The cynical superheroics (and hopeful humanity) of Warren Ellis'…

I recently perused the Absolute editions of Warren Ellis' seminal shared universe comic series Planetary all in one sitting. And you know what? For as much as Ellis loves penning curmudgeons, the series is a panacea for doom'n'gloom superheroics. » 7/20/10 5:37pm 7/20/10 5:37pm

Ellis' Planetary May Actually Finish This Year

They said it would never happen, but Warren Ellis Twittered it today: Artist John Cassaday has finished the art for the final issue of DC's Planetary after almost two years. Expect the long-awaited issue sometime in the second half of the year. » 3/31/09 2:20pm 3/31/09 2:20pm

Europe's SF Secret Returns To American Shores

One of the more unexpected - and most welcome - comic stories to come from last weekend's Comic-Con was the announcement that Devil's Due Publishing has partnered with European publisher Humanoids to bring some of their best stories to American audiences, starting with Nazi-science-gone-wrong tale I Am Legion » 7/31/08 8:40am 7/31/08 8:40am and dark…

Visionary Comic Creators Share Secret Origins

As expected, if you bring seven of comics' most talented and most outspoken creators together on a panel and just ask them about... well, anything and everything about comic books, you'll end up with an amusing and educational way to spend an hour... But also one that's impossible to summarize. That's why, under the… » 7/24/08 5:00pm 7/24/08 5:00pm

Start Bracing Yourself Now For Joss Whedon's Final X-Men Twist

Here's a cool-looking spaceship from Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men 1 the final Joss Whedon-John Cassaday X-Men comic which comes out May 21. New images from the issue have turned up at Comic Book Resources, and they hint at some potential bad news from one of the franchise's coolest characters. Click through for more… » 4/29/08 4:31pm 4/29/08 4:31pm

Must Read: Planetary

Must-read comics are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-read is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Planetary

Date: 2000 - (reprinting material from 1999 - )

Vitals: Using the McGuffin of uncovering both the secret history… » 10/24/07 2:38pm 10/24/07 2:38pm

Must Read: Astonishing X-Men

Must-read graphic novels are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Astonishing X-Men
Date: 2004-present

Vitals: Joss Whedon writes the X-men, who suddenly decide to be superheroes again… » 10/01/07 12:06am 10/01/07 12:06am