https://madcavestudios.com/ I love anthologies. Sometimes you just need a self-contained story, even if it eventually ties into a much bigger theme or plot. But there is something satisfying about the format, at least for me. That is why this week’s Small Press Spotlight pick is Dwellings by Jay Stephens and published by Black Eye Books.
https://madcavestudios.com/ Mike Mignola, Italian artist Rachele Aragno (Mel The Chosen), colorist Dave Stewart and letterer Clem Robins will be teaming up in October for a new original one-shot from Dark Horse Comics – Leonide the Vampyr: Miracle at the Crow’s Head. The beginning of a series of collaborations between Mignola and Aragno, this full-color comic
https://madcavestudios.com/ Spooky season is only a few months away but the solicits are pouring in. Marvel has announced…Crypt of Shadows #1, a special giant-sized one-shot perfect for Halloween. Paying homage to the original Crypt of Shadows anthology series that was published between 1973 and 1975, Crypt of Shadows #1 promises (according to Marvel) a “collection
https://madcavestudios.com/ BOOM! Studios has announced a new horror comic for October: The Approach, a tale about a mysterious lost-plane crash and the “sinister storm” it brings in its wake. The Approach is by writing duo Jeremy Haun (The Red Mother, The Beauty) & Jason A. Hurley (The Beauty) and Spanish artist Jesús Hervás (The Empty
https://madcavestudios.com/ How will Dynamite finish off its Wednesday SDCC 2022 announcements? Take a look at what they revealed below! Jennifer Blood Meets William Shakespeare?! Van Lente Channels the Bard for Noirish Spinoff Tale After his recent run on the exciting new Jennifer Blood series and the anticipated upcoming Ninjettes, writer Fred Van Lente is taking
https://madcavestudios.com/ This week Dark Horse Comics will release Manor Black: Fire in the Blood #4. The final issue of the supernatural horror series comes from writers Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt and artist Tyler Crook. Today The Beat is pleased to present an exclusive look at the series finale. Here’s how Dark Horse describes Manor Black: Fire in the Blood
https://madcavestudios.com/ Dynamite keeps the ball rolling with more big announcements ahead of SDCC 2022. Check out the first batch of today’s news below: King Kong of Skull Island Comes to Comics & Games From Dynamite & DeVito Artworks The King is back! Dynamite is partnering with DeVito ArtWorks to produce an exciting new line of
https://madcavestudios.com/ In Dog Biscuits by Alex Graham, readers follow a small group of people animals as they attempt to navigate summer 2020 in Seattle. Released on Instagram during first year of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the incredible comic has been collected in a single volume by Fantagraphics, available now. The Beat got the opportunity to catch up
https://madcavestudios.com/ This week’s Top Comics to Buy for July 20 2022 brings us a set of new books that are absolutely stacked. I’ve been doing this list for about four years now (first on my own site and then now here), and I truly can’t recall having more trouble pairing my list down to just
https://madcavestudios.com/ Dynamite’s latest round of announcements ahead of San Diego Comic-Con 2022 offers an exciting variety of new titles for the fall. Take a look at what’s coming up. Cat-Man & Kitten Pounce Into a Wild Special, Jeff Parker & Joseph Cooper Team Up The publisher has announced a new special story featuring the Project
https://madcavestudios.com/ Marvel Entertainment has released its San Diego Comic-Con plans today. For those attending SDCC 2022, there are a ton of signings, merch, and specials to look for. Check out the details below: With San Diego Comic-Con just around the corner, Marvel Entertainment returns to San Diego Comic-Con with all-star panels, exclusive announcements, fan-favorite talent
https://madcavestudios.com/ The Hellboy: Bones of Giants creative team of Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden and Matt Smith return with Hellboy in Love, a five-issue limited series starting October 12, 2022. Joining the team will be Chris O’Halloran on colors, and Clem Robins on letters. The series will shine a spotlight on the mentioned romance between Hellboy
https://madcavestudios.com/ Webcomic publisher Rocketship Entertainment is making its first proper San Diego landing with this week’s SDCC ’22. The crew of Rocketship will be manning the first ever SDCC Rocketship Way Station booth (#2707) where all kinds of physical goodies can be purchased – including SDCC ’22 exclusives. The booth will also host signings and
https://madcavestudios.com/ By Deidre Freitas — In the mid ’90s, there were three different Justice League teams, all run by separate leaders. They had all disagreed on the best way to lead The League, so they split up. Why and how was this possible? Sticking with tried and true comic book logic, I can only say
https://madcavestudios.com/ In Archie’s Halloween Spectacular #1, arriving at your Local Comic Shop beginning on October 5th, 2022, readers will be introduced to two brand-new characters: Trick & Treat! The two new characters were designed by Archie Comics art director Vincent Lovallo (Bite Sized Archie). Meet Trick & Treat Lovallo had this to say about the creation of the
https://madcavestudios.com/ There are a few different interpretations of the afterlife. Some offer an elaborate, spiritual bliss while others are much bleaker and final. In Vault’s End After End, writers Tim Daniel and David Andry provide a fresh perspective on what happens after our life is over. Sunando C is on art and covers while Kurt
https://madcavestudios.com/ Last month, AHOY Comics announced their latest series, Highball, from writer Stuart Moore, artist Fred Harper, colorist Lee Loughridge, and letterer Rob Steen. The sci-fi comedy series follows a space pilot who performs best when he’s deeply, deeply, deeply intoxicated. Today The Beat is pleased to present an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the development of the series, with concept artwork
By d. emerson eddy — “People named Tinkerbell name their daughters Susan.” An Englishman in Los Angeles hooks up with an old friend. Gets a bit lost. Meets a strange old man on a bench asking for a cigarette and is repaid with a story. That’s essentially the opening to Neil Gaiman’s Murder Mysteries from Neil
By Steve Baxi — The Copper Age of comics is often understood as shifting the industry towards Mature Readers titles in the 1980s, aiming for adult audiences rather than capitalizing on the medium’s recent history of campy, kids entertainment. Gone was your Adam West Batman, today we have Frank Miller’s Dark Knight taking on Reagan’s America!
Password recovery https://madcavestudios.com/ There are many stories about a future earth where humanity has either gained superpowers and/or has done something utterly ridiculous and destroyed everything. In The Mighty Three, this future planet does have supernatural powers but the result is actually peace and prosperity. Unless you’re Elly and you need to save your job.
https://madcavestudios.com/ Dynamite has announced a new publishing partnership with Immortal Studios to bring the Los Angeles-based publisher’s shared universe of Wuxia martial arts-fantasy comic books to the broader marketplace. Through Kickstarter, Immortal Studios has successfully funded three comic book series as part of a larger shared universe. With Dynamite, these action-packed titles will be available through
https://madcavestudios.com/ The second round of Dynamite’s San Diego Comic-Con 2022 announcements has a little something for everyone. Not only will one of their flagship characters get a new series to celebrate a big anniversary, but a new vigilante is in town. Meet Sweetie Candy Vigilante! Sugar-Fueled Antiheroine Makes Her Way from Music to Film There’s
https://madcavestudios.com/ San Diego Comic-Con is back, and to celebrate the event’s return to business as usual, Dynamite has a bunch of exciting announcements ahead of SDCC 2022. Below check out the first installment: Fire and Ice Rises Again for 40th Anniversary! Legendary Frank Frazetta & Ralph Bakshi Classic Comes to Comics & Games Next year
Saturday has arrived, and it brings with it Weekend Reading 120! It’s the lull before the storm of SDCC ’22, and as you can imagine, we’re savoring our quiet time here at Stately Beat Manor. What will you be paging through as you try to read your way away from Monday? The Beat wants to
Any DD fan worth their salt is well aware of the acclaimed run from Nocenti and Romita Jr. in the ’80s. Among their notable contributions to the Daredevil legacy is the creation of Typhoid Mary. So it won’t come as a shock that the story by the two creators involves the Daredevil antagonist. Details from
BOOM Studios is joining the publisher pack as they return for SDCC ’22. They have also announced their panel schedule. The PR: “BOOM! Studios announced…their panel schedule at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022 (Booth #2229) from July 20-24th San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. The publisher, home to award-winning imprints BOOM! Studios, BOOM!
On August 3rd, 2022, The Vineyard #1 by writer Brian Hawkins, artist Sami Kivelä, colorist Jason Wordie, and letterer Taylor Esposito, will arrive. When The Vineyard #1 arrives, it will feature a main cover by Kivelä with Wordie and an incentive cover yet to be announced. However, you can get your first look at this issue right here, today at
The next chapter in the Marvel Comics universe has begun: A.X.E. is here! And on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, A.X.E.: Death to the Mutants #1 will arrive. Written by Kieron Gillen, with art by Guiu Vilanova and colors by Dijjo Lima, you can get your first preview of this issue right here, today at The Beat! A.X.E.: Death
The purge at Oni Lion Forge Publishing Group continues. Confirmed by Graeme McMillan at Popverse and via Twitter, Oni has laid off some of the most prominent members of its staff, including senior VP of sales and marketing Alex Segura, sales manager Henry Barajas, and senior editor Amanda Meadows. Editor Jasmine Amiri was also laid
The Daredevil ongoing series relaunched with a new #1 this week as the creative team of Chip Zdarsky and artist Marco Checchetto continue their acclaimed run. The second issue out next month happens to mark the 650th issue of Daredevil and to celebrate the milestone, Marvel announced details for the murders’ row of creators who will