Bloodshot Changes to Bloodshot & H.A.R.D. Corps in September

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TweetAll belts looks small in hindsight now we’ve met Angela, but Valiant’s news of the day – as part of their ‘Summer of Valiant’ campaign – reveals that Bloodshot will be getting a makeover later in the year. Following on from the current Harbinger Wars crossover, the series will be renamed Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps […]

So, Angela Looks Like This

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TweetMarvel have released Joe Quesada’s redesign for Angela, the Neil Gaiman character who is going to be involved in the big twist ending of Age of Ultron. As seen via Entertainment Weekly, Angela has Psylocke’s little ribbons, armour protecting her ankles and elbows, and a ribbon connecting her neck to her sword. We still don’t […]

Review: Muse: The reason for boobs

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TweetMuse by Denis-Pierre Filippi, Terry Dodson, Rebecca Rendon Humanoids Here’s the thing: I enjoyed Muse. It’s daft and silly, and while it’s not going to win any writing awards anytime soon, it’s diverting and engaging enough to retain interest, thanks largely to some glorious art, lovingly rendered steampunk elements and button-pushing literary allusions. Hired as a […]

Cos Play Casting Call for Long Beach Expo This Weekend

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Tweetby Pam Auditore According to Long Beach Comic Expo Event Manager Martha Donato, Casting Directors for “the Quest,” a new reality television from the Executive Producer of “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” and “the Amazing Race” show will be on hand looking for qualified contestants. If you have questions you can e-mail the show […]

7 unanswered questions about Iron Man 3 (spoilers)

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Tweet I finally got to see Iron Man 3 yesterday after a series of mishaps, and it was great fun, totally entertaining, and hurrah for Shane Black who gets to make movies again, and sometime Beat penpal Drew Pearce, who also gets to make more movies, and hooray for Robert Downey Jr. for being able […]

Peter Robbins, voice of Charlie Brown, sentenced to year in jail

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Tweet The Associated Press has reported that 56-year-old Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown in the “Peanuts” animated specials, was sentenced yesterday to a year in the slammer for threatening his former girlfriend and stalking her plastic surgeon.

REVIEW: Todd Tackles Iron Man 3

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TweetIron Man ­3 is a bag of mixed nuts.  An enjoyable popcorn movie with some gaping plot holes that will derail it for anyone that isn’t along for the ride.  Personally, I was along for the ride and enjoyed it quite a bit, but I’ve encountered plenty of people who were outright horrified by it. […]

What Happens to Iron Man Next?

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TweetThe dust’s been settled for a while now in Britain, and a grateful nation have begun to wipe the shrapnel from their eyes. With Iron Man 3 over and Robert Downey Jr possibly looking to wander off from Marvel at some point soon, where does the character go from here? I’ve assembled (puns!) a few […]

IRON MAN HOUR: Hannah Meets The Mechanic in Iron Man 3

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TweetThe first Iron Man movie landed like a bomb blast in my personal pop culture universe, making me believe that superhero films could find their own voice while forming a dialogue with comics. Strict adaptations hadn’t been that great in the past and there needed to be another approach, one that had a deeper understanding […]

Alternative Comics now available on comiXology

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TweetResurgent Alternative Comics has just teamed up with comiXology to release their titles digitally. Five books—Karl Stevens’s Failure, Steve Cerio’s Pie, Sam Henderson’s Magic Whistle series including the Humor Can Be Funny collection and 2012’s twelfth issue of the long running humor comic—will be available to start. “Alternative Comics has an extensive, hilarious and thought-provoking […]

RIP: Dan Adkins

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Tweet David Spurlock reported the death of industry veteran artist and inker Dan Adkins yesterday at age 76. Adkins worked for all the majors publishers from the 60s on, including Charlton, Marvel, DC, Warren, and so on, with a memorable stint on Doctor Strange perhaps his best known work.

Manhattan Comics closes

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Tweet While we’ve been reporting a mini-trend of good news on comics shop openings of late, there is also attrition, as we’ve just learned that Manhattan Comics has closed. Located on 23rd Street, at the former location of Cosmic Comics, the second floor shop had a long history, but on his FB page owner Robert […]

A very brief guide to TCAF 2013

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Tweet This weekend it’s the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2013, with the actual event to be held May 11-12 at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street in Toronto. Normally I would be listing debuts and parties and whatnot, but the TCAF site already has just about every shred of info you will need.