This week E3 2017 belonged to arguably Marvel’s most iconic character. After the exclusive PlayStation Spider-Man game closed out the industry giant’s press showcase Monday night, the momentum continued onto the E3 show floor as more audiences got up close with a slightly different playthrough in one of Sony’s makeshift theaters. After seeing a bit […]
Ok I haven’t been following this as I should, but just how many Peter Parkers and Miles Moraleses are there in the Marvel universe? I mean there are clones and 616 and Ultimates and Spider Gwens and…I don’t know. I’m just going to put this press release out there. UPDATE: Oh well this is […]
Announced last February, the first issue of Marvel Comics Digest hit comics shops, newsstands, and checkout lanes this week! Produced by Archie Comics (who perfected the comics digest market decades ago), this 200-plus-page magazine reprints numerous Spider-Man stories from over five decades! Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of 2010. I’ve been […]
Xavier dives into another set of Marvel sales figures!
Hannah Blumenreich is best known for her blockbuster Spidey zine which tore up the internets and subsequently got her an actual paying gig at Marvel. I met her briefly at TCAF and I can safely say you will be hearing a lot more about her. She’s a pistol. She has a mini zine of her journal […]
Though Marvel has remained coy about the specifics of its upcoming GENERATIONS project, new details have recently emerged. The “10-issue maxi-series” will feature standalone stories by different creative teams and current Marvel heroes meeting their legacy namesakes. The format seems not too dissimilar to the Dark Reign: The List collection of one-shots back in 2009 […]
The March sales numbers from Diamond have several headline worthy metrics: DC surpassed Marvel in units – but not dollars – for the first time in a non-relaunch period.
Xavier Lancel dives into January’s and February’s Marvel sales!
While this isn’t the first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, it’s the first real look we’ve gotten at Michael Keaton’s take on Adrian Toomes/The Vulture, and his general reasoning behind becoming a bad guy in this upcoming re-do of the Spider-Man franchise – this time in the hands of Marvel Studios. As you can see, there’s […]
This week saw the end of Marvel’s latest Spider-Man event: Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy. Read on for our thoughts on the series’ conclusion and the one Monsters Unleashed tie-in that actually takes advantage of just how fun it can be to see Marvel Universe heroes battle giant monsters. All this and (less) in The Marvel […]