In this week's comics, Charles Burns returns, and Preacher author Garth…

What first issues are hitting stores on Wednesday? First off, Marvel's releasing their Marvel Now Point One special, which gives the lay of the land for their upcoming fall slate of comics. From Dark Horse, there's a litany of first issues, namely Billy The Kid's Old Timey Oddities And The Orm Of Loch Ness, the… » 10/16/12 11:20am 10/16/12 11:20am

All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Miss in October!

October brings an amazing horde of great books, to keep you reading way into the night. Lois Lowry concludes the Giver saga, Justin Cronin continues the Passage trilogy, and Iain M. Banks has a new story of the Culture. Plus Catherynne M. Valente's latest Fairyland novel, and Cory Doctorow's follow-up to Little Brother » 10/02/12 3:54pm 10/02/12 3:54pm

A short film adaptation of Black Hole, Charles Burns' mutant teenager…

In Charles Burns' comic Black Hole, a mysterious STD transforms teenagers into deformed aberrations. Filmmaker Rupert Sanders has filmed a live-action version of one of the graphics novel's scenes, replete with stoned mutants and naked dog ladies. » 12/15/10 3:40pm 12/15/10 3:40pm

Charles Burns' Disturbing, Thrilling Cover for The Believer's Art Issue

Black Hole creator Charles Burns crafted this bizarre/amazing cover for The Believer's new "art issue." The more we stare at it, the more it speaks to us. » 12/01/10 1:01pm 12/01/10 1:01pm

This Wednesday, it's the return of Kick-Ass and Black Hole's Charles…

There's a lot of comics coming out this week, but the two standouts are Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s Kick-Ass 2 and cartoonist Charles Burns' Hergé-inspired headtrip, X'ed Out. » 10/19/10 9:25am 10/19/10 9:25am

Fantastic scifi graphic novels (that will get you hooked for life)

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. » 8/29/10 11:55pm 8/29/10 11:55pm

Queasy Recreations Of Black Hole's Mutant Yearbook Photos

In Charles Burns' acclaimed comic series Black Hole, a mysterious STD transforms horny high schoolers into otherworldly freaks. Photographer Max Oppenheim and prosthetic artist Bill Turpin have recreated Burns' monstrous yearbook shots. » 4/20/10 5:26pm 4/20/10 5:26pm

10 Of The Decade's Best SF Comics

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. » 12/12/09 12:00pm 12/12/09 12:00pm

Black Hole

If there was a better sci-fi/horror as metaphor for the human condition story than Charles Burns' Black Hole in the last decade, then we'd like to see it. Part AIDS-metaphor, part allegory for adolescent paranoia and leaving childhood things behind, it also works on a more straight-forward, "Subtext? What subtext?"… » 12/12/09 12:00pm 12/12/09 12:00pm

David Fincher Catches Mutant STD From Charles Burns

Director David Fincher is going to direct Charles Burns' graphic novel Black Hole, based on a screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, which is a creepy quartet in itself. If you haven't picked it up by now, Burns' black-ink heavy story deals with a group of teenagers who catch a bizarre STD called The Bug, which… » 2/21/08 11:00am 2/21/08 11:00am