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Graphic Novel Review: RUTH ASAWA – AN ARTIST TAKES SHAPE tells the beginning of Asawa’s story

The new graphic novel Ruth Asawa - An Artist Takes Shape is a great first step toward getting to know Asawa and her work.

Tilting at Windmills #297: Bookscan 2023 – comics sales sag but Scholastic was still a powerhouse

Marvel and DC had tough years in 2023, while Scholastic made up nearly 40% of book store sales for comics

WRESTLEMANIA XL: Yeet or no yeet

The Beat's gang of wrestling experts looks back on the BIGGEST WRESTLEMANIA OF ALL TIMES

Exclusive: N.A.R.L.I. the Radical Robot makes his indie comics debut

Comics creator Kevin Michael Rowe will launch a new character in two new indie comics at in-person events in Brooklyn and Kingston, NY.

Feminist cartoonist, historian and activist Trina Robbins has died

Feminist cartoonist, historian and activist Trina Robbins has died

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Covers an evolutionary dead end?

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SDCC: Chuck D in the house

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Linkie winkins

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MangaNEXT is coming

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Mark Millar, drunk on the tube

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Funny potty tiger toon

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WEBTOON Originals contract draws criticism from creators

A Reddit post claiming that WEBTOON's Original contract is unethical has opened a flood of controversy about the platform

New Oni Press hires, promotion: Crary, Dryer, Sainz

Oni has hired a new marketing person, a new editor, and promoted a longtime employee to director

Comings and goings: Dunbier leaves IDW, Abernathy at Skybound and more

Scott Dunbier leaves IDW; Ben Abernathy joins Skybound, along with two others, and more personnel moves around comics

Jim Viscardi ankles comicbook.com to head Biz Dev at Image Comics

Jim Viscardi is joining Image Comics as VP of Business Development, after nine years heading up ComicBook.Com

Iger holds off Peltz and Perlmutter in shareholders vote

Bob Iger is breathing a sigh of relief after a board slate led by activist investor Nelson Peltz was defeated at the annual shareholders meeting.

WEBTOON launches “Super Like,” a new monetization program for comics creators

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Reviews

Graphic Novel Review: RUTH ASAWA – AN ARTIST TAKES SHAPE tells the beginning of Asawa’s story

The new graphic novel Ruth Asawa - An Artist Takes Shape is a great first step toward getting to know Asawa and her work.

Manga Review: STEEL OF THE CELESTIAL SHADOWS serves samurai weirdness

Steel of the Celestial Shadows is an intriguing manga centered on a samurai who literally cannot hold a blade

DC Round-Up: The House of Brainiac is unleashed in ACTION COMICS #1064

The last year and change of plotlines converge in this kickoff to the Superman event of the summer (well... more like Spring?)

The Marvel Rundown: It’s a Neo-Noir in FANTASTIC FOUR #19

This week, the Fantastic Four turn detective in our main review, along with quick takes on Invincible Iron Man and Ultimate X-Men!

Wednesday Comics Reviews: DARK SPACES – DUNGEON #5 will give you nightmares

Dark Spaces - Dungeon #5 is the main review for the Wednesday Comics Review column, which also features Uncanny Valley and more.

TV Review: FALLOUT season 1 is worth venturing out of the vault

All 8 episodes of Fallout season 1 arrive for streaming on Prime Video later today. Read our review for our thoughts on the season.

Top Comics to Buy for April 10, 2024: Great new beginnings

This week's Top Comics to Buy for April 10 features Action Comics, Ultimate X-Men, Uncanny Valley, When the Blood Has Dried, and more!

Anime Review: JELLYFISH CAN’T SWIM IN THE NIGHT is the most exciting anime you probably passed over

Jellyfish Can't Swim in the Night is an explosion of youthful enthusiasm channeled by young and confident artists. Read our review!

Classic Comic Compendium: LIFE OF CHE – AN IMPRESSIONISTIC BIOGRAPHY

With Life of Che, the creators deliver an expansion on the events surrounding Guevara's life, the broader politics in Argentina and beyond.

Entertainment

Crunchyroll announces three acquisitions at CinemaCon

Anime fans have three good reasons to visit the movies this summer with the announcement of Haikyu!!, Blue Lock, and Overlord films.

TV Review: FALLOUT season 1 is worth venturing out of the vault

All 8 episodes of Fallout season 1 arrive for streaming on Prime Video later today. Read our review for our thoughts on the season.

Shut In Theater: Weekend Reading 204

Weekend Reading 204 feat. Cabin Fever, X-Men '97, Go! Go! Loser Ranger!, Batman: Dark Age, Ghost Book and MORE!

Manga and Anime News

Manga Review: STEEL OF THE CELESTIAL SHADOWS serves samurai weirdness

Steel of the Celestial Shadows is an intriguing manga centered on a samurai who literally cannot hold a blade

Exclusive Preview: An action-packed look at THE MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER WORLD OF GHOSTS VOL. 2

Saturday AM's The Massively Multiplayer World of Ghosts (MMWOG) returns soon and the stakes are higher than ever.

THE AWL manhwa aims to overthrow corporations in July debut from Ablaze

Workers fight for better working conditions and to be recognized as humans in this powerful and visceral manhwa, debuting in May.

Manga industry faces hard questions as Eiichiro Oda takes break

Eiichiro Oda is taking some time off from making One Piece, as questions about the grueling schedules of even the greatest mangaka are questioned once again

Manga Review: I Want A Gal Gamer To Praise Me hits most of the right buttons

Don't we all need a little praise?

A Year of Free Comics: Manga highs and lows in GODSBANE and UNTITLED DIARY OF A MANGAKA

The Beat Herself makes a triumphant return to A Year of Free Comics spotlighting two comics by emerging manga-ka, Jackson