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.
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!
The Comics Beat has been nominated twice for the Eisner Award’s Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism.
The Comics Beat has been named one of the “25 Best Blogs” by Time Magazine
Joe GrunenwaldActing Managing Editor
Joe Grunenwald is a writer and editor living in the Pacific Northwest. He's taller than a lot of people but not as tall as some people.
Alexander LuNew 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 PinionEntertainment 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 LodgeEntertainment Editor
Entertainment writer and editor for The Beat. Additional interests include food, travel, food, and travel.
Josh HilgenbergAssociate Editor
Taimur DarDigital 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 FrostNewsletter Editor
AJ Frost is an editor/writer based out of Phoenix, AZ.
Megan FabbriStaff Artist
Freelance cartoonist, illustrator, & writer School of Visual Arts Alumna.