Tweetby Pam Auditore Traditional line art is the most utilized method for making comics, relying on a multiplicity of styles to produce variety in the art form. It is the most economically graphic way to tell a visual story. Which is possibly why few in the field attempt an expressive painterly method to produce sequential panels. […]
TweetBy Matt O’Keefe In July Greg Rucka and Michael Lark debuted Lazarus from Image Comics, and in five short months they have already established a rich dystopia full of conflicted characters, political corruption, and broken families. I had a conversation with Greg about collaborating, world building, and carving his own destiny. Now that the first […]
TweetBy Jeffrey O. Gustafson Damn Events. Maybe it’s just a marketing term, but as I noted above, it’s a matter of scale. I’m sick of the term, and a little tired of the Events themselves, but Infinity is an Event by marketing and by definition. Going back to the cycle events that started in the […]
TweetBy Jeffrey O. Gustafson I guess I’ll start off by admitting I haven’t really been reading writer Rick Remender’s Uncanny Avengers. I read the first arc largely because of John Cassaday’s presence on art, but Remender’s story – involving the Red Skull stealing the recently deceased Charles Xavier’s brain – left me a little cold. […]
TweetDynamite have been conducting creator-on-creator interviews over the last few weeks, sending out the transcripts to various websites – ComicVine, Bleeding Cool, and so on. And here’s an interview between Vampirella writer Brandon Jerwa and The Mocking Dead’s Fred Van Lente – but what is The Mocking Dead, exactly?
TweetTHE comics critic Maggie Thompson will be spending the next few months putting much of her comics collection up for auction online, a collection which includes first issues of Avengers, The Hulk, and a whole host of other startling items. As one of the pre-eminent comics critics out there, you won’t be surprised to learn […]
TweetBy Jeffrey O. Gustafson This summer, Dynamite announced that they had the rights to do comics based on Rod Serling’s legendary anthology The Twilight Zone, and that J. Michael Straczynski will be writing the series. (That’s part of the very busy 2014 Straczynski is slated to have, between six titles for his Joe’s Comics imprint […]
While DC’s Villains Month was the main talking point of the direct market in September, Marvel moved into their own event season. September saw the second month of INFINITY, with more tie-in books popping up across the line, while the X-Men titles began their own separate crossover, BATTLE OF THE ATOM. We also have the debut issue of MIGHTY AVENGERS, which launches as part of the big event.
TweetIt looks like the final skirmish in the estate of Jack Kirby’s battle to regain copyrights for the characters he co-created at Marvel Comics is over and the Kirby family lost.The Second Circuit court has refused a new hearing on an appeals court ruling against them. Jeff Trexler has some commentary below, but it is worth noting that the […]
Tweet By Bruce Lidl While the vast bulk of the comics industry, including most of The Beat staff, was gathered in Manhattan for New York Comic Con, there was, quite literally, an Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco over the same exact weekend. Unlike at the Javits Center, where Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and the […]