A case study in longevity: The Badger vs Don Winslow of the Navy (PLUS PAUL POPE)

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Recently I posted a news item about the new Badger book from Devil’s Due having low orders. Writer/creator Mike Baron reached out to me about it, and I presume he reached out to some other folks who remember the Badger from his 80s run. Part of the Capitol Comics/First Comics indie era, The Badger was […]

Paul Pope Shows Off His MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #3 Variant

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  Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is positioned to become a cult hit in the All-New All-Different Marvel universe.  A progressive title in the vein of Ms. Marvel, the series had a solid start when it launched in November.  A new issue is out this week, and the Final Order Cutoff for issue #3 is today. […]

Nice art: Christopher Hunt and Paul Pope’s Carver art

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We’ve been talking up a book called Carver for a while here at the Beat. It’s the work of Christopher Hunt, one of the fast rising young guns of comics. The first issue, published by Z2 is out today, and it has a Paul Pope back up story and variant cover. And it all looks […]

PREVIEW: An Exhilerating Car Chase Gets the Blood Pumping in Paul Pope’s FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WEST

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Today, First Second Books releases The Fall of the House of West.  The book is the newest installment in the acclaimed series of graphic novels that includes Battling Boy and The Rise of Aurora West. In it, writer Paul Pope, co-author JT Petty, and artist David Rubin return to Aurora’s story in a tour de force that mixes sci-fi, fantasy, manga, […]

Titan at SDCC: Assassin’s Creed, The Blacklist, Heroes, Lenore and, of course, Doctor Who!

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Titan has announced their full line-up of SDCC activities, and there’s lots to choose from with ten signing sessions and two panels, as well as a bunch of exclusive covers, merchandise and sneak-peaks of upcoming series.

Review: Aurora West Rises

By Matthew Jent The Rise of Aurora West Written by JT Petty and Paul Pope Art by David Rubin Published by First Second   “You don’t have to attack what’s attacking you.” At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Paul Pope appeared on a panel called “Middle Grade Extravaganza,” which discussed comics for a younger audience. […]

NYCC ’14: Paul Pope Talks Aurora West & Collaboration In His World

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by Zachary Clemente As the first day of New York Comic-Con came to close and exhibitors began shutting down their booths, I conducted my third interview with acclaimed cartoonist Paul Pope. This time we discussed his new entry in his Battling Boy series with First Second: The Rise of Aurora West, co-written by J.T. Petty and illustrated by David […]

David Rubín Expands the World of ‘Battling Boy’ with ‘The Rise of Aurora West’

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By Kyle Pinion and Harper Harris In one week, First Second will be producing the prequel to Paul Pope’s critically lauded and Eisner Award winning Battling Boy entitled The Rise of Aurora West. This new tale, co-written by Pope and J.T. Petty, features art by David Rubín and centers on the journey of Aurora West, daughter of […]