NYCC ’13: The Chew Panel

201310120345.jpg

Tweet by Jeffrey O. Gustafson Friday at New York Comic Con, creators John Layman and Rob Guillory talked to several hundred fans of their hugely entertaining, humorous, action-drama series Chew.   They talked about upcoming issues in the current stoyline. Next month’s Issue 38 will be Colby/Savoy focused and set in the FDA prison. Additionally, […]

NYCC 13: Kirkman & Azaceta Launch Outcast at Image

1381249887.jpg

Tweet Well here’s what Image was teasing all week: a new horror series by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta called Outcast. The Beat was not able to make the press call for this (yes not even for Robert Kirkman, sob) but our pals at CBR have the skinny: “I’ve been working in TV for a […]

Brubaker and Epting get a touch of Velvet in their new spy thriller

VELVET1_CVR

As part of the new wave of Image creator owned comics by big name talent, Velvet by Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting reunites the Captain America team for what is Epting’s first creator owned outing.

Velvet, which goes on sales on October 23rd, is a tale of espionage set in the Cold War. It’s an idea Brubaker had kicking around for years—he estimates that from the time he came up with it to when Epting was finally able to start ten years passed. Although it seems like a long time, Brubaker was able to take more time research, resulting in a stronger story, he said as a press conference this afternoon.

Tonight! Have Sex Criminals #1 with Fraction and Zdarsky!

poster2

Tweet Tonight the Beguiling, Toronto’s premiere comic shop, presents the release of SEX CRIMINALS #1 with creators Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky. This will not be a comic book signing, but a full on nightclub satyricon: With host Sasha and special guests Ego Assassin. Wednesday, September 25th, 2013. @ Wicked Nightclub, 1032 Queen St. W., […]

Image in December: Black Kiss Christmas Special, Uh-Oh

imaged1

TweetAfter taking a look over the solicitations for Marvel and DC in December, it’s time to take a look at Image’s new comics. There’s a whole new load of first issues, along with some specials and – uh-oh – a Black Kiss 2 Christmas Special. Ho-ho-ho?

Image unveils complete Walking Dead #115 cover

TheWalkingDead115_Revealed.jpg

Tweet  Not content with celebrating the 100th issue, Image and The Walking Dead are now ramping up for the 10th anniversary of the bleak, flesh eating mega-hit. #115, the 10th anniversary issue, will have a bunch of variant covers by Charlie Adlard, colored by Dave Stewart, that add up to the complete image seen above. […]

Ben Templesmith: “I’m alive.”

201309051851.jpg

Tweet When the story broke about J. Michael Straczynski replacing Ben Templesmith with CP Smith, as artist on his Image series Ten Grand after Templesmith went into extreme radio silence, many wondered if Templesmith was okay. We reached out to him and he emailed back to say he had apologized to JMS, and the communication […]

Ben Templesmith Replaced on ‘Ten Grand’ After Cutting Off Contact with JMS

templesmith

TweetAn interesting story’s been picked up by Multiversity today, as it appears that artist Ben Templesmith has been replaced on Image’s Ten Grand series with CP Smith. The reasoning appears to be because Templesmith has allegedly gone MIA, and stopped responding to emails from writer J Michael Straczynski or his Joe’s Comics team.

Saga and The Avengers Pick Up Hugo Awards

saga3_1.jpg

TweetThe Hugo Awards were hosted last night – and hosted by no less than comics and TV writer Paul Cornell. An awards ceremony focusing across a range of different media, two of the awards on the night went to comic properties

Fraction and Zdarsky unveil their Sex Criminals

sexcriminals01-17.jpg

Tweet Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky are collaborating on a new Image ongoing about two people who can stop time when they have sex. We’ll have more of the nitty gritty from Fraction and Zdarsky in a bit. but here’s the SFW preview released by Image.

Nice art: Fiona Staples covers to SAGA #’s 13-16

tumblr_mqu0v56FfE1ra3v9xo1_500.jpg

A new issue of SAGA is out today and that will undoubtedly be cause for rejoicing among many readers. Over on her Tumblr, artist Fiona Staples has been posting the covers through issue #16 and here for your edification they all are.

Artist Laura Braga joins Witchblade team with issue #170

201308121340.jpg

Tweet Oh yeah while we’re announcing new comics teams, Laura Braga, the very talented Italian artist, is the new artist on WITCHBLADE as of issue #170. She joins writer Ron Marz and colorist/editor Betsy Gonia on the book, meaning the book will be 2/3s people not named Ron. You may be amazed to know WITCHBLADE—the […]

John Layman speaks on second chance for ‘Chew’ screen adaption

Chew1

Tweet Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision broke the news that Jeff Krelitz and his company Quality Transmedia is giving the New York Times bestselling comic book “Chew” another shot at a live action and animated screen adaptation. Writer and co-creator John Layman shared his thoughts on the unexpected news and why the animated route will be easier to pull […]

Here’s All Our News from SDCC in One Place

sat48

TweetOne of the things heard most frequently this weekend online was ‘why is there no comic news coming out of SDCC’? You mean aside from the masses and masses of comics news which came out of the convention, right? The Beat covered basically every single comics company you can imagine, and we’ve still got a […]

SDCC’13: Genre in Comics: Can Image Do Anything?

ig1

TweetIf today’s “Image Comics and the Genre Fiction Renaissance” panel at Comic-Con can be any guide, there are only two genres in the comic book industry: superheroes and everything else. Image are putting out a lot of ‘everything else’ these days, and genres are crossing like crazy. A panel including Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Ed […]

SDCC’13: Skybound Announce ‘Manifest Destiny’ and ‘Dead Body Road’

skyb1

TweetRobert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint had a panel today, during which the company announced two new titles: Dead Body Road from Justin Jordan and Matteo Scalera; and Manifest Destiny from Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts.