This past weekend marked the anniversary of C2E2 2020, otherwise known as the last major in-person convention. The COVID-19 pandemic caused all the other cons of 2020 to cancel or postpone their in-person events, and the lingering effects of the pandemic have already taken a toll on 2021. Last month it was announced that WonderCon
Green Lantern’s Light Shines Bright Through DC’s MultiverseAlan Scott, the original Green Lantern, enters DC’s Infinite Frontier With Future State currently offering a thrilling glimpse of the near and far futures of DC’s heroes and villains, fans can’t help but wonder what’s next, and the status of the current DC Universe. That era starts in
As the newest release from Walt Disney Animations Studios, Raya and the Last Dragon doesn’t lack when it comes to heart, magic, and humor. Directed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada with writing credits going to Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim, Raya tells the story of a brave and fierce warrior princess named Raya
Is there anything better than the heartache of a good romance story? Whether it’s unrequited love or young love or enemies-to-lovers, romance comes in all flavors and it’s dealer’s choice when it comes to perusing the genre on Webtoon. As one of its largest genres, it can be hard to pick from the plethora of
A Superman reboot written by Ta-Nehisi Coates and produced by J.J. Abrams under the Bad Robot label is currently in development, according to a report from Deadline. Few details are currently available regarding the Superman reboot, which has Hannah Minghella serving as a producer. Coates is currently attached to Wrong Answer, a drama directed by
It’s here! After being announced over two years ago, we have got our first official look into the Grishaverse through the new teaser trailer of Shadow and Bone. Based on the first book in the Grishaverse, Shadow and Bone is helmed by show creator Eric Heisserer with author Leigh Bardugo as one of the executive
It’s Saturday once again, and that must mean it’s time for Weekend Reading 49! As usual, we’re holing up in Stately Beat Manor to spend the weekend lost in a good book. What will you be reading this week? Let The Beat know in the comment section or on social media @comicsbeat! Weekend Reading 49:
Welcome to The Beat’s crowdfunding round-up: a collection of some of our favorite campaigns from the week including one-shots, on-goings, anthologies and everything in-between. This week, we’re checking out sever debut series, including the boy-and-dinosaur story of Nil, the dark fantasy world of The Nekros, and more. Let’s get started! Planet Comics – issue #2!
The Beat’s Gregory Paul Silber has been accused of having a bit of an… obsessive personality. Each week in Silber Linings, he takes a humorous look at the weirdest, funniest, and most obscure bits of comics and pop culture that he can’t get out of his head. I love Swamp Thing, especially Saga of the Swamp Thing
Fans have a lot of choices in today’s media landscape. Too many choices, honestly. The streaming wars are upon us, with Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix, the old giants, continuing to triumph, and newer services like Disney+ coming to meet their challenge. Then you have services like HBO Max, that make you wonder, “Is it
After unveiling the upcoming Bad Batch Wrecker action figure earlier this week, Hasbro has once again revealed some new Star Wars action figures this time from the Vintage Collection line. Fans of the The Mandalorian will be delighted to hear that former bounty hunter turned nurse droid IG-11 is getting another figure. Sadly no Baby
Last September Nickelodeon announced a new live-action puppet series from Drew Massey and Mike Mitchell. Previously titled Brendar the Barbarian, now titled The Barbarian and the Troll, today Nickelodeon not only revealed the first trailer but announced that the show would premiere on Friday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Check out the trailer and
It’s only been two months, but man, does it feel like a long time since we last checked in with present day Gotham. Can you even still remember those halcyon days when Bruce was trying to teach a young, Joker-hating kid life lessons while alternately duking and hugging it out with his old pal Ghost-Maker?
Only a week after the last Nintendo Direct, one of the company’s most important partners aired a presentation of its own with some big announcements. The first Pokémon Direct of 2021 shared additional information about New Pokémon Snap, which arrives in April, as well as the reveal of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes and what very much looks
MILESTONE RETURNS #0: INFINITE EDITION REVEALS NEW COVERS AND TALENT TEAMS FOR STATIC, ICON AND ROCKET, HARDWARE ”Extended Cut” of DC FanDome One-Shot Available Now Digitally, Arrives in Comic Book Stores on May 25 Static Season One Available Digitally Monday, April 11 Icon and Rocket Available Digitally Monday, June 27 Hardware Available Digitally Monday, August
Today DC Comics released the digital edition of Milestone Returns: Infinite Edition #0, the expanded version of the comic that originally debuted at the Fandome event last year. Along with new story pages, the issue also features ads for the three forthcoming new Milestone Returns titles – Static, Icon & Rocket, and Hardware – that reveal their
DC AND EPIC GAMES ANNOUNCE BATMAN/FORTNITE: ZERO POINT Six-Issue Mini Series Debuts In Print and Digitally on April 20, 2021 Print Issues to Include Bonus Codes Unlocking Fortnite In-Game Items Inspired By the Comic Story Line, First Issue to Include New Rebirth Harley Quinn Outfit Series and Bonus Items Available to DC UNIVERSE INFINITE
The worlds of DC and Fortnite are about to collide. DC Comics and Epic Games have announced Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point, a six-issue crossover miniseries between the two properties arriving in April. The twice-monthly series is written by Christos Gage (in consultation with Epic Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard). The first issue of the series will feature
After last week’s Arctic cold snap and failure of the Texas power grid, I thought it was time to turn the show over to Flamey McGassy, your expert in everything fossil fuel related. And make no mistake, people freezing to death in Texas was fossil fuel related. Never mind that the governor of the state
Rest Area 51, a tapas original by Coleman Engle and Caleb Goellner . In Rest Area 51 by Coleman Engle (Steven Universe) and Caleb Goellner (Sonic the Hedgehog; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Grayce Green is bummed out because she’s going to have to spend the summer at the Area 51-themed rest stop that was owned by her
Announced during Nickelodeon parent-company ViacomCBS’ Investor Day presentation on Wednesday, Avatar: The Last Airbender original series creators and executive producers Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are to head an entire studio as creative directors that will produce more stories in the world of Avatar. An animated feature film is to begin production this year.
’90s nostalgia and reviving classic cartoons for streaming services is old hat by now. So it came as no surprise when Viacom announced a revival of the classic Rugrats cartoon for its Paramount+ streaming service, only this time in 3D animation. At the time it was unknown whether or not the new series would feature
Last August’s State of Play event revealed an impressive array of first-party and third-party titles for the PlayStation 5, so expectations were sky high for its follow-up as soon as it was announced Tuesday afternoon. Even though Sony announced it just three days prior, the company didn’t have any more to share about its next-gen
The Next Batman has officially arrived. Between DC Future State, John Ridley’s upcoming The Next Batman limited series, and his just debuted The Next Batman: Second Son digital first series, 2021 is shaping up to be the year we all get to know Tim Fox, the young man donning the most storied cape in crusading.
During NYCC last October, We got our first look at the upcoming Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. animated series created by Jordan Blum and Patton Oswalt with Oswalt himself voicing the titular villain. During the Winter TCA Virtual Press Conference, Hulu revealed that Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. will premiere all 10 episodes of the new adult comedy series on May
DC Proudly PresentsSUICIDE SQUADin ‘Assault on Arkham’ part 1 Things have changed for Task Force X. As Peacemaker takes over as field leader, there will be no more avenging or defending for the government’s top-secret task force of killers, thieves, and criminals! From the pages of Future State: Suicide Squad comes a new Suicide
There’s a lot to take in with Anthony and Joe Russo‘s most recent flick, Cherry. Reunited with Tom Holland after Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame comes a war story of a different sort. Based on a novel, which is semi-autobiographically based on the life of Nico Walker, an Iraq veteran-turned-drug-addict-turned-bank-robber, there’s a lot to
(NOTE: This review contains minor spoilers for the pilot episode of Superman & Lois.) Tuesday night saw the premiere of Superman & Lois on The CW. The latest series to join the network’s Arrowverse of shows stars Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as the titular characters, and Jordan Elsass and Alex Garfin as the couple’s
One of this week’s new Crowdfunding highlights is Dracula in Transylvania, which is an illustrated novel from accomplished Hollywood concept designer, Ricardo Delgado. You may or may not know Delgado by name, but you most certainly know his work, which has included films like Apollo 13, Men in Black, The Incredibles, Wall-e, and more. Within comics itself, Delgado