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Exclusive: Fanbase Press announces RIPPLE EFFECTS deluxe hardcover Kickstarter

Fanbase Press has announced its first-ever Kickstarter for Ripple Effects: The Deluxe Edition, featuring tons of new content.

Adi Granov calls out DC cover artist for alleged use of AI

Adi Granov pulled no punches calling out artist Francesco Mattina for allegedly using AI-generated elements in a DC variant cover

Cover Reveal: Archie’s THE CURSED LIBRARY: OMEGA

Archie Comics has another Archie Premium Event planned with the release of THE CURSED LIBRARY: OMEGA, and we have a first look at covers

Exclusive Preview: TOTAL SUPLEX OF THE HEART might pull you into its complicated ring of love

Humanoids' Total Suplex of the Heart hits shelves on June 18. Take a peek at the book's interior art before buying.

A Quick and Dirty Guide to WWE Clash at the Castle: Scotland

Will Drew McIntyre have his moment at Scotland's first ever PLE?

Latest News

Interview: DARKWING DUCK creator TAD STONES gets dangerous

Darkwing Duck creator Tad Stones weighs in on the resurgence of Drake Mallard's alter ego, particularly Dynamite's new comic line

A Quick and Dirty Guide to WWE Clash at the Castle: Scotland

Will Drew McIntyre have his moment at Scotland's first ever PLE?

Sales Charts: Another week for Invincible at the top of GlobalComix for June 14th

People still love Invincible...but a rival is rumbling on the horizon. Also bubbling under from Next-Jen and Jacksepticeye in GlobalComix's weekly charts

Looking back at SUMMER GAME FEST 2024

Three of The Beat's contributing writers weigh in their thoughts and takeaways from Summer Game Fest 2024...

Comics Crowdfunding Round-Up: BANDITS OF BATVIA, REBOUND, MONKEY, and 2 more projects we love!

Comics Crowdfunding Round-Up: BANDITS OF BATVIA, REBOUND, MONKEY, and 2 more projects we love!

Preview: Beachcomber joins the Autobots in TRANSFORMERS #10

Can the Autobots recover from their latest loss in time to save everyone?

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 gets 300,000 in orders

People love the Turtles! The first issue of the July relaunch has 300,000 copies in preorders.

Business News

Local Comic Shop Day moves to September

Local Comic Shop Day is moving to September 28th to allow for rebranding and strengthening industry ties.

Legendary anime studio Gainax is bankrupt due to mismanagement

The legendary animation studio known as Gainax is no more due to executive mismanagement and massive debt

Comings and Goings at Image, D&Q, IDW, Zenesope and more

Lots of people on the move, as IDW, Image and D&Q have made hires, and some other folks have left their positions; and a new company!

Webtoon Entertainment Takes First Step Towards US Stock Market

The Korean digital comics giant in Webtoon Entertainment has started the process to pursue a listing on the United States stock market.

Anime by the Numbers: One Piece is Sailing Against the US Manga Industry

A new column analyses manga and anime trends and looks at why One Piece sales have continued to grow in the US.

Japanese digital manga distributor Infocom bought by Blackstone Inc. in billion dollar move

The bidding war for one of Japan's largest digital manga distribution platforms ends, with US private equity firm Blackstone comoing out on top

Reviews

Classic Comic Compendium: X-MEN – THE TRIAL OF MAGNETO

X-Men - Trial of Magneto delivers a resolution for the Scarlet Witch story from House of M, decades earlier.

TV Review: DOCTOR WHO unleashes a great evil in “The Legend of Ruby Sunday”

TV Review: DOCTOR WHO unleashes a great evil in "The Legend of Ruby Sunday." Read our review!

Graphic Novel Review: FOOD SCHOOL is memoir’s magic mirror

Food School Cartoonist: Jade Armstrong Publisher: Conundrum Press / $15.00 April 2024 Olive is trying to turn things around. They were in school, had a job as a...

Graphic Novel Review: HUNGER AND THE DUSK settles for less

The Hunger and the Dusk is a thoughtful, well-produced fantasy comic. Despite its best efforts, though, it never becomes truly magical.

Review: Ultraman: Rising is one of the best films on Netflix

Ultraman: Rising brings together elements of the classic hero along with modern sensibilities for a manga-inspired tale

TV Review: THE BOYS Season 4 is a Pizzagate parody of Donald Trump’s Alt-Right

The Boys season 4 is equal parts powerful emotional satire and full alt-right parody during an election year. Read our review!

Trade Rating: PUNISHER – THE BULLET THAT FOLLOWS feels familiar and somehow new

A looks at Joe Garrison's origins Punisher story in the full trade paperback review of PUNISHER: THE BULLET THAT FOLLOWS.

TV Review: DOCTOR WHO’s ‘Rogue’ steals more hearts than just the Doctor’s

In the Doctor Who episode 'Rogue,' we get cosplay, a queer romance during Pride month, and regency costumes. Read our recap/review!

Anime Review: DEAD DEAD DEMON’S DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION “Episode 2” heads down the path to destruction

In Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction episode 2, the eventual path to a post August 32nd world is laid out. Read our review!

Entertainment

Shut In Theater: Weekend Reading 211

Weekend Reading 211 feat. Bacon Lad, Britney Spears: The Woman in Me, Judge Dredd Megazine #459 & MORE!

Looking back at SUMMER GAME FEST 2024

Three of The Beat's contributing writers weigh in their thoughts and takeaways from Summer Game Fest 2024...

GET JIRO animated series highlights Adult Swim announcements

Plus returning series like My Adventures with Superman and Smiling Friends!

TV Review: DOCTOR WHO unleashes a great evil in “The Legend of Ruby Sunday”

TV Review: DOCTOR WHO unleashes a great evil in "The Legend of Ruby Sunday." Read our review!

Turnbuckle BEATdown: 10 Wrestling Storylines Turning 10 in 2024

A decade ago, wrestling looked quite different. What were the headlines from wrestling in 2014?

Review: Ultraman: Rising is one of the best films on Netflix

Ultraman: Rising brings together elements of the classic hero along with modern sensibilities for a manga-inspired tale

TV Review: THE BOYS Season 4 is a Pizzagate parody of Donald Trump’s Alt-Right

The Boys season 4 is equal parts powerful emotional satire and full alt-right parody during an election year. Read our review!

Manga and Anime News

Azuki digitally releases HORRORS OF NOROI MICHIRU plus eight other titles

Azuki announces nine new digital titles for June 2024, including Star Fruit Books’ indie horror manga 'The Horrors of Noroi Michiru.'

Kodansha launches Read Beyond the Anime Humble campaign

Kodansha USA is no stranger to Humble and this latest bundle is aimed at anime fans watching the latest adaptations

Beat’s Bizarre Adventure: Don’t eat the mermaids

This week on Beat's Bizarre Adventure, a new rotation of writers covering KATLAYA RISING, LET'S DO IT ALREADY! and MERMAID SAGA.

Imaizumi Brings All The Gals To His House, Hikari-Man, among latest Seven Seas licenses

Seven Seas returned today with their Wonderful Wednesdays licensing event and led off with

AnimeNYC and Japan Society launch American Manga Awards set for August 2024

AnimeNYC and Japan Society have banded together to launch the American Manga Awards to recognize industry professionals in the distribution and adaptation of Japanese manga in the United States

Beat’s Bizarre Adventure: Tropic of Pride

This week, Beat's Bizarre Adventure covers OUR NOT-SO-LONELY TRAVEL GUIDE, TROPIC OF THE SEA, and BANANA SCANDAL.