The Beat’s editorial team and contributors present a list of the best comics of the year. Is your favorite here?
When we look back at 2018, one laugh we can cling to is the brilliant ad campaign for Deadpool 2, a campaign so creative and hilarious that it won a Clio award, the highest honor advertising can bestow. But it seems that Sony has caught on to the laugh factor. And the trailer for the […]
Comics veterans Joe Quesada and Bill Schanes are dipping into their scrapbooks for some peeks into comcis history.
And now word comes that comics writer Gary Friedrich has passed away at age 75. Best known as the co-creator of Ghost Rider, Friedrich also worked on Captain America, Shield and many more titles. Tony Isabella broke the news from Roy Thomas: Friedrich was best known in recent years for losing a legal battle […]
Comics legend Marie Severin has passed away at age 89 after suffering a stroke. Severin was a mainstay of both the legendary EC Comics period (her brother John was an illustrator there) and more importantly at the Marvel Bullpen, where she was an artist and colorist for decades. She particularly excelled at Not Brand Echh […]
One wedding and one event top Marvel’s biggest releases this week, catch our in-depth analysis right here!
Between Matt Rosenberg writing a Multiple Man miniseries about Jamie Madrox and Saladin Ahmed writing Quicksilver it feels like all my favorite new comics writers are writing miniseries about all my favorite X-Factor characters! What’s next? Mags Visaggio writing Polaris? <crosses fingers.> On this, Matt Rosenberg is joined by penciler Andy MacDonald and colorist extraordinaire […]
Steve Ditko, the legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, has passed away, as confirmed by the NY police department. The reclusive artist, who was 90, was found dead in his apartment, and is believed to have died on June 29. THR broke the story, although rumors had been circulating for a few days. Ditko’s Spider-Man run remains a […]
Marvel was #1 again, but DC’s Justice League #1 and Dark Knight: Metal graphic novels led their categories in June sales charts just released by Diamond Comics. However, both units and dollars were down from May – which was buoyed by Spider-Man 800 and Action 1000 – and 2018 continues to lag about 3-4% in […]
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