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Nicholas Eskey

Nicholas Eskey is an avid reader and writer. When not contributing to The Beat, he works on his personal projects, the latest being a fantasy novel called "My Personable Demon." He lives in San Diego, California, and is frequently bossed around by his cat.

San Diego Comic Fest 2019 Celebrates the Moon Landing and more!

I don’t think there’s a person alive who would debate the fact that Sergio Aragonés is the world’s greatest living cartoonist. So many industry giants look up to this man for his cartooning talent. The fact that he’s going to celebrate his 60th year at MAD Magazine with us, I could not be more thrilled to have him. Everyone loves his work. He’s so highly entertaining and funny. It just floored me when he actually said yes to being the guest of honor, because at the heart of it I’m still a fanboy and I do not know anyone on this planet that is not a fan of his work. To be able to highlight Sergio’s career and all that he’s done is immense and I cannot stop being excited about it.

Future Home of Comic-Con Museum Hosts SAM Symposium

Since this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, there has been a big push in asking convention goers and fans of Comic-Con what the museum should feature, ranging from topics discussed to what “superhero-inspired drinks” should be served in the café. Keegan referred to this as “Fan Curation.”

Top 5 facts from today’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct

You’d think the game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai, had already said everything there could have possibly been, but there were still some surprising reveals. And no, Waluigi did not get announced. Sorry.

Maker Faire San Diego allows sneak-peak into the Comic-Con Museum

Despite not even having an official opening date planned, the former Hall of Champions Sports Museum and the future home of the Comic-Con Museum opened its doors for the first time to the public for the Maker Faire weekend.

INTERVIEW: Artist HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque talks about working on DC Artist...

HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque is a visual artist who finds inspiration from fashion, cartoons, golden age comics, and comic strips. He is most recognized for...

HaiNaNu “Nooligan” Saulque in Second Wave of DC Artist Alley Line

Unlike the first wave of the DC Artist Alley line which had the “cute and creepy” styling of artist Chris Uminga, the newest one has instilled Nooligan’s signature look, which takes heavily from cartoons, movies, golden age comics, and classic newspaper strips. The final product not only does justice to the iconic characters of Batman, The Joker, and Harley Quinn, but also showcases Nooligan’s unique interpretation.

DC Collectibles Roles Out Latest Wave in DC Essentials Line

Based on the current Rebirth designs of Jason Fabok and sculpted by Paul Harding, all four of these DC Essentials figures come highly detailed and with 21-points of articulation. As the DC website states, “DC Essentials is a line of 6.75 inch action figures based on DC characters with universal appeal, accessible to both long-time collectors and those just starting out.” For this month, DC Collectibles have given us Superman, Aquaman, Brainiac, and Black Manta.

INTERVIEW: Sherrilyn Kenyon on growing up, money and more

Ever since her debut novel in 1993, author Sherrilyn Kenyon has been hard at work behind the keyboard. With her current series of books...

SDCC ’18: Hasbro Toy Breakfast Rolling Out with Star Wars, Transformers,...

Early in the morning of every first official day of San Diego Comic-Con, the Hasbro Toy Company delights the press with a promise of food and toys. This year, they delivered a veritable buffet of both; so much so that I didn’t know exactly where to start.

SDCC ’18: DC Collectibles Panel Shows Off Rick Baker’s Joker and...

Even before the start of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con Preview Night, DC Collectibles released a startling amount of information regarding their upcoming statue and figure lines. So, when it came around to the next day’s DC Collectibles panel attended by moderator Paul Malmont, Art Director Travis Hastback, artist Joe Ledbetter, artist Chrissie Zullo, Executive Creative Director Jim Fletcher, Special Makeup Effects Artist Rick Baker, and sculptor Paul Harding, much of the information they discussed was more of a reiteration from the day prior.

SDCC ’18: Con-Attendees Say at Annual Talk Back Panel “Best Comic-Con...

“Seeing as we always run over every year, let’s get started,” said Rogers after his customary introduction and reminder of one topic of discussion per-person since there is always a large line. It was almost comical when the first person at the microphone responded to Rogers’ request of one item per-person, “That said, I have a list of ten questions.” A mixture of laughter and groans throughout the crowded responded.

SDCC ’18: New Statues and Action Figures by DC Collectibles Announced...

Unable to wait for the start of San Diego Comic-Con, DC Collectibles has just announced new additions to their ever-growing library of figurines and statues. Headlining this news are three statues to be released based off the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures’ Aquaman film. Each one will be based off the actors’ portrayal of the comic book characters; Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Amber Heard’s Mera, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta. Each will be done in great detail and stand at 12” tall. They are expected to hit store shelves November 2018, a month before the movie’s December 21st release date.