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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.

The Friday Countdown: The Week’s Best Panels & Pages from Comics...

Every Friday, Alex counts down the top five panels & sequences in comics released this week.   Spoilers follow, obviously. 5) Prez #1 Did you know that, if you live...

Sony’s and Marvel’s Peter Parker Must be White and Straight

Well here's something super progressive. According to a leaked agreement between the Sony and Marvel studios that share film rights for the Spider-Man franchise, the Spider-Man character...

Rebel Rebel: Babs Tarr Shows off Livewire Re-Design for Batgirl

Livewire, the ass-kicking electro-magnetic supervillain is coming to the DC You next month in Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr's Batgirl #42.  The character, who was...

First Second’s The Divine to Debut with Art Exhibition

These days, rarely do I look at an illustrator's portfolio and outright gasp.  It's not that I'm necessarily jaded-- I recognize and appreciate all the...

Kickstart First Law of Mad Science to Stave Off a Deadly...

In 2008, Oliver Mertz and Mike Isenberg came up with the idea for First Law of Mad Science, an affecting and strangely portentous story about...

Pay What You Want for Brian K. Vaughn’s Webcomic, The Private...

Today, digital publisher Panel Syndicate released the second and final volume of writer Brian K. Vaughn's (Saga, Y: The Last Man) and artist Marcos Martin's...

The Loot Crate Effect Reaches “Cartoonish Levels” on Comics Sales

Note: The distribution numbers used below are estimates, not hard sales numbers.  They're accurate to the trends, but take the exact unit measurements with...

Interview: Brandon Graham on Humor, Fantasy, and Art in 21st Century...

Brandon Graham is a maverick. He is most famous for his work on 2009's King City, but has worked in comics since the 1990s, getting his...

The Friday Countdown: The Week’s Best Panels & Pages from Comics...

Every Friday, Alex counts down the top five panels & sequences in comics released this week.   This week was fantastic, featuring some really outlandish scenes, comedic...

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s Long Lost ‘Captain America: White’ to...

In the long forgotten year of 2008, Captain America: White #0 washed up against the shores of time.  Traditionally, zero issues herald the arrival of...

New Fantastic Four TV Spot Focuses on Team Dynamic & Highlights...

https://youtu.be/6NtTGvJYP1w The buildup to Fox-Marvel's Fantastic Four has been incredibly quiet compared to the way that the Disney-Marvel typically advertises their superhero beat-em-ups.  The film...

Interview: Trees Artist Jason Howard on How Warren Ellis “Breaks His...

Jason Howard is a prolific illustrator whose work has been featured in a number of hugely popular titles such as Superior Spider-Man and Invincible.  He's currently the series...