Issue #2, just released today, is a full throated rebuke of anti Romani slander, beyond anything I’ve seen in a superhero comic about the Romani people.
Writer Saladin Ahmed has been making waves from his critically acclaimed ongoing Black Bolt with Christian Ward at Marvel and with his background in fiction through the Crescent Moon series. Now Ahmed is venturing into the world of creator-owned comics for the first time with a supernaturally-tinged horror, noir period piece Abbott published by Boom Studios with art from Sami […]
I gotta admit, as a kid, the original Valkyrie from Defenders was one of my most favorite Marvel characters. A somewhat naive six foot warrior who was a fish out of water with a sword in Manhattan. But I’ve moved on and grown, and now the Valkyrie portrayed by Tessa Thompson in Thor: Ragnarok is […]
Marvel continues its nostalgia based publishing strategy with the announcement of a new Exiles book from writer Saladin Ahmed and artist Javier Rodriguez. Ahmed is coming off his well received Black Bolt series. As those who recall that halcyon era of Marvel after a period of creative and financial stagnation and decline, the original Exiles […]
§ Nice Art: The Inhumans comic may have been cancelled, and the tv show may have been a fiasco, but it seems the Black Bolt series by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward is beginning to build up some critical notice. The first collection comes out in two weeks, usually a good point for the jumping […]
§ Nice Art: A page from Suehiro Marou’s The Laughing Vampire, reviewed here by Sarah Horrocks. Marou is a Japanese manga artist known for his extremely disturbing books, like Panorama Island and Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show, which depict erotic horror in a very precise style. Why Marou? Keep reading. § Saladin Ahmed, writer of […]
While Marvel’s PR crisis continues to swirl, it should be noted that they still have books coming up from important new voices, and The Beat will continue to support these projects. Individual creators shouldn’t be penalized for misguided marketing efforts. Such a voice is Saladin Ahmed, the Hugo and Locus award winning science fiction writer who’s making his […]