Asaf Hanuka’s webcomic The Realist has been running for years with a mix of withering self deprecation, family foibles and the occasional dark realities of life in Tel Aviv. As caustic as it can be, it’s also a humane and insightful look at how we process life internally and externally. It’s also funny as hell and […]
A couple of years ago Arthur De Pin’s The March of the Crabs came out in English, a fable about taking chances in life, with a unique art style (no black line blocks of flat color) and a whimsical storyline about a species of crab that can only walk sideways….and what happens when one breaks […]
Rootling around The Henson company’s old filing cabinets has been fruitful once again for Boom Studios: As reported in THR, a sequel to The Dark Crystal is finally coming out, but in comics form, as a 12-issue series starting next year. The series will adapt the screenplay to an unproduced sequel. The 12-issue series, titled The Power […]
One of the trademarks of Archaia’s plineof graphic novels was that all their books have been published in hardcover—a look that Boom! stuck with after acquiring the publisher. And the result was a series of gorgeous books, from Return of the Dapper Men to Cursed Pirate Girl. But sometimes a more affordable paperback edition is […]
It’s no secret that Jeremy Bastian’s Cursed Pirate Girl is one of the most gorgeous comics out there, with Bastian’s detailed lifework and imaginative creatures making for one jaw dropping page after another. Unfortunately this kind of spectacle takes time and it’s been a while since there was a new Cursed Pirate Girl issue…but good […]
Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Windblade) and artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews are giving the story of Macbeth a comics reinvention with Toil and Trouble, a 6-issue mini series coming out from Archaia/BOOM! next month. Formerly titled The Third Witch, this version focused on the three witches and their cauldron of woe for Scottish lord Macbeth. Riata, […]
Here’s a quick round-up of new projects from Boom, IDW, Dark Horse and Valiant, including new stuff by Eric Powell, David Petersen, Jen Wang, and many many more.
Rell is your typical space mercenary except for the fact she has a halo. The halo is part of a 3D hologram she projects as her appearance—and it’s a technology a lot of people would like to get their hands on. Meanwhile, Rell would just like to get rid of her halo so people don’t project their angel fantasies on her—and her new job searching space for the huge floating body of the dead god Det’houna isn’t helping.
Have I ever told you I love http://afuchan.tumblr.com/? Maybe I have but let’s say it again: I love Afu Chan! His art has the popular post-Moebius line mixed with action packed layouts and weirdly angled figures that are just irresistible and his character designs are gorgeous. It’s surprising he hasn’t gotten a lot more attention, but his output has been rather limited. I loved his work on Spera and his illustrations, and now he’s back with HaloGen, written by Spera’s Josh Tierney ; Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet, Old City Blues) is a co-creator of the series and contributes covers.
If nothing else, Archaia’s new horror series Plunder has the best named team in comics, Swifty Lang and Skuds McKinley. “Hey have you seen Skuds and Swifty?” is what everyone will be saying at Comic-Con 2015.
The book arrives in February, and offers us a tale reminiscent of both Captain Phillips and The Thing.