Preview: Ghost #1 by DeConnick, Sebela and Sook

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Tweet Among the comics on sale tomorrow, Ghost #1, an ongoing continuation of the mini-series from a year ago. The creative team includes writers Kelly Sue DeConnick and Chris Sebela with artist Ryan Sook, so it looks very nice indeed. The first issue has a cover by Terry Dodson and an variant by Paolo Rivera. […]

Preview: Avengers Arena #18 — the final issue

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Tweet Marvel’s take on the teenagers-hunt-and-kill-one-another genre, AVENGERS ARENA, winds up at the end of the month and here’s a peek. Story by Dennis Hopeless, Art by Kev Walker and Cover by Dave Johnson. On sale 11/27. Sixteen young, troubled superheroes trapped on an island, forced to fight to the death for the amusement of […]

FIRST LOOK: Numbercruncher #3 from Titan Comics

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TweetTitan Comics, hearing about Tharg’s earlier visit, decided to also pop round for some tea and biscuits, and also handed me some paper. This time though, the paper was a first look – nobody else in the bally WORLD has seen these yet – at the preview for Numbercruncher #3 from Si Spurrier, PJ Holden, […]

Fraction and Zdarsky unveil their Sex Criminals

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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.

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

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TweetA 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. […]

Preview: Love and Rockets New Stories #6

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Tweet What was that we were saying about Fall shaping up? Love and Rockets: New Stories #6 is coming out in October, and will undoubtedly be the talk of the town. Pre-orders from the above link get two special Los. Bros mini-comics. Since relaunching Love and Rockets with New Stories, a single thick volume released […]

Hot stuff: Farel Dalrymple is Delusional

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Tweet Oh, Adhouse, why must you torture me so? The publishers of fine comics and art material have been on a streak of fire recently, releasing quality book after quality book. And now here’s another to add to your ‘buy’ list: a stunning  hardcover collection of art and comics from Farel Dalrymple ( Pop Gun War, […]

Preview: Jeffrey Brown’s A Matter of Life

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Tweet Jeffrey Brown been busy in the past year or so with his best selling Star Wars cartoon books—Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess—and an indie film based on his work—Save the Date— but he’s coming back to the genre that made his name with June’s A Matter of Life, a full-color exploration […]

Preview: Hawkeye #9 by Fraction and Aja

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Hawkeye by Fraction and Aja continues to be the most stylish and offbeat superhero comic on the stands. In this issue, enter the women: Black Widow, Mockingbird, Spider-Woman and Kate Bishop try to figure out who’s trying to kill Clint Barton.

Advance Review: Viva Lost Vegas #1 (spoiler-free!)

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TweetReuniting the team behind the Eisner award winning Return of the Dapper Men, Lost Vegas is a fun mix of science fiction space play and hustler inspired shenanigans  Oh, and it is very, very pretty.

Interview and Exclusive Preview: Peyo’s BENNY BREAKIRON with Jim Salicrup of Papercutz

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TweetFollowing a multi-volume and ongoing celebrated run of bringing Peyo’s original SMURFS comics to English-speaking reader, all ages comics publisher Papercutz is poised to release the first volume of another Peyo classic, BENNY BREAKIRON on May 7th, 2013. Papercutz, headed by former Marvel editor and all round comics ambassador Jim Salicrup, has been kind enough […]

Preview: Phabula #1

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Monkeybrain Comics, the digital comics imprint, has been rolling along since its launch last July, and they have a new book debuting on ComiXology today: Phabula #1 by Dalton Rose (Sacrifice, Theremin)

Preview: Who is AC? by Hope Larson and Tintin Pantoja

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With 2013 barreling along, it’s time to start looking at some of books that are going to make it a notable year, and here’s one that has flown mostly under the radar until now: Who is AC? by Hope Larson with art by Tintin Pantoja, to be published by Atheneum on April 16th. It’s Larson’s first original GN since Mercury, she she describes it thusly:

Preview of the Legend of Zelda: HYRULE HISTORIA

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A few months ago Dark Horse announced they were publishing The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia an authorized art book of the storied video game franchise. Such was the excitement for this book that it knocked off Shades of grey from the Amazon best seller list for a while week, and money from The Beat’s Amazon affiliate link paid for all our Christmas presents.

HYPE AND PREVIEW: Joe Palooka #1

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Tweet The venerable comics strip character Joe Palooka has been remade into a modern day MMA fighter in JOE PALOOKA #1 on sale today from IDW and here’s an exclusive preview. The comic already has support from the UFC and other MMA fans—as we’ve pointed out several times, MMA and comics are a natural combo, […]

First Still from THE HOBBIT: The Desolation of Smaug and more 2013 movie previews

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TweetWarner Bros dumped a bunch of stills from 2013 movies the other day, including this first look at The Hobbit II: The Desolation of Smaug that shows Martin Freeman as Bilbo lounging about on Smaug’s gold hoard. That can’t end well. THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (Peter Jackson) Because the other photos include Ryan […]