DC announces Gotham by Midnight by Fawkes and Templesmith

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The Bat office continues to break the mold! FINALLY a Bat book drawn by Ben Templesmith! People in my comic book circle have been suggesting this as a no brainer for about five years. His creepy, moody work is tailor made for Gotham. It’s a horror book natch, called Gotham by Midnight, featuring a bunch […]

Preview: Hollywood Superstars by Evanier and Spiegle and the lost history of comics

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About Comics is a boutique publisher that specializes in bringing back unjustly obscure comics in affordable editions. They’ve just released HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTARS by Mark Evanier and Dan Spiegle. Originally published in 1990 via Marvel’s Epic line, it was a non-superheroic variant of Crossfire by the same team, basically behind the scenes tales of Hollywood, seen through the adventures of a team of private eyes consisting of a stuntman, an aspiring actress and a stand up comic. Like Crossfire, it has that slightly elegiac air of people who believe Hollywood’s legend and lore a little too much, told as only a couple of insiders could tell it.

Interview: Aaron Gillespie is bringing the Chaos! with Purgatori

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by Nicholas Eskey

This year, as part of Dynamite Entertainment’s 10th anniversary, the comic publisher will be rolling out with “Chaos!” line of titles, including a rebirth of the cult classic Purgatori. The first issues goes on sale next month. Through the magic of the interweb, I had a chance to interview Aaron Gillespie, writer for Dynamite’s take on the series, and ask him a few questions regarding the demonic femme fatal:

Boom! conspirator revealed as Jordan and Kristantina’s DEEP STATE

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Remember that Boom! Studios conspiracy book we were teasing last week? The cpinsorators have been revealed: Writer Justin Jordan and artist Ariela Kristantina (Death of Wolverine) will unveil DEEP STATE in NOvember. According to pr, it’s about John Harrow, a man who works for the U.S. government to ensure the nation’s secrets stay that way—secret. In the first story arc, […]

Whoopi Goldberg — queen of the stealth nerds

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Is the Beat obsessed with The View liking comics? Why, yes, because it represents the farthest encroachment of comics culture into the fortress of coffee klatch culture. Of course with Whoopi Goldberg on board, it’s not that hard as she’s the ultimate undercover nerd mole. A longtime comics fan, if she’s not awkwardly plugging Lady […]

Nice art: A color peek at Gotham Academy by Cloonan, Fletcher and Kerschl

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Sneak peek at a coloured panel from #GothamAcademy issue 1, by me, @beckycloonan and @brendenfletcher: pic.twitter.com/5pwBdOXyGf — Karl Kerschl (@karlkerschl) August 11, 2014 #GothamAcademy is coloured by the incredible Romain Gaschet, who worked with me on Teen Titans Year One. I don’t think he he’s on twitter. — Karl Kerschl (@karlkerschl) August 11, 2014 Guys, […]