In recent years, more teachers and librarians are finally recognizing the educational appeal of comic-books. Yes, we the fans have known of their artistry, their (mostly) great writing, and the sheer enjoyment they illicit, but for many other adults, it still seems like a “nonsense medium.” Perhaps for this reason it is why places like […]
Today sees the release of Hellboy: Into The Silent Sea, a special hardcover comic that tells the events of what happened after Hellboy: The Island. It’s an eerie story of ghost ships and isolation set in the vastness of the ocean. The book sees the reunion of Hellboy creator Mike Mignola with artist Gary Gianni (Prince Valiant, […]
by Alex Dueben Jen Sorensen is a political cartoonist who is regularly published on The Nib, Daily Kos, Alternet and many other publications and is currently the comics editor at Fusion. She’s the first woman to win the Herblock Prize, and in recent years has been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and won […]
As we make our way through the current era of disruption, there’s an ever greater need for clarity, verifiable information and real news. In that spirit, I’m presenting to you the 2016 Comic Creator Rate Survey. Developed by Graphic Policy’s Brett Schenker in conjunction with current comics freelancers (with a little copy editing by myself) we hope this will […]
Since the book was first announced, Gotham Academy has always been the square peg in a round Bat hole. Surely a tale about friendship, intrigue, good times with your best friends, and pizza didn’t belong in the bleak world of modern Batman? Then you read Gotham Academy’s first issues and were proven dead wrong. Maps Mizoguchi, […]
Doing Vertigo-style projects is all the rage. Dark Horse and IDW have even set up designer imprints for former Vertigo Executive Editors. Why should I be the only one not doing a Vertigo-esque project? Time out. Before the comment section erupts, I realize a lot of people think Heidi still writes every post here at […]
Joshua Dysart and Alberto Ponticelli reunite for a troubling comic about the famine in South Sudan. The comic was sponsored by the World Food Programme.
After a couple of days of dissembling, defensiveness and saying he did nothing wrong, artist Ardian Syaf has posted an apology/farewell note on his FB page, which is now visible again. As you may recall Syaf surreptitiously put messages referring to an anti-Semitic, anti-Christian organization in the are of X-Men Gold #1. On his FB […]
The ALA has released its annual list of the most challneged books of the previous year, and as is common in recent years, several graphic novels are on this list. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jill Tamaki leads the list followed by Raina Telgemeier’s Drama. Neither appearance on the list will be much of a surprise to library challenge watchers.
Tomorrow, the fun, brutal, and unforgettable world of DC Comics Injustice returns in a new digital-first comic series, Injustice 2. A series bridging the gap between the first game developed by Mortal Kombat creators NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us and its highly anticipated sequel, Injustice 2. Not only is the series that gave us […]