Beckett Comics

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Beckett Comics
Comic publisher
Industry Comics
Founded 2002
Headquarters Dallas, Texas, United States
Key people
Jeff Amano, Gabriel Benson
Owner Apprise Media
Parent Image Comics

Beckett Comics started as a comic book-publishing imprint of Beckett Publications. It was founded in 2002. Originally, all of its titles were sold at a lower price than their competition ($1.99 as opposed to $2.25). Yet, despite that, the production values were higher than what their competition offered for their usual products.


Beckett enjoyed critical success with their debut title, Gene-Fusion A.D. 2310. They continued to produce acclaimed miniseries, including The Ballad of Sleeping Beauty, Fade from Grace and Ronin Hood of the 47 Samurai. Encouraged by this, they set out to publish a number of other titles, including the officially licensed adaptation of Terminator 3.

In 2005, Beckett Publications was sold to Apprise Media.[1] Beckett Comics retained their independence, but, without the support of their parent company, they found themselves without resources to publish and distribute their titles. They made a deal with Image Comics -through whom they published the Graphic novels The Cobbler's Monster and Red Warrior- to compensate for that problem. Under the terms, Beckett Comics would retain their editorial and creative independence. However, the prices of their titles would be more in line with the rest of the U.S. comic book industry. The company intends to focus on publishing original graphic novels instead of monthly issues.

In 2008, Jeff Amano, the writer of many Beckett Comics titles and the cover artist for all but Ruule: Ganglords of Chinatown, resigned from his position as president of Beckett Entertainment Partners. Gabriel Benson, the author of Fade from Grace and The Ballad of Sleeping Beauty, continues to work at Beckett Entertainment pursuing projects in the comic book, film, and television industries.



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