Black Mask Studio's Come Into Me Is a Haunting Body-Horror Comic for the Age of Oversharing 

In this day and age, the oversharing of personal information has become de rigueur. We’re all trying to connect to one another through our texts and tweets and snaps and grams—offering up information and access to ourselves, often without wondering just what consequences there might be. This is also true of the people…

In Billionaire Killers, an Heiress Dares to Take Down Her Megalomaniacal Father

There are few people in the world better positioned to bend President Donald Trump’s ear than his daughter (and advisor) Ivanka Trump—someone who’s been rightly criticized for being complicit in her father’s draconian politics. But what if Ivanka decided to turn on her family and fight for the people? Black Mask…

In Black Mask Studios' The Wilds, the Apocalypse Is Both Haunting and Beautiful

A big part of what’s made Vita Ayala’s writing in comics like Wonder Woman, Bitch Planet, and Batman Beyond so strong is the way their storytelling is formed by their deeply personal, powerful politics. In The Wilds, their new upcoming series from Black Mask Studios with illustrations by Emily Pearson, their focus…

Read the First Issue of Kid's Crime Thriller 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, Here for Free

Last year, Black Mask’s 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank told an often dark, yet heartwarming tale about family... dark, because it just so happened to involve a group of kids kicking off their own bank heist. To celebrate the series’ complete collection being released today, io9 is pleased to share the first issue in its…

A Look Inside Calexit, the Comic That Imagines California's Secession From a Fascist US

In the wake of the election of a near-fascist US president, what happens when one of the country’s most liberal, most economically powerful states decides to cut all ties from the union? That’s the premise of Black Mask Studio’s provocative new series Calexit, and we’ve got an exclusive look at the disturbing picture…

California Will Secede From the United States in the New Comic Calexit

Anytime a Republican president elected, there’s discussion about the idea of California seceding from the Union, an idea that has currently been dubbed as “Calexit,” in a similar manner to the equally-terribly-named “Brexit.” Thanks to a near-future, alternate reality comic from Black Mask Studios, California will…

This Year's GLAAD Award Nominations for Outstanding Comic Prove at Least a Few Things Are Getting Better

The 28th annual GLAAD awards highlighting the representation of LGBTQ community in media have been announced this morning, and it’s a strong year for genre nominations, especially in comics, with 10 series from the past year earning recognition That’s five more comics nominated than last year, a welcome indication…

Enter a World of Psychic Teens and Cold War Con Artists In The Skeptics

What if, at the height of the Cold War, Russia revealed that it had the ultimate weapon in its conflict against the Western world: Superpowered teenagers? That’s the premise of Black Mask Studio’s new comic The Skeptics—but as we’ve learned from writer Tini Howard, there’s a lot more going on that just Russian…

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io9's Guide to the Overwhelming Amount of Awesome New Comics Coming This Fall

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…

4 Kids Walk Into a Bank Is the New Comic From the Man Behind We Can Never Go Home

We loved We Can Never Go Home, Patrick Kindlon, Matthew Rosenberg, and Josh Hood’s grounded take on young superheroes—it was one of last year’s best comics. While Rosenberg is moving on from Madison and Duncan, his next comic sounds equally dark and interesting: This is 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, making its debut…