John Carter is back from Brian Wood and Alex Cox


For those longing for adventure beneath the hurtling moons of Mars, Dynamite is bringing back John Carter in a new book written by Brian Wood (DMZ, The Massive, Briggs Land) and Alex Cox. You may know Cox’s name from his job as Deputy Director of the CBLdf, but he’s also had a hand in several comics over […]

Interview: Why Aliens Defiance Belongs in the Beloved Franchise


Remember the first time you saw a baby Xenomorph burst from someone’s midsection in Alien? The moment when that monster opened its jaw only to see an even smaller head inch so close to Sigorney Weaver’s face that it made you clutch the armrest of your seat even tighter. For almost 30 years now Alien has been […]

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 […]