Beat Contest: Win a piece of original art by Neal Adams at Wizard World Chicago

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Okay we don’t run too many contests here at The Beat, but when the prize is as awesome as this—a piece of original art created for you by Neal Adams—it is something we can’t pass up offering Beat readers a shot at.

INTERVIEW: Jim Zub’s Samurai Jack comic will have “big action, big adventure”

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by Matt O”Keefe IDW recently announced that in October it will be publishing a Samurai Jack as a comic book series that picks up the story where the animated series left off. I spoke with writer Jim Zub about what to expect from the book. We also discussed the headline-grabbing fourth arc of Skullkickers.    We can […]

Must Read: DiDio and Lee on the state of DC

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ICv2 sits down with DC co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee and asks them sensible, hard questions. The whole thing is a must read, of course, and triangulates nicely with Diane Nelson’s interview in the Hollywood Reporter. Here’s Part 1 and Part 2. Some takeaways:

Wednesday’s Review Slate: Skybreaker, Liberator and Tom Strong

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This week’s review slate once more races backwards and forwards through time – we’ve got Skybreaker #3, which came out a short while back, along with an issue of Liberator that had bunnies on the front cover, as well as Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1.

Riddick Motion Comic explains how a three-picture epic went back to a smaller action film

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THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK is one of my favorite SF films of the last decade, even though it’s a mad jumble of elements: wanted criminal Riddick, last of the Furyons, necromongers, scheming for a throne, a strange underworld, and ethereal sprites played by Judi Dench. As I wrote in my original review, it was confusing, […]

Valiant wants you to pick a luge suit

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When Valiant Entertainment came back, they wanted to make a splash—with strong content, memorable characters and regular shipping. And luge. Because everyone loves luging and lugers. For those who are not winter sport aficionados, this is the sport where people pile into a tiny sled and go feet first down an icy hill. Sometimes two people pile onto the tiny sled.

Review: Mophie Juice Pack Plus

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As past of my San Diego Comic-Con experience, I was lucky enough to be given a Mophie Juice Pack Plus to test as a back up power source for my iPhone. I always meant to get one but never had the $$ and the time to pick one up. Of course, zillions of people already have one, so I’m not spilling any secrets when I say that the Mophie made this Comic-Con a breeze compared to past ones, where finding a power outlet every six hours or so was my main goal in life.

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits, July 31, 2013: More Raccoons

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Some of these have been around for a while. As usual. § Underground legend S. Clay Wilson suffered a severe brain injury in 2008, and his caregiver Lorraine Chamberlain updated his condition for Tom Spurgeon. It’s a sad story of gradual decline, but Wilson is lucky to have someone like Chamberlain to see him through it. […]

Nice Art: Yanick Paquette Pages from Wonder Woman: Earth One

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Over on USA Today, Grant Morrison has done a wrap-up interview for his Batman Inc series, the last issue of which comes out today. But more interestingly still, he talks about his next project with DC Comics – the graphic novel Wonder Woman: Earth One. And even more interestingly stiller than that, DC have released […]