The Beat Podcasts! More To Come – Comics are for Everyone

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Tweet Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s episode, Heidi and the rest of the More to Come Crew – Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss Mark Millar, Todd McFarlane and the relationship between […]

What is “Skype Hype”? Steve Niles, Ron Marz and Jimmy Palmiotti Explain

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TweetEarlier this week, almost out of nowhere, comic creators Ron Marz, Steve Niles and Jimmy Palmiotti came up with a concept called Skype Hype. And only a few days after coming up with the idea, they’ve already trialled and tested it, in what could be a bold move forward in how comics are marketed to […]

SDCC’13: Genre in Comics: Can Image Do Anything?

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TweetIf today’s “Image Comics and the Genre Fiction Renaissance” panel at Comic-Con can be any guide, there are only two genres in the comic book industry: superheroes and everything else. Image are putting out a lot of ‘everything else’ these days, and genres are crossing like crazy. A panel including Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Ed […]

5 Recent Graphic Novels You Don’t Want to Miss

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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 […]

Titan Solicitations for July 2013

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TweetGood morning, hungover Brits and Americans who are staying up far too late. And, of course, hello to all our other friends across the World, all of whom experience the joy of different time zones. Titan have released their solicitations for July, so in the spirit of The Brit Zone, here they are:

Ron Marz, Mark Millar, Comics Industry Act to Shut Down Cyberbully

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TweetAbusive attacks via Twitter aren’t new, but have certainly increased in media visibility over the past few months. Racist and sexist comments and threats have been detailed repeatedly in the mainstream press recently, often aimed at various prominent people in society. It also exists on a personal level, sadly, with personal attacks and bullying on […]