NYCC ’15: Wes Craig on “Deadly Class” – The Process and Perils of a Career with Assassins


At New York Comic Con last week, The Beat’s Lindsey Morris chatted with Wes Craig about his current comics life – what it’s like to spend your days elbow-deep in teenage assassins, angst, and violence.

Trade Paperback Staff Picks for the week of 9/30/15


As much as we here at The Beat love single issues shipping each month, sometimes certain comics and stories tend to get the best of us as we try to keep up with new titles shipping each week. As a result, this week wanted to offer readers some of the best comics content available in […]

Rick Remender and Jonathan Wayshak Present Devolution, a Sci-Fi Grindhouse Where Everything Goes Wrong


Recently, it seems as though Rick Remender can do no wrong.  Fresh off his announcement that he’s taking a break from Marvel Comics writing to focus on creator owned work, the writer of Low and Deadly Class is now working with The Authority artist Jonathan Wayshak and colorist Jordan Boyd to bring a new series called Devolution to Dynamite. Described as “a […]

Rick Remender Leaves Marvel to Focus on Creator Owned Work


Last night, Rick Remender announced his intentions to “take a break” from his work with Marvel comics.  The writer, known for his tenures on Uncanny X-Force, Punisher, and Captain America, says that he owes Marvel a great debt for enabling him to “provide for [his] family as it grew” and for taking a chance on him when […]

Remender’s Uncanny Avengers relaunch puts Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into focus

Uncanny Avengers #1 Cover - Art by Daniel Acuna

Recently announced by Marvel and in the wake of AXIS, writer Rick Remender’s Uncanny Avengers is being relaunched with a new team and a new focus. Made up of Rogue, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Vision, Captain America, Sabretooth, and Brother Voodoo, this new team is pulled together due to a chaotic situation that will be delved […]

All New Captain America #1: A New Motivation for a New Cap


  By Nicholas Eskey All New Captain America #1 Written By Rick Remender Art & Cover By Stuart Immonen Following with Marvel’s drastic revamping of some of their well-known comic franchises, Captain America is also getting a total face lift. The “All New Captain America,” which is also the name of the comic itself, has […]

SDCC ’14: Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Panel Recap


by Alexander Jones Marvel’s Avengers & X-Men: AXIS panel is officially getting underway here at San Diego Comic-Con International. Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso is hovering near the stage about to get ready. In the background there is a line of people getting ready for the show. Name placards for the panel are all lined up […]

Review: Remender and McNiven’s Uncanny Avengers 14


By Jeffrey O. Gustafson I guess I’ll start off by admitting I haven’t really been reading writer Rick Remender’s Uncanny Avengers. I read the first arc largely because of John Cassaday’s presence on art, but Remender’s story – involving the Red Skull stealing the recently deceased Charles Xavier’s brain – left me a little cold. […]

Marvel to announce six new books at NYCC with Dan Slott, Mike Allred, Stuart Immonen, Bendis, Peter David and more


All week Marvel has been teasing their New York Comic-Con announcements with one word teasers. Just how much can be gleaned from a word and a font treatment depends on how closely you follow Team Marvel, but we’ve been making some guesses.