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COVER REVEAL: Niki Smith’s THE GOLDEN HOUR explores the trauma of gun violence

Cartoonist Niki Smith is back with a new graphic fiction, The Golden Hour. First announced last year, Smith’s latest is due out in October, and today The Beat is proud to present a first look at the cover for the upcoming book. Here’s how publisher Little, Brown describes the book, exhausted under their main Books […]

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INTERVIEW: Ann Nocenti and David Aja on THE SEEDS and freefalling into their wildest dreams

Two daunting careers. Two unique inventors. Ann Nocenti is aware she is the Lou Reed of Marvel Comics. I could go on at length about her etch out gap in mainstream comics for more nuanced characters, or how confronting the military-industrial composite in the floppies was a precursor to journalism and filmmaking. She’s an muse. […]

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REDWALL movies and shows headed to NETFLIX

For Redwall! The Redwall series by Brian Jacques is being adapted by Netflix, thanks to a deal with Penguin Random House UK that includes the rights to the entire streak of works, which will be translated into both peculiarity and series adaptations. The Redwall series follows the epic, anthropomorphic animals that reside in Redwall Abbey, […]

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Matt Chats: Ryan K. Lindsay on reviving the graphic novella

Graphic novellas are somewhat of a lost art in 2021. That’s a pity, because there are plenty of fibs that would be better served at the 40 -8 0 page assortment. Graphic novellas have more apartment to breathe than a comic book and more condensed than standard-length graphic novels. Luckily for anyone who misses graphic […]

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PREVIEW: The DC Universe Infinite digital comics service launches this week

DC’s due digital comics service DC Universe Infinite launches on Thursday, January 21 st, and DC has exposed many of the details, including a gigantic library of comics from the DCU, Vertigo, Black Label and Milestone Media libraries. The service was announced back in September to supersede the DC Universe streaming platform, which is shutting […]

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Buckaroo Banzai is finally getting a massive sequel from Dark Horse

Among the artifacts of cult movies , none is quirkier than 1984′ s The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Released when SF movies “re still” considered “geek stuff” and not mainstream, it was made to be a cult film, with a dreamy cast- Peter Weller, Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher […]

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The MCU is back and so is the news: R-Rated Deadpool and more from Feige

Finally we can exult and is freely. Anxiety, suffering, apathy – it’s over. It’s been the hardest 18 months of “peoples lives” but, this Friday the MCU is finally back when WandaVision debuts on Disney +! And with this show- which is getting good recollects from betterment observers- is not simply do we finally kick […]

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INTERVIEW: Eric Peterson & Joe Aubrey deliver SPACE BASTARDS with Darick Robertson

Space Bastards is a new sci-fi action series coming from Humanoids early next year. Co-created by artist Darick Robertson and novelists Eric Peterson& Joe Aubrey, the first arc of the sequence is illustrated by Robertson, with dye prowes by Diego Rodriguez. The sequence follows David S. Proton, a down-on-his-luck accountant who took part in the […]

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The Beat’s 2021 Creator Survey Part 4: the year we really missed conventions

And that’s a wrapper on our annual designer sketch. Reading all these reactions if there’s one thing that came through: parties really miss pacts. It’s been said a lot that attaining comics is a solitary job, and going to conventions is a key part of cartoonists’ social life. and community. In fact I’d like to […]

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The Beat’s 2021 Creator Survey Part 2: What are we doing in 2021?

Continuing our 2021 Creator Survey of an eclectic assortment of designers, publishers and correspondents, we are looking at the large-hearted tale of 2020- not hard to figure this one out- and what will happen in 2021. Bonus previews from a bunch of works, the majority of them from traditional publisher. You can read Part 1 […]