The age-old Marvel problem is back as the publisher’s Legacy enterprise slowly draws to a close with the anniversary issue of Iron Man while the ‘Fresh Start’ initiative gets into full swing the very same week with Black Panther #1. Plus, we’re slowly moving towards another event, Infinity Wars, with all the tie-in issues on the […]
The first issue of the follow-up miniseries is a perfect jumping-on point for new readers.
Prompted by the release of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #1, Alex looks at the storytelling elements that make superhero crossover events succeed and fail.
Over the years that I’ve contributed for The Beat, I’ve gotten to preview some pretty-interesting projects in the making, as well as talk to their equally-interesting creators. A little more than two years ago, I had a phone interview with two women who called themselves the “Gibbs Girls.” They were working on a steam-punk inspired comic that takes place at the dawn of the 20th century and during the Industrial Age. The story followed a female, African American inventor named Ada Turner who creates the first flying machine. Last week, the Gibbs Girls reached out and informed me that the comic had finally come out.
Headed by Mike Towry and Chairman Matt Dunford, this convention pays homage to the early days of Comic-Con. Organizers of Comic Fest pride themselves in its intimate setting. In many ways, I find it to be quite charming, lacking the Hollywood of Comic-Con and instead allowing attendees and invited guests to mingle together. A lot of love goes into this convention.
This look at a dire summer camp experience blends an exploration of being a cultural minority with a touchingly universal look at what it’s like to grow up
Alex reviews the historic ACTION COMICS #1000.
The next chapter of the Black Hammer series reveals new mysteries and expands the universe of the series.
Ernesto’s bold outgoing personality takes him all over the world, but he doesn’t always pay enough attention to the things he’s seeing. Peter’s introverted nature keeps him closer to home and too fearful to travel the distances Ernesto does. But he really absorbs all the details of his smaller experiences and it’s worth every bit as much as Ernesto’s grand adventuring.
Long Lost #5 is a spine-tingling horror comic done right.