by Brian Clarey


The Acme Bat, the official mascot for Greensboro’s Acme Comics, has starred in his own comic strip, fought alongside G Man, been drawn by everybody from Ming Doyle to Leanne Hannah and now has been made into a toy for the Comic Book City Con by local artist Jeff Beck. He made a sketch of the notorious icon and had it digitally sculpted and then printed with a 3-D printer to make the mold. “I’ve been going to Acme for my comics for years,” Beck says. “When the con came up, I thought it would be really cool to make a toy.”

The Comic Book City Con runs Oct. 26-27 in Greensboro. Jeff Beck’s art can be found at