SIX-GUN GORILLA REVIEW: All That And More

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Tweet Let’s start with that title, shall we? Calling a story “Six-Gun Gorilla” is a bold and audacious decision, one that’s guaranteed to attract a specific kind of person and give many others pause. If you come to this book cold, you will very likely either somersault with glee or scratch your head and wonder, […]

15 days of Boom: Justin Jordan writing three titles

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Tweet And Boom continues its two week announcement roll-out with news that Justin Jordan (Luther Strode) will be writing not one not two but THREE THREE THREE titles for Boom! Jordan has really cemented his place as an up and comer over the last few years so this is another strong announcement for all concerned.

15 Days of Boom!: ‘Spera: Ascension of the Starless’ is coming

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Tweet Josh Tierney’s Spera is one of the best looking webcomics/graphic novels out there with work by a bevy of amazing artists such as Emily Carroll, Michael Dialynas, Meg Gandy, Cory Godbey, Amei Zhao and Sam Bosma….and more. The web versions have been collected by Boom/Archaia into three hardcovers thus far. And now an all […]

15 days of Boom: Mark Waid is back at Boom with new creator owner series

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Boom Studios is avoiding the San Diego news crush and doing a Dynamite by making their announcements one a day until San Diego. And the first is that Mark Waid, former editor-in-chief at Boom and author of some of their most important creator driven titles, is coming back with a new series. According to the video above it’s “one with a dear friend of mine, one of the most revered artists in comics” an artist he’s wanted to work with for a while. It’s a story that is “Dangerous” and not something another company would touch.

To do tonight: Pope, Haspiel, Fingerman, Bertozzi, Miskiewicz

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TweetForbdden panet is hosting a fairly epic singing tonight with PAUL POPE / DEAN HASPIEL / NICK BERTOZZI / CHRIS MISKIEWICZ / BOB FINGERMAN signing and it’s a fairly epic line-up of debuts — please note the Pope signing has special rules as seen in the link. Shaleton! Fear my Dear!   Thomas Alsop!   […]

Boom! reveals BEE & PUPPYCAT variant covers

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Natasha Allegri’s BEE & PUPPYCAT cartoon is Cartoon Hangover’s latest attempt at world domination — and a highly successful attempt it has been. A Kickstart to make a full season of internet shorts raised more than $800,000, and the series has joined the cartoon mafia over at Boom Studios with a comic coming out next month. Allegri will co write with Garrett Jackson and covers illustrated by Allegri, Zac Gorman (ADVENTURE TIME), Coleman Engle (BRAVEST WARRIORS), and Becky Dreistadt (ADVENTURE TIME).

Retailers can unlock The Woods secret cover

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Tweet We’ve been having a lot of coverage of Booms! Lumberjanes this week, but the next hot book from Boom is likely to be The Woods by writer James Tynion IV (Batman Eternal, Red Hood and the Outlaws) and artist Michael Dialynas (Amala’s Blade, Spera). The issue goes on sale on May 7, but before that retailers […]

All the Lumberjanes #1 covers by Fink, Corsetto, Buscema etc

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TweetLumberjanes is a new comic from Boom! that came out yesterday and seems aimed squarely at the Adventure Time/Tumblr/Cutecore comics audience, with a story by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen and Shannon Watters. And to back it up there are no fewer than 12 variant covers for various stores and events. And here they […]

New comic of the day: LUMBERJANES #1

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Tweet While I don’t know what was the book of MoCCA at ECCC it was DEFINITELY Lumberjanes, which launched in a convention exclusive edition. With superstar Noelle Stevenson, and new talents Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen plus variant covers by Boom’s tumblr brigade all-stars like Kate Leth, Maddie FLores, Kalie Ciesemeir, etc this book has […]

Boom gets first look with Cartoon Network starting with Steven Universe

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Tweet Following their huge success with their Adventure Time and Regular Show comics, Boom! Studios has signed a “first look” deal with Cartoon Network, meaning they get first crack at getting the license to adapt their cartoons — and theyr’e kicking off the new deal with Steven Universe. Rebecca Sugar’s cartoon about a boy who […]

Paul Levitz joins the board of Boom!; speaks on Eisner tonight.

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Tweet Oh yeah, the other major news coming out of ComicsPRO, was the return of Paul Levitz, former publisher and president at DC Comics. Levitz stepped down as President a couple of years ago, although remaining on as a writer, but evidently his contract is over and instead of just sticking it out at his […]

Ruth Redmond on Colouring, Comics, and Getting In With Marvel [Interview]

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TweetThe Irish comics scene is one of the busiest in the world right now, and almost certainly one of the fastest growing. Spurred on by creators like PJ Holden and Declan Shalvey, more and more writers and artists are making a name for themselves in comics. And one of the newest of those is colourist […]

Pedigree Chum 30/01/14: Après Moi le Déluge

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TweetHey! How about that? A bit of French to start things off, how fancy and educational we’re all being this morning. Heidi’s swanned off to France to drink Cognac and Coffee for a few days, leaving the rest of us here to wander the vast wasteland of the internet, stood in the shadow of a tower […]

Heidi’s Got No Power So Here Are Some Seasonal Cards

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TweetI don’t know what’s going on at Stately Beat manor, but a cat appeared at my house earlier and scratched the words NO POWER AT BEAT WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT COMICS YOU SECOND-RATE MANAGING EDITOR, YOU on my window. Nothing is happening in comics right now, I’m fairly sure – so in lieu of anything else, here’s […]

Black Friday Comics: Sales! Sales! Sales!!

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TweetToday is Black Friday, when America celebrates their foundations through the buying of heavily discounted goods. The Beat, being a comics blog, strongly endorses the existence of sales and things being affordable, and in the spirit of that: here’s a list of the various comic book sales being held today.

Boom! debuts Boom! Box imprint, “a gleeful space.”

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Tweet It’s no secret that the making of the film 2 Guns t some money in the Boom! Studios coffers, which they seem to have been investing wisely with new imprints and acquisitions (Archaia). Boom! Box, a new imprint designed to be fun and fancy free, was announced back in September, but they just sent […]