Catching up with Dynamite: Voltron, Aliens/Vampirella, more Swords of Sorrow, Jose Gonzalez, Alice Cooper and MORE

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We’ve fallen a little behind on our Dynamite news so here’s a big catch-up post with all the news — and rest assured more is to come. • Corrina Bechko (the excellent Invisible Republic from Image and Star Wars: Legacy) will write the Aliens / Vampirella horror crossover. Javier García-Miranda does interiors while Gabriel Hardman, […]

Review: Sinestro Annual #1 Don’t Fear the Lanterns

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Writer Cullen Bunn Artists Martin Coccolo Victor Ibanez Andy Kuhn Daniel Warren Johnson Mirko Colak Ronan Cliquet Colorist Jason Wright Tony Avina Sinestro by Cullen Bunn is the HBO of DC Comics. It’s a book driven by one of the meanest yellow and pink machines on the planet. Unfortunately, the title can lack a clear […]

Oni announces Lion of Rora and Blood Feud

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Two more of Oni’s clever March Madness PR event with two more new books announced: • Lion of Rora is a graphic novel by Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil, Avengers Academy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine), Ruth Fletcher Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil, Law and Order: SVU), and Jackie Lewis comes out on August 5th. It’s based […]

Magneto Meets His Last Days in Secret Wars

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By Davey Nieves Marvel pulled another piece out of their Secret Wars puzzle box today when they announced, on Newsarama, the ongoing Magneto book by writer Cullen Bunn and artist Javi Fernandez would be under the umbrella of the Last Days banner during Secret Wars. Starting with May’s issue #18, the master of magnetism faces off against the […]

First look at Zombie Deadpool

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Yep it’s another high concept zombie crossover as RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOl takes dead Deadpool and brings him back! Prepare for pools full of undead Deadpools as RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADPOOL #1 shambles in to comic shops this February! Blockbuster writer Cullen Bunn (Magneto, Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe) joins Marvel newcomer Nik […]

Will Sliney Profiles The Fearless Defenders: Ren Kimura

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Fearless Defenders, the Marvel series from Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney, is drawing to a close. After twelve issues with the characters, next month’s issue will be the last. Which is sad – but it also gives us just enough time for Will to offer another character profile! We ran five of these back at […]

Fearless Defenders to End with Issue 12

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Creators Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney have announced that Fearless Defenders has been cancelled as of issue 12.

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

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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 […]

Venom Will End in October

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As implied by its absence from Marvel’s November solicitations, and now confirmed by the publisher on their website, the ongoing Venom series is to end in October with issue #42.

REVIEW: Double Great Art in HELLHEIM #3 & THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

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[*spoilers throughout] I’ve been following Oni Press’s HELHEIM since it started and have been impressed with it all along, but some of the plot elements have finally started emerging that make it not only an interesting story, but a very promising one for a longer run. HELHEIM follows the life, death, and undead life of […]

Will Sliney Profiles The Fearless Defenders: Annabelle Riggs

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Marvel’s female characters do tend to be their very best, so here at The Beat we’ve been following Will Sliney (at a distance, so he doesn’t suspect) as he helps set up the all-female Fearless Defenders team. Whenever a new character joins the team, Will very kindly talks a little about them, and how he […]

Mini Marvels: Fearless Defenders, Cheesecake for Women!

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Marvel continue to tempt me with their extraordinary cover designs that are leaving many other publishers in the shade. Coming to Fearless Defenders blind of recent continuity, I had high hopes for this all female line-up, and was promptly swept off my feet.

REVIEW: When the Going Gets Tough in HELHEIM #1, TRIGGER GIRL 6, SLEDGE-HAMMER 44

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I noticed a common feature in the comics I was reading this week, a feature that made them all compelling as stories: the role of the underdog pitted against overwhelming odds. Seeing the psychological reactions of the characters was an important part of the ride, but excellent artwork, particularly in executing fight scenes, left me […]

Will Sliney Profiles The Fearless Defenders: Dani Moonstar

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As a new character joins the cast of Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney’s Fearless Defenders, so she joins team members Valkyrie and Misty Knight in our growing group shot of the team! Today sees the release of Fearless Defenders #2, which sees Dani Moonstar enter the scene. The leader of the New Mutants for years […]

The Sixth Gun getting a pilot at NBC

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Pilot season is upon us in Hollywood, and Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt’s acclaimed THE SIXTH GUN has gotten a pilot order at NBC with Carlton Cuse (Lost) on board to produce.

Marvel’s Next Big Thing: Fearless Defenders with Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney

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Marvel’s Next Big Thing is…. Fearless Defenders! Which launches in February from Cullen Bunn and Will Sliney. We’ve already given you a look at how this Valkyrie-starring book got started, and you can expect a few more insights over the next few weeks. Tease! But tonight Marvel offered the comics press a chat with Bunn […]