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Zainab Akhtar

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Preview: Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

I've been following the progress of Sonny Liew's (Malinky Robot, My Faith in Frankie) upcoming biography of Singaporean comics pioneer, Charlie Chan Hock Chye...

The BEST ‘best of’: 2013 in comics overview

Okay, here we go: no 'best of list' but a completely subjective round-up of the comics I enjoyed most in 2013. Of course, I've...

The Killing Joke ending revealed?

The ambiguous ending of Alan Moore and Brain Bolland's Killing Joke, in which the  Batman and Joker famously share a laugh and some hearty...

EXCLUSIVE preview: Baltic comics anthology s!14 Sports

  Boy, does time come around fast- it seemed like just a few days ago I was writing up the preview for s!13 Life is...

Kerry Callen returns with the secret of the Bat-cave…

Kerry Callen's back with another of his great super parody strips, this time solving the mystery behind Batman's cluttered Bat-cave. If you've ever wondered...

The beautiful, starry adventures of… Astro Dog!

I've been meaning to flag up Paul Harrison-Davies' new web-comic, Astro Dog since its launch on June 28th. I know of Paul's work from his...

Awesome, dude! Moody and Goellner’s free TMNT comic

I've been looking forward to this TMNT fan comic by Buster Moody  and Caleb Goellner since Moody posted the above cover art for it...

Big Interview: Julia Gfrӧrer: ‘I don’t get why people write stories...

One of the advantages in writing for The Beat is the opportunity to provide under-appreciated comic creators with a platform, to share work which...

Daily dose of awesome: John Allison’s Hulk comic, Smallville tribute

When someone is comic-ly consistently excellent as John Allison is -and he truly is excellent, folks- updating his ScaryGoRound web-comics, Bad Machinery and more...

Editorial: Why I won’t be watching Man of Steel

Okay, I'm prepped for ridicule. I know people say you can't judge a film without having seen it, but if a trailer acts as...

No Ordinary team up: Rob Williams and D’Israeli announce new title

An exciting new creator-owned comics is always a thing to celebrate, and this one  is certainly packing some talent, bringing together writer Rob Williams...

Review: The Suitcase: what not to do with dead pets

The Suitcase by Dan Berry Blank Slate Books It begins with an ordinary, yet unfortunate, circumstance. After agreeing to feed her neighbour's cat and dog while...