They’ve Cast Grant Gustin as The Flash

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Setting up the TV pilot for a Flash TV series, The CW appear to have cast actor Grant Gustin – best known for his roles on Broadway and on Glee – as Barry Allen. The character will appear in three episodes of the second season of Arrow, before heading off to a pilot for a […]

The Beat Podcasts! – Heidi interviews Jeff Smith!

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Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In a More To Come interview special episode,  Heidi talks with acclaimed indie comics creator Jeff Smith about his Eisner-winning kids’ fantasy epic Bone, his adult sci-fi tale RASL, the […]

FIRST LOOK: Numbercruncher #3 from Titan Comics

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Titan Comics, hearing about Tharg’s earlier visit, decided to also pop round for some tea and biscuits, and also handed me some paper. This time though, the paper was a first look – nobody else in the bally WORLD has seen these yet – at the preview for Numbercruncher #3 from Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, […]

2000AD Plan ‘Day of Action’ in Support of a DREDD Sequel

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Tharg popped round for a biscuit earlier, before thrusting a piece of yellowing paper into my hands and saying “this can run immediately.” It appears that 2000AD are endorsing the 18th September as ‘a day of action’, you see, during which they hope to drum up support for a sequel to the pretty-brill 2012 DREDD […]

Image in December: Black Kiss Christmas Special, Uh-Oh

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After taking a look over the solicitations for Marvel and DC in December, it’s time to take a look at Image’s new comics. There’s a whole new load of first issues, along with some specials and – uh-oh – a Black Kiss 2 Christmas Special. Ho-ho-ho?

AdHouse Announce Noah Van Sciver Collection ‘Youth is Wasted’ for 2014

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This weekend sees Small Press Expo take place over in Maryland, and AdHouse have leapt out the gate early with the announcement that they are going to publish a collection of cartoonish Noah Van Sciver’s work as ‘Youth is Wasted’, due in 2014.

Pedigree Chum 13/09/13: Wonder Man Don’t Count

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Heidi’s off at Congress, as per usual, meaning there’s just me here at Stately Beat Mansion right now. It would be very bad luck indeed to not have a roundup piece on a Friday the 13th, so here’s a selection of news, opinion pieces, artwork, and all kinds of other stuff. Here’s some of the […]

The Phoenix Presents: Tom Fickling on Simon Swift!

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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 […]