Preview: Weirdworld #1 by Humphries and Del Mundo


Another Marvel ALL NEW ALL DIFFERENT  book, another FOC preview. But this time it’s Weirdworld by Mike Del Mundo who has become a stylist and artist to watch. Writer Sam Humphries is no slouch either. Weirdworld is based on a series created by Doug Moench and Mike Ploog, but I guess they didn’t actually have any […]

First Look: Annie Wu reveals the truth behind Archie’s “Lipstick Incident”


Oh and speaking of Annie Wu, she’s the artist on issue #4 of the all-nu Archie comics, (Veronica Fish takes over on issues #5-6) and in issue #4 of the Mark Waid reboot we finally learn about #LipstickIncident, the secret that has been haunting the halls of Riverdale High and crimping Archie’s dating style.

Spring Preview: Conundrum Press announces 20th anniversary anthology, Roher GN and Valium collection


Canada’s Conundrum Press, publisher of such fine graphic novels as Photobooth, the works of Joe Ollman and much more, is rolling out its spring list over on their blog. Since the company will be 20 years old in 2016, they’s announced an anniversary anthology, as well as a book by up and coming CCS grad […]

Speaking of Squirrel Girl, here’s a totes adorbs look at the new #1


They said it couldn’t last, but The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl made the cut to all new, all different, all post Secret Wars Marvel and here’s a peek at the first issue, which hits in October. Writer Ryan North and artist Erica Henderson have made this a kicky title in the Batgirl/Lumberjanes tradition that has sold […]

Exclusive preview: MAD Magazine has still got it

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MAD Magazine is often overlooked as one of the longest running and most successful properties that DC Entertainment publishes. Of course, the early Harvey Kurtzman edited run, and seminal work by Will Elder, John Severin, Wally Wood, Al Jaffee and Sergio Aragones is justly lauded among comics history buffs, but with issue #535 coming out next week it’s also the longest continually running comics periodical in the US. If it was just puttering along with jokes about these kids today and boring TV shows, perhaps it would be allowed to stay in its pasture, but in truth it’s still putting out sharp satire with bold visuals and presenting the work of some of today’s finest cartoonists—including Al Jaffee and Sergio Aragones.

Exclusive Preview: Cosmopolitan life with Josephine by Pénélope Bagieu


We just told you about the huge deal between French comics publisher Delcourt and Comixology to being a line of French comics to English via digital. Now here’s one example of why it’s big, an exclusive preview of the English language version of Pénélope Bagieu’s Josephine.

Bagieu is hugely popular in France for her down to earth comics about contemporary life. Her Exquisite Corpse was just published earlier this year by First Second; Josephine is her long running comic about a young woman with the usual complicated and annoying life—at least one of the strips below describes just about every day of my life, but I’ll let you guess which.

Arm-Fall-Off-Boy Visits The Stately Beat Manor Comics Pull: Best Comics of the Week for 4/29/15


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!

Miami Vice: Remix by Casey and Mahfood continues to be wilder than it has any reason to be


It’s almost quitting time here in EDT so let’s leave the week with something FUN for a change.

Why just do a comic book based on a classically of it time TV show when you can reinvent it as an acid trip that bends time and
space? And hooray for licensors who let you get away with it. Miami Vice: Remix by Joe Casey and Jim Mahfood is anything but a dull TV show comic…it’s an audacious tale on tropes and icons, and a gem in the Lion Forge line-up.

Dark Horse July 2015 Coming Attractions: Barb Wire #1, Unseen Frank Frazetta,The New Deal and more


Dark Horse’s July comics previews are out and here they are with Mignola, Kindt, the return of Barb Wire, The New Deal, a new graphic novel by Jonathan Case, the collected Astro Boy, the final book of Oh My Goddess and MORE. I haven’t really looked at the Dark Horse line in a while, and they are putting out some good stuff.

Nice Art: Joe Casey, Nathan Fox and Connor Willumsen take on Captain Victory

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Leave it to Joe Casey. He’s a Pied Piper of the unusual, writing superheroes everywhere and dragging fresh art styles along with him (Sex at Image, Catalyst Comics at Dark Horse). This time it’s Dynamite’s Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #5 which features art by Nathan Fox and Connor Willumsen. Fox is of course […]