Today to do: Archie Meets Ramones at Main Street Comics with exclusive Holmstrom cover


This week one of those it had to happen comics team ups happened in the form of Archie Meets Ramones, a one shot battle of the bands. (The Archies were a treacly pop band of the 70s who had a massive hit, “Sugar, Sugar”and the Ramones were the opposite, a hard driving seminal punk band […]

Tonight to do: First Second’s 10th anniversary party at Mama Says Comics Rock


We mentioned yesterday that the Brooklyn Book Festival is raging throughout the boroughs this week with a ton of Bookend Events, but the MUST DO is tonight: a party to celebrate 10 years os First Second at the newish Brooklyn comics shop Mama Says Comics Rock. Thursday, September 15 
 Come join us […]

Next Year’s Angoulême Comics Festival Will Not Be As Awful As This Year’s


Relying on the old Google translate a bit here, but it looks like the 44th Festival of Comics of Angoulême has taken some steps to make sure it is not as horrible, sexist and out of touch as this year’s, an event which provided months of fodder for scorn, sarcasm and calling people “un cretin […]

SDCC ’16: The Tomb of Apocalypse isn’t in Egypt – it’s in San Diego


by Davey Nieves San Diego Comic Con International 2016 is now officially on! Thousands will pass through the hallowed convention floor clamouring for poster tubes, pins, pictures of cosplayers, and maybe even comics. The Beat was privileged enough to get an invite to check out 20th Century Fox’s “Tomb of Apocalypse” survival room booth on […]

Downtown San Diego: Is it ready for Comic-Con 2016?


By: Nicholas Eskey Typically, around this time each year downtown San Diego is well underway in a temporary face lift for our very own Comic-Con International. As one of the largest comic and popular media conventions in the world, Comic-Con International has long outgrown the confines of the Downtown Convention Center and has been steadily […]

The day in Garth Ennis news: Preacher event tonight and Red Team added to his Humble Bundle


Garth Ennis is  having his moment with the debut of the AMC tv series based on Preacher coming on this Sunday, May 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on AMC. YOu can catch the man himself in converstion with producer Seth Rogen and the stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun tonight at the 92nd Street Y […]

Rokudenashiko events in New York


Arigato #rokudenashiko at #tcaf today! — Shelley Savor (@shelleysavor) May 15, 2016 “Good for nothing” manko artist Rokudenashiko was the hit of TCAF and she’s in New York for a series of events. Tonights talk is sold out (DAMN IT ALL) but she’s also appearing at the Lady Tech Guild and at a Manko […]

Valiant gets into the splashy announcement game with #VALIANTSUMMIT 2016


The game for comics news announcements has been seriously upped in recent years, with Image Expo and the DC Rebirth live streaming, Marvel press conferences and the like and Valiant is getting into the game with #VALIANTSUMMIT 2016, a live event and Periscope livestream set for Tuesday May 17th at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in […]

To do May 19th: Preacher Screening at the 92nd Street Y with Ennis, Rogen, and the cast


The Preacher tv show debuts on May 22nd on AMC. Now THAT’S a sentence I though I would never ever type, but it’s really happening, with Dominic Cooper as Jesse, Ruth Negga as Tulip and Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, with an ocean of character actors to play Herr Starr, Arseface, Quincannon and all your other […]

To do: Roz Chast’s chuckle-filled exhibit at the Museum of the CIty of New York


Well this is pretty cool, and has flown mostly under the radar of my usual comics sites: Roz Chast has an exhibit up at the Museum of the City of New York. It runs from April 14th until October 9th, so you have plenty of time to go see it…and you should. Best known for her 2014 award winning 2014 memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Chast’s droll cartoons capture urban foibles of dread, fatalism and UES (upper East Side, to non New Yorkers) neuroses with a levity that barely masks how deep they cut. One of the exhibits mentions that one of her biggest influences was Charles Addams, and it easy to see how Addams’ loose penwork and gallery of characters informs her work. She also shifted his emphasis on the lugubrious and horrific to internal anxieties over health, parental guidance, mid-life crises and geographic uncertainty.