Amazing Spider-Man #16 Swings Back Onto Its Home Turf

I'll be frank. I did not enjoy The Spider-Verse, in which several Spider-Men fought a whole family of Morluns, for several issues. Parker's been returned to his own universe, to resume our regularly-scheduled programming. I couldn't be happier to see it actually happening. » 3/18/15 5:19am 3/18/15 5:19am

Fantastic Four Face Off With Frightful Four, and More! (Spoilers)

I gotta say— I'm thoroughly enjoying this new storyline from the creative team of James Robinson and Leonard Kirk. It's cracking good work. The last few issues have included some grim narration set at a future date. That seems to have been abandoned, or at least put aside, for now. I'm all for it. With issue #4, the… » 5/14/14 2:24pm 5/14/14 2:24pm

​The original Snowpiercer comic is dystopian scifi at its best

Thanks to Harvey Weinstein, I have not seen Bong Joon-Ho's Snowpiercer movie yet, based on the 1982 French graphic novel La Transperceneige. But I have been able to read the comic, thanks to Titan, who will be releasing its first-ever English translation on January 28th. If you're at all interested in the movie or… » 1/23/14 9:20am 1/23/14 9:20am

A flying boat could forever change a planet entirely covered by water

The world of Michael Sexton's webcomic Everblue is a single, vast ocean dotted with human cities. Luna, a talented shipwright, has spent her entire life in Rose City, though she dreams of a life at sea. Then Ten, a drifter with a flying boat, crashes into her life, changing her fate—and possibly the fate of… » 8/03/13 8:30am 8/03/13 8:30am

Saturday Webcomic: Ant Comic explores the trippy horrors of an insect…

In a network of tunnels beneath a great plain, there exists a race of ants nothing like the ants that exist in our world. They live in service to their nightmarish queen, but their day-to-day is filled with an ennui almost as terrifying as the monstrous spiders and centipedes they face. When one of their number is… » 3/02/13 8:30am 3/02/13 8:30am

Saturday Webcomic: Namesake is an incredible return to Oz and so much…

Although much of the action in Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melançon's webcomic Namesake takes place in the merry old land of Oz, it opens not with a Dorothy but with an Alice. Alice Liddell, to be precise, has gone missing, and the only person who knows where she's gone off to is her friend Charles Dodgson, better… » 2/23/13 8:30am 2/23/13 8:30am

Saturday Webcomic: At Astronaut Academy, love means literally losing…

Astronaut Academy is not your typical school. For one thing, it's out in space, in a zany corner of the future populated by security guard bears, robotic doppelgängers, and elven space princesses. And instead of football or basketball, the school's most popular sport is Fireball, a dangerous lacrosse-like game played… » 2/16/13 8:30am 2/16/13 8:30am

Saturday Webcomic: Mother Ship Blues chronicles the last days of a…

For Jo and Mat, their whole world is their space ship, a great, living creature that swims through space. While their astronaut overlords do god knows what up in the control room, it's Jo and Mat's job to clean and care for the ship. But in the isolation of space, Jo makes an unexpected friend, one that threatens to… » 2/09/13 8:30am 2/09/13 8:30am

Saturday Webcomic: Hemlock is the tale of a woodland witch and the…

When Tristan was a little boy, he saw a witch in the woods, an ancient, wild thing who lives in the shell of a giant snail an casts powerful spells from spit and blood. He forgets about the encounter until one day, as a grown man, he falls from his horse, cracking open his skull and awakening to a life very different… » 2/02/13 8:30am 2/02/13 8:30am

Webcomic Gunshow dares you to laugh at grave robbers, bloody rain, and…

A pair of kids steal a detached arm and use it to go on a crime spree. God, still angry at humanity's treatment of Jesus, unleashes an apocalypse of wolves upon the Earth. A young man visits his dead parents for the weekend on their ghost ship. A mysterious cloud surrounds the Earth, raining down a storm of blood (to… » 9/29/12 8:30am 9/29/12 8:30am

El Esqueleto is a Hitler-cloning, dinosaur-riding, space…

Some comics use science fiction and fantasy conventions to tell subtle, emotionally complex stories. El Esqueleto: The Skeleton isn't one of them. Instead, this comic picks up its blaster, saddles up atop a T-Rex, and shoots its way through piles of space rogues, legions of Brazilian models with Hitler's face (and… » 9/22/12 8:30am 9/22/12 8:30am

Webcomic Pang, the Wandering Shaolin Monk kicks kung fu and comedy into…

Shi Long Pang is an unlikely Shaolin monk, and if he's not careful, he's going to be a dead Shaolin monk. After escaping the burning of his temple, this pudgy little holy man is wandering Yunnan province looking for the lost members of his order. But he'll have to make sure the Qing Emperor's bannermen don't find him… » 9/08/12 8:30am 9/08/12 8:30am

A group of alien strangers — and one little girl — are marooned on a…

Alien abduction isn't always a nefarious affair. Sometimes aliens kidnap humans not to experiment on them or keep them in zoos but completely by accident, making humans mere collateral plunder of alien thieves. That is how Red, the orphaned human protagonist of Eddie Pittman's webcomic Red's Planet begins her journey… » 8/18/12 8:30am 8/18/12 8:30am

Dracula and Frankenstein are rival kings in the webcomic Ultrasylvania

Webcomics have provided a fertile training ground for neophyte cartoonists. Over the years, I've watched a number of artists go from toddling sketchers to masterfully sequential art storytellers. So it's only natural that professors would look to webcomics as a training tool for students interested in careers in… » 8/11/12 8:30am 8/11/12 8:30am

Webcomic Widdershins is home to treasure hunters, magical…

The industrial revolution is upon us. In many of England's cities, machines are replacing magic as the primary tool of convenience. But in the city of Widdershins, magic is still in great supply. And it's a very strange place for a seer of spirits, a pipe smoking female treasure hunter, and a stage magician afflicted… » 7/28/12 8:30am 7/28/12 8:30am

Alan Moore broke into my home and made me review Before Watchmen

It was The Day Before Comic-Con, a hallowed, solemn time when us media types en route to the DEFCON 1 clusterfuck brewing in San Diego genuflect before our Spawn action figures and Jim Lee-autographed copies of X-Men #1. (On my copy, Wolverine is wearing a scribbled-in top hat, tilted at a rakish angle.) » 7/10/12 3:45pm 7/10/12 3:45pm

Avengers Vs. X-Men is the best stupid comic of the year so far

You may be nominally aware that Marvel Comics is currently publishing a Big Comic Book Event (BCBE) wherein the Avengers (think Captain America, Iron Man) assiduously trade punches with the X-Men (Cyclops, Storm) with the clockwork regularity of a daily fiber supplemental. And like most BCBEs, the plot of this 12-part… » 5/03/12 11:55am 5/03/12 11:55am