Heidi MacDonald

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Heidi MacDonald
MacDonald at the 2014
Brooklyn Book Festival
Born November 15
Occupation Critic, Writer
Notable credit(s) "The Beat"
Title Co-editor, PW Comcs Week
Website Official website

Heidi MacDonald (born November 15[when?][1]) is an American writer and editor in the field of comic books based in New York City.


MacDonald is a former editor for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint and Disney Adventures, and also edited the graphic novel The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning from Fox Atomic Comics that served as a prequel to the 2006 film. She created her long-running blog "The Beat: The News Blog of Comics Culture" at Comicon.com in June 2004,[2] moving it to Publishers Weekly in 2006 when she became the co-editor of PW Comics Week. In February 2010 she moved "The Beat" to its own independent website, while continuing in her other editorial and writing roles at Publishers Weekly.[3][4]


  1. ^ Comics Buyer's Guide #1636 (December 2007); Page 135
  2. ^ McDoland, Heidi (February 16, 2010). "EXCLUSIVE: The Beat to leave Publishers Weekly". The Beat. Retrieved April 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ Reid, Calvin (January 29, 2010). "Comics Blog 'The Beat' to Leave Publishers Weekly". Publishers Weekly. Archived from the original on 2010-04-05. Retrieved February 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ Reid, Calvin (February 16, 2010). "MacDonald Relaunches Comics News Blog, The Beat". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved February 22, 2010. 


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