Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 9/14/16: This Donald Trump/Matt Furie crossover will leave you speechless!


"@codyave: @drudgereport @BreitbartNews @Writeintrump "You Can't Stump the Trump"" — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2015 § I somehow missed the fact that Donald Trump and the alt-right/white supremacist movement had co-opted Pepe the Frog, a stoner character from Matt Furie’s cult stoner comedy comic Boys Club. But it is true. “That […]

Valiant teams wth Quidd for electronic collecitbles


Collecting things is a dangerous passion here at Stately Beat Manor, and now there’s Quidd, a mobile platform that allows you to collect various cards, stickers and emojis. Franchises already available as colelctible “packs” include Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Bob’s Burgers, and more. Genius. And lets give […]

The Battle for Los Angeles begins in Bloodshot Reborn’s The Analogue Man (Preview)


When a comics publisher talks about a miniseries launching in a prestige format, we often think about some of the best material in comics. Landmark stories crafted by DC in the ‘80s including Batman: The Dark Knight debuted in this special thick format — the comic was so inspirational that other comics companies followed suit. […]

Stryfe Visits the Stately Beat Manor Staff Pull for 9/9/15


This week, a longtime staffer of the internet’s premiere comic book website, The Beat, became obsessed…obsessed with ‘90s X-Men comics. We tried to take away copies of comics like X-Cutioner’s Song from the staffer — but the efforts of the full staff at the Stately Beat Manor (home of team Comics Beat) proved futile. We were […]

(Review) Bloodshot Reborn #1: White Skin, Red Eyes, and some New Friends


Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Mico Suayan Colorist: David Baron Letters: David Lanphear Bloodshot has had difficulty finding his identity at Valiant since the relaunch of the company back in 2012. The title has switched writers a few times already along with art teams and general focus. The Valiant, a recent event series from the publisher changed the dynamic of […]

Emerald City news round-up: 10 new titles from Dark Horse, Mouse Guard and more


Here’s a quick round-up of new projects from Boom, IDW, Dark Horse and Valiant, including new stuff by Eric Powell, David Petersen, Jen Wang, and many many more.

On the Scene: Valiant Reveals Game Plan at Heroes Con 2013


Valiant gathered their ranks and hoisted their banners at Heroes Con to lay out the game plan well into their “Summer of Valiant” and beyond for fans. In a panel hosting a wide array of writers, artists, and guiding forces in the company, they previewed and discussed their titles and hinted at things on the […]

REVIEW: Harbinger Wars #1


Spoilers ahead And so Valiant enters crossover mini-event territory, with Harbinger Wars and Bloodshot crossing into a storyline called Harbinger Wars. After a year of building up the Valiant Universe, this offers us a first look at how everybody relates to each other. Co-written between Harbinger’s Joshua Dysart and Bloodshot’s Duane Swierczynski, issue #1 of […]

Clayton Crain Joins Valiant’s Harbinger Wars


Valiant are pushing to the next stage of superhero this year, taking their five comics (all of which seem to have been very well reviewed so far, beating statistical probability to a pulp) and experimenting with crossovers and events. The first title they relaunched in 2012, X-O Manowar, is entering an event storyline called Planet […]