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The New Mecha-Batman Now Has A Mecha-Joker To Fight

Batman’s been through a few changes in DC’s comics recently. First off, he’s no longer Bruce Wayne, but Jim Gordon. Secondly, he’s now a giant, Jim-Gordon-piloted Mech Suit. That’s all well and good for Batman fighting normal criminals, but now he needs some villains to go robot-toe-to-robot-toe with. Behold, ROBO… » 8/31/15 11:20am Yesterday 11:20am

Zodiac Starforce Is an Interesting—If Slow—Deconstruction of the Magical Girl Genre

After Sailor Moon Crystal failed to reignite the magical girl genre this year, the idea of a western deconstruction of it in a comic like Zodiac Starforce, which began this week, is enough of a hook to pull you in. And although the comic sets up an interesting new world, its not without a few faults. » 8/28/15 1:37pm Friday 1:37pm

Nextwave Is A Bloody Brilliant Comic Book That Everyone Should Read

While researching my article on Monica Rambeau’s unfortunate history, I naturally re-read one of her standout series: Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen’s Nextwave: Agents of HATE. It’s a comic I already held dear to my heart, but it re-affirmed what I previously thought: It’s the most joyful comic Marvel have ever… » 8/27/15 1:10pm Thursday 1:10pm

Judge Dredd Explodes out of This Brand New, Exclusive Poster

Few non-superhero comic book characters are as iconic as Judge Dredd. I mean, the guy has had two movies made about him along with decades of great comics. Part of that is because, when John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra created the character in the late Seventies, his look was so unique and striking. » 8/27/15 12:40pm Thursday 12:40pm

DC's 1982 Character Style Guide is a Beautiful Treasure Trove of Comic Book Nostalgia

If you’re a fan of classic DC comics, then it’s probably the artwork of the ‘80s that is burned into your memory—more specifically it might be the art featured in the rare, never-released-for-sale 1982 style guide. While bits and pieces have made their way online in the past, we’ve never had a chance to see the… » 8/26/15 12:20pm 8/26/15 12:20pm

10 of the Most Maddening Delays in Comics History

Comic Book release schedules are, more often than not, a little fluid. Sometimes a release is only pushed back a week. Sometimes, a month. But sometimes, a comic can be delayed for months and years, like the recently re-announced Batman: Europa. Here are some of the longest and most frustrating delays in modern comics… » 8/26/15 10:00am 8/26/15 10:00am

How Batman's Butler Alfred Evolved from a Joke Character to a Total Badass

Bruce Wayne has always been a vigilante and billionaire. Since a vigilante needs a lot of help around the house and a billionaire has the money to buy that help, most Batman fans assume that Alfred was in the comics from the beginning. Maybe he wasn’t in that first issue back in 1939, but surely he was always there,… » 8/26/15 8:00am 8/26/15 8:00am

DC Comics' New Formula For Success: Stop Shaking Things Up

It’s not been a good day for DC Comics. Earlier this morning, the company announced that it was down over $2 million in its total revenue and expenditure for the last financial year. It’s getting worse, though: DC’s reaction to the bad news is apparently to get editors to stop experimenting with its comic books. » 8/25/15 4:15pm 8/25/15 4:15pm

The Preacher TV Show's Cassidy and Arseface Look Great (Relatively Speaking)

Okay, perhaps “great” isn’t the best adjective for a character who tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in the face with a shotgun, but failed. Perhaps “comics-accurate” is better. Either way, seeing the first characters of the long-awaited TV adaptation of Preacher look is exciting, and makes us optimistic.
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Fall Comics Preview: A Guide to the Awesome New Comics to Add to Your Pull List

Who needs movies and TV this fall when you’ve got so many comics to read? The next few months are shaping up to be a monumental time for comics—at both publishers big and small. Want to see what’s coming to your pile of must-reads in the next three months? Read on for a sneak peek of over 100 new comics coming soon! » 8/25/15 12:50pm 8/25/15 12:50pm

This Surprisingly Empowering Retelling of Sleeping Beauty Stars a Hamster Princess

How on Earth do you tell a story about a princess under a Sleeping Beauty-type curse and make her truly heroic? You put her in the hands of Hugo and Nebula Award-winning writer and cartoonist Ursula Vernon, whose new book Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible finds the silver lining of the soporific curse. » 8/25/15 12:05pm 8/25/15 12:05pm

The Unfortunate and Obscure History of Monica Rambeau, the First Female Captain Marvel

As Carol Danvers rides high in the comics as Captain Marvel, it’s hard to remember that she wasn’t the first woman to take on the mantle: back in 1982, Monica Rambeau became that woman. If you haven’t heard of her, though, there’s a reason. Here’s the sad story of the Captain Marvel comics forgot.
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Marvel's Secret Love Is The Strangest—And Sweetest—Secret Wars Spinoff

Marvel have put out a ridiculous number of tie-ins for their ongoing, universe-rebooting mega event Secret Wars. But one of their latest spinoffs, Secret Wars: Secret Love, is surprisingly unique. Not only is it a superheroic romance anthology that works—it might just end up being one of the best Secret Wars comics… » 8/21/15 4:00pm 8/21/15 4:00pm