Review: Casanova Acedia #1 Mo’ Memories Mo’ Problems

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Fraction and Moon are back on Casanova for the first time since 2012 – now with 200% more amnesia!

Review: The Dying & The Dead Confounds and Amazes With Dense First Issue

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eave it to a project helmed by Jonathan Hickman to be impeccably designed. The first issue of The Dying & The Dead brings together long-time collaborator Ryan Bodenheim as artist, colorist Michael Garland, and lettering duties by Rus Wooton for a whopping 60-page issue; and the sheer amount of information conveyed is akin to a freight train dropping from the sky at terminal velocity. In a good way, I assure you.

Review: high fantasy tropes reign, but REYN #1 also surprises

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REYN #1 does quite a bit of world-building for a first issue, in fact the very first page has an astonishing amount of information contained in several narration boxes. The scene opens in a place known as the Barrens: a cracked, dry wasteland bereft of life, save a few leafless tree skeletons. Through the dust clouds emerge an armored rider whom the narration calls a Warden.

Review: Jupiter Adds To The Legacy Of Millar & Quitely

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The 10-month gap between issues might be deterrent for anyone who’s been following this series since issue one. However there’s enough in issue five to justify the wait. If we scored books this one would come in damn near perfect.

Image Expo: Watch Brian Buccellato’s Short For SONS OF THE DEVIL

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Before You Buy The Book See The Movie By David Nieves Tons of exciting announcements came out of the Image Expo keynote today. It’s become the CES, E3, and WWDC of comics (But way way more fun). In his first Image Expo appearance Brian Buccellato (Injustice, Flash) announced his new horror drama project Sons of […]

New Image Comics Humble Bundle is up with tons of #1s

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It’s Image Expo day so expect a ton of news rolling out as we get going. But first, the new Image comics Humble Bundle is up and it’s a great jumping on point with digital editions of the Image Expo 2015 Preview Book, Alex + Ada Vol. 1 (#1-5), Deadly Class Vol. 1 (#1-6), C.O.W.L. […]

Interview: Stuart Moore and Gus Storms Reclaim EGOs

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After a lengthy hiatus, the creative team behind Image Comics’ EGOs is back in action and ready to serve up more interplanetary crime drama with their upcoming fifth issue. Writer Stuart Moore and artist Gus Storms were kind enough to take some time to chat with the Beat about their series, in addition to humoring […]

Reviews: A Murder of Cartoonists

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While we were enjoying Comic Arts Brooklyn this year, my partner Marguerite Van Cook and I took a break from the excitement of promoting our new Fantagraphics Book The Late Child and Other Animals to go across the street to a little coffee bar and have a snack. The young counterperson noted the influx of […]

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 […]

Must read: David Harper analyzes the changing state of the industry

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Out with the old, in with the new? As we’ve been reporting, October comics sales were pretty damn massive. It’s the culmination of a year that started a little rocky but has blossomed as new trends blew into town behind a strong trade wind. Multiversity’s David Harper has the much needed big think piece on what’s happening complete with CHARTS. First he points out that The Big Two are still the big two:

SDCC ’14: Jeff Lemire Explores A Futuristic Universe Through A Child’s Point Of View In ‘Descender’

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By Kyle Pinion Announced at Image Expo this year at San Diego Comic Con, Jeff Lemire’s first ongoing series with Image, Descender, is described thusly: Ten years ago massive, planet-sized robots called “The Harvesters” materialized without warning and invaded the orbits of all the United Galactic Council’s worlds wiping out entire planets and civilizations before […]

SDCC 14: Fiona Staples… Artist, Icon, Saga Fan

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By David Nieves On SDCC Friday, after a rousing Brian K Vaughan one man show, Saga co-creator Fiona Staples took the room stage for an hour of career and advice for young artists in her own spotlight. Fiona’s time was led by Jennifer de Guzman director of Image Comics Trade Book Sales. Fiona’s introduction read like […]

SDCC 14: Becky Cloonan, The Killjoys of Moving…

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By David Nieves Since 1999 Becky Cloonan has been breaking down doors; whether they be from moving to new places or the ones every creator has to go through to make comics for a living. I had the overwhelming  joy of sitting down with her on the SDCC show floor last week. To no one’s […]

SDCC ’14: Image Dares to Give Us an All-Artist Panel (It Was Great)

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by Zachary Clemente Sometimes, it’s the smaller details that stand out most. Sure, Image Comics is pushing for changes in the comics industry and has really been an a great example of how different publication platforms bolster the climate for making comics. Sure, they’re making new programs for retailers to make it easier to manage […]

Brandon Graham Explains The Arrangement of ‘8house’

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Overseen by Brandon Graham, the ‘8house’ project was first announced earlier this year at the first Image Expo. Described as being a series of stories by different creators, all set within the same overall world, there’ve been a lot of questions about what exactly will be the arrangement of the stories – not just who’ll […]

Image Offer Horrifying Teaser for Revival’s Next Arc, All Who See It Flee in Fear

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‘Allo! I’m back, apologies. As we head to SDCC, so the British invasion rages anon once more, as I sweep majestically through the unlocked front doors of Stately Beat Manor. I may or may not be wearing a kimono. But as much as that is arguably a visage of horror, it surely cannot compete with the […]