Quentin Tarantino Talking Django/Zorro at SDCC

Django-A

You probably already heard, but Quentin Tarantino is co-plotting a Django (Unchained)/Zorro cross-over with Matt Wagner.  If you’ve seen his movies, you’ll find plenty of comics references in him, so it should be no surprise to you Tarantino is into the medium.  He’ll be on Dynamite’s panel at the San Diego Comicon on (Sunday) July […]

Sherlock Holmes Meets Houdini in Dynamite Miniseries

HolmesHoudini01-Cov-Cassaday

Dynamite’s been doing Sherlock Holmes stories on a fairly regular basis for some time now.  And really, given the recent court decision on Holmes being firmly in the public domain, there’s every reason to.  The next entry in the Dynamite extension of the Holmes library will find the master detective crossing paths with the magician […]

Dynamite’s Just Talking About Shaft, Dresden Files, Dean Koontz, Brandon Sanderson and Patricia Briggs at Book Expo

146 Ernest Tidyman Shaft's Carnival of Killers Bantam074

Dynamite hit Book Expo with a pocketful of announcements today.  Projects based on prose books with a mix of deal extensions and new deals.  Projects that also might have resonance with the bookstore demographic for Book Expo. The first announcement, coming clear out of left field, is Dynamite’s acquisition of the rights to the Shaft […]

Brad Meltzer offers speculation on Flight 370’s dissappearance on CNN

201403171801.jpg

Well, we are getting down to a) the bare bones of emerging facts and b) the huge, blossoming never ending until they find the black box* range of speculation over what the hell actually happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. And here is Brad Meltzer, occasional comics writer and host of History Channel’s Decoded to […]

HYPE ALERT: Baltimore Comic-Con, Seth Goldman and Honest Tea

201309061749.jpg

First off, Baltimore Comic-Con is THIS WEEKEND. This is one of the most beloved events on the comics circuit and guests include: Joe Hill, Neal Adams, Josh Adams, Ed McGuinness, David Finch, Ivan Reis, Brian Bolland, Stan Sakai, Cliff Chiang, Amanda Conner, JG Jones, Ryan Ottley, Jim Starlin, Mark Buckingham, George Perez, Frank Cho, Mike […]

HYPE ALERT: Free Honest Tea at Crown Publishing for Mission in a Bottle

image-with-comics-for-2-picture-template.jpg

Disclosure: from time to time I take on outside consulting projects, and I’m currently working with the creators of the new graphic novel Mission in a Bottle to do some marketing for them in the comics world. However, I felt the prospect of getting a free bottle of tea for faithful Beat readers was a […]

Titan Share ‘Frigid Terror’ of Upcoming Series IT CAME!

IT CAME! Cinema Poster

You send me something silly, you’re almost bound to see it show up on The Beat. Silly is the best of things to be! And Titan have been doing a rather great job with their promotional materials recently. Racing ahead of the release of Dan Boultwood’s new four-part miniseries IT CAME! – a parody of […]

Let Me Tell You What Trinity War Is

trinity

Dearest readers! Brian Truitt, that most handsome of USA Today reporters, has today revealed what DC’s Trinity War event will actually be about. There were thoughts this might be about the trinity of Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman, or even the trinity of Phantom Stranger, The Question, and Pandora — but no! This will instead […]

Dark Horse Show You How To Make… Dream Thief Paper Dolls

DreamThiefPaperDoll

I love strange publicity bits, and Jai Nitz has released something ace in advance of the publication of Dream Thief — his new Dark Horse series with Greg Smallwood. Paper dolls! Dolls what you can make! Dolls what you can dress up! Dolls what you can awkwardly pretend are dating your other dolls! Publicised as […]

Marvel Tell Us More About Infinity

infinity

I’m not talking about the constantly-developing fifteen-page theoretical shadow-physics equation Jonathan Hickman emails every member of the comics press once weekly – this is the Infinity storyline which will start on Free Comic Book Day for Marvel. A story returning Thanos as a mainstay villain in the Marvel Universe, Infinity has been outlined a little more […]

Carrie Kelley Returns? DC Tease a New Robin

carriek

Here’s a curio! DC have revealed the second half of Batman & Robin’s gatefold cover, which features the first appearance of Carrie Kelley in the New 52 Universe. That’s right! The one from Dark Knight Returns. The company are teasing that she may well be the new Robin coming onto the title, to act as […]

Marvel to Publish Some More Superior Books

superiorcarnage_02

Marvel have announced that they’ll be publishing two new titles soon, both tying-in to their Superior Spider-Man series, and both of them focusing on villains. Which means the Spider-Man franchise at Marvel will now be made up of six titles, all of which feature a villain-of-sorts in the main role. We have Scarlet Spider and […]

James Asmus, Tom Fowler and Jordie Bellaire relaunch Quantum and Woody in July

QW_001_001

As predicted, Valiant’s teaser from earlier in the week was for a relaunch of their massively popular duo Quantum and Woody, who will be returning in July flanked by James Asmus, Tom Fowler, and Jordie Bellaire. And a goat.

Valiant Tease ‘The World’s Worst Superhero Team’

valiant

Valiant have released a teaser today, which teases (as teasers are wont to do)  something coming up in July..

The First Round of Shocking WTF DC Covers Arrive

wtf6

Hold onto your monocles, because it’s time for DC comics to make their first attempt at getting you to drop them in shock. The initial round of April ‘shock’ gatefold covers have been released via various locations – CBR, MTV Geek, DC’s Source blog, and so on – and I’ve collected them here. So far we […]

INTERVIEW: 2000AD’s Mike Molcher on Spreading The Word of Tharg

trifecta

Mike Molcher is the PR Co-ordinator for Rebellion, meaning he is the man directly responsible for promoting their comics, 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. If you’ve noticed over the last few months that more people are talking about 2000AD, be it the recent ‘Trifecta’ storyline, or the ‘gay Judge Dredd’ teaser which got picked up […]