Today is not only the final day of my series of tribute posts to writer and my personal hero Dwayne McDuffie, but also the 7th anniversary of his untimely passing. This last piece is something that’s been the hardest to write. A quality of Dwayne’s that I particularly admired and envied was his ability to […]
First, Happy Birthday to what would have been Dwayne McDuffie’s 56th Birthday today. Dwayne McDuffie Week still going strong! After re-reading my Damage Control, it’s clear McDuffie had a incredible penchant for parody that not only managed to entertain but more importantly provide meaningful commentary. While there are many who loved reading the early adventures […]
Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics has been airing Mondays on AMC with a full parade of comics personalities and experts (including The Beat’s own Jeffrey Trexler) looking at comics history, and episodes covering Marvel, Wonder Woman, Superman and comics after 9/11. Next Monday’s episode, airing on 12/4, is called “The Color […]
Valiant has hired Charlotte Greenbaum, formerly of Double Take, as an associate editor where she’ll help EIC Warren Simons herd along a passel of projects, including ICONS, NINJA-K #1, X-O MANOWAR (2017), and SECRET WEAPONS. She joins an editorial team that includes Associate Editor Danny Khazem, and Assistant Editors Benjamin Peterson and David Menchel. “These are exciting times for Valiant. Between record-setting launches […]
Powers by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming is a book that’s moved around a lot. It started as a DC pitch, then came to life at Image, and found a home under Marvel’s Icon imprint. With the book getting ready to make its big move to PlayStations everywhere, (We watched the first episode today and it’s dynamite!) the powers behind Powers are back with a new ongoing series that doesn’t miss a beat.
Now here’s an interesting, exciting turn up for the books. Marvel have announced that Jimmy Palmiotti will be bringing his creator-owned character Painkiller Jane to their Icon imprint in November, for a four-issue miniseries with artists Juan Santacruz, Sam Lofti and Paul Mounts. Santacruz will draw the feature story, whilst Lofti will handle a back-up detailing […]