Month: January 2020

MultoBy Andrew LorenziRetrofit/Big Planet Andrew Lorenzi’s chosen focal point of autobiography to opens his cryptic book Multo is a rumination on his own history with church, spurred on from a post jog rest within one. Sitting in the pews of a Catholic church, Lorenzi recounts his childhood exposure to a Filipino take on Catholicism through
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Now that that football season is over, quiz cup season has taken hold of Riverdale. Betty has formed the Justice League of high school quiz teams, recruiting Veronica, Cheryl and the rest of Riverdale’s brightest to take on Stonewall Prep. Smartly, and unsurprisingly, she left Archie off her team. But that’s okay! He’s got his
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Photo courtesy of Robin Ha. Robin Ha‘s Almost American Girl made The Beat’s list of anticipated winter graphic novels for good reason: it covers the sensitive subjects of immigration, single parenting and bullying with brutal honesty. Robin’s new graphic novel is accessible, relevant, and offers a fresh and unique perspective of the challenges adolescents face
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Credit: Lucasfilm Purported test footage from George Lucas' scrapped <strong>Star Wars</strong> TV show has surfaced online courtesy of Stargate Studios, who created some of the special effects for the clip. Titled <strong>Star Wars: Underworld</strong>, the show would have taken place in the Rebellion era visiting such locations as Coruscant, as seen in this clip, which
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Credit: Marvel Comics Greetings, ‘Rama readers! Ready for your quick volley of reviews? Best Shots has your back, with this week’s Rapid-Fire Reviews! Let’s kick off with Courageous Kat Calamia, who takes a look at <b>X-Men</b>... </div> <figcaption class="fig-cap" id="nointelliTXT"> <cite class="fig-credit">Credit: Marvel Comics </cite> </figcaption> </figure> <b>X-Men #5 (Published by Marvel Comics; Review by
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Credit: DC </div> <figcaption class="fig-cap" id="nointelliTXT"> <cite class="fig-credit">Credit: DC </cite> </figcaption> </figure> As Robert Venditti starts his run on<strong> Justice League</strong>, the writer is combining villains and characters from different team members to make the threats big enough to challenge the team - all meant to make them stronger for “what comes next.” Venditti's run
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Credit: Rafa Sandoval/Jordi Tarragona (DC) </div> <figcaption class="fig-cap" id="nointelliTXT"> <cite class="fig-credit">Credit: Rafa Sandoval/Jordi Tarragona (DC) </cite> </figcaption> </figure> DC has revealed the contents of March 4's <strong>Superman Giant #2</strong>, leading with a new 24-page story by series writer Robert Venditti and artists Paul Pelletier and Andrew Hennessy. "Someone is running bets on Superman's exploits throughout
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Credit: Federico Vicentini (Marvel Comics) </div> <figcaption class="fig-cap" id="nointelliTXT"> <cite class="fig-credit">Credit: Federico Vicentini (Marvel Comics) </cite> </figcaption> </figure> Meet Marvel's newest character: a maligned Captain America super fan called the Natural. Scheduled to be introduced in February 26's <strong>Falcon &amp; Winter Soldier #1</strong>, this 'hero' explores a dark side to Cap's legacy that Bucky and
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Credit: Universal Pictures The high-octane trailer for <strong>F9: Fast &amp; Furious 9</strong> has arrived, and it plays out with its own share of twists for the film. Check it out: <iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FUK2kdPsBws" width="560">[embedded content]</iframe> Along with the trailer, here's the film's official synopsis: "Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life
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Set in Hakodate, Hokkaido, the series revolves around talented vocalist Nanahoshi Ren and his bandmates, enthusiastic leader Goryou Yuto, Matoba Wataru, and Kikyou Rio, who together form boyband Argonavis. As a popular Bushiroad franchise, BanG Dream! features numerous titles over mediums like rhythm games, manga, anime. Argonavis is its first ever male idol group.
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Iconic pirate manga One Piece is getting a Western live action drama adaptation! The 10 episode series will stream exclusively on Netflix as a Netflix Original. The manga’s original author, Oda Eiichirou, is on board as an executive producer. He has also released an official comment, stating his excitement for the project. The live action
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Random House Graphic is a graphic novel imprint as you’ve never seen it before. Earlier in January, media outlets including The Beat were invited to Penguin Random House’s headquarters in New York City to witness the launch of Random House Childrens’ new graphic novel initiative. Random House Graphic’s goal, according to their website, is to
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If you’re a fan of the popular video game franchise Dark Souls, you know that Berserk was a big influence on the installments from From Software. With the aesthetic and various Easter Eggs clearly coming from the universe of Gutts and Griffith, fans have spent some time cultivating the hidden meanings of characters and environments
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In 2019, Fate/stay night, the origin of the currently airing anime Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, celebrated 15 years since its release as a video game. Commemorating the occasion, an event titled “TYPE-MOON Exhibit: Tracing 15 Years of Fate/stay night,” which looks back at the history of the Fate series and TYPE-MOON, opened
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Credit: Marvel Comics Artists Geraldo Borges, Szymon Kudranski, Oscar Bazaldua, Robert Gill and Mattia De Iulis have been added to the upcoming <strong>Avengers #31</strong> standalone issue, joining the originally-solicited Gerardo Zaffino. The publisher did not give a reason for this change, however it comes just one week after the book was postponed from February 19
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ETERNALS concept art Credit: Marvel Studios </div> <figcaption class="fig-cap" id="nointelliTXT"> <cite class="fig-credit">Credit: John Romita Jr. (Marvel Comics) </cite> </figcaption> </figure> Marvel has rush-solicited a hardcover edition of Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr.'s <strong>Eternals</strong> run in advance of the fall movie. The publisher informed retailers that a hardcover edition of the series is scheduled to
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