The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review/Preview: Many things POPPING in June


By: Nicholas Eskey Welcome back boys and girls to another exciting installment of the Beat’s Weekly Toy Review/Preview! Since there is just too many toys out there to wrangle into one medium sized post, I’ve chosen only those that either have been newly released or newly announced, and of course have caught my eye. So […]

The original Steve Rogers is coming back as Captain America in a few months


Last night something totally unprecedented in human history occurred: there were infomercials for upcoming superhero projects on two different networks, with Marvel’s Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years taking up a FULL HOUR before the season premiere of Agent Carter on Disney-owned ABC. (An hour later two special son various DC-themed movie and TV properties aired on the CW but we’ll get to that in a bit.)

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 10/20/15: You won’t believe what Captain America did this time!


Captain UN-America? Some think so. Also: go see Harvey Kurtzman and don’t touch your cel phone because it’s dirty. Plus Brian K Vaughan reveals something awesome. And is manga really a cat?

A Month Of Venturing Into the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe: Recapping Week Two


Marvel’s landmark Secret Wars event has been beset with repeated delays, but the House of Ideas is moving ahead as scheduled with their full line relaunch, giving birth to the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe. We at Comics Beat are dedicated to praising great comics, and with so many potential winners out there it can be hard to discern […]

INTERVIEW: Writers Chuck Wendig and Adam Christopher on Revitalizing the Spirit of America in Dark Circle’s “The Shield”


Archie Comics is out to change the way you think of the stars and stripes. Although many identify Marvel’s Captain America as the premiere patriotic superhero, the truth is that Jersey boy turned hero Steve Rogers’ debut in 1941 was preempted by The Shield by more than a year! Debuting in the now-defunct MLJ Comics’ Pep […]

Captain America’s Shield has place of honor in Colbert’s Late Show


I didn’t get a chance to make a screen cap, but watching last night’s debut of The Late Show Starring Stephen Colbert, I was pleased to see that Captain America’s Shield—presented to him by Joe Quesada in a long ago episode of the Colbert Report—was given a prominent place on the set. Given that Colbert […]