Jamal Igle announces Action Lab Entertainment departure


Jamal Igle announced to the press that he has stepped down as Action Lab Entertainment’s Vice President of Marketing. “I am a creator and as such, I’m forced to make my multiple creative endeavors a priority,” Igle said. He started handling PR for Action Lab in November 2013, but Igle stated that he’s working on the next […]

C2E2 Diamond Retailer Breakfast: Valiant to introduce major new female character and more news


Announcements from Diamond, Marvel, Action Lab, and Valiant Comics at the C2E2 Diamond Retailers Breakfast, including Civil War 2: Amazing Spider-Man #1, 300,000 in sales for Black Panther #1, and a major new female character for Valiant.

Arm-Fall-Off-Boy Visits The Stately Beat Manor Comics Pull: Best Comics of the Week for 4/29/15


Floyd Belkin joins the Beat Staff for our weekly picks on the best new comics available at your local shop this week. Pull apart these books!

Whoopi Goldberg — queen of the stealth nerds


Is the Beat obsessed with The View liking comics? Why, yes, because it represents the farthest encroachment of comics culture into the fortress of coffee klatch culture. Of course with Whoopi Goldberg on board, it’s not that hard as she’s the ultimate undercover nerd mole. A longtime comics fan, if she’s not awkwardly plugging Lady […]

The Ten Best Free Comic Book Day Comics You Need To Read This Saturday


This year, publishers have distributed fifty-two titles for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday. While it is not uncommon for many comics shops to order all of the titles, it is becoming common that most comics shops anticipate large crowds of customers.  While this is a good thing, it means that the stores must limit the […]