Great advice on working and making comics from Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire and Michael DeForge


Comics creator process posts are the BEST posts. Jeff Lemire seems to have taken over Charles Soule’s mantle as Busiest Person in Comics– writing 7-8 monthly books – and he reveals how he does it in an absolutley stellar process post with a ton of photos AND a page of preview art from AD: After […]

Nice Art: Gerard Way offers second update on DC’s YOUNG ANIMAL Imprint


Author, musician and occasional illustrator Gerard Way (The Umbrella Academy) is finally getting a chance to take on comics in a bigger role than ever before with DC’s Young Animal imprint. The line includes the following titles: Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye written by Way and Jon Rivera with art from Michael Avon Oeming (Powers), […]

The Marvel Rundown: Is Marvel’s newest take on the Thunderbolts punishing?


This week in The Marvel Rundown, we’re taking a look at a shiny pair of new #1s.  First, we examine The Punisher, a series about Marvel’s resident badass on call whose reputation was recently bolstered by a recent appearance on the Netflix show Marvel’s Daredevil. Writer Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy) is joined by Punisher veteran Steve Dillon (Punisher: […]

Vibe Visits The Stately Beat Manor Comics Pull: Staff Picks for 5/13/15


After his continued success on a certain CW show, Cisco Ramone’s comics counterpart Paco Ramone (also known as Vibe) began to grow jealous of Cisco’s role on The Flash. The CW character has been able to take on some of the best material of the show serving as both the comedic relief and mad scientist. Wanting […]

Review: Gotham Academy #6, The Kids of the Black Hole

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As much as we love reading about the adventures of the world’s greatest detective, you have to figure Gotham city is probably a pretty messed up place to grow up. Walking down the street could get you turned inside out by Joker gas or someone in a skintight cat outfit could shred you to pieces. Even adolescents in this world have it rough. This is mostly due to Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher. They put kids in buildings with Arkham inmates, fire hazards, and sinister looking headmasters. All these obstacles put forth for our enjoyment in Gotham Academy #6.

Review: Gotham Academy #4 Just Schooled You Son


As of late, Bat group editor Mark Doyle has added books to the bat-ecosystem that have captured a similar type of magic previously only on Fox Kids programing. Gotham Academy has been a prime example of it. Issue four continues to unfold the institution’s connection to Gotham’s lore through the lens of adolescence.

The Beat Annual Creator Survey Part Five: Is Star Wars a guilty pleasure?


And so we wrap up this year’s with the last round of replies, and if one thing is clear it’s that a lot of  people are looking forward to a new Star Wars movie. Once again, thanks to everyone who took the time from their busy schedules to respond. Previous parts can be read here: Part […]

Nice art: A color peek at Gotham Academy by Cloonan, Fletcher and Kerschl


Sneak peek at a coloured panel from #GothamAcademy issue 1, by me, @beckycloonan and @brendenfletcher: — Karl Kerschl (@karlkerschl) August 11, 2014 #GothamAcademy is coloured by the incredible Romain Gaschet, who worked with me on Teen Titans Year One. I don’t think he he’s on twitter. — Karl Kerschl (@karlkerschl) August 11, 2014 Guys, […]