SDCC ’16 Interview: Dan Jurgens and Tyler Kirkham on Superman’s ‘Rebirth’

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by Jerome Maida If sales are any indication, DC Rebirth seems to be truth in advertising, as the line wide relaunch has seen the company dominate sales in a way not seen for a long time. Perhaps no character has led the way more than DC’s revitalized Superman. The Man of Steel’s resurgence on the […]

DC Reborn Review– ACTION COMICS #958 Turns the Volume Up to Eleven in the Most Metal Superman Story Yet

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The world has been reborn. Last month’s release of DC Universe: Rebirth #1 kicked off a new era of storytelling for the publisher.  The house that gave us Batman and Superman is looking to make up for the mistakes of the New 52 canonical reboot, reinstating old plot points that were erased from their timeline and even bringing back […]

Color King Visits the Stately Beat Manor Comics Pull for 6/3/15

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  This week at The Beat our staff members were particularly swamped with new books — between Archie comics ending their titular title and DC in the midst of a huge line-wide reboot, we had our work cut out for us at the Stately Beat Manor. After a hearty week of article writin’, when we […]

SDCC ’14: ‘DC Comics – The Weeklies’ panel

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By Kyle Pinion One of the bigger initiatives to come from the Big Two this year is the advent of the three weekly titles from DC Comics: Batman Eternal, Futures End, and Earth 2: Worlds End. With the latter on the verge of release, and Batman Eternal continuing to perform well in DC Sales Figures, […]

Reviewed! Every Issue of Villains Month, Week Three

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Week three brings a number of Batman villains to the forefront, as well as a surprising disconnect with the main Forever Evil storyline. Hardly any of the comics this week seem to have much of a tie-in to the event they’re supporting, which is unexpected. That aside, it’s business as usual with mothers getting killed, […]

Review: The Death of Superman

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Nowadays we think of it as the pre-mullet era of Superman, but at the time The Death of Superman was an incredibly big idea for DC. A story which killed off their main signature hero was not only an eventual inevitability, but also an idea which would actually have some resonance for the company. Superman […]