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Sales Charts: Another week for Invincible at the top of GlobalComix for June 14th

People still love Invincible...but a rival is rumbling on the horizon. Also bubbling under from Next-Jen and Jacksepticeye in GlobalComix's weekly charts

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 gets 300,000 in orders

People love the Turtles! The first issue of the July relaunch has 300,000 copies in preorders.

A Quick and Dirty Guide to WWE Clash at the Castle: Scotland

Will Drew McIntyre have his moment at Scotland's first ever PLE?

DC Comics September 2024 Solicitations

Full solicitations information and cover images for DC Comics titles scheduled to ship in September 2024.

Graphic Novel Review: HUNGER AND THE DUSK settles for less

The Hunger and the Dusk is a thoughtful, well-produced fantasy comic. Despite its best efforts, though, it never becomes truly magical.

Latest News

Shut In Theater: Weekend Reading 211

Weekend Reading 211 feat. Bacon Lad, Britney Spears: The Woman in Me, Judge Dredd Megazine #459 & MORE!

Oni Press teases dark fairy tale THE AUTUMN KINGDOM

Oni Press announces The Autumn Kingdom, a spooky upcoming collaboration between writer Cullen Bunn and artist Christopher Mitten.

Exclusive Preview: R.L. Stine’s THE GRAVEYARD CLUB #1 is an instant classic

Horror legend R.L. Stine returns to comics in the fall with The Graveyard Club, a brand new coming-of-age series from BOOM! Studios about teenagers whose idea...

Trade Rating: PUNISHER – THE BULLET THAT FOLLOWS feels familiar and somehow new

A looks at Joe Garrison's origins Punisher story in the full trade paperback review of PUNISHER: THE BULLET THAT FOLLOWS.

Horror Beat: HANDLING THE UNDEAD barely comes to life

This film should have stayed in the grave.

Exclusive: THE SCIENCE OF GHOSTS drops riveting trailer

If you gave The Science of Ghosts' Joy Ravenna a choice between humans or ghosts, she'd choose ghosts any day.

It’s PLASTIC MAN NO MORE! in new DC Black Label series from Cantwell, Lins, & Edgar

Writer Christopher Cantwell and artists Alex Lins, Jacob Edgar, and Marcelo Maiolo imagine Plastic Man's dying days.

Business News

Local Comic Shop Day moves to September

Local Comic Shop Day is moving to September 28th to allow for rebranding and strengthening industry ties.

Legendary anime studio Gainax is bankrupt due to mismanagement

The legendary animation studio known as Gainax is no more due to executive mismanagement and massive debt

Comings and Goings at Image, D&Q, IDW, Zenesope and more

Lots of people on the move, as IDW, Image and D&Q have made hires, and some other folks have left their positions; and a new company!

Webtoon Entertainment Takes First Step Towards US Stock Market

The Korean digital comics giant in Webtoon Entertainment has started the process to pursue a listing on the United States stock market.

Anime by the Numbers: One Piece is Sailing Against the US Manga Industry

A new column analyses manga and anime trends and looks at why One Piece sales have continued to grow in the US.

Japanese digital manga distributor Infocom bought by Blackstone Inc. in billion dollar move

The bidding war for one of Japan's largest digital manga distribution platforms ends, with US private equity firm Blackstone comoing out on top

Reviews

Graphic Novel Review: FOOD SCHOOL is memoir’s magic mirror

Food School Cartoonist: Jade Armstrong Publisher: Conundrum Press / $15.00 April 2024 Olive is trying to turn things around. They were in school, had a job as a...

Graphic Novel Review: HUNGER AND THE DUSK settles for less

The Hunger and the Dusk is a thoughtful, well-produced fantasy comic. Despite its best efforts, though, it never becomes truly magical.

Review: Ultraman: Rising is one of the best films on Netflix

Ultraman: Rising brings together elements of the classic hero along with modern sensibilities for a manga-inspired tale

TV Review: THE BOYS Season 4 is a Pizzagate parody of Donald Trump’s Alt-Right

The Boys season 4 is equal parts powerful emotional satire and full alt-right parody during an election year. Read our review!

Trade Rating: PUNISHER – THE BULLET THAT FOLLOWS feels familiar and somehow new

A looks at Joe Garrison's origins Punisher story in the full trade paperback review of PUNISHER: THE BULLET THAT FOLLOWS.

TV Review: DOCTOR WHO’s ‘Rogue’ steals more hearts than just the Doctor’s

In the Doctor Who episode 'Rogue,' we get cosplay, a queer romance during Pride month, and regency costumes. Read our recap/review!

Anime Review: DEAD DEAD DEMON’S DEDEDEDE DESTRUCTION “Episode 2” heads down the path to destruction

In Dead Demon’s Dededede Destruction episode 2, the eventual path to a post August 32nd world is laid out. Read our review!

Anime Review: HAIKYUU!! THE DUMPSTER BATTLE makes it hard to ignore the garbage

Haikyuu!! The Dumpster Battle delivers intense volleyball action but struggles with its fast pacing. A bittersweet movie that leaves much to be desired for the hit high school volleyball anime.

The Marvel Rundown: SCARLET WITCH unleashes more chaos

Scarlet Witch returns in a brand new number one this week! Plus, more Marvel reviews of Blood Hunt #3 and Spider-Boy #8!

Entertainment

Looking back at SUMMER GAME FEST 2024

Three of The Beat's contributing writers weigh in their thoughts and takeaways from Summer Game Fest 2024...

GET JIRO animated series highlights Adult Swim announcements

Plus returning series like My Adventures with Superman and Smiling Friends!

Turnbuckle BEATdown: 10 Wrestling Storylines Turning 10 in 2024

A decade ago, wrestling looked quite different. What were the headlines from wrestling in 2014?

Shut In Theater: Weekend Reading 211

Weekend Reading 211 feat. Bacon Lad, Britney Spears: The Woman in Me, Judge Dredd Megazine #459 & MORE!

Review: Ultraman: Rising is one of the best films on Netflix

Ultraman: Rising brings together elements of the classic hero along with modern sensibilities for a manga-inspired tale

TV Review: THE BOYS Season 4 is a Pizzagate parody of Donald Trump’s Alt-Right

The Boys season 4 is equal parts powerful emotional satire and full alt-right parody during an election year. Read our review!

Horror Beat: HANDLING THE UNDEAD barely comes to life

This film should have stayed in the grave.

Manga and Anime News

Azuki digitally releases HORRORS OF NOROI MICHIRU plus eight other titles

Azuki announces nine new digital titles for June 2024, including Star Fruit Books’ indie horror manga 'The Horrors of Noroi Michiru.'

Kodansha launches Read Beyond the Anime Humble campaign

Kodansha USA is no stranger to Humble and this latest bundle is aimed at anime fans watching the latest adaptations

Beat’s Bizarre Adventure: Don’t eat the mermaids

This week on Beat's Bizarre Adventure, a new rotation of writers covering KATLAYA RISING, LET'S DO IT ALREADY! and MERMAID SAGA.

Imaizumi Brings All The Gals To His House, Hikari-Man, among latest Seven Seas licenses

Seven Seas returned today with their Wonderful Wednesdays licensing event and led off with

AnimeNYC and Japan Society launch American Manga Awards set for August 2024

AnimeNYC and Japan Society have banded together to launch the American Manga Awards to recognize industry professionals in the distribution and adaptation of Japanese manga in the United States

Beat’s Bizarre Adventure: Tropic of Pride

This week, Beat's Bizarre Adventure covers OUR NOT-SO-LONELY TRAVEL GUIDE, TROPIC OF THE SEA, and BANANA SCANDAL.