Read This: A Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe Comic That's Fun And... Smart!

Comic book recommendation: You can set your expectations low for many toy tie-in comics but Tom Scioli and John Barber's Transformers vs. G.I. Joe ongoing comic series from IDW is shockingly impressive. The writing is wonderfully arch, but the main draw is the paradoxically sophisticated-yet-primitive style of Scioli. » 9/03/14 1:00pm 9/03/14 1:00pm

​More Than 100(!) Awesome Comics To Watch Out For This Fall

Movies? Pshaw. TV shows? Piffle and poppycock. If you want autumn's best entertainment, then you're going to need to check out all the comic and graphic novels due out over the next three months. It's an embarrassment of superhero, scifi, horror and fantasy riches — which is ironic, because you're going to go broke… » 8/21/14 5:27pm 8/21/14 5:27pm

​The Astounding Amount Of Awesome Comics You Need to Read This Summer

If you like comics, you're going broke this summer. Seriously, talk to an accountant about bankruptcy now, because there's no way you'll be able to pay rent if you even want to buy half the awesome comics coming out this summer. But at least this guide will help you determine which half to blow your savings on. » 4/29/14 1:13pm 4/29/14 1:13pm

​The 12 Weirdest Comic Crossovers Ever

Crossovers are an everyday occurrence in the comics industry, where Spider-Man hangs with Wolverine, Batman stops by Teen Titans HQ, and Aliens battle Predators. But not all crossovers make as much sense as these do. Here are a dozen of them that aren't necessarily bad, but they're all definitely weird. » 4/01/14 2:06pm 4/01/14 2:06pm

​Wait, There Weren't Angry Birds Comics Already?

It's easy to tune out just how much Angry Birds-branded merchandise there is floating out there in the world. Everywhere you look, there's some food/toy/clothing item festooned with the likeness of Rovio's super-ubiquitous characters on it. So, it's really surprising that there haven't been any Angry Birds comic books… » 1/17/14 9:30am 1/17/14 9:30am

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Number One: The Kotaku Comic Book…

The first issue of a comic book based on an animated series is not normally cause for excitement. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic » 11/27/12 4:00pm 11/27/12 4:00pm is no regular animated series, and its comic book companion is much more than a throwaway cartoon tie-in.

My Little Pony, Comic-Con Ponies

With two high demand show exclusives on the floor and a giant Pinkie Pie on the floor, My Little Pony is a major force at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Will Hasbro use this power for good, or for evil? » 7/13/12 8:00pm 7/13/12 8:00pm

Scourge The Hedgehog, We 3, and I Think They Killed Lois Lane in this…

New comics come out on Wednesdays. So why is my weekly list of new-comics recommendations running on a Thursday? I blame the avalanche of gaming news, screenshots and trailers tumbling out of Gamescom. I briefly found space, however, to recommend some comics. » 8/18/11 6:40pm 8/18/11 6:40pm

A Whole Lot of Mega Man and 8 Million new Spider-People Headline a Big…

There are new comics out every week, but this week doesn't just have a strong batch of new books that are hitting store shelves. It's also got an unusually strong amount of legitimate digital downloadable comics, including a re-issuing of a few issues of the Detroit-era Justice League of America. You know, the worst… » 8/10/11 7:20pm 8/10/11 7:20pm

The New Spider-Man isn't the Only New Comic Worth Checking Out this Week

Good luck squeezing into your local comics shop this week. Plenty of strangers will probably be dropping in to pick up the new Spider-Man comic with the new Spider-Man in it. But squeeze on in, because there are some cool new comics out this week. And there are some good old ones available for legitimate digital… » 8/03/11 5:00pm 8/03/11 5:00pm

A new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and more Halo are Among the…

Ever Wednesday there are new comics in comics shops and available for (legitimate) download. But there aren't new Alan Moore comics, every Wednesday, so this one is special! » 7/27/11 8:00pm 7/27/11 8:00pm

Duke Nukem, Jason Rubin, the Rockeeter, and Scourge the Hedgehog All…

I was supposed to recommend the week's best new comics yesterday. I'm a day late. Fitting, I guess, because one of the new comics is tied in to Duke Nukem Forever. That's my excuse. On with the recommendations... » 7/21/11 2:40pm 7/21/11 2:40pm

A Green Lantern Finale, an X-Men Split, The Old Republic and More New…

There are new comics in comic shops and available for download on many of your favorite digital devices (no, not your microwave) every Wednesday. I have recommendations for you. One of them is a limited time offer... for a digital comic. Go figure. » 7/13/11 2:00pm 7/13/11 2:00pm

Halo, Batman's Dad and... What On Earth is Pinocchio Doing With His…

Regular readers of our regular new-comics recommendations round-ups may have noticed that I always list the week's new video game-related comics, but never recommend them. That's because I rarely read video game comics. But, hey, maybe you would like them. » 7/06/11 6:00pm 7/06/11 6:00pm

Sonic's New Genesis, Scalped at #50 and other New Comics Highlights

By popular demand—yes, because both of you demanded it—my weekly round-up of new comics recommendations is arriving before the sun sets on any corner of the United States. Do not go to a comics store without consulting these tips. Do no download new comics through the ComiXology app without studying these… » 6/29/11 3:00pm 6/29/11 3:00pm

Spider-Man Dies, I Think, but, hey, Warren Spector's Writing DuckTales

There are new comics in the comics shops every Wednesday, but some of those comics are not worth your money. As always, I have recommendations about which comics—physical ones and digital ones—you should consider buying. You're welcome! » 6/22/11 8:00pm 6/22/11 8:00pm