LINE Webtoon rolls out Superhero Month with Stan Lee, Heroine Chic and more of Brooklyn’s own superheroes

HC_SEASON2_promo1.jpg

LINE Webtoon’s series of theme months continues with July’s “Superheroes” launch. The mobile-based comics platform is rolling out several series including the second comic in the New Brooklyn superhero universe, the return of Heroine Chic, and the debut of The Badguys, winner of the Stan Lee/POW! Entertainment Superhero Comics Contest.

LINE Webtoon launches the New Brooklyn comics line

New-BrooKlyn.jpg

We’ve been reporting various activities by LINE Webtoon, a line of digital comics available via an app for iOS and Google Play. Here’s their first big original launch: New Brooklyn, a line of adventure comics brainstormed by Dean Haspiel and created by his studio mates Vito Delsante, Ricardo Venâncio, the late Seth Kushner, and Shamus […]

Fall Preview: Dean Haspiel’s Beef With Tomato sparks a “conversational flame”

final01

Rolling along with the Fall line-up for comics, here’s another September release, Hang Dai Studios has teamed with Alternative Comics to release their fall schedule, which includes three titles Beef with Tomato by Dean Haspiel, Smoke by Gregory Benton, and Schmuck by Seth Kushner and an all-star line-up of cartoonists. It’s a powerhouse line-up of talent, each book with its […]

On the Scene with Smaller Cons—Wizard World and Big Wow

Steve Leialoha

by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Comic con season is upon us. It’s time for lining up, hoping to get that autograph and waiting to get into that must see panel. If it’s a murder of crows and a gaggle of geese what do you call a plethora of comic cons—a cacophony? The big ones—San Diego in July […]

Back from the Brink: Seth Kushner’s Secret Sauce

kushner001

I’m not the kind of critic that likes to wax poetic about the production of a piece of art.  I believe that, although an artist’s life always influences their creations, a work should be judged on its own merits.  However, occasionally, as is the case with Seth Kushner’s comic anthology Secret Sauce, exceptions must be made. […]

MoCCA Debuts from BIrdcage Bottom Books to Youth in Decline

Screen-Shot-2014-12-15-at-12.33.29-AM.png

It’s time for our annual look at some of the comics coming out for this weekend’s MoCCA Festival, being held this year at Center 548, is located at 548 W. 22nd Street, just off the Westside Highway, with programming at the High Line Hotel on West 20th Street and 10th Avenue. And here’s the books […]

Advance Review: The Fox Takes Something Borrowed and Makes It Something New

Cover by Dean Haspiel

The Fox, with story & line art by Dean Haspiel, script by Mark Waid, and colors by Allen Passalaqua, opens in media res with our titular hero tied up, lamenting his bad luck, and wishing for an ibuprofin. It’s a Spider-Man-like How did I get into this mess? inner monologue that introduces a delightfully self-deprecating superhero who’s already in over his head.

Dark Forces Summon Waid and Haspiel’s The Fox into The Dark Circle in April (Preview)

1

Archie’s The Fox: Freak Magnet mini-series is being reborn as an ongoing comic moving the book from the previous Red Circle line into the Dark Circle. Previous collaborators Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid are back to chronicle the adventures of Paul Patton Jr. as The Fox in the Fox Hunt storyline. CBR posted the first […]

Hang Dai Editions to publish via Alternative Comics

hangdai2015

2015, the year of the team up. Brooklyn’s Hang Dai Editions, a studio whose members include Gregory Benton, Dean Haspiel, Seth Kushner, and Josh Neufeld, will team up with Alternative Comics for distribution and some publishing in 2015. Haspiel and Neufeld were previously published by Alternative during the early aughts when Geoffrey Mason ran the […]

The Beat’s Annual Survey 2015 edition Part Three: with added sneak peaks at Sfar and Blutch!

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 2.38.17 PM

Yep it’s part three of our annual look at the year coming and going. My trip to Angouleme in 2014 enabled me to add more international participants to the survey, so look for some perspective the global comics business and even a wee Joann Sfar preview in the answers below. Part One and Part Two of the survey can be found here.