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

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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 typewriter, […]

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

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The 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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Hey! 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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I 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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Today 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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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 out […]

NYCC Panel Report: We Are Boom!

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Boom Studios took to New York for a panel presentation on the company. Moderated by Boom Editor-In-Chief Ross Richie, and with panellists Bryce Carlson and Stephen Christy on-hand, the panel discussed the acquisition of Archaia, and the current setup of Boom as a whole.

Boom! Studios gets ‘innovative’ first look deal with Fox

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Somewhere in the Long Slog Of 2013’s Comic Book Movie summer, I probably suggested that 2 Guns might end up being the most important film in terms of how Hollywood deals with comics properties (relatively low budget non superhero fare); how true that will be remains to be seen but it DEFINITELY was the most important film for Boom! Studios. They’ve just signed a first look deal with 20th Century Fox, that, at least in the hype rollout, sounds promising in terms of how it involves comics creators:

Adventure Time Vol. 2: Pixel Princesses due in November

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The first Adventure OGN Playing with Fire by Danielle Corsetto and Zack Sterling was a hit—it was Diamond’s #1 selling GN for May—and there’s no reason to think the next one won’t be a success either. It’s called ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 2: PIXEL PRINCESSES, and it’s by the same creative team, with a cover by […]

Preview: The Hit #1 by Bryce Carlson and Vanesa R. Del Rey

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A few days ago, some art from the upcoming title HIT by Bryce Carlson and Vanesa R. Del Rey stormed the internet. Published by Boom! Studios, it’s described as a tale in the vein of classic Los Angeles pulp noir, a dark crime tale filled with nasty criminals and the men who hunt them down. […]

Boom Set Up Facebook Page for Artistic Submissions

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Breaking into the comics industry is both the easiest thing and hardest thing imaginable to do, for new artists. There are now endless forums to get your work where people can see it – from portfolio reviews to webcomics, DeviantArt to digital competition – but now also endless numbers of rivals at the doorstep. Now […]

Vanesa R. Del Rey: Comics publisher hires female artist; industry stands up and cheers…not

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I got a PR email today from BOOM! Studios announcing a new title called HIT, which is out in September, from the team of Bryce Carlson, who writes Adventure Time, and a new artist named Vanesa R. Del Rey. The story is described as “a dark crime drama filled with murderers, rapists, and drug lords…and […]

Review: Everything you need to know about 2 Guns

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As the long cinematic slog of Summer 2013 crawls to a close, the summer of the comic book movie, one last battle of comics-based films is ready to play out this Friday: Smurfs 2 vs 2 Guns. Now I can’t say too much about the Smurfs movie because it is terrifying and I run away […]

SDCC’13: The Gays in Comics Panel

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By Nick Eskey My first impression when I entered the designated room was that it was much larger than previous years. Last time I was at this panel was in 2008. Then it was located in one of the smaller rooms off to the side. I remember it being quite cramped and stuffy. This year […]

SDCC’13: Megan Byrd’s Friday Photo Marathon

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Megan Byrd’s been hitting San Diego once more, and collected together photos from Dark Horse, Image, Boom, Felicia Day, various fantastic cosplayers, Hello Kitty, My Little Pony, and SO MUCH MORE!

George Perez, now exclusive to Boom, the latest to leave corporate comics

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And yet another. Or is it a repeat, as artist George Perez had some words back in the day when he left the New 52 Superman? Anyway, new day, and a new exclusive creator at Boom, with new projects on the horizon, as he told CBR: Q: That said, I don’t doubt that a creator […]