It’s time! The Beat’s Annual Creator Survey is where we look forward to the year to come and reflect a little on what has just passed in comic, with opinions from a wide swath of industry creators, pundits and retailers. This time out, because 2016 was a little rough, I’ve added a question about what inspires our survey takers, because we can all use a little something to feel good about.
Continuing its “march” to end of year accolades, (sorry) March Book Three topped the annual PW Graphic Novel Critics Poll. Rosalie Lightning came in second and Teh Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, How to tSurvive in the North, One Hundred Nights of Hero and Irmina were all tied for thirrd. There are about 40 […]
The full line-up of titles for Free Comic Book Day 2017 has just been released, and there will be 38 Silver Sponsor titles in addtion to the 12 Gold Sponsor titles previously announced. Free Comic Book Day will take place on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. Highlights include: secret projects from DC and Marvel, the latter featuring the […]
The Goodreads Readers Choice Awards have been running for a while and the winners have been chosen. The Amazon-owned social network for readers annually polls users for their top picks in 20 categories. And the winner in the Graphic Novel categories was Sarah Anderson’s whimsical webcomic collection, Adulthood is a Myth. Published by Andrews McMeel, […]
Not too long ago, we reported on how Wonder Woman had been named an honorary ambassador for women’s empowerment worldwide at an impressive event at the United Nations. At the time we also noted the announcement was greeted with some controversy within the UN, as many were upset that this honor was given to a […]
These next two weeks will be some of Telltale’s biggest in recent memory. Not only will the developer end its first Batman game series, they’ll also be giving fans the start of a new saga in their comic orbiting Walking Dead series. Fan favorite Clementine will return but a new character will also begin his […]
§ The classic and essential Comic Book History of Comics by Fred van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey is being rereleased in a color edition at IDW, and taking a cue from the shocking historical events contained within, Brian Cronin has rounded up Fred Van Lente Presents: 15 Unbelievable Moments In Comic Book History. And let me […]
Last year an anonymously sourced webpage called Fair Page Rates made some waves by assembling a survey of 60 professionals on who paid what and which publishers were the hardest to work for. The survey was later upped to include 127 answers, still a fairly low sample. The survey was criticized by some for its […]
Say it ain’t so, Norman Reedus. Last week convention company Wizard World fired their Chief Marketing Officer Stephen Shamus, and they filed suit against him. The suit alleges that Shamus used his position to obtain more than $1 million worth of signed memorabilia and collectibles from Wizard World guests which he then sold. A sweet set-up for some extra cash, if true.
WARNING: There will be spoilers for the “San Junipero” episode of Black Mirror in this post. If you have not seen this nearly perfect hour of filmed entertainment, PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER, I beg of you. If you have…go forward. Black Mirror is Twilight Zone with Wifi. Created by Charlie Brooker, the series […]