Looks like comics and metal madness is everywhere in 2018. Babymetal is a huge cult band out of Japan that fuses a trio of cute Japanese girls singing heavier than lead metal songs. It’s a can’t miss formula and it’s getting a graphic novel this fall: Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal, which tells the story – […]
Z2 Comics recently published a comic book style memoir of Grammy-winning DJ, Paul Oakenfold. THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF PERFECTO: WITH PAUL OAKENFOLD AND FRIENDS spans the entirety of Oakenfold’s career — from his residency at Cream to drinking absinthe and shooting guns with Hunter S Thompson; from touring with U2, Madonna and Calvin Harris to performing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
Jarrett Williams, creator of the vervetastic wrestling comics SUPER PRO K.O.! is back with a new all-ages title from Z2 Comics. The first issue comes out in April and it’s a double sized 48-page dose of action with a diverse cast and a madcap style.
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 […]
The long awaited debut of Welcome to Showside is here.
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 […]