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Established in 2004, The Beat has been covering the world of comics, graphic novels, comic cons, and pop culture daily to an audience of both fans and industry influencers. It is a two-time nominee for the Will Eisner Award in the Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism category and the winner of the Shelf Dorf Award for Best Comics Blog. In 2017, The Beat was added to the Library of Congress’s historical archives.

FOUNDED IN

2015

Leading a worldwide network of highly skilled operatives, The Beat brings you the latest in comic book news and opinion, backed by the world's leading experts in nerd culture!

EISNER NOMINEE

The Comics Beat has been nominated twice for the Eisner Award’s Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism.

TIME MAGAZINE

The Comics Beat has been named one of the “25 Best Blogs” by Time Magazine

Heidi MacDonald is an award-winning editor/journalist with 20 years. An editor at Disney and DC Comics, she edited such titles as The Lion King, Scooby Doo, Swamp Thing, and Y: The Last Man. She cohosts Publishers Weekly’s graphic novel podcast More to Come.

Samantha Puc

Managing Editor

Samantha Puc is an essayist and culture critic whose work has been featured on Bustle, The Mary Sue, SheKnows, and more. She is also the co-creator of Fatventure Mag, an outdoors zine for fat women and non-binary creators who are into being active, but not into toxic weight-loss culture.

Alexander Lu

New Media Editor

Alex is the Managing Editor of the Comics Beat. He is also a freelance comics editor with previous credits at Papercutz. He is your go-to fella for creator interviews, conversations about comic book structure, and general DC Comics nerding. Currently geeking out over movies, too.

Kyle Pinion

Entertainment Editor

Entertainment Editor for The Beat covering film, television and the occasional comic book. His work can also be found at GeekRex.com and can be heard on the GeekRex podcast. He really loves the Legion of Super-Heroes a lot.

Hannah Lodge

Entertainment Editor

Entertainment writer and editor for The Beat. Additional interests include food, travel, food, and travel.

Edward Douglas

Senior Entertainment Writer

Edward Douglas has been writing about movies and other forms of entertainment for over 25 years, so he’s probably older than you.

Taimur Dar

Digital Media Producer

Taimur Dar is the Digital Media Producer and Marketing Expert for the Beat. He has earned a master’s degree in marketing intelligence from Fordham University and has provided branding strategies for various companies and organizations. His name his pronounced like the first two syllables of “tomorrow”.

AJ Frost

Newsletter Editor

AJ Frost is an editor/writer based out of Phoenix, AZ.

Megan Fabbri

Staff Artist

Freelance cartoonist, illustrator, & writer School of Visual Arts Alumna.

STAFF WRITERS

Aaron Halls

Staff Writer

Andrea Ayres

Staff Writer

Billy Henehan

Staff Writer

Charlie Davis

Staff Writer

Davey Nieves

Staff Writer

Deanna Destito

Staff Writer

Edie Nugent

Staff Writer

George Carmona

Staff Writer

Hussein Wasiti

Staff Writer

Joe Grunenwald

Staff Writer

Josh Hilgenberg

Staff Writer

Louie Hlad

Staff Writer

Nancy Powell

Staff Writer

Ricardo Serrano Denis

Staff Writer

Zack Quaintance

Staff Writer

COLUMNISTS

Kriota Willberg

Columnist

Gina Gagliano

Columnist

Alison Wilgus

Columnist

Matt O'Keefe

Columnist

James Romberger

Columnist

Brandon Schatz

Columnist

John Seven

Columnist

Philippe Leblanc

Columnist

Brad Ricca

Columnist

Alex Dueben

Columnist

Kate Willaert

Columnist

Erica Friedman

Columnist

Tim Henley

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