Comics

Next week Comixology Originals will release Love and War #3. The latest chapter of the sports romance series comes from writer Andrew Wheeler, artist Guillermo Saavedra, colorist C.R. Chua, letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, designer Cindy Leong, and editor Allison O’Toole. Today The Beat is pleased to present an early preview of the issue, which finds Domo struggling to deal with Gabriel’s revelation from last
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The comics distribution wars are still going strong. Marvel Comics announced today a new exclusive book market distribution deal with Penguin Random House Publisher Services. The deal will see PRHPS exclusively distribute Marvel collected editions and graphic novels to the bookstore market. The publisher’s titles have previously been distributed to bookstores by Hachette since 2010.
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By Hayden Mears Fox and Hare #1 Writer: John TsueiArtist: Stacey LeeColorist: Raul AnguloLetterer: Jim CampbellCover Artist: Stacey LeePublisher: Vault Comics The hotly anticipated Fox and Hare #1 was pushed back nearly seven months so that its creative team could rework the story. The problem, according to series scribe Jon Tsuei, was that there wasn’t enough “punk” in his cyberpunk comic.
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Earlier this week, Clover Press launched a Kickstarter campaign for The Golem of Venice Beach, a new graphic novel from writer Chanan Beizer and artists including primary illustrator Vanessa Cardinali and guest-artists Stephen Bissette, Michael Allred, Jae Lee, Nick Pitarra, Paul Pope, and Bill Sienkiewicz. The book follows a centuries-old golem as he becomes embroiled in a gang war in Southern California. Beizer’s
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Dark Crisis #1 Writer: Joshua WilliamsonArtist: Daniel SampereColorist: Alejandro SánchezLetterer: Tom NapolitanoCover Artists: Daniel Sampere & Alejandro SánchezPublisher: DC Comics Dark Crisis is upon us. The storyline that DC Comics has been building to for the past eighteen months is finally here. Writer Joshua Williamson, the architect of the Infinite Frontier storyline that has led to
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AfterShock Comics has announced Last Line, a new sci-fi adventure series due out in September. The series comes from the creative team of writer Richard Dinnick, artist Jose Holder, colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick, and letterer Dave Sharpe. The first issue of the series features a main cover by Andy Clarke & Jose Villarrubia, and an incentive variant cover by Das Pastoras. Here’s how
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Aquaman Andromeda Book One Writer: Ram V.Artist: Christian WardLetterer: Aditya BidikarCover Artist: Christian WardPublisher: DC Comics More DC Comics’ characters are starting to get the prestige Black Label treatment as the imprint expands further past Batman and Batman-adjacent characters. This expansion has in recent months involved some of my favorite (and some of the most idiosyncratic)
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While Morbius may have received a re-release in theaters after memes based on the Jared Leto flick trended on social media, the box office doesn’t lie. Although someone may be softly calling “Michael, Michael, Miiiiichael” across the streets of New York City, the call certainly isn’t originating with movie going audiences.  Michael And the Morbius
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Saturday has arrived, and with it comes Weekend Reading 114! This may not be a surprise to you, but The Beat team is holing up inside Stately Beat Manor with a stack of books and comics to pass the hours until Monday inevitably arrives, faster than you can say “Felicitations… to the sister. I am
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Next week Top Shelf Productions will release Free Pass, the latest graphic novel from British cartoonist Julian Hanshaw. The new book follows a pair of twenty-somethings in an evolving relationship made more complicated by technology, politics, and sex. Today The Beat is pleased to present an exclusive four-page excerpt from the graphic novel. Here’s how Top Shelf
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On January 3rd, 2023, the first volume of the print collection of Cursed Princess Club by LambCat will be released through the Unscrolled imprint from Wattpad WEBTOON Studios. Today, The Beat is proud to present your first look at the cover (and if you keep scrolling, a preview of the interior of the collection and an interview with LambCat):
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Next week Archie Comics will release Archie & Friends: Summer Lovin’ #1, a new one-shot in the Archie & Friends series of seasonal releases. The issue features a new main story, “Carnival Love,” from the creative team of writer Tee Franklin, penciller Dan Parent, inker Bob Smith, colorist Glenn Whitmore, and letterer Jack Morelli. Today The Beat is proud to present
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June is Pride month and Vault Comics is celebrating LGBTQIA+ voices with their Unbanned initiative. The publisher explains: “Banning books is nothing new to the world of comics and literature, but in recent months we’ve seen an unprecedented uptick in new bans across the country. These bans have targeted many queer books and creators. And
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My first Free Comic Book Day was in 2011. I went to a comic shop and immediately shot to the graphic novel section of the store, picked up a Spawn book I’d had my eye on for a while, and took it to the register to inform the owner of my selection. He saw what I
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Verse Books 1 & 2 Writer/Artist/Letterer: Sam BeckPublisher: Wonderbound A good story must have a few different elements from the jump. A solid plot, interesting characters, and good pacing are just a few. For Wonderbound’s Verse, readers are treated to a well-crafted story filled with layered relationships, complicated characters, and an exciting and engaging narrative
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