The Strain Comics Are So Close to the Show That It's Eerie

If you read the comic book version of Guillermo del Toro's The Strain after you watched the TV series, which premieres this Sunday night, they look so similar you'd be forgiven for thinking the comics merely adapted the show. Except the comics came out in 2011, more than a year before the TV series was finally approved » 7/09/14 1:35pm 7/09/14 1:35pm

​Archer & Armstrong Is The Best Damn Comic You're Not Reading

Maybe you have discovered Fred Van Lente's hilarious, action-packed reboot of Valiant's Archer & Armstrong, about the adventures of immortal drunkard and a young savant raised by a cult trying to take over the world (punching nuns is like the most normal thing they've ever done). The point is, more of you need to be… » 5/13/14 1:20pm 5/13/14 1:20pm

The 10 Best Stories In the Star Wars Expanded Universe

The Star Wars Expanded Universe is no more. In many cases; this is no big loss — some stories and characters are best tossed into a black hole and never spoken of again. But the EU had plenty of good stories, too — tales so good we're genuinely sad they'll lose whatever little canonization they had. Here are the 10… » 5/09/14 11:10am 5/09/14 11:10am

Avoid The Marvel/DC Summer Madness By Heading Into The Woods

Marvel's Original Sin and DC's New 52: Future's End summer comic events start tomorrow, but why not skip the spectacle and try something new? Something like, say, James Tynion IV's new series Woods, about a school field trip that takes an accidental detour to a primordial forest at the edge of the universe? Plus a … » 5/06/14 4:40pm 5/06/14 4:40pm

The Absolute Best Comics To Grab This Free Comic Book Day

Got plans this Saturday? You do now. It's the 2014 Free Comic Book Day, when publishers give out their wares to the masses, and we can assure you their offerings are going to be worth far more than what you (didn't) pay for them. Here are the 16 comics you need to be looking out for when you arrive at your local comic… » 5/02/14 11:04am 5/02/14 11:04am

​The Astounding Amount Of Awesome Comics You Need to Read This Summer

If you like comics, you're going broke this summer. Seriously, talk to an accountant about bankruptcy now, because there's no way you'll be able to pay rent if you even want to buy half the awesome comics coming out this summer. But at least this guide will help you determine which half to blow your savings on. » 4/29/14 9:10am 4/29/14 9:10am

Discover How The Prometheus Saga Continues In This Free Comic Preview

The first issue of Dark Horse's Prometheus #1 comic isn't due until September 10th of this year, but you can get an exclusive sneak preview right here! It seems a group has sent to LV- 223 to investigate what happened to the crew of the Prometheus, but it's staffed by a much, much smarter group of scientists. » 3/28/14 12:00pm 3/28/14 12:00pm

​Your Wait For the Long-Awaited Sandman Overture #2 Is Finally Over

Yes, the second issue of Neil Gaiman's already fabulously-popular-despite-having-only-one-issue-out is finally here! Let's hope #3 manages to arrive in less than four months. Plus, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero hits the big #200, Marvel tries to Survive, and Image presents the superhero version of Galaxy Quest! » 3/25/14 2:40pm 3/25/14 2:40pm

Mike Mignola's Favorite Artwork From Hellboy's Last 20 Years

On Saturday, March 22nd, Mike Mignola's Hellboy will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of his first comic with celebratory events in comic stores around the world and a massive collection of Mignola's artwork, titled Hellboy: The First 20 Years. We asked the artist to pick his favorite 10 pieces, and… » 3/21/14 1:00pm 3/21/14 1:00pm

​David Weber's best-selling Honor Harrington series comes to comics!

Honor Harrington: Officer in the Royal Manticoran Navy of the 401st century, tactical genius, and star of 13 best-selling scifi/military books by David Weber. Now Honor comes to conquer comics with help from Image and Top Cow. (Read our exclusive interview with Weber.) But Honor's tale isn't the only scifi epic in… » 3/04/14 4:40pm 3/04/14 4:40pm

Xander explains why he's in charge in the Buffy season 10 comics

Non-super-powered sidekick no more! When Dark Horse releases Buffy the Vampire: Season 10 #1 in March, it's Xander who will be leading the Scooby Gang — or more accurately, Nicholas Brendon will. The actor has joined the comic's writing team, and we interviewed him to discuss the return of Dracula, Giles' new affinity… » 2/21/14 12:40pm 2/21/14 12:40pm

​Watch a futuristic family inexorably destroy itself… in 3D!

FYI: The Joyners in 3D is going to be on all the "Best Comics of 2014" lists, so you'll want to pick it up tomorrow. It's set in 2062 and is printed in 3D, but the story is not flashy — it's a grim tragedy of how sex, jealousy, work and hate can tear a family apart. And it comes with classic red-&-blue glasses, too! » 2/18/14 4:20pm 2/18/14 4:20pm

​How do you make World War II worse? Add royalty with superpowers

That's the premise of Rob Williams and Simon Coleby's new Vertigo comic Royals: Masters of War. In this alt-history, royal blood bestows superpowers, but these kings and queens have an agreement to never join their respective wars — that is, until World War II forces England's Prince Harry to take action. All that and… » 2/11/14 2:20pm 2/11/14 2:20pm