Interview: Brian Wood Tackles The Evils of the Food Network in Image’s Starve


Brian Wood is a Multiple Eisner Award-nominee comic book creator whose first comic, Channel Zero, debuted in 1997. He continued creating original series like DMZ, Northlanders, The Massive and The Couriers while moving up to the big leagues and writing for some of the biggest pop culture titles such as Star Wars, X-Men, Conan the Barbarian, […]

Advance Review- Rebels #1 gives new meaning to “Live Free or Die”


  Story: Brian Wood Art: Andrea Mutti Colors: Jordie Bellaire Letters: Jared K. Fletcher New Hampshire’s state motto, “Live Free or Die,” has always captivated me.  It’s raw and aggressive.  It’s frenetic and energetic in a way that captures the revolutionary feel of a newborn nation struggling to find its footing.  While Breaking Bad may […]

NYCC’14: CCP Games Enlist Dark Horse Comics For EVE: VALKYRIE


By David Nieves Saturday, following Dark Horse Comics recent success with video game adaptation comics (The Last of Us: American Dreams); the publisher announced a partnership with CCP Games for a new mini-series based on the upcoming EVE: Valkyrie game. In development at CCP’s Newcastle studio, EVE: Valkyrie is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter set in […]

Brian Wood Comics Return To Print From Dark Horse

New York Four

by Brandon Schatz Over at Publisher’s Weekly, they’ve announced that a couple of Brain Wood series will return to print from Dark Horse, as part of a focus on YA content from the company. In November, a collection of the two New York Four/Five volumes the writer did with artist Ryan Kelly for DC’s  Minx line, […]

The Retailer’s View: On Art, Business, and Brian Wood

sketch by Greg Smallwood

by Brandon Schatz A few weeks ago, Marvel’s August solicitations revealed some alarming news: Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey would be leaving Moon Knight after a short run of six issues. For those who have followed Ellis over the past few years, this does not come as a big surprise. Ellis has been keeping his […]

NYCC ’13 The Beat Podcasts! More To Come NYCC Interviews 2


Straight from the convention booth of Publishers Weekly at New York Comic Con, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part two of our New York Comic Con interview special, Calvin speaks with Laurence Maslon creator of Superheroes! – both book and PBS […]

Marvel in December: Welcome Back, Peter Parker, Bye Kaine


Marvel have released their solicitations for December, including a lot of odd decimal placements, an apparent return for Peter Parker, the finale of Scarlet Spider, and a whole load of other stuff. Here’s a few bulletpoints about what you can look out for over Christmas: If you want the full set of solicitations rather than […]

INTERVIEW: Declan Shalvey on working with Marvel, Dark Horse, Boom, DC, IDW…..


Artist Declan Shalvey has had an incredible year. Whilst working as regular artist for books like Venom and Thunderbolts at Marvel, he’s also created art and covers for books published at Dark Horse (Conan and The Massive), IDW (Half Past Danger and TMNT), Boom (Robocop) and Vertigo (American Vampire). In February his first-ever cover at Marvel […]

Carmine Street Comics: A New Shop Opening Today in New York!


By Dre Grigoropol A new store is opening up today, May 1st, 2013 in New York City’s West Village! This new store will be called Carmine Street Comics, due to its location on historic Carmine Street.  Edgar Allen Poe even lived in the area! This new shop is owned and operated by two former Manhattan Comics and More […]

C2E2: Marvel Announce X-Men Crossover ‘Battle of the Atom’


Today at Marvel’s X-Men panel, a new crossover has been announced between Uncanny X-Men, All-New X-Men, Wolverine & the X-Men, and X-Men. Written between Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron and Brian Wood, this storyline will be called ‘Battle of the Atom’. The story will see a team of X-Men from the future show up, whose […]