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

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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: Crossing the Space Rubicon in SOUTHERN CROSS #1

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Becky Cloonan does creator owned again and it’s the addictive equivalent of space cocaine.

Review: Gotham Academy #4 Just Schooled You Son

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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?

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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

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Sneak peek at a coloured panel from #GothamAcademy issue 1, by me, @beckycloonan and @brendenfletcher: pic.twitter.com/5pwBdOXyGf — 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, […]

SDCC 14: Batman’s 75th, My 20th, and a Lot of First Experiences

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By David Nieves We’re all still recovering from copious amounts of walking around taking pictures with people and wishing the people in front of us taking pictures would just move. Yes another San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone. By now all the news is out and we’re still reeling from the Batman V Superman […]

SDCC 14: Becky Cloonan, The Killjoys of Moving…

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By David Nieves Since 1999 Becky Cloonan has been breaking down doors; whether they be from moving to new places or the ones every creator has to go through to make comics for a living. I had the overwhelming  joy of sitting down with her on the SDCC show floor last week. To no one’s […]

Nice art: Becky Cloonan’s Monster variant cover for Batman

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Just to prove that the Bat office is going WILD with art, Becky Cloonan posted her Monster variant cover for Batman for October, which will have “Horror” as a variant cover theme. Me likey!

DC announces 2 new Bat-books, ARKHAM MANOR and GOTHAM ACADEMY, by unlikely teams

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 The Batverse is getting two ongoing spinoff series, according to EW. And not a mention of the “New 52″ in the pr….In Arkham Manor, Wayne Manor gets turned into…a home for the insane. Whch could just be Batman and Robin, but you get the point. CReative team is writer Gerry Duggan and artist Shawn Crystal. […]

Must Read: Becky Cloonan on self-publishing

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This is a good one to leave the year on, I think, a 4000 word essay by Becky Cloonan on the evolution and execution of her self-published minis, which have won Eisner awards and sold thousands of copies. The piece covers some of the intangibles, but mostly the practical side, from living with tons of […]

SDCC’13: PIXIE!!! Oh, and Young Avengers: Afterparty

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Announced at the Cup O’ Joe Panel is Young Avengers: Afterparty, a two-issue jam comic which’ll see Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie welcome in a number of other creators for some stories and dancing. Also, some of these stories will feature PIXIE!

Monday’s Review Slate: Transformers, The Amateur Astronomer’s Journal, Demeter

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This week’s review slate sees me trying out Transformers for the first time ever, in the form of Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #1. I’ll also be flicking through the pages of Neil Slorance’s The Amateur Astronomer’s Journal, as well as reeling in a copy of Becky Cloonan’s Demeter.

24 Hours of Women Cartoonists: Becky Cloonan

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I don’t know why I didn’t think of her earlier. Becky Cloonan was featured in Oprah’s magazine for crying out loud. 

Thought Bubble 2013’s Guest Line Up So Far – 10 girls, 11 guys

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Thought Bubble 2013 have announced a second list of guests for their convention this year, which, I notice, means the convention has a brilliant gender parity. Of the 21 guests so far announced, 10 are female!

Becky Cloonan Reveals New Mini-Comic, ‘Demeter’

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Becky Cloonan, she of making universally acclaimed mini-comics when not drawing Batman, Swamp Thing, Northlanders and Demo fame, has just announced that this year she’ll be publishing her third mini-comic. This will follow the previous success of her self-published comics Wolves and The Mire. Called Demeter, here’s the teaser image for the comic Cloonan revealed only scant moments […]