The character of Kara Danvers, aka Supergirl, saw a retelling of her origin story in the 2016-2017 Supergirl: Being Super. Written by YA author Mariko Tamaki, the story sets Kara in a small, urban town in America where the 16-year-old girl must discover her ever developing powers and deal with the struggles of adolescents. On today’s new comic books day, the four-issue miniseries has been re-released as a two-hundred and eight-page graphic novel.
Ernesto’s bold outgoing personality takes him all over the world, but he doesn’t always pay enough attention to the things he’s seeing. Peter’s introverted nature keeps him closer to home and too fearful to travel the distances Ernesto does. But he really absorbs all the details of his smaller experiences and it’s worth every bit as much as Ernesto’s grand adventuring.
“There are only two questions you can answer if you’re going to write: What is it, or what if. No genre but fantasy lets you answer so successfully for ‘what if.’”
Last night, February 3rd, IDW Publishing and Media held the official reopening of their own San Diego Comic Art Gallery. It had been reported by The Beat in early of last December that the gallery would be underway for some major changes. Following the end of their 30 Days of Night exhibit, the gallery closed […]
Ever since his Andre the Giant and Tetris: The Games People Play, writer and artist Box Brown has become better known for his documentary-style, full-length graphic novels. Due to his thorough investigative work, Box seems to provide more insight than even previous documentaries of the same subjects. All the while maintaining his own small press […]
On August the 8th, the first book in the Legend of Korra: Turf Wars graphic novel trilogy, published by Dark Horse, will be released. First announced two years ago, a lot of hype has since surrounded the comic. Series co-creator Michael DiMartino has been busy with writing the story, with Irene Koh working alongside as […]
Forget about all that there is to see at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, what about all that there is to buy? Prepare to shout at unsuspecting vendors “Shut up and take my money” (which The Beat doesn’t condone) after you see some of these standouts among the piles of convention exclusives. Just about everyone […]
First Second, publishers of “great graphic novels for every reader”, have just released today the story of Spill Zone. Written by New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Alex Puvilland, this graphic novel follows that of a young woman named Addison who must provide for herself and her younger sister ever since […]
In recent years, more teachers and librarians are finally recognizing the educational appeal of comic-books. Yes, we the fans have known of their artistry, their (mostly) great writing, and the sheer enjoyment they illicit, but for many other adults, it still seems like a “nonsense medium.” Perhaps for this reason it is why places like […]
When comic creators decide on doing a crossover, it’s pretty much guaranteed that shenanigans will ensue. When Marvel deemed that Deadpool and Howard the Duck should “join forces,” they might have taken that a little too literally. Writer Stewart Moore and artist Jacopo Camagni have done a wonderful job in steering us down this Alice […]