Beloved author Margaret Atwood is turning her talents to comics next month, alongside artists Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillain, for the wonderful-sounding Angel Catbird. To celebrate, we’ve got an exclusive look at some of the “pin-up” pieces included in the graphic novel of other artists’ take on this strange…
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…
Hey, remember that animated Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover that was announced at Comic-Con? Well, now Comic Book Resources has the first issue’s various covers, providing our first look at the new miniseries, and while they are all very different, they’re all great.
Samplers and anthology specials have become a staple of Free Comic Book Day’s bountiful offerings, but that might change next year. According to materials acquired by Bleeding Cool, the organization behind the event is now suggesting that publishers shy away from offering anthologies beginning in 2017.
Commentary about the U.S. general election is in vogue, especially, apparently, if said commentary is being told through morally ambiguous comic book protagonists.
You know what’s fun? Football. You know what else is fun? Comic books. You know what’s not fun? These Marvel covers for the first week of college football.
Don’t expect to see a lot of DC Comics’ Supergirl grieving and crying over the recent death of her cousin Superman. “It’s all about her legacy and her strength and her power, especially now that Clark is gone,” says writer Steve Orlando. “She would be an icon whether Superman existed or not, because of what she’s went…
In a few months, Tony Stark will no longer be the Iron Avenger. The 15-year-old tech wiz Riri Williams is taking his place as the star of Invincible Iron Man, but she’s not keeping the name. Probably because a teenage girl walking around as “Iron Man” is a little weird.
Over decades of comics, hundreds of writers and artists have made huge impacts on characters we all know and love—reshaping them and defining them to tell bold new stories or add huge developments to their legacy. But who did it best? Who had your favorite run of a comic book?
Star Wars’ droids are usually meant to be a little bit too cute for their own good—just look at BB-8! But we also love when that cuteness is subverted with a violent streak, like with Knights of the Old Republic’s HK-47, Rebels’ Chopper, or the Darth Vader comic’s Triple Zero and BT. Or, case in point, this astromech…
Lunella Lafayette. Reed Richards. Peter Parker. Tony Stark. Amadeus Cho. Hank Pym. Some of Marvel Comics’ biggest names are scientists and engineers as well as superpowered heroes. To celebrate, Marvel is having a month of STEM-themed covers to promote science education... and a little bit of the arts too, course.
Boom! Studios’ would’ve had an easy win if their Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic was just pure nostalgia and fan service, directly pointed at the heart of mid-20's nerds like me. The fact that it is exactly that and doing something interesting with its attitude-laden teenagers and the franchise simultaneously makes…
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.
Horror operates on the premise that we should be scared of things that lurk in the shadows and creatures that can share or commandeer human bodies. But the first collection of clever action-horror series Cry Havoc shows that shoving weirdness to the fringes only makes it more powerful and more dangerous.
This week’s issue of IDW’s Star Trek ongoing brings an end to five years of boldly going for the Kelvin-timeline version of Kirk and friends. But it also faces the pretty daunting task of celebrating Star Trek’s 50th anniversary and mashing together Enterprise crews. Thankfully, it succeeds at both of those things in…
A comic-book artist draws her dream man, a hotshot film director, who comes alive in animated form as he’s shooting his new movie, an artsy drama about a novelist whose latest project is about a comic-book artist. All three stories intertwine and reality collapses in on itsel in Zoom.
Sean Murphy’s been a staple in DC projects for years. His latest, an upcoming arc of All-Star Batman with Scott Snyder, is apparently the first of two new bat-projects he’s working on. The other will be his very own Batman series—and it’s sounding wild so far.
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.
Everything that has happened before will happen again. Last year, Marvel’s big summer event Secret Wars had its main series bumped up an extra issue and delayed so it would actually finish after the roster reboot it was supposed to kick off began. Now, pretty much the exact same thing is happening to Civil War II.
Stopping trains, punching bears and beating up the Marvel Universe? It’s all in a day’s work for not one, but two Squirrel Girls.