The Beat Podcasts! More to Come: iTunes – The Graphic Novel


Recorded live in New York, it’s More To Come, the weekly podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald! This week, the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss digital comics news from Archie, Hoopla, Google […]


Frank MIller plugs Peter Kuper, Ex-Lax and a crueler Batman in his Twitter chat


Frank Miller’s Twitter chat finished up a little bit ago and some how the tweets of the questions didn’t get linked to the answers…which gives the whole thing an even more surreal quality. Miller does give Brian Azzarello credit for the whole DKIII idea yet again, so this is obviously the line moving forward. The […]


Tomorrow Frank MIller tweets an AMA…who will survive?


DC has announced a “Tweet at Frank Miller” event for tomorrow, Friday November 20, from 10amPT/1pmET to 11amPT/2pmET. Using the hashtag #FrankMillerChat you can ask him about “the main story, the mini comics and probably the most often-asked question since the book’s announcement, “What’s up with that title?””

We’re not sure that is REALLY the most […]


Hillary Clinton supporter Frank Miller is speaking his mind about Dark Knight III…and IV???


With the release of Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1 next week, Frank Miller is doing the rounds of promo, including interviews at Newsarama and Vulture. And they are chock full of shocking surprises. • Although at previous press events Miller was deferential to his DKIII co-writer Brian Azzarello, saying “He’s the one working […]


NYCC ’15: John Romita Jr. to illustrate Dark Knight Returns prequel one-shot

batman romita

With John Romita Jr. seemingly stepping away from the Superman title (Howard Porter is filling in per recent solicits) for another DC project, many had wondered what might be next for one of the publisher’s biggest acquisitions in recent years. During the NYCC “Heroes to the Core” panel, DC co-publisher Dan DiDio clarified Romita’s next […]


NYCC ’15: The Dark Knight 30th Anniversary w/ Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and more


For those who missed it on twitter, our intrepid leader Heidi MacDonald was on the ground at the anniversary panel for The Dark Knight, where The Dark Knight III: The Master Race was on everyone’s mind. The panel had a few surprises in store, including an appearance by Frank Miller himself. Here’s the rundown:   […]


Retailer Summit ’15: DC shows off Dark Knight III slipcase


Dark Knight III: The Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson is the biggest thing in a while for DC. All 8 issues will be printed in hardcover album editions a week after the regular editions and these will be collected in a slipcase which ships with the 8th issue. […]


Andy Kubert Reveals “Dark Knight III” Program Cover for NYCC ’15


  In a press release today, ReedPOP revealed the cover to the 2015 New York Comic Con program guide.  Illustrated by superstar artist Andy Kubert, the cover celebrates the 10th anniversary of NYCC and the 30th anniversary of the Frank Miller classic The Dark Knight Returns.  This collaboration between DC Comics and ReedPOP also seeks to […]


And here’s the first Dark Knight III: The Master Race variant cover by Dave Johnson


The Dark Knight Trilogy wraps up on November 25th with the first issue of DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #1, written byFrank Miller and Brian Azzarello and drawn by Andy Kubert and Klaus Janson. You can bet there will be several variant covers as well, and here’s the first, a retailer variant by Dave Johnson, based on a sketch by Jim Lee—when you order it as a store, you get your logo put on it.


Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello planning THE DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE for fall — UPDATED


Always three there are…for many months rumors have been swirling about Frank Miller penning, at least, a third volume in his Dark Knight series, and it’s now been confirmed via the above tweet. It’s the 30th anniversary of the original Dark Knight in 1986 so how better the celebrate than with a NEW DARK KNIGHT!

While Miller’s health has been in question in recent years, we’re told he remains sharp as a tack and eager to take on this project. Given the controversy over his recent Holy Terror, the title—referencing The Master Race—could presage even more controversy.

Brian Azzarello will be the co-writer on the projects, which will come out twice monthly, run for eight issues and start in late fall 2015. The art team has yet to be announced.


Daredevil will debut on Netflix April 10th

Photo: USA Today

After last night’s smashing success of a debut for Agent Carter on ABC, Marvel television is running on a nice critical high-point. Its next big gamble will be quick to follow-up as Marvel and Netflix have announced that Daredevil will hit the online network on April 10th, just a little under a month before Avengers: Age […]


Throwback Saturday: The Golden Apple c 1987

Photo by Leonard Pederson

Via Leonard Pederson’s Facebook page here’s a photo of me interviewing Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz about Elektra Assassin at the Golden Apple in LA c1987. I guess I could make a better guess to the time by looking at the books in the background. Void Indigo, Mage and The Far Side.  I think that’s Mikal […]


Frank Miller speaks from the NY Times to Playboy, on sex, violence and masculinity


With Sin City 2 finally opening this weekend, creator and co-director Frank Miller is making the PR rounds, speaking out at length publicly for the first time since The Spirit, which he directed, was extremely poorly received and his incendiary Occupy comments. First up was a very nice front page of the Arts & Leisure piece in the Sinday Times — which is as close to anointment as a cultural figure as it gets. There was a polite Dave Itzkoff profile (ALERT: I am quoted in the piece):


Frank Miller and Eric So team for HK-style Sin City Marv


Frank Miller’s stylishly brutal Sin City is coming back with a new film this Summer, and so are the Sin City toys, as Dark H


Sin City 2 trailer debuts, and Frank Miller hints Sin City 3


yesterday marked the release of the full trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the film coming out on August 22nd and all, well many of your favorites are back in technicolor black & white: Mickey Rourke as Marv, Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Jessica Alba as Nancy, Rosari oDawson as Gail, Jaime King […]


Frank Miller and Geof Darrow are back with Big Guy and Rusty for DHP


A news byte from C2E2: Dark Horse Presents, the long running anthology, will be back in a slimmer format but with some added content heft, including a new “Big Guy & Rusty” story by Frank Miller and Geof Darrow. Previous issues of the long running anthology had been 80 pages but a new 48 page […]