2000AD Create ‘Jump On Point’ for Prog 1824; take Mickey out of Marvel

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Morning in Britain means more British comics talk! The Beat slowly forces its way into multiculturalism, and isn’t it wonderful? Hopefully eventually we’ll bring in a reporter from Fiji, and really nail this 24/7 news cycle thingy.

Image Announce Dark Skullkickers Dark #1

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Frequent collaborators on mysteriously short-lived Image projects, Jim Zub and Edwin Huang have been announced as the creative team for a new issue #1 from Image in June, Dark Skullkickers Dark #1. And that’s not a typo – the extra Dark is there for a reason. And that reason is because the comic is dark. This […]

Marvel’s #1 to be Announced at SXSW

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Marvel have been teasing a new project called #1, which has been suggested to be a weekly comic, or some kind of compendium, or… well, who knows. At any rate, a new teaser has surfaced, revealing the creative people who will be featured in the project, as well as the news that the announcement for […]

Advance Review: Uncanny Skullkickers #1 tests out The Adjective of Power

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Uncanny is such a strange word to use to describe a comic, much less a range of different comics which tend to feature characters who aren’t unexpectedly familiar – they’re the X-Men and Avengers, they’ve been around for decades. Which is why it’s nice to see that the Skullkickers creative team of Jim Zub and […]

The Beat’s Guide to Avoiding the DC SPOILER

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Oh no! Spoilers have escaped onto the internet once more, this time for a DC title of some kind! How can you avoid reading these before you pick up the issue they relate to? Why, by following this winningly winning guide to avoiding all the places where it’s being spoiled! I won’t spoil the spoiler […]

Clayton Crain Joins Valiant’s Harbinger Wars

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Valiant are pushing to the next stage of superhero this year, taking their five comics (all of which seem to have been very well reviewed so far, beating statistical probability to a pulp) and experimenting with crossovers and events. The first title they relaunched in 2012, X-O Manowar, is entering an event storyline called Planet […]

Vertigo Announce Two New ‘Fables’ Books, and an Unwritten Graphic Novel

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Should that have been a semicolon instead of a comma in the title? Oh boy, the things I worry about when writing up Mike Carey news. Today! Vertigo have announced a bathful of new books, with an encyclopedia and anthology for Bill Willingham’s Fables coming later this year, followed by a full original graphic novel from the creative […]

Second Opinion: Batman #17

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Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #17 came out this week, concluding their ‘Death of the Family’ storyline to universal approval from reviewers. But in all the rush to celebrate and praise, there’s been precious little evaluation of the book itself — many of the reviews, in fact, read more like a pre-emptive defense of the […]

Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day Issue is INFINITY by Hickman and Cheung

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Free Comic Book Day is coming up, and Marvel have today revealed what their release is going to be – Infinity, by Jonathan Hickman and Jim Cheung. This looks like a prelude to the oft-rumoured cosmic event Marvel will be running in Autumn (why have just one event a year?). However, strangely enough there’s no […]

The Fables Cross Over into The Unwritten in May

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Or rather, as seen in this gorgeous Peter Gross/Mark Buckingham-drawn teaser image, the cast of Fables literally drag Tommy Taylor into their world.   Vertigo have released this promo for May’s issue #50 of Mike Carey’s excellent series, kicking off an arc which will see the book head into the world of Bill WIllingham’s Fables, […]

Titan Comics Share ‘Declassified Military Files’ regarding Chronos Commandos #1

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Titan Comics, surging up like a dinosaur from a swarm of sleeping butterflies (that’ll make sense in a second, promise), have sent out some promotional material regarding the July launch of Stuart Jennett’s Chronos Commandos. A four-issue miniseries, the story (completely created by Jennett) sees the aforementioned Commandos fight dinosaurs, as they struggle to save […]

Warren Ellis returns to Comics for ‘Scatterlands’ with Jason Howard

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Well, he’s not been away really. He did a one page story with the brilliant Tula Lotay for Thought Bubble’s 2012 anthology, for one thing. But he certainly hasn’t had a major project in quite a while, that’s for sure — and now his novel The Gun Machine is completed, it looks like Warren Ellis […]

Bernard Chang’s Great Demon Knights Art Giveaway

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Today sees the release of Demon Knights #20 from DC, written by Robert Venditti and drawn by Bernard Chang. And Chang is so excited about the book that he’s set up a competition for fans — with the 20 winners each receiving one of his 20 pages of original art from the book.

DC Announce New Creative Teams for Swamp Thing and Red Hood

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DC’s Source Blog has seen two updates this week, with the announcements for new creative teams on Swamp Thing and Red Hood And The Outlaws. These would follow on the previous news that Scott Snyder was stepping down from Swamp Thing after completing his story in issue #16, while Scott Lobdell would wrap up on Red […]

New Marvel Teasers for Journey Into Mystery and Avengers Arena

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Shock reverberates around the internet, as the latest two teasers from Marvel not only features full images alongside one-word teasers — but one of them actually dares to feature a SECOND word in the image. The unmitigated gall!

DC Show Off Andrea Sorrentino’s Art for Green Arrow #17

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DC have sent out some preview pages for Green Arrow #17, the first issue drawn by Andrea Sorrentino (fresh from a lengthy run on I, Vampire) and written by Jeff Lemire (who wore the same shirt as me once when I went to a convention, and we were both deeply embarrassed about it). I know […]