Advance Review: Ballistic #1 by Adam Egypt Mortimer & Darick Robertson

Ballistic Car

Hmm, could this be the next Saga? You may recall our sneak peak at Ballistic #1 last month – the new comic from Adam Egypt Mortimer and Darick Robertson hits the shelves tomorrow, and if you haven’t pre-ordered you might struggle to get a hold of it in the rush.

MAD MENTAL CRAZY! The True Life of the Fabulous Zenith, Part 3

Zenith - Acid Archie

Welcome to crunch time. In this final instalment of MAD MENTAL CRAZY! things come to a head, so I highly recommend catching up with Part 1 and Part 2 and meeting me back here in a minute!

MAD MENTAL CRAZY! The True Life of the Fabulous Zenith, Part 2

Mad Mental Crazy!

Last week I began my in-depth look at the history of Zenith and its attached legal dispute. As before I shall add my disclaimer: that this in no way speculates on who is right and who is wrong, and that it seeks only to bring you the facts, histories and quotes at my disposal – […]

Review: Young Avengers #6 aka the Kate Brown Issue!

Young Avengers #6

It’s not often that a superhero comic gives me chills, particularly when we’re talking villains, but then it’s not often you that see a superhero comic from someone like Kate Brown.

MAD MENTAL CRAZY! The True Life of the Fabulous Zenith

MAD MENTAL CRAZY!

  Once upon a time there was a comic strip named Zenith. The creators created, the publishers published, but not a contract was there to be found. 21 years later, Rebellion are going to the printers – but who owns what?

Stripped Book Fest Line-Up Announced

Stripped

The Edinburgh Book Festival, held annually in Scotland’s capital city every August, is the biggest public book festival in the world. This year it includes a brand new strand, Stripped, celebrating the world of comics with one hell of a stonking guest list including Grant Morrison and Neil Gaiman.

Exclusive Sneak Peek: Ballistic #1 by Adam Egypt Mortimer & Darick Robertson

Ballistic Car

A super duper exclusive look at two of my favourite pages from the upcoming brilliantly deranged miniseries that is one part Spider Jerusalem punk, one part Mieville madness, and a dash of Cronenberg with a psychedelic Mortimer cherry on top.

Advance Review: Liberator #1 from Black Mask Studios

#1 cover by Tim Seeley

A highly charged debut is hot off the presses at Black Mask Studios this Wednesday, with animal rights activists stepping up to the vigilante plate and following in the footsteps of Buddy Baker, grassroots style.

Snowpiercer: The First Trailer is Here!

Chris Evans

We’re still waiting on that illusive release date, but the trailer for Captain America in Winter fighting Soldiers is here! I kid, I kid. It is in fact for Evans’ other film that I’ve called the most overlooked comics adaptation of the year… Snowpiercer.

24 Hours of Webcomics, the Master List

JL8

On Friday we celebrated webcomics here at The Beat with a day completely devoted to the subject: 24 Hours of Webcomics! For your viewing pleasure, here is a master list of all the webcomics featured.

24 Hours of Webcomics: Oglaf

Oglaf

Oglaf – “Warning. This comic started out as an attempt to make pornography.” begins the opening page of the website. “It degenerated into sex comedy pretty much immediately.” Confirm that you are over 18 and we’re on our way!

24 Hours of Webcomics: The Phoenix Requiem

The Phoenix Requiem

The Phoenix Requiem is probably one of the most beautiful webcomics I’ve read. It is also now complete after 25 chapters and 800 gorgeous pages – the perfect time to sit down and start reading!

24 Hours of Webcomics: Sinfest

Sinfest

Sinfest is most probably a comic everyone has heard of – Tatsuya “Tats” Ishida’s daily strip has been going strong for some thirteen years now but things have recently taken a surprising feminist turn.

24 Hours of Webcomics: Sin Titulo

Sin Titulo

Sin Titulo is a master class in comics storytelling, courtesy of the ridiculously talented Cameron Stewart of Seaguy, Batman and The Other Side fame. It is also the only webcomic I’ve experienced genuine rage when reading, because my goddamn 16 MB/s connection wasn’t loading the next page fast enough.

24 Hours of Webcomics: JL8

JL8

JL8 is probably one of the main reasons I’ve been feeling meh about DC lately. Because this, THIS, is how our heroes should be done!

24 Hours of Webcomics: Gunnerkrigg Court

Gunnerkrigg Court

Gunnerkrigg Court is a comic that I find myself trying not to visit for as long as possible, only so that I can then drink up a nice long chunk in one go before reluctantly slithering back into withdrawal. The plot is always veering off in spectacular new directions, with cliffhangers and revelations and I […]