The Great New Comic You Should Buy Tomorrow Is 'Pretty Deadly'

Time was, there were loads of rootin’, tootin’ cowboy comics on spinner racks everywhere. But none of those books were narrated by a dead bunny. That's only the tiniest piece of the macabre brilliance inside the first issue of Pretty Deadly, an acid-trip twisted fairy tale western which comes out tomorrow. » 10/22/13 4:00pm 10/22/13 4:00pm

The Biggest Walking Dead Story Ever Starts This Week

It’s become a bit of a cliché to say that living people—and not the shambling undead—are the most interesting thing about zombie fiction. And while that’s true in The Walking Dead, what makes the series stand apart is how it makes its characters and readers relive human history. Now, the latest issue of the hit horror… » 10/10/13 11:30am 10/10/13 11:30am

Sorry-Ass Spidey Villains, Fatale Attraction and a Privacy Apocalypse

Trouble's around every corner in the comics that Stephen Totilo and I talk about in this week's Panel Discussion video: Spider-Man villains who come up against Marvel's craziest vigilante, a woman whose impossible beauty is a curse and a future where normal people wear masks to protect their true selves. » 8/15/13 10:00am 8/15/13 10:00am

A Great Batman Run Ends and Why Image Comics Is Kicking Ass

You don’t work at Kotaku. But if you did, you’d see a constant comics-centric conversation going back and forth between our staffers. Recommendations and raves pop up in our instant-message chats all the time and we catch up on must-read series and creators over lunch. These chats are always fun so, lucky you, we… » 8/02/13 4:00pm 8/02/13 4:00pm

The Return of Campy Batman Is My Favorite Comics Panel This Week

Batman ’66 #1: It’s that most miserable of times in the mainline Batman continuity, the period after someone close to Batman dies. So, of course, Bruce Wayne’s busy alienating everyone who cares for or works with him. Who knows how long this bout of Dark Knight grumpiness will continue? That’s why it’s great that » 7/05/13 12:30pm 7/05/13 12:30pm

A Crappy 1980s Cartoon Makes My Favorite Panel From Last Week's Comics

FF #8: The tricky thing (sorry, that was totally unintentional) about picking a standout moment from reading a bunch of comics every week is that I try to defy my own expectations. And while, I loved sequences from Daredevil, Hawkeye and some of the other comics that came out last Wednesday—more on those in a coming… » 6/30/13 2:00pm 6/30/13 2:00pm

A Kid Who Doesn’t Want to Be Spider-Man Is My Favorite Panel This Week

Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #23 - People who’ve worn the webbed mask have abandoned being Spider-Man before. The cover of this week’s Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #23 riffs on the classic John Romita image from Amazing Spider-Man #50, when Peter Parker quit. And I want to say that Ben Riley stopped web-swinging because… » 5/16/13 6:30pm 5/16/13 6:30pm

Comics Writer Greg Rucka 'Will Cut a Throat' to Work on Mass Effect

Greg Rucka doesn't seem like somebody who needs help making his dreams come true. This is, after all, a man who wrote Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman comics all at the same time. He’s also managed to craft incredibly tense dramas in creator-owned series like Queen & Country, Whiteout and Stumptown. But the… » 5/13/13 5:30pm 5/13/13 5:30pm

Hawkeye Misses His Target in My Favorite Panel From This Week’s…

So far, Matt Fraction’s writing on Hawkeye has been shot through with a rough-and-tumble, devil-may-cay energy, where Clint Barton plows through overwhelming circumstances with little forethought. It’s been a fun read, filled with great banter and amazing minimalist art from David Aja and other contributors. » 4/11/13 4:15pm 4/11/13 4:15pm

Apple Cleared of Blame, ‘Censored’ Comic Will Be Sold on iOS Devices…

Yesterday, all of the internet was ablaze with the news that Saga #12—Image Comics' sci-fi adventure drama by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples—was being blocked from iPads and iPhones by Apple. A new announcement from digital comics purveyor Comixology indicates that they, not Apple, were to blame. It also says that… » 4/10/13 2:05pm 4/10/13 2:05pm

Apple Bans Upcoming Issue Of Comic For Featuring Gay Sex

Tomorrow’s Saga #12—the latest issue of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ critically acclaimed series—won’t be available for purchase via comics-reading apps on the iPad or iPhone, because it contains images of gay sex. » 4/09/13 4:45pm 4/09/13 4:45pm

Age of Ultron #1 Delivers My Favorite Panel in Comics This Week. What's …

This panel tells you all you need to know about Age of Ultron #1. The staging in the panel immediately communicate a desperate tenison and exhaustion of the characters in the scene. You don't even really need the dialogue but it does let you know that the Avengers in this scene are former allies who aren't on the best … » 3/07/13 7:30pm 3/07/13 7:30pm