Podcast Alert: More to Come San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Special: Thursday


The More to Come Crew is at it with our San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Special: Thursday: In the Thursday edition of More To Come’s 2013 San Diego Comic-Con special coverage, Heidi interviews David Peterson, creator of Mouse Guard discusses the Archaia merger and what’s coming for Mouse Guard, Jimmy Robinson discusses his long history with […]

Podcast alert: More to Come argues Man of Steel and remembers Kim Thompson


People often ask me, “Why don’t you do a podcast?” I answer, “I do.” In this week’s podcast, the More to Come Crew—Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid, and Kate Fitzsimons—discuss the Boom Archaia merger, fall graphic novel announcements, the late great Kim Thompson of Fantagraphics, more debate over MAN OF STEEL, and much more […]

Podcast Alert: How much Beat blabbin’ can you take?


People often ask me “Why don’t you do a podcast?” I answer, “I do.” • In this week’s More To Come podcast, Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and I talk about my MAN OF STEEL world premiere adventures, Apple’s e-book price fixing trial, DC’s new digital interactive line, DC Squared, the growth of new conventions and […]

Podcast Alert: More To Come 50: Brooklyn Loses a Con, TCAF etc


In this week’s More To Come 50: Brooklyn Loses a Conme—the Beat!—Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons discuss this year’s Toronto Comics Arts Festival, the demise of the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, the new Anime Sol anime crowdfunding site, the Comics Chameleon webcomic app, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Kevin Keller’s GLAAD Media Award, our 50th episode memories and much more. And if you listen to the whole thing you are eligible to enter a drawing for a SPECIAL PRIZE!

TCAF: Listen to Bill Amend, Raina Telgemeier, Michael Kupperman, The Doug Wright Awards and more

Hernandez Bros and Tom Spurgeon TCAF 05-10-2013

On the spot Jamie Coville and his roaming recorder were everywhere at TCAf and the result is nine panels from the Library Day and TCAF proper, including the Doug Wright Awards. Jamie also took a couple hundred photos for those of you waiting to see what went down. He made a special set for the […]

INTERVIEW: Dan Berry’s ‘Make It Then Tell Everybody’


A comics lecturer and creator, Dan Berry both writes and draws his own work — such as the forthcoming The Suitcase from Blank Slate Books. But on top of that, he’s also launched a podcast fairly recently, in which he sits down with a number of writers, artists, creators, in order to talk about creation, […]

Podcast alert: More to Come talks the M-word and goes to MoCCA with Mark Siegel, Jason Little, Karen Green and more…


In this week’s More To Come, myself, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons go over time to discuss Havok and the M-Words, the new Madefire/Deviant Art team up, and go live from MoCCA floor with interviews with steering committee members Karen Green and Tucker Stone, and First Second’s Mark Siegel, creators James Romberger and Marguerite van Cook and get the latest on Borb from Jason Little. In it’ two parts because the awesomeness was just too immense for one part.

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick Pushes Fan Empowerment


While the Nerdist Industries’ arena event at WonderCon this year was ostensibly about the future of the Youtube based pop culture conglomerate, and, indeed, plenty was said about upcoming projects, the question and answer period really expanded into a call to arms for fans to help directly determine the future of pop culture. Nerdist founder […]

Podcast Alert: More To Come 46: Exit JManga, Persepolis Banned


People often ask me “Why don’t you do a podcast?” I answer, “I do.” This week on More To Come 46: Exit JManga, Persepolis Banned, myself, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss the closing of JManga, the Chicago school ban on Persepolis, writer turnover and turmoil at DC, the digital promotion that crashed Comixology […]

Podcast alert: More To Come


People often ask me “Why don’t you do a podcast?”

I answer “I do.”

Hear the Beat ramble on about stuff on Comic News Insider!


For everyone begging the Beat to do a podcast in our recent polls…I did another guest stint with Jimmy Aquino on Comic News Insider Episode 453 – Les Spiderables! We talk about AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #700, Throne of Atlantis, Mara, Les Mis, Animaniacs, and much more, and you can hear BOTH of us singing! It’ the […]

INTERVIEW: Al Kennedy from the House to Astonish podcast!


Comic book podcasting has become more and more popular over the years, but House To Astonish remains the one to beat. Hosted by Paul O’Brien (hey, that name’s familiar) and Al Kennedy, the fortnightly show is a funny, insightful look at the current top comic books and the world around them. As part of their […]

Go listen: Ian Boothby’s Superheroes sketches on The Irreverent show


Eisner nominated writer Ian Boothby is probably best known for his work on The Simpsons comics, but he also contributes to the Canadian humour radio programme, The Irrelevant Show. Now all his superhero themed sketched have been collected in one webisode.: As an appetizer for the coming season, we’ve put together some of our favourite […]

Podcast alert: Listen to The Beat yap on Comic News Insider


The Beat was the guest co-host on this week’s Comic News Insider: Episode 449 with pal Jimmy Aquino. Lots of dishing on the news and reviews of Arrow #1, FF #1, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic #1, RIPD City Of The Damned #1. Of those we really loved FF #1…Fraction, Allred and Miss Thing. How […]

INTERVIEW: Jordan D. White reveals the secrets of editing


If you’re a fan of the X-Men, then you should thank editor Jordan D. White for handling them so well. Marvel’s finest moustache has been busy working within the X-Men office for several years now, editing titles like Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine & The X-Men, Uncanny X-Force, and many others. Before then, he worked on a variety of […]

It's Time for that In-Depth Investigation of 'All-Winners Squad' You've Yearned for


Marvel’s best characters (minus Ursa Major) have been assembled into a team for a series of bizarre webisodes online, for poorly-defined reasons which seem to amount to WELL WHY NOT?