Beat Friday Giveaway: Win a Nokia Lumia 920 and a Zod mask!

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When we bravely went to the MAN OF STEEL World Premiere and star-studded after party earlier this week, sponsored by Nokia, it wasn’t just to bring you on the scene coverage, oh no. It was so we could offer Beat Readers a free smart phone. PLUS A ZOD MASK. We all know you are desperate to win a Zod mask, so please keep reading.

Journey Into Mystery Ends with August’s Issue #655

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Quietly revealed by Kathryn Immonen on her Tumblr, Marvel’s series Journey Into Mystery has been cancelled. First re-established by Kieron Gillen as a cosplayer-delighting waterfall of fantasy and Tumblr mischief starring a young version of Loki, Immonen jumped on after his thirty-one issues and redefined the series with artist Valeria Schiti and colourist Jordie Bellaire as a […]

This weekend: EternalCon on Long Island

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If you’re near Garden City, Long Island this weekend you might wish to check out the first ever EternalCon—it’s a one-day show at a fantastic location: the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, LI. Admission to the con also gets you admission to the museum’s displays of planes and other vehicles. As befits the […]

REVIEW: Sordid Grandeur in Alan Moore’s FASHION BEAST #1-10

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The collected edition of FASHION BEAST, including issues #1-10, is due to arrive from Avatar Press in both hardcover and trade paperback in August, and since plenty of comic reading compatriots have expressed to me that they will be waiting to read the series as a collection, this review will be divided into spoiler-free and […]

Book Review | Every/Body: An Open Discussion Of Gender + Body

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When I went up to the Toronto Comics and Art Fest, I came across Every/body in my search for comics, zines, or books that focus on gender, body issues, feminism, abuse, and similar topics.  This sweet comic/zine culture anthology is all about becoming comfortable in your own skin (even though the cover model doesn’t have […]

Review: The She-Hulk Diaries

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People who love She-Hulk really love She-Hulk. A lot of these people are women. Lawyer when human, party-girl superhero when green, always funny, always feminist, occasionally cheesecake. Maybe not the worst fit for a funny chick-lit novel. So Disney has apparently noticed that women like superheroines. Rock on, I say. And they decided to test the commercial […]

“Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt”– Antiques Roadshow Anthology Preview

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  The countdown to CAKE is looming down to mere hours away and as can be expected, there seems to be an impressive blitz of debuts lined up. One release that could possibly be a shining star is ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, an anthology put together by Collective Stench’s Allison Dubois. A compilation of some of San […]

Review: Man of Steel Destroys Tall Buildings With a Single Bound

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I have no questions about MAN OF STEEL as I have with previous movies because I saw it twice in two nights and the second viewing answered most of my questions regarding just what Zod was up to and why Superman had to use a Kotex to save Krypton Earth. Anyway. I enjoyed MAN OF […]

The Phoenix Presents: Garen Ewing on The Secret of the Samurai!

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Every Friday, Stately Beat Mansion invites round a comic creator or two for a cup of tea, complementary Kit Kat, and a chat about their work in The Phoenix. The Phoenix is a UK series which features a range of the best all-ages comics available, from all kinds of wonderful creators – all compiled into a […]