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Todd McFarlane is finally making collectibles based on his Marvel work

After a 30-year hiatus, Todd McFarlane is revisiting his famous Marvel work - and that of Steve Ditko, John Romita Sr, Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld - in a series of deluxe action figures.

Dark Horse announces SURVIVAL STREET: THE RADICAL LEFT

Dark Horse has announced Survival Street: The Radical Left from James Asmus and Jim Festante, hitting in September

Classic Comic Compendium: MOONSHINE – VOLUME 1

Moonshine Volume 1 ranks as yet another top-tier collaboration by the veteran team of Azzarello and Risso.

Marvel Comics August 2024 Solicitations

Full solicitations information and cover images for Marvel Comics scheduled to ship in August 2024 and beyond.

Interview: Christina De Witte and Mallika Kauppinen dish on NOODLES, RICE, AND EVERYTHING SPICE

The Beat caught up with Christina De Witte and Mallika Kauppinen to learn all about Noodles, Rice, and Everything Spice.

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Interview: MAN WITH A MISSION North American Tour 2024

Comics Beat spoke to Jean-Ken Johnny, the guitarist and vocalist of popular band and wolf-human-hybrid pack MAN WITH A MISSION.

New EC Comics reprints this fall

EC Crypt and Gemstone are teaming up for a new full-color reprinting of the classic in deluxe hardcovers. WE WANT OURS! Once unjustly maligned as...

Woo and Ennis team, blood to flow

Virgin Comics released the official PR on their upcoming John Woo/Garth Ennis collaboration, SEVEN BROTHERS. Yoshitaka Amano will paint the covers. Details and PR: Newly...

To do tonight, 7/13 Minneapolis: McCloud lecture

Scott McCloud delivers a free lecture at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) tonight: Scott McCloud lecture When: July 13, 7 p.m.Where: Auditorium...

Vancouver cartoonists in the news

The Vancouver Westender looks at the local underground scene, including Drippytown, with an art exhibit, and a cover feature. Hey Folks, Guess What? Comics...

San diego hook-up board redux

Everyone has been asking me for the link of that San Diego help hook up board posted by Glenn Barbis. Well here it is....

The New World Order

Speaking of Hill & Wang, the Book Standard had a probably the most important story about comics you'll read this week, as the impact...

Business News

Japan’s Toho acquires Science SARU animation studio

Some unexpected news in the Japanese animation industry broke...

Kickstarter announces “new vision” with new creator tools

Kickstarter will now allow last pledges on all campaigns and has added a marketing team to help creators on the platform.

Vault gets spicy with Corin Howell’s Lilith and Threshold

Corin Howell's popular sexy vampire Lilith is getting her own series, as Vault launches Threshold, a new mature readers imprint

Kakao Piccoma to shutter French webtoon app, operations in Europe

After a two year run and launching its expansion to great fanfare in 2021, Kakao's Piccoma digital comics platform will shut down French-language European operations in September.

SOMETHING CRAWLED OUT #1 will be free for retailers

Retailers like free #1s - so Vault is giving them Something Crawled out #1, a new horror series from Son M. and Cas ‘MadCursed’ Peirano

D&Q to debut English edition of Sanpei Shirato’s THE LEGEND OF KAMUI in January 2025

In their continuing efforts to publish important work of...

Reviews

Classic Comic Compendium: MOONSHINE – VOLUME 1

Moonshine Volume 1 ranks as yet another top-tier collaboration by the veteran team of Azzarello and Risso.

Manga Review: The heroes of STATUS ROYALE aim for the top!

D. Morris takes on the first volume of Status Royale and comes away with a gripping narrative set around the world of Esports with solid art and impactful action scenes

TV Review: DOCTOR WHO gets explosive with “Boom”

The Doctor might get stuck in one place in this next episode, Boom, but the show keeps moving forward in this new era.

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: Lynda Barry’s WHAT IT IS still provides a great introduction to her work

Lynda Barry's latest, What It Is, is a great introduction to the creator, as well as the kind of book you keep on hand for inspiration.

The Marvel Rundown: A Tragic Return of the Green Goblin in Amazing Spider-Man #50

Reviews of this week's new Marvel releases, including Amazing Spider-Man #50 and Union Jack the Ripper: Blood Hunt!

Wednesday Comics Reviews: BLOOD SQUAD SEVEN #1 tries to bring the ’90s back

Blood Squad Seven is the lead feature in this week's Wednesday Comics, which also features blurbs about Butcher's Boy and more!

DC Round-Up: THE BAT-MAN FIRST KNIGHT #3 concludes

This week's main review for the DC Round-Up is The Bat-Man First Knight #1, but we also have our usual selection of blurbs!

Top Comics to Buy for May 22, 2024: Some good superhero comics, and more

This week's top comics to buy for May 22 feature a variety of books, including The Bat-Man First Knight, Cobra Commander, and more.

Entertainment

Acky Bright teams up with ASTERISM for PLANET OF METAL

Acky Bright and ASTERISM are collaborating on a new concept album, Planet of Metal, with an art book included in a special edition.

Interview: The Man of Steel faces new dangers in MY ADVENTURES WITH SUPERMAN Season Two

We chat with voice actors Alice Lee and Ishmel Sahid plus producers Jake Wyatt, Brendan Clogher, and Josie Campbell about the new season of the DC animated series

TV Review: DOCTOR WHO gets explosive with “Boom”

The Doctor might get stuck in one place in this next episode, Boom, but the show keeps moving forward in this new era.

Interview: MAN WITH A MISSION North American Tour 2024

Comics Beat spoke to Jean-Ken Johnny, the guitarist and vocalist of popular band and wolf-human-hybrid pack MAN WITH A MISSION.

Todd McFarlane is finally making collectibles based on his Marvel work

After a 30-year hiatus, Todd McFarlane is revisiting his famous Marvel work - and that of Steve Ditko, John Romita Sr, Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld - in a series of deluxe action figures.

BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE gets its first trailer and…are those practical effects?

Fingers crossed for a Claymation sandworm.

Japan’s Toho acquires Science SARU animation studio

Some unexpected news in the Japanese animation industry broke...

Manga and Anime News

Beat’s Bizarre Adventure: A letter to Horse Doovers

The Beat takes on classics from Osamu Tezuka and a manga-style Sandman spinoff, with Hyeon A. Cho's Your Letter rounding out this week's picks

Manga Review: The heroes of STATUS ROYALE aim for the top!

D. Morris takes on the first volume of Status Royale and comes away with a gripping narrative set around the world of Esports with solid art and impactful action scenes

Acky Bright teams up with ASTERISM for PLANET OF METAL

Acky Bright and ASTERISM are collaborating on a new concept album, Planet of Metal, with an art book included in a special edition.

Manga Review: THE KEPT MAN OF THE PRINCESS KNIGHT offers mature entertainment

Matthew and Arwin are more than they seem on the surface in this very entertaining mature title.

Seven Seas licenses MY DEAR DETECTIVE and more

Seven Seas continues its Wonderful Wednesdays announcements with more manga

Beat’s Bizarre Adventure: The history and lore of old

This week, Beat's Bizarre Adventure covers Hongkki's Mesopotamian Mythology, The Town of Pigs and Choujin X.