Interview: Stuart Moore and Gus Storms Reclaim EGOs

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After a lengthy hiatus, the creative team behind Image Comics’ EGOs is back in action and ready to serve up more interplanetary crime drama with their upcoming fifth issue. Writer Stuart Moore and artist Gus Storms were kind enough to take some time to chat with the Beat about their series, in addition to humoring […]

Reviews: A Murder of Cartoonists

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While we were enjoying Comic Arts Brooklyn this year, my partner Marguerite Van Cook and I took a break from the excitement of promoting our new Fantagraphics Book The Late Child and Other Animals to go across the street to a little coffee bar and have a snack. The young counterperson noted the influx of […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Hawkeye Fan

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By Kyle Pinion I love Matt Fraction, David Aja and Annie Wu’s Hawkeye. It’s by far my favorite monthly (which I realize is a stretch to still call it that at this point) comic coming from the Big Two. Its mixture of high impact super-heroics, indie sensibilities, film influences, and raw emotion have paved its […]

Must read: David Harper analyzes the changing state of the industry

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Out with the old, in with the new? As we’ve been reporting, October comics sales were pretty damn massive. It’s the culmination of a year that started a little rocky but has blossomed as new trends blew into town behind a strong trade wind. Multiversity’s David Harper has the much needed big think piece on what’s happening complete with CHARTS. First he points out that The Big Two are still the big two:

SDCC ’14: Jeff Lemire Explores A Futuristic Universe Through A Child’s Point Of View In ‘Descender’

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By Kyle Pinion Announced at Image Expo this year at San Diego Comic Con, Jeff Lemire’s first ongoing series with Image, Descender, is described thusly: Ten years ago massive, planet-sized robots called “The Harvesters” materialized without warning and invaded the orbits of all the United Galactic Council’s worlds wiping out entire planets and civilizations before […]

SDCC 14: Fiona Staples… Artist, Icon, Saga Fan

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By David Nieves On SDCC Friday, after a rousing Brian K Vaughan one man show, Saga co-creator Fiona Staples took the room stage for an hour of career and advice for young artists in her own spotlight. Fiona’s time was led by Jennifer de Guzman director of Image Comics Trade Book Sales. Fiona’s introduction read like […]

SDCC 14: Becky Cloonan, The Killjoys of Moving…

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By David Nieves Since 1999 Becky Cloonan has been breaking down doors; whether they be from moving to new places or the ones every creator has to go through to make comics for a living. I had the overwhelming  joy of sitting down with her on the SDCC show floor last week. To no one’s […]

SDCC ’14: Image Dares to Give Us an All-Artist Panel (It Was Great)

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by Zachary Clemente Sometimes, it’s the smaller details that stand out most. Sure, Image Comics is pushing for changes in the comics industry and has really been an a great example of how different publication platforms bolster the climate for making comics. Sure, they’re making new programs for retailers to make it easier to manage […]

Brandon Graham Explains The Arrangement of ‘8house’

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Overseen by Brandon Graham, the ‘8house’ project was first announced earlier this year at the first Image Expo. Described as being a series of stories by different creators, all set within the same overall world, there’ve been a lot of questions about what exactly will be the arrangement of the stories – not just who’ll […]

Image Offer Horrifying Teaser for Revival’s Next Arc, All Who See It Flee in Fear

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‘Allo! I’m back, apologies. As we head to SDCC, so the British invasion rages anon once more, as I sweep majestically through the unlocked front doors of Stately Beat Manor. I may or may not be wearing a kimono. But as much as that is arguably a visage of horror, it surely cannot compete with the […]

The Beat Podcasts! – SDCC ’14 Day 1: Eric Powell & Richard Starkings

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Live from San Diego Comic Con, it’s More To Come! Publishers Weekly’s podcast of comics news, interviews and discussion with Calvin Reid, Kate Fitzsimons and The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In day one of our special San Diego Comic Con 2014 coverage, Heidi interviews Eric Powell – artist/writer creator of The Goon – about his […]

SDCC: The HUMANS are coming to Image – Exclusive Preview and Interview

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First it was vampires, then it was zombies. After that it was bronies but now? It’s all about monkeys and Image Comics is one step ahead of the latest ape craze with a new creator owned series, The Humans – an epic tale of big hairy apes on badass choppers looking for sleazy, biker gang exploitation style kicks in […]

The Beat’s Image Expo Coverage – SDCC ’14 Edition

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by Zachary Clemente Image Comics is rolling out their announcements fast and hard – holding one of their semi-annual Expos before the convention even official opens its doors. Keep your eyes peeled here for live coverage of exciting announcements from one of the hottest publishers today! Update 1: While waiting for the Expo to start, […]

SDCC 2014: Image Announces Giant-Size Kung Fu Bible Stories

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If you’re checking out the list of Image SDCC 2014 exclusives, your eye probably fell across an item that wasn’t quite like the others. Available exclusively (for now) at this year’s convention is a strange and wonderful treasury sized anthology called Giant-Size Kung Fu Bible Stories. The title sells itself, but if you’re looking for a little more […]

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

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Forbdden 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!   […]

PREVIEW: Nailbiter #2

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  Story By: Joshua Williamson Art By: Mike Henderson Cover By: Mike Henderson Price: $2.99 Diamond ID: APR140582 Published: June 4, 2014 Officer Nicolas Finch doesn’t care about Buckaroo, Oregon’s serial killers or its secrets—he just wants to find his missing friend. With time running out he turns to the one man who has all […]