INTERVIEW: Joe Casey talks Sex, his indie Officer Downe film and why comics are not like Van Halen


  [Recently Joe Casey conducted an email interview with a writer for a now deceased site. I expressed an interest in running it on the Beat, but was unable to contact the original writer despite repeated attempts. As its general internet principle that the interviewee owns the written answers, I agreed to run Joe’s answers, as he’s […]

Big Interview: Julia Gfrӧrer: ‘I don’t get why people write stories without sex in them’


One of the advantages in writing for The Beat is the opportunity to provide under-appreciated comic creators with a platform, to share work which genuinely excels, work which excites you. This interview with Julia Gfrӧrer, whose comics and art work I have been a fan of ever since I came across it over a year ago, […]

REVIEW: “Do I Really Want My Name Associated with SEX AND VIOLENCE?”


by LTZ A while back, the Beat’s own Henry Barajas – tireless observer of Kickstarted comics that he is – took some time to preview a crowd-funded book by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jimmy Broxton, and Juan Santacruz. Sex and Violence, Vol. 1 was laid bare (spread-eagle, perhaps) to its supporters this past week, after […]

Do YOU have what it takes to date Wonder Woman or Superman?

DC Entertainment has been setting up some unusual partnerships of late and this may just be the most innovative: a team up with dating site to present profiles of Superman and Wonder Woman, who are rumored to be hooking up in JLA #12. Perhaps realizing that many young comics fans are single, DC has surveyed male AND female users to discover that Superman is the most kissable superhero and other stuff like that. Which makes us say that users, you are totally wrong because it is Batman all the way!