Preview: Lucy Knisley Explores Marriage in “Something New”

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Lucy Knisley is rapidly becoming a household name in the world of memoir, alternating between travelogues such as French Milk and Displacement and more thematic memoir work such as her New York Time’s Bestselling Relish and her brand new, well, Something New: Tales From a Makeshift Bride all about her experiences of getting married as well as a critique of […]

PREVIEW: Archie, Jughead, and Raj Take on the Role of Sherlock Holmes in the Latest ARCHIE COMICS ANNUAL

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Mystery and magic come to Riverdale in Archie Comics Annual #268!  Will Archie and friends be able to solve a real life crime when their trip to the movies goes awry?  Will Archie be able to figure out the reason why he can’t stop dancing?  Zany hijinks abound!  Check out The Comics Beat’s preview after the […]

PREVIEW: Koyama Press’ GORGEOUS Will Bring Sonic Jubilance to TCAF

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This year at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival, Koyama Press will release Gorgeous, a 64 page story by Cathy G. Johnson.  In 2014, Johnson won the 2014 Ignatz Award for promising new talent, and she’s firing on all cylinders in her latest story about a young girl who meets some less than savory anarchist punks and learns […]

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review & Preview!

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By: Nicholas Eskey Welcome back to another exciting episode of “The Beat’s Weekly Toy Review & Preview! We have a humdinger of an episode today kids, as a lot of collectible figures have been announced recently. Since I couldn’t narrow my favorites down to a short list, be prepared for a longer than usual post. […]

The Beat’s Weekly Toy Preview!

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By Nicholas Eskey Welcome back fellow toy-o-philes to another weekly(ish) installment of my favorite picks for newly released or soon to be released nerdy toys. I’ve scoured the internets and come across what lovely pieces of plastic have caught my eye and hope they will catch your fancy. Without further text diarrhea, here are the […]

PREVIEW: Cold Wars and Reindeer Games Abound in JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE WINTER ANNUAL #18

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While the weather is finally just starting to cool in the Northeastern United States, winter is in full swing in Riverdale.  Snow dominates the landscape in Jughead and Archie Winter Annual #18, out this week.  Check out the Comic’s Beat’s exclusive preview below: JUGHEAD AND ARCHIE WINTER ANNUAL #18 Jughead has devised the perfect winter […]

Preview: Archie’s Many Loves Get Twisted in BETTY & VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #239

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  Love is in the air at Riverdale, and Archie, Betty, and Veronica are breathing deeply!  Valerie from the Josie & the Pussycats band has caught Archie’s eye this Valentine’s Day, but Betty and Veronica have something to say about that.  Check out the Comics Beat’s exclusive preview of Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest #239! […]