PREVIEW: Archie’s Summer Gets Put on Ice in WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #61!

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Lace up your boots, kids, because it’s time for another journey to Riverdale! In World of Archie Comics Double Digest #61, Archie has to deal with the worst problem all kids face during the summer– ENDLESS CHORES!  Will he make it to the end of summer party?!  Will Archie be bamboozled by Reggie Mantle’s “little black […]

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 […]