SDCC’16: David Mack talks travels, Tyler Durden, and what Kabuki looks like 20 years later.


As a kid, reading comics in the 90’s was mostly about appreciating pretty pictures drawn by the likes of guys like Jim Lee. As an adult, reading comics became about an engaging story written by the likes of guys like Brian Michael Bendis. Today’s audience, juvenile or adult, has the advantage of creators who are […]

Interview: “intelligent ca ca”, Chuck Palahniuk talks about his current storm of creativity


It’s been quite a week for master purveyor of words and professional mind f**k*r Chuck Palahniuk. The off the wall comic book sequel Fight Club 2 has a collected edition in stores now. He’s in the final hours of a successful Kickstarter campaign to adapt his novel Lullaby to independent film. If that weren’t enough, he just announced a new […]

The Beat’s Best Comics of 2015


The Comics Beat’s staff votes on the best Comic Books and Graphic Novels of the year.

Advance Review: Is Fight Club 2 a Cash In or a Cash Cow?


There are many layers of irony to the mere existence of Fight Club 2.  The original novel, beneath its hyper-masculine exterior, is a critique of traditional masculinity and mass-market consumerism.  It reinforces the notion that there is something wrong with capitalist America even as it undercuts the validity of Project Mayhem’s response to those ills.  […]

ECCC ’15: You Absolutely Talk About Fight Club 2


A lot of Dark Horse Comics were announced yesterday with opening day at Emerald City Comic Con, but probably none more anticipated than the one we already knew about, Fight Club 2. Saturday morning, Emerald City opened with an hour long discussion dedicated to the upcoming comic form sequel. On the panel: Artist Cameron Stewart, cover artist […]

ComicsPRO: Schanes and Kubert honored at “diversity” filled meeting


The annual meeting for the retailer organization ComicsPRO wrapped up over the weekend. The meeting is closed to the press but retailer/newspaper columnist Matt Price has an informative series of posts on the event, which consists of meetings and publisher presentations. It was a transitional year for ComicsPRO following a scandal involving former treasurer Gary Dills, who resigned and saw one of his stores closed. But the organization seems to have rebounded in the midst of the general comics renaissance that is taking place.

The Beat Podcasts! – SDCC ’14 Day 5: Chuck Palahniuk


Live from San Diego Comic Con, it’s More To Come! Publishers Weekly’s podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part five of More To Come’s San Diego Comic-Con special podcast, Calvin Reid interviews award-winning author Chuck Palahniuk about his decision to write the […]