TweetMarvel’s female characters do tend to be their very best, so here at The Beat we’ve been following Will Sliney (at a distance, so he doesn’t suspect) as he helps set up the all-female Fearless Defenders team. Whenever a new character joins the team, Will very kindly talks a little about them, and how he [...]
TweetDC’s new series, launched by Gail Simone and Freddie Williams II, is a really interesting idea for a series. Essentially pitting a somewhat corrupt and immoral police force against a group of young superhero vigilantes, it makes for a fairly uncompromised story, which offers the most overtly political work Simone has done so far in [...]
Iron Man 3 weighed in with the second biggest movie opening of all times, but since it was right behind The Avengers, you could say it was all in the family still. The third movie staring Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark opened with $175.3 million for the weekend (the Avengers did $207.4 mil) and has already raced to $680.1 million globally. That is a lot of cheddar.
Tweet[Previous chapters: 1 to 8 - 1953 – 1985 Roundup, 9 - The Dawn of Eclipse, 10 - Alan Moore at Eclipse, 11 - The Twilight of Eclipse] In February 1992 Todd McFarlane, along with six others, announced the founding of Image Comics, after having failed to negotiate more favourable terms for themselves at Marvel [...]
When the Image Expo 2013 was announced there were, understandably, questions about why it was on a Tuesday instead of a more accessible weekend date. Well, tickets are on sale (as of this morning) and aFAQ now answers this and many other questions: As explained, this is really a press and retailer event but open to the public for $20. And there will be panels and signings and stuff but no vendors.
Tweet The fact that both the Iron Man character and the Avengers team has reached their 50th anniversary since creation hasn’t received a lot of attention in the press, and this could be because the immense success of the IRON MAN and AVENGERS films means that the powers that be don’t particularly want the public [...]
TweetThis year, publishers have distributed fifty-two titles for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday. While it is not uncommon for many comics shops to order all of the titles, it is becoming common that most comics shops anticipate large crowds of customers. While this is a good thing, it means that the stores must limit the [...]
Tweet At C2E2 the sad, event-born death of longtime Marvel character Luke Cage was reported on by Patrick Reed and worth quoting at length: The audience began with some lightweight questions about Deadpool appearing in Thunderbolts, the new role of The Sentry / The Void in the Marvel Universe, and the relationship between The Scarlet [...]
Tweet Matt Fraction skyped in to celebrate Iron Man’s 50th anniversary at a Comic Book Round Table event held at John Ordover’s Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York on Wednesday night, and provided some heartfelt insights into the way in which the armored playboy has drastically changed Fraction’s own life. Along the way, [...]
TweetDan Slott did say, prior to the launch of Amazing Spider-Man #700, that he was going to turn into Dark Dan and start using his writing purposes for evil. And as he’s gleefully turned into a pantomime villain the likes of which John Inman can only dream of matching, so Superior Spider-Man has become an [...]
Tweet I love this little feature that Shelf Awareness do, asking artists about what they’re currently reading and the books that have had an impact on their lives. I always like to hear about what comics people are reading anyway, but I mostly love this because the interviewees give their reply in illustrated form, which [...]
Tweet These graphic novels have been chosen because they were all released in the past 6 months and equally combine qualities of well-crafted concepts and remarkable artwork to create solid visual narratives. They aren’t the only great graphic novels that have been released in recent months, but they are notable, and worth considering as near-misses [...]
TweetWhen you have a team-up of serial killer stalker Cassie Hack and demon fighter Ash Williams only one art style suggests itself: cutecore! Thus it is with Ken Haeser’s covers for the first two issues of the Dynamite/Image team-up, especially th eone that channels an iconic moment of Peanuts. #1 – After the events of [...]