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Alex is the New Media Editor of the Beat. He's your go-to fella for creator interviews, conversations about comic book structure, and general DC Comics nerding. He also really, really loves YA Romance comics.

Traumatic Thursdays: Reactions to The Wicked + The Divine #11’s Shocking...

Dear Kieron, Jamie, Matt, and Clayton: I hate you. I woke up this morning, put on my Wic+Div shirt, ran to the comics shop, and strapped...

Ed Luce’s Wuvable Oaf to Launch Thursday at Portland’s Floating World

It's Monday.  The work week has just begun.  That means it's time to start making weekend plans.  If you're in Portland, OR, you can...

Book Con 2015: Papercutz to Release First Issue of Nickelodeon Magazine...

Papercutz debuted the first issue of their rebranded Nickelodeon Magazine this past weekend at Book Con 2015.   First announced back in February, the magazine...

UPDATED: DC to Begin Placing Ads on Story Pages

UPDATE 2:  According to sources inside DC, the half-page ads will only appear in books releasing this June.  This makes the advertising experiment concurrent...

Cruel Portents: Looking at the Past and the Future of The...

In Kieron Gillen's talk on Alan Moore's and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen, Gillen emphasizes themes of time and cyclicality present in Moore's graphic novel.  Temporal...

Advance Review: Is Fight Club 2 a Cash In or a...

There are many layers of irony to the mere existence of Fight Club 2.  The original novel, beneath its hyper-masculine exterior, is a critique...

Back from the Brink: Seth Kushner’s Secret Sauce

I'm not the kind of critic that likes to wax poetic about the production of a piece of art.  I believe that, although an...

24 Hours of International Comics: Meet Boulet, Master of Visualizing Emotion...

By and large, American comics are exercises in external action.  Rare is the superhero who ends up blighted by some existential crisis and is...

Advance Review- Rebels #1 gives new meaning to “Live Free or...

  Story: Brian Wood Art: Andrea Mutti Colors: Jordie Bellaire Letters: Jared K. Fletcher New Hampshire's state motto, "Live Free or Die," has always captivated me.  It's raw and...