Marvel’s Surprise Hit THE VISION to End with Issue 12, Writer Tom King Says

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Earlier today, The Comics Beat reported that Tom King was one of three writers to sign an exclusive contract with DC Comics to “produce their comic book work solely for the DC Comics and Vertigo imprints.”  In the wake of the announcement, many readers were left wondering what would happen to The Vision.  The series, which […]

Five superhero shows put to the Bechdel test; only one fails

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Last week, fellow Beat writer Alex Jones wrote this article about the TV show Arrow and it’s treatment of female characters. I don’t really follow Arrow, so I can’t say whether I agree with his assessment. But the premise got me thinking about whether any of these shows could pass the Bechdel test, i.e. the new standard for fictional female characters.

Review: Cullen Bunn’s “Deadpool & the Mercs for Money” – Mo Money Indeed

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By: Nicholas Eskey During the month of January we saw: Deadpool: Massacre, True Believers: Deadpool, Deapool Origins, Deadpool the Musical!, Deadpool the Variants, Evil Deadpool, Deadpool & Cable: Split Second, Groovy Deadpool, The Meaty Deadpool, The Wedding of Deadpool, Detective Deadpool, Uncanny Deadpool, and even the very fan-anticipated Spider-Man/Deadpool crossover.  The entire month might well have […]

All-New, All-Early: Marvel Allows Retailers to Sell Select Product New Year’s Day

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With so many different Marvel comics shipping each and every week, it can be hard to track exactly which comic books ships on which day. In fact for the All-New, All-Different Marvel Rundown, (our ongoing column where we take a look at each Marvel #1 in the All-New, All-Different line,) we were sure that the comics […]

Podcorn Podcast V4.15 — The Hidden Meanings Behind DC’s New Double Shipping Initiative

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Every Wednesday, I talk about comics with Brandon Montclare, writer of the hit Image series Rocket Girl and co-writer of Marvel’s 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.  Occasionally, the inimitable artist Amy Reeder (Rocket Girl, Batwoman) stops by.  Check out our full […]