Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver’s masterful Marvel title S.H.I.E.L.D. came to a close this week. The story started – in 2010 and relaunched in 2011 – at a time when Hickman and Weaver both had a bright future at the publisher and less material in development. When the publication of the issues grew more sporadic, the […]
Blackbird Days, an anthology of shorter work by Italian graphic novelist Manuele Fior, gathers stories from the past decade, but this is no casual gathering of independent creations. Fior’s themes stretch richly through the various works, creating a uniformity wherein so many collections there are none. In “Help! Hilfe!” a missing Italian child in Germany […]
With Jane Foster’s time as Thor finished, does the Odinson’s Fresh Start debut reinvigorate the Thor franchise?
Fresh from continuity hell, Carter Hall comes out swinging.
In America, extended families that are defined by alienation seem to be the result of dysfunction more than anything else, but I’ve found that Europe has multiple instances born of migration, war, disease. Roots are cut by hardship and survival, with some of these strands leading to America. In Portugal French comic book artist Cyril […]
We’ve had some busy weeks with Marvel’s upcoming ‘A Fresh Start’ initiative, but this one may be the busiest of them all! The publisher has decided to launch The Immortal Hulk, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Doctor Strange, Deadpool and a new one-shot for Dazzler all in the same week! Luckily we are here to offer […]
Often in our history, but especially right now, popular culture is an obstructive thing, and one of the main things it keeps us from seeing is what happened before whatever is happening now. It’s difficult when you’re wrapped in its haze to see that much of what you are experiencing, appreciating, even being defined by, […]
This is a rad week for comics. Between all the Hannah Barbera/DC specials, Judge Dredd, Blackwood and more; there’s tons to read this week. One book from Black Mask Studios deserves a place on your pull lists, We Are The Danger is one of if not the only accurate representation of the ethos of punk […]
This week, Marvel winds Dan Slott’s epic Spider-Man run down with his second-to-last issue on the title, The Amazing Spider-Man #800! Join us as we reflect on the title and the publisher’s milestone issue while taking a look at Marvel’s Lando comic, which ties into the recent Han Solo film. It’s time for The Marvel Rundown! The Amazing […]
Alex Lu reviews the much anticipated MAN OF STEEL #1 and JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE #4