MATT CHATS: Declan Shalvey on Injecting Himself into the World of Creator-Owned


After making his presence in the comic book industry felt in a big way on a run with Warren Ellis on Moon Knight, Declan Shaley moved over to creator-owned with the writer. They set off on a series more complex and less marketable than one about a white-caped crusader, to great results. I spoke to […]

Image’s Nowhere Men to Return this Fall


Back in May, Image released their August solicits.  Buried deep within document is an advert for a reprint of the first trade of Eric Stephenson’s, Nate Bellegarde’s, Jordie Bellaire’s, and Fonografiks’ Nowhere Men Vol. 1, complete with a newly recolored cover.  Accompanying an image of the cover is this short blurb: The Eisner-nominated sci-fi hit returns in […]

Advance Review- Rebels #1 gives new meaning to “Live Free or Die”


  Story: Brian Wood Art: Andrea Mutti Colors: Jordie Bellaire Letters: Jared K. Fletcher New Hampshire’s state motto, “Live Free or Die,” has always captivated me.  It’s raw and aggressive.  It’s frenetic and energetic in a way that captures the revolutionary feel of a newborn nation struggling to find its footing.  While Breaking Bad may […]

ONE AND DONE: Moon Knight—It Doesn’t Take Much


You ever see The Raid? It’s this Indonesian action movie. It (and its sequel) is probably one of the best action movies in recent memory.

The plot of The Raid is ridiculously simple. One cop, in one building, against an army of criminals. It is an hour and a half of dudes wrecking shit. It’s eighty minutes of brutal martial arts. It’s something that’s been done lots–you can describe a ridiculous number of movies that way, thanks to Die Hard–but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s absolutely thrilling, a marvel of craft and assured filmmaking.

Dynamite Week: Parker, Shaner and Bellaire Bring Back Flash Gordon


Dynamite Week is going on this week, and so say Dynamite themselves. There’ll be several announcements coming from the company over the next few days – and the first of which is a new Flash Gordon series for the character’s 80th Anniversary, written by Jeff Parker, drawn by Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner, and coloured by Jordie […]

Numbercruncher’s Trade Comes Out This Week: Here’s The Trailer


With the upcoming release of the thoroughly Beat-approved series Numbercruncher in trade, Titan Comics have shared a trailer video with us that catches people up on the book. The series – by Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, Jordie Bellaire and Simon Bowland – was pretty well acclaimed by everyone, so if you missed it first time round, […]

FIRST LOOK: Numbercruncher #3 from Titan Comics


Titan Comics, hearing about Tharg’s earlier visit, decided to also pop round for some tea and biscuits, and also handed me some paper. This time though, the paper was a first look – nobody else in the bally WORLD has seen these yet – at the preview for Numbercruncher #3 from Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, […]