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This Week's Star Wars Comic Gives Us A Badass Old Ben Kenobi

Back in the days of the prequels, Obi-Wan Kenobi could flip around and swing his lightsaber everywhere like any other action hero—while Ben Kenobi was a much subdued Jedi. That is, until this week’s issue of Marvel’s Star Wars, which gives us an Old Ben who can do a lot more than silly wooping noises. » 7/30/15 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars Is Still The Best, Silliest Marvel Tribute

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars might just be the best thing to come from Marvel’s ongoing Secret Wars event. It’s not only filled with brilliant deep cuts for the classic ‘80s comic crossover, but it’s irreverently funny—and this week, it takes on the most iconic moment from the original event.… » 7/30/15 11:40am Yesterday 11:40am

In This Week's Comics: A Story About A Shrinking Man That's Not Ant-Man

Sure, Hank Pym and Scott Lang make all that shrinking look fun, but as you can see in this week’s adaptation of the Richard Matheson classic The Shrinking Man, it can be pretty petrifying. But that’s not all in this week’s new comics—Bruce Timm writes Superman! Hacktivists! Zombie Soldiers! And more! » 7/28/15 2:20pm Tuesday 2:20pm

In DC's Bombshells, Batwoman Messes Up Batman's Origin in the Best Way

When DC announced that their series of World War II, pin-up style takes on their cadre of female heroes was getting a comic, we couldn’t wait to see some of comic’s coolest ladies swing into action—and now we’ve got a taste of just how great it is with a new, Batman-filled preview. Well, sort of Batman-filled.… » 7/28/15 9:00am Tuesday 9:00am

Which Writer Deserves More Credit For Revolutionizing SF and Fantasy?

Science fiction and fantasy don’t lack for heroes, especially among the writers who’ve helped to shape them. We all celebrate people like Joss Whedon, Frank Herbert and Ursula K. Le Guin. But which writers deserve way more credit for their roles in revolutionizing science fiction or fantasy? » 7/23/15 2:46pm 7/23/15 2:46pm

This Secret Wars Cover Hides An Even More Secretive Superman Cameo

Marvel’s Secret Wars event is all about exploring the different shards of the Marvel universe... the ones that are left, that is. Some of those shards even recall the times Marvel’s heroes crossed over with those of the DC Multiverse, which means Alex Ross got to sneak in one tiny encounter on this awesome cover. » 7/23/15 1:20pm 7/23/15 1:20pm

DC Finally Reveals What's Going On With Its Post-Convergence Comics

The climax of DC’s recent comic book event Convergence confirmed one thing—the return of DC’s long-established comic book multiverse, once cut off by 2011’s “New 52” reboot, leaving readers with a billion questions. Now the company has answered a few of those and made its new continuity a little clearer... sort of.… » 7/23/15 9:20am 7/23/15 9:20am

The Thunderbolts Prove the Best Superheroes Are Actually Villains

Quick, tell me what the Justice League is about. What’s that you’re mumbling, something about saving people or fighting evil? Sure, but beyond that, most team comics don’t have a very strong overall theme. That’s not true of the Thunderbolts, Marvel’s pre-eminent team of supervillains pretending to be superheroes » 7/23/15 8:10am 7/23/15 8:10am

Even DC's Comic Book Figures Are Getting On The Batman v Superman Trend

Next year will be a pretty big year for DC, as Batman v Superman marks their first tentative foray into a new cinematic universe. That means merchandise out the wazoo—and not just movie stuff. DC collectibles would like to remind you where the movie all started, with two figures from The Dark Knight Returns. » 7/22/15 1:00am 7/22/15 1:00am

Batman Is A Corny Dingus, And Superman Should Whomp His Ass

As the title suggests, the upcoming stupid-ass movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will feature Batman and Superman opposing each other, at least for a while, before they inevitably come together to form what will become the Justice League of America. I do not follow this garbage film franchise, because it is… » 7/21/15 2:22pm 7/21/15 2:22pm

6 Reasons Why Matt Fraction's Hawkeye Is One of Marvel's Greatest Comics

Delay after delay kept it out of our hands for months, but with last week’s release of Hawkeye #22, Matt Fraction and David Aja’s spectacular series has come to a close. While it’s nice to finally read the end, it’s with a twinge of sadness: we’ll miss this Hawkeye an awful lot. Here’s just six reasons why. » 7/21/15 10:00am 7/21/15 10:00am

10 Stories We'd Love (And 10 We'd Hate) in the Back To The Future Comic

One of the many things that makes the Back to the Future trilogy great is how tight the story is. There’s a beginning, middle, end and though the story weaves in and out of those moments, it’s incredibly self-contained. Which is why the idea of a Back to the Future comic book sounds so weird.… » 7/17/15 10:00am 7/17/15 10:00am