NYCC’16: Marvel True Believers Panel


In what has become an annual tradition at New York Comic Con, Marvel held its members only panel, open only to Marvel Unlimited Plus subscribers and Marvel Mastercard cardholders. Ryan Penagos recruited A-List talent for the panel, which was comprised of Dan Slott, Robbie Thompson, Nick Spencer and Peter David. Fans were instructed to put all phones […]

Review: THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #17 is Divisive, but Emotionally Striking


The Amazing Spider-Man #17 Writer: Dan Slott Penciller: R.B. Silva Inker: Adriano Di Benedetto Colorist: Marte Gracia “Our world sucks.” I’m not sure if any other Spider-Man comic, or any mainstream comic of the superhero persuasion (outside of more adult-oriented material) has ever opened with such a declarative line of existential ennui. Either way, that line sets the […]

Cheung and Garron join SPIDER-MAN: DEAD NO MORE, but will cynical fans care?


Are Dan Slott (Silver Surfer) and the risk-takers at Marvel bringing a supporting Spider-Character back from the dead in the comics? Will jaded Spider-Man fans contribute enough interest to the resurrection to warrant a teaser and marketing campaign? Let’s face it, watching heroes die is just more interesting than finding a way to bring them back. While Spider-Man: Dead […]

The Marvel Rundown: Captain Marvel and Silver Surfer Protect the 616 Universe


Last week, it happened.  Marvel finally ended the event that kicked off their line-wide All-New All-Different relaunch when they released Secret Wars #9. We had an in-depth review on the comic, but will be continuing our Marvel review series under a familiar moniker; The Marvel Rundown. We took out those annoying adjectives, but will continue to […]

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


The weirdest thing happened in Marvel last week. The publisher’s landmark Secret Wars event has been delayed repeatedly, but Marvel is moving ahead as scheduled with their full line relauch, 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 […]

Check out the All-New, All-Different Amazing Spider-Man Costume


Man, Marvel loves their hyphens. Dan Slott recently gave an interview to MTV regarding his and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli’s upcoming Amazing Spider-Man run, which begins following Secret Wars‘ conclusion in October.  In the article, MTV debuted new designs from the series including a brand new costume created by Alex Ross (Kingdom Come) and a Spider Mobile conceived by Camuncoli. As head of Parker Industries, the […]

Preview: Spider-Man meets Kamala Khan in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7


Who would win, Spider-Man or Ms Marvel? We may find out when they meet for the first time in October’s AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #7. Will Spidey share tips on how to get home in time for dinner while saving the world? The meeting of Marvel’s seminal “hero with problem” and the modern day “superhero for the […]

SDCC 14: Marvel Turns 75 and Daredevil Celebrates 50, Neither Shows Their Age


By David Nieves One of Marvel’s top cheeses…no not Mickey, the other one Joe Quesada, got together with two of the company’s best architects; Mark Waid and Dan Slott to remind everyone that this Comic-Con is also Marvel’s 75th anniversary. This panel was officially titled “Marvel Comics’ 75th & Daredevil’s 50th” because the guy who titles panels for Marvel was […]

SDCC ’14: Spider-Verse panel Recap

Spider-Man - Spider-Verse variant cover by Skottie Young

by Alexander Jones This early in the morning, it’s tough to get comics fans to wake up for anything. Luckily here at San Diego Comic-Con, there was a room full of eager Spidey fans frothing at the mouth to hear more news about the upcoming Spider-Verse event over at Marvel. The event combines every single […]