“We wanted little kids reading the book to see that they could go to San Francisco and in essence walk the path that they walked and feel like that you could be on their adventure too.”
In many urban fantasy books, the city in which the story takes places does more than act as a setting. Often, the city also becomes a character of its own.
And let’s wrap things up! This may not have been the biggest survey ever, but it had perhaps the widest participation ever, and I’m very proud to showcase so many people from so many levels of the comcis industry from creators to retailers to journalists to publishers. 2018 has already been wild but it’s going […]
Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade) and artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews are giving the story of Macbeth a comics reinvention with Toil and Trouble, a 6-issue mini series coming out from Archaia/BOOM! next month. Formerly titled The Third Witch, this version focused on the three witches and their cauldron of woe for Scottish lord Macbeth. Riata, […]
Dynamite has had a lot of news this week in the busy Toy Fair/ComicsPRo period, including an exciting crossover event the return of two iconic heroes, and a new merchandise line. Here’s a digest version:
Coming out of BotCon this past weekend — the big Transformers confab—there was a bit of news about the comics series, including the news that Mairghread Scott and Sarah Stone will be back with a second Windblade mini because the first one did so well.
Next month sees a launch which The Beat has been following on and off for the last few weeks. A new Transformers miniseries will be launching at IDW in April, chronicling the introduction of Windblade. A female Transformer – causing raised eyebrows from fans who think Transformers are genderless despite being obvious blatant big male […]
Yep it’s the return of an annual Beat tradition that goes back nearly a decade, as comic folk from every level of the industry — creators, reporters, retailers, publshers—talk about the issues of the year past and look at the issues of the year to come. There are always a lot of thoughtful answers in this survey, but this year a LOT of very important and thought-provoking topics are looked at from crowdfunding to harassment.
And as always, there are previews and news scattered in the 2014 projects. So settle in and enjoy—there is so much more to come.
Still up and about, with only minimal cramp and voice loss, yesterday I got into the convention floor for an hour of joyous, horrifying, nicely-carpeted comics browsing. And then I realised where Artists Alley was and went there instead. Steve MorrisTalking bunny, Little Mix enthusiast and co-publisher of The MNT, which you can find here. […]
This week’s review slate sees me trying out Transformers for the first time ever, in the form of Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters #1. I’ll also be flicking through the pages of Neil Slorance’s The Amateur Astronomer’s Journal, as well as reeling in a copy of Becky Cloonan’s Demeter. Steve MorrisTalking bunny, Little Mix enthusiast and […]