Lancel Welcome to a new analysis of the Marvel sales.  I’m French, that’s why I’m talking funny. Please address your complaints to my home-of-human-rights-but-not-of-migrants country. Reminder: those sales are estimates, sales to comics shops situated in North America. American comics do get sold somewhere else in their original floppy edition. Keep in mind […]

ICYMI: First Official Footage of Marvel’s Jessica Jones Revealed!

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In two weeks, we’ll be getting some quality time with the cast of Netflix’s next Marvel Defenders series, Jessica Jones, at New York Comic Con.  The followup to the incredibly lauded Daredevil, the series will focus on the titular metahuman, portrayed by Krysten Ritter, as she attempts to salvage her life as a detective after a brief […]

Activist Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and Stelfreeze launch “A Nation Under Our Feet” in new Black Panther Series


Marvel went to the New York Times this morning to announce the heavily teased brand new Black Panther series. The series will be written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Correspondent for The Atlantic and writer of the recently released book Between the World and Me, a series of letters written to his son about being black in America that […]

9 Things The Cast of Marvel’s GOTG On Disney XD Want You To Know

MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY - The voice cast and creative team at the "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" event in Burbank, California (September 1). "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" premieres SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. (Disney XD/Matt Petit)

At the beginning of the month Comics Beat received an invitation to check out the first two episodes of Disney XD’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy animated series. ICYMI we previously gave our thoughts about the first episode of the series. With the GOTG set to officially debut this weekend here’s nine things the talent behind the show […]

Weekend Wrap Up: “Omega Men” No Longer Cancelled, X-Men Facing a Slow Death, and More

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This weekend turned out to be a very busy one for comics news.  As our chief steward, Heidi MacDonald, takes a well deserved rest this morning following the conclusion of Small Press Expo, let’s take a look at some of the big breaking stories from the last few days. Omega Men Lives When we broke […]

Get Your First Good Look at Krysten Ritter as Marvel’s Jessica Jones


News about Jessica Jones, Marvel’s digital followup to the hit Netflix series Daredevil, has come at a slow drip over the last few months, but as we head closer to the series’ November 20th release date, the flow of information seems to finally be picking up.  Earlier today, Collider.com released the first official images of Breaking Bad and […]

That one time Joe Quesada tried to get Neil Gaiman to work for Marvel

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Author Neil Gaiman has worked with Marvel sparingly over the course of his career, but after more research and a recent Tumblr post. We just learned that former Editor-in-chief of Marvel Joe Quesada actually worked on getting more work for Gaiman from the publisher. Quesada drew a piece that was then inked by Danny Miki […]