Previews: Megahex, Gast and Masters of Comics

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TweetFantagraphics has released a bunch of previews of their summer hits, including Simon Hansellman’s Megahex, Carol Swain’s Gast and the Drew Friedman cartoonist portrait books, Heroes of the Comics. And here for your pleasure are the previews. MEGAHEX Megg is a depressed, drug-addicted witch. Mogg is her black cat. Their friend, Owl, is an anthropomorphized […]

PREVIEW: The Supperannuated Man by Ted McKeever

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Tweet At the Beat WE LOVE TED MCKEEVER. And here’s his latest, on sale next Wednesday, The Superannuated Man, which we’re told:. By the time most people realized it, they were no longer in charge of the world we know. In an unspecified future, the small seaside town of Blackwater has now been taken over […]

Magnetic Press announces DOOMBOY by Tony Sandoval…and here’s a preview

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Tweet Magnetic Press continues its mission to bring a bunch of great looking French comics to the US with announcement they’ll b publishing Tony Sandoval’s DOOMBOY, an official selection at the 2012 Festival d’Angouleme and winner of the “Coup de Coeur” Youth Jury prize. Magnatic’s first ever English edition will be out in September. The […]

Nice Art: Marvel offers some Elektra previews

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Normally I’m not in favor of digging up characters who were done perfectly by their creator, but Elektra has been revived so many times, we might as well give it a go again—this time as part of Marvel’s experimental push for female-led titles. This new version comes out in April and features writing by Haden Blackman and are by Mike Del Mundo. In fact these pages by Del Mundo look pretty sharp and remind me of….another book with a female lead.

Complete Marvel Previews June 2014: Marvel’s Sea of Sin continues

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Here’s what Marvel will be giving you in June — lots of Guardians of the Galaxy and dark secrets as Original Sin and it’s tie-ins appear.

DC’s Previews April ’14: The Forever People are back

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DC released the advance preveiws of its June titles today with the start of INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE by Dan DiDio and Keith Giffen, and the end of Larfleeze, and a lot of issue #32s.

Preview: ALL-NEW DOOP #1 by Milligan and LaFuente

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Tweet  The Milligan/Allred run on X-Statix from 2002-2004 is often looked back on as an example of the freewheeling creativity that Marvel had for a brief period before worries about selling characters to the movies forced things to button down. But of late, that quirky streak seems to have returned—perhaps because we live in a […]

PREVIEW: THE ELTINGVILLE CLUB #1 takes on Fake Geek Girls and so much more

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Tweet Hold on to your pogs. Dark Horse has just released a preview of ELTINGVILLE CLUB #1 by Evan Dorkin the first part of a 2-issue mini series that does for the members of what True Detective episode 8 did for Rust and Marty. And from reading these pages you can see that Dorkin’s satire […]

Attention world: Gilbert Hernandez’s BUMPERHEAD previewed

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TweetHow has it escaped the notice of the world for a week that Drawn and Quarterly announced that Gilbert Hernandez’s Bumperhead will debut at San Diego this year? And a cover and preview were released? For shame, comics industry, for shame. Would you ignore the new David Lynch movie? Gilbert Hernandez is our David Lynch. […]

Preview: Sonny Liew’s The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye

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Tweet I’ve been following the progress of Sonny Liew’s (Malinky Robot, My Faith in Frankie) upcoming biography of Singaporean comics pioneer, Charlie Chan Hock Chye for a while now, which he’s been producing for publishers Epigram Books:

Previnterview: Gischler talks to Pak about Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1

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Tweet [It's Wednesday so it muct be Dynomite spotlight time. Today Victor Gischler talks to Greg Pak about the debut of Turok Dinosaur Hunter #1 on sale today. AS you can see, the art by Bart Sears is outstanding.] Gischler: So, Greg, Turok is … wait what is he doing? Hunting dinosaurs?  Is this a […]

Earth Crisis Teams Up with Liberator, Plus New All-Star Line-Up

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TweetThat’s Earth Crisis as in the metalcore band, Liberator as in the hit Black Mask Studios comic, and all-star as in “holy crap these are brilliant people”. Not new crisis in DC Multiverse with superhuman Marvel task force spearheaded by All-Star Super-Batman. But feel free to imagine either.

Preview: RED SONJA #6 by Simone and Geovani

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We already previewed this a few days ago, but here are some MORE art pages, just for Beat readers, including the cover by Jill Thompson.

Preview: VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES VOL. 8 by Maroto and Gonzalez

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TweetReturn with us to the golden age of black and white horror magazines, if you will…a time when captions were prolific, and things that looked like Gollum attacked lady vampires. VAMPIRELLA ARCHIVES VOL. 8 Howard Chaykin, Bill DuBay, Roger McKenzie & more (w) Richard Corben, Jose Gonzalez, Esteban Maroto, Ramon Torrents & more (a) Enrich […]

Preview: Codename Action #4

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TweetCODENAME: ACTION #4 (of 6) Chris Roberson (w) Jonathan Lau (a) Jae Lee, Jonathan Lau (c) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+ Operative 1001 has managed to locate the hidden headquarters of the shadowy organization that is driving the world to the brink of war. But even if he manages to rescue Operator […]

Preview: Ghost #1 by DeConnick, Sebela and Sook

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Tweet Among the comics on sale tomorrow, Ghost #1, an ongoing continuation of the mini-series from a year ago. The creative team includes writers Kelly Sue DeConnick and Chris Sebela with artist Ryan Sook, so it looks very nice indeed. The first issue has a cover by Terry Dodson and an variant by Paolo Rivera. […]