Mysterio Visits the Stately Beat Manor Staff Comics Pull for 7/29/15

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Team Beat, a group of the world’s most elite comic book reading/writing forces assembled in the Stately Beat Staff Manor to deliver The Beat — the world’s premiere comic book website. Recently, Marvel and DC characters from decades past have found themselves wandering through the manner including Bessie the Hellcow, Ruby Tuesday, Vibe, Prez and […]

SDCC ’15: Owning the Aesthetics with Image Comics

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In the overzealously air-conditioned afternoon of the Saturday of San Diego Comic-Con 2015, Image Comics held their fourth panel highlighting their creators – this time focusing on the aesthetics of their comics and how their creators, a mix of writers, artists, and colorists own it. Including: Rob Guillory (Chew), Stuart Moore (EGOs), Lee Loughridge (Deadly Class), Scott Snyder (Wytches), Jaime McKelvie (The Wicked & The Divine), and Josh Williamson (Nailbiter).

SDCC ’15: Image Comics: Where Creators Own Process

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By Nick Eskey On July 9th at San Diego Comic-Con, the creators of comics “Eat of West” (Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta) and “Invisible Republic” (Gabriel Hardman and Corrina Bechko) gathered on behalf of Image Comics. These comic writers and artists were present to discuss the processes that they use to create their perspective works. […]

SDCC ’15: Owning the Mainstream with Image Comics

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Image Comics’ traditionally solid convention programming kicked off on Thursday of San Diego Comic-Con 2015 with a discussion of the mainstream in comics with Image creators.

Review: Seeing Ghosts and Robots in “Empty Zone” #1

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By Nick Eskey   Writer: Jason Shawn Alexander Artist: Jason Shawn Alexander Color: Luis Nct Letters: Sherard Jackson Publisher: Image Comics     Have you heard about the story set in a neo-noir dystopian society somewhere in the not so distant future? Most of you are probably nodding your heads in an emphatic yes. Adding to […]

The Circus of Crime Visits the Stately Beat Manor Staff Picks for 6/10/15

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All week long The Beat has been covering all facets of the comic book industry and attempting to secure our own doors away from the various comics characters who attempt to breach the domain in which we all live under one roof: The Stately Beat Manor. Together, members of the Manor bolted down each window, […]

Interview: Brian Wood Tackles The Evils of the Food Network in Image’s Starve

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Brian Wood is a Multiple Eisner Award-nominee comic book creator whose first comic, Channel Zero, debuted in 1997. He continued creating original series like DMZ, Northlanders, The Massive and The Couriers while moving up to the big leagues and writing for some of the biggest pop culture titles such as Star Wars, X-Men, Conan the Barbarian, […]

Review: Nothing And Everything Left To The Imagination In James Robinson And Greg Hinkle’s “AIRBOY”

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by Nick Eskey For starters, this work is not for kids, and there might be a plot spoiler. With that out of the way, let’s review! Airboy was originally made during the boom of super hero comics in the World War II era, where America dreamed of spandex clad heroes fighting not only super villains, […]

Ruby Thursday Visits the Stately Beat Manor Comics Pull for 5/27/15

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I would prefer not to name names, but a certain member of the Beat Staff has ingested one too many Steve Gerber comics and fell into the celebration of oddities. For those not in the know, we’ve been getting a lot of stray visitors at the mansion lately — the castaways of comics long ago […]

Review: Valhalla Mad #1 Offers Incentive to Raise a Glass

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Story: Joe Casey Art: Paul Maybury Letters: Rus Wooton Designer: Sonia Harris Flats: Ricky Valenzuela Publisher: Image Comics Their names are legend: the Glorious Knox! Greg Horn the Battlebjörn! Jhago the Irritator! Three warrior gods vacationing on Earth, just looking to get their drink on and have a good time! Join the drunken festivities with […]

In case you missed it, here is Matt Fraction’s full appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers

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Matt Fraction made his big late night debut in the wee hours yesterday evening/this morning on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and got a chance to not only talk a bit about Sex Criminals, but also read a few choice entries from the hardback edition “Big Hard Sex Criminals”. Take a look below for the […]

Vibe Visits The Stately Beat Manor Comics Pull: Staff Picks for 5/13/15

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After his continued success on a certain CW show, Cisco Ramone’s comics counterpart Paco Ramone (also known as Vibe) began to grow jealous of Cisco’s role on The Flash. The CW character has been able to take on some of the best material of the show serving as both the comedic relief and mad scientist. Wanting […]

MATT CHATS: Brian Buccelleto on Transmedia Project “Sons of the Devil” Coming Soon from Image Comics!

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Welcome to MATT CHATS, where I (Matt) talk to a person of interest in the comic book industry every Tuesday at 4:30 PM Eastern. Today I am speaking with an industry veteran but relative necomer to the Image renaissance. When Brian Buccelleto offered the first two issues of his upcoming Image series Sons of the Devil […]

Interview: David Lapham Talks About The Guts of STRAY BULLETS

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Stray Bullets creator David Lapham talks to us about what goes into making a good crime story, and it isn’t always crime.

MATT CHATS: Rob Guillory Chews on His Recent Marvel Work

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Welcome to the weekly feature MATT CHATS. I’ve been doing regular interviews for awhile now, but now they have a name! Every Tuesday I chat with someone involved in the making, distributing, marketing, selling, etc. of comic books. For this inaugural edition, I spoke with cartoonist Rob Guillory. Six years into a run pencilling, inking and […]

Wondercon’15: Pre-Show Comics, Comics, and Robots

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Comics Beat snuck a peek of some exhibitors on the floor before the opening of Wondercon and this is what we saw.