“Hawkeye” Pizza Dog shirts to benefit Futures Without Violence

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Hawkeye is becoming Matt Fraction’s pivotal Marvel work. The series is consistently grabbing new readers month after month and contending in five Eisner categories this year. Since the comic broke ground it has served as an agent for raising awareness in helping people, and Pizza Dog.

Marvel Announce Inhumans Series by Matt Fraction featuring… Nightcrawler?

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The Inhumans were promised to have a big role in Infinity, and it appears that we’re about to get an idea as to what that is. Matt Fraction has been announced as the writer for an Inhumans ongoing series in December, which will launch off the back of a storyline in Jonathan Hickman’s big Marvel […]

How much content should you get for $2.99?

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Back in the old days of the mid 2000s, comic fans could pick up any standard comic book issue for $2.99. It was the nailed-down price, and for that money they’d get 22 pages. Since those halcyon days wilted, however, more and more we find that we’re paying $3.99 for fewer pages than that. What […]

IMAGE EXPO: Fraction and Ward on ‘Ody-C’

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More new comics coming from Image Expo! Now they’ve announced Ody-C, a gender-reversed take on The Odyssey written by Matt Fraction and drawn by Christian Ward. Also, it will take place in space.

Monday’s Review Slate: Lazarus and Pizza Dog

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This week’s been a big week for comics! All kinds of goings-on were, well, going-on. I’m narrowing it down to just the two comics, though. The ones everybody’s been talking about. Lazarus #1 from Image, and Hawkeye #11 from Marvel. Both books have fantastic creative teams and all the goodwill in the world pushing them […]

IRON MAN HOUR: Hannah Meets The Mechanic in Iron Man 3

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The first Iron Man movie landed like a bomb blast in my personal pop culture universe, making me believe that superhero films could find their own voice while forming a dialogue with comics. Strict adaptations hadn’t been that great in the past and there needed to be another approach, one that had a deeper understanding […]

On the Scene: Pros Wrestle with Tony Stark’s Appeal in ‘Iron Man at 50′ Event

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The fact that both the Iron Man character and the Avengers team has reached their 50th anniversary since creation hasn’t received a lot of attention in the press, and this could be because the immense success of the IRON MAN and AVENGERS films means that the powers that be don’t particularly want the public to […]

Matt Fraction Says Iron Man 3 is as Big as The Avengers!

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Matt Fraction skyped in to celebrate Iron Man’s 50th anniversary at a Comic Book Round Table event held at John Ordover’s Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York on Wednesday night, and provided some heartfelt insights into the way in which the armored playboy has drastically changed Fraction’s own life. Along the way, he […]

Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman to write for Da Vinci’s Demons

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David S. Goyer’s Starz TV series Da Vinci’s Demons has recently been confirmed as getting a second season, which has led the writer to bring in some new writers for his staff – namely, Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman, two of Marvel’s top writers. There’s long been a connection between TV and comics – Geoff […]

The Blue Ear Triumphantly Returns to Marvel Comics

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Last year, Marvel received a letter from the mother of a young fan, Anthony Smith, who had hearing difficulties, and had been told by doctors that he would require a hearing aid. The mother was wondering if there were any heroes who had ever had hearing difficulties, who might serve as the inspiring spark for Anthony […]

Mini Marvels: Hawkeye #8 – My Bad Penny

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Hey bro. Bro! You reading Hawkguy bro? Missin’ out bro.

Review: Hawkeye #7 – Don’t Say The ‘B-Word’

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I’m not saying it! I don’t think I’ve seen a single review of Matt Fraction’s superhero-free series which hasn’t eagerly slipped in at least seventeen b-words inbetween sentences. We’re better than that here at T’Beat, promise. The most recent issue of Marvel’s new most-praised book was a fill-in issue brought about at the last minute […]

Marvel Now: Everything is Annotated

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One of the more interesting aspects of Marvel’s relaunch is how involved some of the creators have been in discussing their craft with fans. While Jonathan Hickman’s formspring account has been pinging away daily with fresh questions from Namor and Black Panther shippers, several other writers have set up frequent ‘annotations’ after the release of […]

Hawkeye #7 has guest artists and benefits Sandy relief

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Hawkeye #7 sports a stylish cover by David Aja but the insides are by two other stylists—Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm—in a story that features Clint Barton and his protegé Kate Bishop helping victims of a superstorm on the East Coast. If it sounds familiar, it should be—the issue was put together at a feverish pace after the events of real life Hurricane Sandy. And as writer Matt Fraction reveals in the video below from MTV Geek he’ll be donating his royalties from the issue to the American Red Cross. So make sure to buy a bunch of copies.

“The Disappointed Optimist”, A Review of Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts

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by Glen Downey Just over an hour into Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, the charismatic chain-smoking troubadour of transhumanism observes that he isn’t—as some have suggested—a cynic: “I think it might be truer,” he says with a grin, “to think of myself as just a constantly disappointed optimist.” But Ellis’ true feelings about the human condition, […]

Image at NYCC: New books from Gillen, McCann, Hickman, Asmus, Fraction, Chaykin, Diggle…..

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Image have yet again taken to the stage at a major convention and revealed a number of high-profile titles, this time offering new books from Kieron Gillen and Ryan Kelly, Andy Diggle and Jock, Jim McCann and Janet K. Lee, as well as a number of other writers and artists. Let’s run through them all, […]