While Marvel’s PR crisis continues to swirl, it should be noted that they still have books coming up from important new voices, and The Beat will continue to support these projects. Individual creators shouldn’t be penalized for misguided marketing efforts. Such a voice is Saladin Ahmed, the Hugo and Locus award winning science fiction writer who’s making his […]
We’re in a brand new era for both the Inhumans and X-Men. This sea change has come even quicker than usual from the publisher. Secret Wars spilled into January 2017 and along with it came a new direction for both series. Almost less than a year and one more event later we’re hitting the ground running […]
Marvel has been trying to make the Inhumans the next big thing for years. but it’s been an uphill battle and here are some of the reasons why.
Iwan Rheon, who played the brutal and conniving (among other colorful descriptors) Ramsay Bolton on HBO’s Game of Thrones will be trading in one villainous role for one that’s slightly more sympathetic. The Welsh actor, who was also a star of the British series Misfits, has signed on to play Maximus, the roguish brother of […]
Inhumans Vs. X-Men #1 Writers: Charles Soule & Jeff Lemire Art: Leinil Francis Yu Inks: Gerry Alanguilan Colors: David Curiel Letters: Clayton Cowles The X-Men has been riddled with forced status quo changes and formless, unexplained deaths over the past few months. It would be easy for any long-time reader to feel a little bit disheartened […]
A new twist for the royal family of Attilan
Today, Marvel Comics announced that Aaron Kuder, a comics artist most recently known for his work with Greg Pak on DC’s Action Comics, has signed an exclusive contract with the House of Ideas. According to the press release, his first job with Marvel will be to work with writers Charles Soule and Jeff Lemire on the […]
Resident X-Men murderer Charles Soule is back at it again, as later this year he’ll be following his prior ‘Death of Wolverine’ story with ‘Death of X’, an event which seems to be touching on several X-Men titles across the final few months of 2016. But today we got even more from the X-Cutioner himself, […]
For the last few weeks Marvel has been rolling out teaser images for Fall’s Marvel Now event/promotion/whatchamadoodle. Today’s reveal included the above puzzle which I’m sure the internet is busily assembling right this minute. Previous piece included a bunch of images by Mike Deodate with a “shattered” motif, and it all seems to point […]
Reviewing Bendis’ and Marquez’s latest foray into the Marvel limelight.