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EXCLUSIVE: Long Beach Comic Con announces Priest as Guest of Honor...

The Long Beach Comic Con will be holding their 10th Anniversary show this September 8-9 and they're letting out all the stops. Run by...

Big Ch-ch-changes at the Beat!

Big news, kids! As you can read in the PR below, The Beat has been acquired by Syndicated Comics, a new division of Lion Forge. After two years with Hiveworks, five years running this solo, three years with Publishers Weekly and three with Comicon.com, original home of The Beat, I've made the most momentous team-up of all.

SDCC ’15 – The Beat’s Panel on Ethics in Comics Journalism

Reflecting on The Beat's comics journalism ethics panel tonight at San Diego Comic-Con, my thoughts keep going back to the comics community - who...

Review: crime makes a strange exit to Eden in Postal #1

Strange small towns commanded by dogmatic despots have long been a staple of post-apocalyptic fare like The Walking Dead. So when Postal # 1 opens on a church sermon delivered by a preacher waving a gun at a man who is bound at the foot of the altar, it seems a familiar scenario. Perhaps this is what the comic wants us to think, lulling us into a false sense of narrative security to contrast with it's intriguing final pages.

What is the #1 Comics Blog?

Did I get tricked into running this somewhat non-slick infographic because The Beat is ranked #8 in a list of the top 100 comics blogs? You bet. But I did like that The Nib is #1. I think the chart went by Alexa rankings and it includes webcomics among the blogs, which doesn't really make any sense. But anyway, talking points.

31 days of Halloween: Constantine debuts tonight and here’s your guide

Yes, tonight is the night—the third of DC’s fall TV shows debuts on NBC at 10 pm EDT, Constantine starring Matt Ryan as the man,...

Secret Panel Launches Print Series based on Image’s ‘Revival’

by Zachary Clemente CHICAGO, IL – October 20, 2014 – New Chicago limited screen print society, Secret Panel, announced today that they are launching...

And oops, a Tezuka Kickstarter that ran into problems

Speaking of manga, as we just were, and Tezuka and Kickstarter as we were yesterday, here is another Tezuka Kickstarter project that has kind...

The secret history of alternative manga

Manga isn’t all awkward schoolgirls and giant robots. There has long been a very strong alternative and literary thread of manga, and two ...

Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer raises questions, expectations

As we hastily posted from our phone last night, the AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON trailer was supposed to break next week during Agents of...

NYCC ’14: God is Disappointed in You, but Shannon Wheeler and...

by Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Who else but the hipster indie publisher Top Shelf could possibly put out a book entitled God is Disappointed in You. Written...

First Look: Dark Horse Announces Ethan Young’s Nanjing: The Burning City

Ethan Young is a cartoonist best known for his autobiographical webcomic Tails, but he’s going to be coming out in a big way next...