Brubaker and Epting get a touch of Velvet in their new spy thriller

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As part of the new wave of Image creator owned comics by big name talent, Velvet by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting reunites the Captain America team for what is Epting’s first creator owned outing.

Velvet, which goes on sales on October 23rd, is a tale of espionage set in the Cold War. It’s an idea Brubaker had kicking around for years—he estimates that from the time he came up with it to when Epting was finally able to start ten years passed. Although it seems like a long time, Brubaker was able to take more time research, resulting in a stronger story, he said as a press conference this afternoon.

Marvel launches new AGENTS OF SHIELD merch line

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Tweet With Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD successfully debuting on ABC on Tuesday, Marvel is launching a line of t-shirts, posters and other tchatchkes to capitalize on its popularity. Everything but a comic book, in fact. This is a little odd, maybe, but the current Marvel management in recent years has downplayed the media tie-in comics […]

REVIEW: John Arcudi and A.C. Zamudio’s Real West

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TweetI hadn’t seen anything about this new series from Monkeybrain, but it appears to be an anthology of western cowboy stories featuring an assortment of different creators, each telling a short story at a time. With John Arcudi – whose name is probably most well known with the Mike Mignola series B.P.R.D. – writing the […]

Marvel Announce new She-Hulk Series by Charles Soule, Javier Pulido

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TweetHold the phones everybody, there’s a new She-Hulk title just been announced. Brian Truitt, the only man I’d consider for the screen role of Awesome Andy, has the announcement at USA Today: Charles Soule and Javier Pulido will be the creative team for an ongoing series featuring Jennifer Walters.

Three Hours of TV: Agents of SHIELD, Fangasm and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs Team Tate

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I know you are all DYING to know what The Beat thought of the first episodes of Agents of Shield and Fangasm! Because of non-appointment TV I couldn’t watch them until Wednesday night, but then I did and I watched the new episode of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER too, so…BONUS!

Brian Michael Bendis Brings Trial and Judgment to the X-Men

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TweetBecause if there’s anything the X-Men haven’t seen anything of, it’s trial and judgement. Yesterday saw two teasers emerge from Marvel, as we start to line up crosshairs on New York Comic-Con. With both featuring Brian Michael Bendis as the writer, and Stuart Immonen and Sara Pichelli as artists, this is going to be something […]