Crowdwatch: some deserving Kickstarters from Pak/Miyazawa, Dwyer and also Frogman


Normally I don’t do Kickstarter columns but so many of them are coming and so many of them are cool, I’m BREAKING WITH TRADITION. § Kieron Dwyer and Todd Rinker are trying to get funding for WEST PORTAL, a new creator owned series about… West Portal is the story of Dexter Allen, a struggling artist […]

Special Edition: NYC announces first guests: Reeder, Claremont, Maleev, and more


The second Special Edition: NYC comics-only show from ReedPop runs June 6-7 at Pier 94, and ReedPOP has just announced the first guests: Amy Reeder, Chris Claremont, Alex Maleev, Mark Texeira, Fred Van Lente, Greg Pak, Kevin Maguire and Marguerite Bennett. Tickets for the event go on sale Wednesday, February 4 (THAT”S TODAY)  at 12:00 PM EST. Unlike […]

The Beat Annual Creator Survey Part Five: Is Star Wars a guilty pleasure?


And so we wrap up this year’s with the last round of replies, and if one thing is clear it’s that a lot of  people are looking forward to a new Star Wars movie. Once again, thanks to everyone who took the time from their busy schedules to respond. Previous parts can be read here: Part […]

C2E2: Greg Pak and Victor Ibanez on Storm Solo Series


It’s happening, hurrah! Marvel have today announced the news that Greg Pak and Victor Ibanez will be the creative team for a Storm ongoing series. Starting this July, the series will see the character take off around the world on a one-woman peacekeeping mission. She’ll be toppling corrupt governments, stopping natural disasters – it sounds […]

Greg Pak Talks Turok and the Lost Art of Dinosaur Hunting [Interview]


One of Dynamite’s big announcements this year was the imminent revival of their Gold Key Properties – with four titles relaunching as a result. This will see Doctor Spektor, Magnus: Robot Fighter and Solar: Man of the Atom relaunch next year with new creative teams and their own mini-universe. The fourth series announced, with Greg […]

NYCC ’13 The Beat Podcasts! More To Come NYCC Interviews 2


Straight from the convention booth of Publishers Weekly at New York Comic Con, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In part two of our New York Comic Con interview special, Calvin speaks with Laurence Maslon creator of Superheroes! – both book and PBS […]

Con Diary, NYCC Thursday – Everybody Here is a Giant


Still up and about, with only minimal cramp and voice loss, yesterday I got into the convention floor for an hour of joyous, horrifying, nicely-carpeted comics browsing. And then I realised where Artists Alley was and went there instead.

Dynamite Tease Project Involving Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Frank Barbiere


Dynamite have started teasing projects this week, with the arrival of three images promising a project from Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, and Frank Barbiere. Each of the teasers – released since Monday – have gradually started building up a phrase, which presumably when completed will form the tagline for whatever the writers have planned.

Reviewed! Every Issue of Villains Month, Week Two


We head into week two of Villains Month, with thirteen more titles out this week. Ranging from Harley Quinn and The Riddler through to Mongul and Black Manta, a theme seems to emerge this week – DON’T EVER GO INTO SPACE! Follow the jump for every issue reviewed, from my least-favourite through to my favourite.