SDCC ’15: Listen to the full ‘Grant Morrison: The Multiversity And Beyond’ Panel


By Harper Harris Miss out on the ‘Grant Morrison: The Multiversity and Beyond‘ panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con? Never fear! Hear Morrison talk to DC’s VP of Marketing John Cunningham about his ideas for The Multiversity and how the project took form, as well as info on his upcoming Wonder Woman: Earth One, Multiversity Too, […]

Arm-Fall-Off-Boy Visits The Stately Beat Manor Comics Pull: Best Comics of the Week for 4/29/15


Floyd Belkin joins the Beat Staff for our weekly picks on the best new comics available at your local shop this week. Pull apart these books!

Review: The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1 Is a metatextual masterpiece


 Writer: Grant Morrison Penciller: Doug Mahnke  Inkers:  Christian Alamy Mark Irwin Keith Champagne Jaime Mendoza  Colorists: Gabe Eltaeb David Baron Comics aren’t meant to make readers feel guilty, but The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1 paints the fan as the individual leading the protagonist to his ultimate fate. This is it – the haunted story teased […]

Review: THE MULTIVERSITY MASTERMEN #1 “Coming to Germerica”

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Mastermen is a sprint through exploding buildings. You’ll never quite catch a break until you’re slammed into the brick wall ending. If the books mission was to sell Earth-10 as an interesting world you’d want to know more about then it’s a win. If the aim was to tell a complete story… then it’s missing a few pages.

NYCC ’14: Frank Quitely on Visual Process and Cyclical Influence


by Zachary Clemente On the extremely busy Saturday of this past weekend’s New York Comic-Con, I had the sublime honor of interviewing Frank Quitely (pen name for Scottish artist Vincent Deighan) about his visual narrative process, the cycle of artistic influence, and his once and future work. This was a wild treat for me as Quitely stands […]

SDCC ’14: The Multiversity Enrollment with Grant Morrison

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By Kyle Pinion Grant Morrison’s Multiversity has been a long gestating project aimed to spin-off of his Final Crisis event from 2009. The “Scottish Shaman of Comics” has been teasing this event and artistic collaborators ever since. Finally in recent solicits, Multiversity is becoming a reality with the release of The Multiversity #1 on August […]

SDCC 2014: Watchtower Friday: Ensconced and Embargoed


From Friday evening until Saturday evening, I was in an undisclosed location, part of the Commerce Department’s program of keeping random individuals as “designated survivors”.  Given the billions of dollars generated by America’s pop culture complex, they feel that during Comic-Con and other large events, select journalists, bloggers, and other internet individuals should be ensconced […]