The Beat Podcasts!: More to Come – Supergirl Power


In this week’s podcast, the More to Come Crew – The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss the new Supergirl tv show and writing to appeal to female audiences, The New York Review of Books opening a comics publishing imprint, Attack On Titan and what its lack of American press […]

Elite Beat Roundtable: Is CBS’s new SUPERGIRL show hot or not?

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The Supergirl pilot that debuted last night on CBS a lot of weight on its shoulders. The show tells the story of Kara Zor-El, played by Melissa Benoist, as she escapes Superman’s shadow and comes into her own as National City’s first superhero. It is the network’s first major superhero endeavor, the first superhero show led be a solo female in more than 40 years and the pilot had a lot of ground to cover, attempting to endear characters to new viewers while also trying to re-envision elements of the mythos without alienating established comics fans. Does it succeed? The Beat is here to tell you with a hard hitting roundtable. We’ve always wanted to have one of those.

Kibbles’n’ Bits 10/22/15: You won’t believe which presidential candidate is stalking which young superhero!


As you may have heard, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush — who has been criticized for not being as sharp as he should be at this point in the election out on the campaign trail, proved that with a series of gaffes in responding to what in no way have been a gotcha question. It […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 10/20/15: You won’t believe what Captain America did this time!


Captain UN-America? Some think so. Also: go see Harvey Kurtzman and don’t touch your cel phone because it’s dirty. Plus Brian K Vaughan reveals something awesome. And is manga really a cat?

NYCC’15: WBTV Preview Night Screenings


Last Thursday, early afternoon, I perused the lower level halls of New York Comic Con. Autographings and photo ops were running nicely, and the Queue Hall (aka “the stockyards”) was mostly empty, as the morning crush had long subsided, and most of the Main Stage events in Hall 1-D had already occurred.  Out of curiosity, […]

The latest Supergirl trailer showcases new footage


Excited about CBS’ Supergirl? The first episode is right around the corner, on Monday, October 26th at 8:30 pm Eastern, to be exact. To mark the almost one month countdown, CBS has released a new trailer that highlights some brand-new footage, including a look at Peter Facinelli‘s Maxwell Lord. I remain pretty hopeful about this […]

Coming Attractions: DC Announces DC You Trades, Plus Lots of Classics for Early 2016!

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Wonder Woman: Earth One! Absolute Matrix Helix! Absolute Vertigo! Elseworlds! Batman cosplaying as Superman!  (Is that a SPOILER?) Plus lots of the DC You titles! Will they sell well in trade? Or will they die in the cradle, and never mentioned again? (Also, DC, what’s with the “volume one” numbering on your ongoing New 52 titles, like Superman, […]

SDCC ’15: Listen to our interviews with the stars of DC and Marvel Television (and Hannibal)

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For those of you who don’t know, my fellow Entertainment Editor, Hannah Lodge and I, along with Beat Contributors Harper Harris and Cal Cleary, host a mostly-weekly podcast together for our site, GeekRex (where we also write-up comic and movie reviews, along with the rare television and game piece). For the latest episode, Heidi has been […]