SDCC ’15: We talk cape snaps, controversy and cons with the Batgirl of Burnside team


At SDCC ’15 I talked with the Burnside Batgirl crew about their creative origins, how the look that launched a thousand cosplays came to be, how to handle creative criticism, and their earliest con experiences.

Rebel Rebel: Babs Tarr Shows off Livewire Re-Design for Batgirl


Livewire, the ass-kicking electro-magnetic supervillain is coming to the DC You next month in Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr’s Batgirl #42.  The character, who was created by Bruce Timm for Superman: The Animated Series, has received the Tarr hip-to-streets redesign treatment.  She tweeted out a set of costume sketches earlier today. I’m pretty partial to the bottom center […]

Advance Review: Is Fight Club 2 a Cash In or a Cash Cow?


There are many layers of irony to the mere existence of Fight Club 2.  The original novel, beneath its hyper-masculine exterior, is a critique of traditional masculinity and mass-market consumerism.  It reinforces the notion that there is something wrong with capitalist America even as it undercuts the validity of Project Mayhem’s response to those ills.  […]

ECCC ’15: You Absolutely Talk About Fight Club 2


A lot of Dark Horse Comics were announced yesterday with opening day at Emerald City Comic Con, but probably none more anticipated than the one we already knew about, Fight Club 2. Saturday morning, Emerald City opened with an hour long discussion dedicated to the upcoming comic form sequel. On the panel: Artist Cameron Stewart, cover artist […]

The Art of Batgirl and Where We Go From Here

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This is obviously prefaced with a heaping helping of “what the hell does a straight white male know about these issues?”. The simple truth: I don’t know anything. I likely never will – or at least not in a way that can be internalized. At best, I can gather other people’s feelings and memories and […]

SDCC ’14: The Multiversity Enrollment with Grant Morrison

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By Kyle Pinion Grant Morrison’s Multiversity has been a long gestating project aimed to spin-off of his Final Crisis event from 2009. The “Scottish Shaman of Comics” has been teasing this event and artistic collaborators ever since. Finally in recent solicits, Multiversity is becoming a reality with the release of The Multiversity #1 on August […]

SDCC: Chuck Palahniuk brings ‘Fight Club 2’ to Dark Horse with Cameron Stewart

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by Kyle Pinion It was teased at New York Comic Con, but now Chuck Palahniuk is fully committed to producing a sequel to his seminal novel Fight Club and he’ll be publishing it in comic book form at Dark Horse. According to an announcement in USA Today, the series will be a 10 issue maxi-series […]

NYCC ’13 The Beat Podcasts! More To Come NYCC Interviews 3

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 three of our New York Comic Con interview special, Calvin speaks with Jeff Gomez about the new religious graphic novel imprint Vital […]