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Cartoonists honor women who changed the world in this Noisemakers exclusive

Cartoonists honor women who changed the world in this Noisemakers exclusive

Kazoo magazine debuted in 2016 as the most successful journalism campaign in Kickstarter history, satisfying a cultural need for a magazine that shows young girls they can take up space and have their voices heard by sharing stories of female pioneers in all fields. Comics are a regular feature in Kazoo, with the magazine hiring noteworthy female cartoonists to create short biographies of...

yesterday at 02:00. 6 comments

The Daily Bugle returns to its investigative roots in this exclusive preview

The Daily Bugle returns to its investigative roots in this exclusive preview

As the journalism industry goes through sweeping changes, the fictional newspapers of Marvel and DC’s superhero universes have transformed to reflect the times. The Daily Bugle has gone through major transitions in ownership and editorial agendas over the years, but with the rising need for good journalism in a time of misinformation, the publication is returning to its investigative roots to...

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Jan 23, 2020 . 2 comments

The Reign of the Supermiguels begins in this Dial H For Hero exclusive

The Reign of the Supermiguels begins in this Dial H For Hero exclusive

Wonder Comics’ Dial H For Hero is a roller coaster ride through comic-book history, using a magic phone dial to pull stylistic influences from the past as characters transform into different superheroes. Written by Sam Humphries with astounding art by Joe Quinones, colorist Jordan Gibson, and letterer Dave Sharpe, Dial H For Hero pays tribute to the creators who have advanced the medium in...

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Jan 21, 2020 at 23:52. 1 comments

A gay teen discovers himself at summer camp in this Flamer first look

A gay teen discovers himself at summer camp in this Flamer first look

Adolescence can be a frightening period for young gay men, who are suddenly faced with new sexual feelings that can often conflict with social pressures placed on them by family, friends, and the media. Mike Curato explores this tumultuous period in his new Godwin Books graphic novel, Flamer, a semi-autobiographical story of a 14-year-old boy’s revelatory experience at summer camp as he falls...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jan 19, 2020 at 21:00.

Pretty Deadly: The Rat battles obsession in Golden Age Hollywood

Pretty Deadly: The Rat battles obsession in Golden Age Hollywood
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance.

This week, it is Pretty Deadly: The Rat #5. Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Aquaman) with art by Emma Ríos (Island, I.D.), colorist Jordie Bellaire (Redlands, Injection), and letterer Clayton Cowles (Daredevil, Captain Marvel), this issue concludes a Hollywood mystery with a descent into the...

Jan 17, 2020 at 23:30. 4 comments

This Far Sector exclusive puts Green Lantern in the middle of a power play

This Far Sector exclusive puts Green Lantern in the middle of a power play

There are very few superhero comics with the cool factor of Far Sector, a sleek, sexy, and sophisticated sci-fi story that reinvigorates the Green Lantern concept. Written by N.K. Jemisin with art by Jamal Campbell and letterer Deron Bennett, Far Sector is all about the new, introducing a new Green Lantern and taking her to an alien world where the citizens’ emotions have been stripped away...

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Jan 16, 2020. 9 comments

Taran Killam goes “web-a-lingy-thwip-thwap” in this Empyre: Spider-Man exclusive

Taran Killam goes “web-a-lingy-thwip-thwap” in this Empyre: Spider-Man exclusive

Empyre is coming to pull Marvel’s heroes back into the cosmic drama between the Kree and Skrull alien races, and Spider-Man is swinging into the action in a big way. Yesterday, Marvel revealed that Spidey and Wolverine would be rejoining the Fantastic Four during the event, and The A.V. Club has the exclusive announcement that Taran Killam, SNL veteran and current star of ABC’s Single...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jan 15, 2020. 11 comments

Tom Muller invigorates an iconic brand in this Best Of 2000AD exclusive

Tom Muller invigorates an iconic brand in this Best Of 2000AD exclusive

Over the past decade, Tom Muller has emerged as the most exciting designer in comics, giving books their own distinct aesthetics that enrich the stories and make the product pop on stands. Muller recently helped Jonathan Hickman give Marvel’s X-Men line a drastic makeover, and in April, he’s tackling one of the most iconic brands in comics by designing the logo for April’s Best Of 2000AD...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jan 15, 2020. 3 comments

Suicide Squad’s relaunch pairs deadly thrills with sharp political commentary

Suicide Squad’s relaunch pairs deadly thrills with sharp political commentary

Suicide Squad endures as a superhero concept because it’s built on internal conflict: between members of the titular team and the authority figures forcing them to work together. There are layers upon layers of character dynamics to explore as supervillains butt heads with their ethically dubious handlers bearing government connections—a link that allows Suicide Squad’s writers to explore the...

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Jan 14, 2020. 19 comments

Animorphs comes to graphic novels in this exclusive first look

Animorphs comes to graphic novels in this exclusive first look

Animorphs was one of the defining children’s book series of the ’90s, exploring the turbulence of adolescence through a sci-fi war story about a group of teens fighting off an alien invasion by transforming into animals. Written by K.A. Applegate and Michael Grant, Animorphs was fun, intense, and addressed some very heavy subject matter that exposed its young audience to the horrors of war...

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Jan 14, 2020.

Terror brings two best friends together in this Low, Low Woods exclusive

Terror brings two best friends together in this Low, Low Woods exclusive

Carmen Maria Machado has never written a comic before The Low, Low Woods, but you wouldn’t know after reading the first issue. The National Book Award finalist has taken to the medium exceptionally well in the new series from DC’s Hill House Comics imprint, partnering with artist Dani, colorist Tamra Bonvillain, and letterer Steve Wands for a surreal supernatural mystery in a city that is...

Jan 10, 2020. 5 comments

This Runaways exclusive spotlights the team’s new boomer superhero mentor

This Runaways exclusive spotlights the team’s new boomer superhero mentor

Runaways has always had a tenuous relationship with its superhero identity. The book has always been best when it downplays superhero elements to focus on the challenges faced by a group of teens and young adults on the run from authority figures, and writer Rainbow Rowell fully understands this strength. But it’s still a comic published by Marvel, set in a superhero universe, and starring...

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Jan 07, 2020.

Childhood horror is inescapable in this The Dollhouse Family #3 exclusive

Childhood horror is inescapable in this The Dollhouse Family #3 exclusive

Vertigo Comics needed to die for its spirit to live again. DC’s mature readers imprint shuttered at the end of last year, but other lines like Black Label, Sandman Universe, Young Animal, and the newly created Hill House Comics fill the void with stories that offer fresh takes on existing DC IP along with new ideas rooted in fantasy, crime, and horror genres. Hill House Comics, curated by...

Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Jan 05, 2020. 3 comments

Matt Murdock takes control of his tail-spinning life in Daredevil #16

Matt Murdock takes control of his tail-spinning life in Daredevil #16
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance.

This week, it is Daredevil #16. Written by Chip Zdarsky (The White Trees, Marvel Two-In-One) with art by Jorge Fornés (Batman, Magnus), colorist Nolan Woodard (All-New Wolverine, Dead Man Logan), and letterer Clayton Cowles (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel), this issue spotlights the insightful character...

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Jan 03, 2020. 11 comments

Mutants are at the center of a mystical war in this Excalibur exclusive

Mutants are at the center of a mystical war in this Excalibur exclusive

2020 is going to be a thrilling year for the X-Men. Dawn Of X is in full force, and while the quality of titles varies, there’s no shortage of big ideas to be explored in the future. This week’s X-books, X-Men and Marauders, highlight the incredible potential of the new status quo established by Jonathan Hickman, establishing mutants as a formidable political power on the world’s stage....

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Dec 26, 2019. 19 comments

The 20 best comics of 2019

The 20 best comics of 2019

At the end of a decade that saw comics and graphic novels reach new heights of mainstream popularity, we saw the fruits of the medium’s rapid growth with a 2019 full of outstanding titles by up-and-comers and industry legends. The narrative and stylistic range of the best titles released this year is very impressive, starting with Clue: Candlestick’s board-game adaptation and ending with the...

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Dec 20, 2019.

This Incoming! exclusive sets up Marvel’s biggest stories of 2020

This Incoming! exclusive sets up Marvel’s biggest stories of 2020

Marvel had a very impressive 2019 with the debut of Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men titles, an excellent summer event in War Of The Worlds, and some really exciting, forward-thinking work on classic characters like Hulk and Daredevil, creating a very stable foundation to build on in the new decade. Next week’s Incoming! #1 gives readers a taste of what’s coming in 2020 with 17 short stories by the...

Dec 18, 2019. 12 comments

The Legion Of Superheroes fights for an ancient weapon in this exclusive

The Legion Of Superheroes fights for an ancient weapon in this exclusive

DC has had difficulty making the 31st Century’s Legion of Superheroes a successful property over the years, but the curse may have been broken with the team’s latest ongoing series. Featuring the all-star creative team of writer Brian Michael Bendis, artist Ryan Sook, inker Wade Von Grawbadger, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Dave Sharpe, this series gives readers an exciting...

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Oliver Sava Oliver Sava Dec 15, 2019. 21 comments

Superman reveals his secret identity to the public in a heartfelt, game-changing issue

Superman reveals his secret identity to the public in a heartfelt, game-changing issue
Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance.

This week, it is Superman #18. Written by Brian Michael Bendis (Young Justice, Action Comics) with art by Ivan Reis (Green Lantern, Aquaman), inker Joe Prado (Green Lantern, Aquaman), colorist Alex Sinclair (The Batman’s Grave, Hawkman), and letterer Dave Sharpe (Green Lantern, Harley Quinn), this issue changes...

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Dec 11, 2019. 7 comments

A devastated future welcomes a new Protector in this exclusive preview

A devastated future welcomes a new Protector in this exclusive preview

In the year 3241, the Earth has been ravaged by climate change and humans have returned to tribal society to survive in a world devoid of technological enhancements. But things are about to change. The new Image Comics series, Protector, follows a young high priestess as she awakens a dormant “demon”: a NATO defense robot that signals a major power shift. Written by Simon Roy and Daniel M....

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