Summer is nearly at it end, and as publishers put away its big events and crazy twists for the latter part of the year, getting ready to replace them with... well, more big events and crazy twists! Here’s our guide to the very best new comic series you’ll want to curl up with in the cooler months. Warning: There are a…
Civil War II has Marvel’s superheroes fighting each other again; this time, it’s over whether it’s better to try and stop evil when you have foreknowledge in advance. Captain Marvel is leading the charge on predictive justice and it’s a stance that’s making the heroine almost totally unlikeable.
The great thing about comic books is the volume: they’ve been around for a long time and there have been so many issues, reboots, and continuities that there’s never a lack of things to discover. The best thing about comic books is that all that space has allowed things to get weird.
When you think of James Bond, there’s two different facets that come to mind: the charming, handsome gentleman-spy, and the brutally efficient man of action. Reconciling those two sides of 007 are crucial to any great Bond story—but for writer Andy Diggle, they’re especially important for his upcoming comic miniseries …
A lot of people think the Punisher and other criminal-killing characters are cool, because they explode judicial system red tape and deliver retribution to bad guys in the swiftest, most ice-cold way possible. A new comic out this week from Image, Kill or Be Killed presents a kind of polar opposite—a chilling new take…
In the US, Nintendo Power magazine had a monthly comic called Howard & Nester. It was, with one exception, totally kid-friendly. Cotton candy and rainbows. In Germany, however, they had their own comics in the official magazine Club Nintendo.
The Crew #5 is a comic that gave me life. It’s a remix of history, a superhero genre work that seethes with spiritual energy. Reading it feels like, no lie, going to church.
It’s extremely rare for me to get pulled all the way into a new fictional reality from the very first page of a comic. With only a map and four captions of expository text, the first page of Kingsway West #1 got me hungry to know more about the world of a Chinese cowboy in an Old West radically changed by magic gold.
Chadwick Boseman thought he already had a sense of how significant the Black Panther is to the fans who love him. But it wasn’t until Saturday afternoon, while he was on stage at the Marvel Studios panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, that he got hit with the full weight of the love and enthusiasm surrounding…
Photographer Jason Laboy managed to get the whole Suicide Squad together for this shoot. Oh, and Batman too.
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There was no happy ending, no neat resolution, when Moe bullied Calvin out of his toy truck. But during that two week stretch of Calvin & Hobbes strips from 1989, cartoonist Bill Watterson made a dark but salient point about how unfair life can be. It was a gutsy move, and it resonated with anyone who had a less than…
Doom was a cultural phenomenon in the 90s, which meant movie deals, action figures, novelizations, and comic books. A line from the comics has become a meme over the years, and it’s slyly referenced in the new game.
On Saturday, Darwyn Cooke passed away at the age of 53. He was one of my favourite comic book artists (and writers).
Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger has been one of the studio’s more successful comic book series over the decades. But that shouldn’t stop us laughing at Dagger’s “big old slice of tit window pie”.
Homestuck, an interactive comic that spawned a massive, dedicated fan-base, came to an end today after seven years.
In 2013, work began on a Minecraft comic, with a theme that was basically “Dragon Ball meets Adventure Time”. It never got close to the finish line, for a variety of reasons, but we can still take a quick look at it thanks to writer Brandon Sheffield, who has shared some of the art and background to the project.