Aurora West, daughter of the science hero Haggard West, made her first appearance in Paul Pope's monster-filled comic Battling Boy. Today, The Rise of Aurora West comes out, revealing the fledgling heroine's backstory, and we spoke to Pope about his two very different child heroes.
Paul Pope's Battling Boy graphic novel was one of the best things to happen to superhero comics in the past year. And it left us wondering about Aurora West, the daughter of slain hero Haggard West. Now a sequel, the Rise of Aurora West, tells her story, and we've got an exclusive book trailer.
Paul Pope, the cartoonist behind Heavy Liquid, Batman: Year 100, and Battling Boy, steps into the world of filmmaking with this short film, 7x6x2. A serviceman is sent into an alien desert to fix a terraforming robot—but quickly realizes that he's not alone.
What comics are in stores tomorrow? Among the new books on the stands are Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Michael Bendis' kids' series Takio ("Taki and Olivia are sisters with superpowers! In fact, they are the only ones in the world with superpowers! So obviously, they have to become superheroes!") and Garth Ennis and…
There's a gobsmackingly diverse slate of comics hitting stores over the next three months. Here's a sneak peek at some of the newest series under the summer sun. What's on the docket? Doctor Who aboard the Enterprise, new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Nick Fury acting salty, and Jesus Christ's clone's reality…
This week's comic bounty includes a groovy scifi compilation from Vertigo, a sentient grappling tooth, a Jack Kirby tribute project, and an artifact Brian K. Vaughan's tenure penning everyone's favorite mutant shapeshifter (no, I don't mean Morph).
For years, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has been defending the First Amendment rights of comic readers, creators, and retailers. We spoke with the organization and saw exclusive new CBLDF promotional art from award-winning 100% creator Paul Pope.
Comic books can be a difficult to get into, what with their years of serial storytelling and convoluted continuity. Luckily, there are plenty of one-and-done graphic novels out there. Here are some of the best four-color gateway drugs.
Wednesday comics aren't always super-people wearing variegated bodysuits. No, sometimes they're filled with crazed cannibals who'd love to don your skull as a codpiece. If gut-churning horror is your fancy, rejoice.
It's been the decade where comic culture took over pop culture, and superheroes became movie stars. But what are some of our picks for the best comics from the last ten years? We're glad you - okay, we - asked.
We've written a lot about Paul Pope's urban sprawl fiction, but with good reason: Not only is it touching, sexy and honest in its portrayal of life in a future metropolis, it's also one of the more beautiful science fiction comics we've seen. That's beautiful in both writing - 100% is as gentle and kind to some of its…
In the New York area and wondering what to do tomorrow night? We humbly recommend Shakedown, a party/circus/artevent in Williamsburg that'll feature burlesque, rock'n'roll and Psychenaut, a mash-up of classic science fiction. Host Paul Pope reveals what it's all about.
We may be waiting on that flying car for a while, but Japanese designers have come up with some phenomenally futuristic concept cars. Comic book artist Paul Pope illustrates a handful of these Japanese automotive innovations.
Wired's "mysteries and puzzles" issue hits stands today with a guest editor: Star Trek director J.J. Abrams. He's included a (mysterious) comic that fills in Spock's new backstory for the flick. We've got a peek.
Never mind new issues, this week's new releases is all about the collections of some great - and some less than great - runs of favorite comics. Oh, and the return of Dazzler, as well.