INTERVIEW: Samuel Sattin on letting stories off the leash in LEGEND

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Earlier this year, Z2 Comics published the first comic book written by novelist Samuel Sattin, Legend. This week, the publisher is putting out the series’ first collection as Legend Vol 1 prints issues 1-5 for fans of binge reading. Sattin’s tale is about a world where the animals have inherited the Earth after humanity was wiped out by […]

PREVIEW: CARVER: A PARIS STORY could be the Mean Streets of comics

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Chris Hunt, former protege of Paul Pope, exploded onto the comics scene with the self published Volume One. Available in stores this Wednesday Today, Hunt brings back Francis Carver in his new [creator-owned] graphic novel, CARVER: A PARIS STORY (published by Z2 Comics). The book is a pulpy, black and white comic book that digs as deep […]

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Samuel Sattin on the Dog Eat Dog World of LEGEND

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Z2 Comics might not be the biggest or most recognized comic book publisher, however that could change soon. With lightning in a bottle titles like Welcome to Showside  and Henni, they are proving to be one of the most diverse publishers in the industry. This week sees the debut of Legend from the creative team […]

Preview: Legend, a spectacular world where cats and dogs rule

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“Funny animal comics” were a time-tested genre for comics in the 50s heydey, and some of the finest comics since then feature anthropomorphic lead characters—like Usagi Yojimbo and Blacksad, to name only two. But a newer genre born of the currentgraphic novel era is “unfunny animals”—think We3,  Duncan the Wonder Dog, The Autumnlands and Beasts […]

Nice art: Christopher Hunt and Paul Pope’s Carver art

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We’ve been talking up a book called Carver for a while here at the Beat. It’s the work of Christopher Hunt, one of the fast rising young guns of comics. The first issue, published by Z2 is out today, and it has a Paul Pope back up story and variant cover. And it all looks […]

Bitch Planet hardcover, Welcome to Showside and more unveil Local Comic Shop Day variants

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Local Comics Shop Day is the latest holiday on the comics calendar, to be held November 28th, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The date has been promoted as “Small Business Saturday” for a while, but this new date and focus will allow comics shops to tie in to the desire to shop locally and support small […]

Nice Art: Welcome to Showside by Ian McGinty and friends

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We’ve been telling you about the big plans from new publisher Z2 Comics for a while now, including their launch of a line of periodical comics. The flagship title is Ian McGinty’s Welcome to Showside, a charming all-ages tale about Kit, a friendly little demon, and his pals and Kit’s desire to escape from the […]