The All-New, All-Different Marvel Rundown Week Six

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Marvel Comics has an interesting problem on their hands. If you’ve been following the comics publisher or even the Diamond sales charts, it may have been brought to your attention that Marvel is unleashing a ton of brand new #1’s in advance of the conclusion of the landmark Secret Wars event. However these #1 issues […]

Cable Visits the Stately Beat Manor Staff Pull for 9/16/15

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Last week, we learned that we had an internal leak at Stately Beat Manor, home of the staffers of the Comics Beat, the world’s greatest information sources of all things comics. One of our newest writers had secretly been operating a blog for Marvel ‘90s villain Stryfe. The antagonist had secret correspondence with the staffer […]

Preview: The final issue of the Fraction/Aja Hawkeye run hits next month

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Holy cow! It’s taken some time to finally see the conclusion to Matt Fraction and David Aja‘s wonderful Hawkeye run. Even Marvel moved on, releasing Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez‘s relaunched series before we even reached this final issue. It’s not for me to guess why it’s taken so long to get to this point, […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Hawkeye Fan

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By Kyle Pinion I love Matt Fraction, David Aja and Annie Wu’s Hawkeye. It’s by far my favorite monthly (which I realize is a stretch to still call it that at this point) comic coming from the Big Two. Its mixture of high impact super-heroics, indie sensibilities, film influences, and raw emotion have paved its […]

NYCC’14: New Hawkeye Creative Team Announced

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By David Nieves During Marvel’s “Axel-in-Charge” panel at NYCC, the publisher’s editor-in-chief Axel Alonzo announced that Spring would see a brand new creative team on Hawkeye Vol.2. Marvel enlisted the creative team of Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez. Lemire was quoted on the panel as saying, “I think it’s a high water mark for modern comics. I […]

How much content should you get for $2.99?

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Back in the old days of the mid 2000s, comic fans could pick up any standard comic book issue for $2.99. It was the nailed-down price, and for that money they’d get 22 pages. Since those halcyon days wilted, however, more and more we find that we’re paying $3.99 for fewer pages than that. What […]

Monday’s Review Slate: Lazarus and Pizza Dog

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This week’s been a big week for comics! All kinds of goings-on were, well, going-on. I’m narrowing it down to just the two comics, though. The ones everybody’s been talking about. Lazarus #1 from Image, and Hawkeye #11 from Marvel. Both books have fantastic creative teams and all the goodwill in the world pushing them […]

The Blue Ear Triumphantly Returns to Marvel Comics

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Last year, Marvel received a letter from the mother of a young fan, Anthony Smith, who had hearing difficulties, and had been told by doctors that he would require a hearing aid. The mother was wondering if there were any heroes who had ever had hearing difficulties, who might serve as the inspiring spark for Anthony […]