Chester Brown is hitting the road with his Biblical prostitution treatise (NSFW)

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There’s a new Chester Brown book coming out, and it’s a doozy. It’s called Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus, and it examines stories of bibles heroines via their relationship with prostitution. This profession was at the heart of Chester Brown’s previous book, Paying For It, which is all about how he switched to […]

DC rolls out Rebirth with heretical retail strategy

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With less than 48 hours to go until the world shattering Rebirth event, to be held at 9:30 am PDT  on the Saturday of WonderCon (And livestreaming for audiences everywhere, DC is using a very unorthodox rollout for retailers. As you may have noticed it’s solicitations week when all the publishers send out their upcoming books for June […]

Preview: Will Hyperion be Marvel’s next star?

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Of late, Marvel’s Hyperion character has been getting a wee bit of a push. There were several Hyperion toys at Toy Fair and now an all new all different Hyperion #1. Hyperion started as the “superman” in the JLA analog The Squadron Supreme, and he’s had many realities, many versions and now he’s got a […]

Preview: P.A.C.O and Donut, a new all-ages series from Benjamin Roman

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Back in the long ago days of the TokyoPop original English manga explosion, one of my favorites was a book called I Luv Halloween by Keith Giffen and Benjamin Roman, a world building comedy about a Halloweentown where people could be very naughty indeed. Giffen has gone on to many other things, like helping reinvent […]

Preview: Miss Fury is back in a new #1 by Bechko and Lau

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Miss Fury is a golden age heroine who was actually crated by a lady cartoonist, June Tarpe Mills. Originally published by Timely, Miss Fury was a rich socialite who donned a black panther costume to fight crime, as so many women of the era did, or at least women in comics books. She’s come back […]

Image Comics Partners with PREVIEWS to Announce IMAGE+ Magazine

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Talk about some stunning Friday night news! At ComicsPRO tonight, Image Comics announced that they would be partnering up with Diamond to launch Image+, a monthly magazine that will ship with the long running PREVIEWS catalog. Clocking in at 64 pages each month, each of the first 12 issues of the magazine will feature four […]

PREVIEW: Xena #1

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One of the great female characters of the 90s is back in the Comics this April when Xena #1 debuts from Dynamite. Written by Genevieve Valentine with art by Ariel Medel, it’s a rousing reintroduction of a seminal character, the warrior princess of a savage land, who accompanied by her very good friend Gabrielle had rousing adventures without apology.

Preview: Guardians of the Galaxy #6 by Bendis and Schiti

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I don’t know how all new or all different this is, ut it’s all the way up to issue #6! Peter Quill may be back with the team, but things are anything but back to normal for the Guardians. Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #6 – […]

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 […]