Labor day is one of the more bittersweet holidays. On the one hand, it represents an extra long weekend of fun in the sun, family barbecues, and poolside relaxation. On the other hand, it’s the end of summer. For our luckier readers, that means very little. For those of us in the Northeastern United States, […]
The Comics Beat’s staff votes on the best Comic Books and Graphic Novels of the year.
G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona made quite a splash with Ms. Marvel. The creation of Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American teenager who becomes a superhero somehow taps into the current world of texting and multi-cultural society—just the way Marvel’s most memorable books have always done. The first issue went back to print, and issue […]
Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s podcast the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss Heidi’s adventures at the Angoulême Comics Festival, women and […]
By Jeffrey O. Gustafson Kamala Khan is a sixteen year old girl from Jersey City. She has the same pressures as any teenager: friends, family, school, parties. She desires independence and autonomy while her parents try to navigate her through the fraught landscape of peer pressure and the expectations of family. Every teen goes through […]
Marvel have announced that G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona will be the creative team for a new Ms Marvel series, starting in 2014. The ongoing series will star a new character in the title role – Kamala Khan. She’ll have a costume designed by Jamie McKelvie.