Dynamite announces KISS: The Demon spinoff starring Gene Simmons


The magic and music of the band KISS is just too huge to be contained in ONE comic book title to the upcming Kiss title is already getting a spinoff starring Gene Simmons: KISS: The Demon co-written by series writer Amy Chu (Poison Ivy) and Erik Burnham (Back to the Future,Ghostbusters), with art by Eman Cassallos (Jennifer […]

Gallery: Lots of covers for Kiss #1


  The band Kiss has a long history in comics, from their blood soaked early graphic novel in the 70s, to the new comic by Amy Chu and Kewber Baal  that’s coming out in October. Just in time for Halloween! The book will  feature a bevy of variant covers, of course, including one by John Cassaday […]

The Beat Annual Creator Survey Part 3: The year of diversity


Here’s the third part of our annual creator survey with a varied look from people in all aspects of the business from creators to publishers to journalists. As always, buried among the answers you will find a bunch of news items for the sharp eyed and also some preview art. In case you haven’t noticed, our panel certainly did: 2015 was the year diversity broke around the comics industry, although much, much, much more needs to be done. Read on to see what our our respondents thought about the year past and what they have coming for 2016.

SDCC ’15: Comics and Pop Music Panel introduces Archie Meets the Ramones

Archie Meets the Ramones (courtesy of Comics Alliance)

By Harper W. Harris Today at the Comics and Pop Music: Making New Noise panel at Comic Con, there was one of the most interesting groups of people on stage: Patrick A. Reed of Comics Alliance moderated Matt Rosenberg, Alex Segura, Amy Chu, and Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys as they spoke about […]

The Beat’s Annual Survey 2015, Part Four: “Grandpa Con versus In-name-only-Con”


More thoughts on the future of comics, the intersection of media, conventions and just sitting at a table drawing, by folks ranging from publishers to creators to journalists.  What will 2015 bring? Surprises, like yesterday IDW/Top Shelf deal, which no one saw coming.

$2000 statue and more stolen at New York Comic Con

stolen dunny

While the harassment problems seems to have been put under control, by and large, there are a rather alarming number of reports of theft from the show, including this one, about a hand painted “Dunny” statue worth $2000 being stolen from a booth. The culprit was caught on tape taking the items at 7:25 after the show closed and fled on foot. I also saw tweets indicating that writer Amy Chu’s laptop was stolen, and there’s a report of an artist having some pages stolen as well.

Thievery doesn’t invite the same kind of “they were asking for it” response as other kinds of claims, but unfortunately, these incidents are a reminder that leaving valuable things lying around is not a good idea at a crowded con. It’s also a sad comment on an otherwise peaceful crowd.

Amy Chu Kickstarts a Third Volume of ‘Girls Night Out’ [Interview]


For the last several years, writer Amy Chu has been a familiar face at comic conventions around the World – just last year I bumped into her at Thought Bubble! Among other things a contributor to The Beat, Amy is perhaps best known for her self-published anthology comics ‘Girls Night Out’, which have so far […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, 12/19/13: These amazing links will change the way you think about clicking on links

§ The Comics Reporter Holiday Interview series has kicked off with Paul Pope! Your morning coffee reading is assured for the next few weeks. § The Hollywood Reporter’s legal reporter Eriq Gardner has a devil’s advocate In Defense of Shia LaBeouf suggesting that LaBeouf “seemed to be making the case for his transformative “fair use” […]

Thought Bubble 2013: The Pretty Much Almost Full Report


So Thought Bubble 2013 has come and gone, a massive celebration of British – and foreign – comics talent, lead by the mighty Lisa Wood and featuring creators from all round the world, fans from all walks of life, and comics of every size, shape, style and form you could ever imagine. Here’s a rundown […]