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!
Although the Miracleman reprints by Marvel have more or less been business as usual and not the apocalypse, news of never-before seen Miracleman stories by Grant Morrison and Peter Milligan is still exciting. Vulture has the deets on a new Miracleman Annual #1 which will be out on December 31st and include a long-lost story […]
The Milligan/Allred run on X-Statix from 2002-2004 is often looked back on as an example of the freewheeling creativity that Marvel had for a brief period before worries about selling characters to the movies forced things to button down. But of late, that quirky streak seems to have returned—perhaps because we live in a […]
Yesterday’s Vertigo panel began with John Cunningham introducing a large panel featuring Vertigo Executive Editor Shelly Bond, editors Will Dennis and Mark Doyle, artist Mark Buckingham and writers Sean E. Williams, Mark Andrekyo, Scott Snyder, Simon Oliver, and Jeff Lemire. Everyone came to this panel with something to prove, and the new ambitious titles backed up the confidence. Warning: spoilers […]
Publishers seem increasingly willing to roll the dice on anthology formats recently. Maybe it’s the success of things like Dark Horse Presents, and the model they’ve followed of introducing new works and then successfully spinning them off into new story titles like BLACK BEETLE. There’s an inherently approachable aspect to anthologies—new readers can pick them […]
Opening remarks are a prerequisite to talking about the final Vertigo issue of the imprint’s longest running series, the only from Vertigo’s original armada to last nearly so long, and a series which, totaling its original DC imprint and Vertigo lifespan, has lasted for 25 years. The series’ past and future are apt to be […]
This week saw a number of big comic releases from Marvel and DC, but who cares when this was the week My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1 came out? PONIES, you guys! Ponies all over the place. This week I’ll be reviewing My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1, Hellblazer #297, Gambit #6 and Masks […]
Hellblazer, one of the longest-running books in mainstream comics history and one of Vertigo’s launch titles, will be cancelled in February 2013, with issue #300. Although… cancelled may be the wrong word, as DC say this will be the finale for the book, which has been overseen by an incredible range of writers and artists […]