Jan 11, 2017 Comic Books Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Picking up the reins on a comic title is never easy. But doing so after a groundbreaking run on a legendary icon of comics? That's a near-impossible task. More

The Realist Cartoons

Fantagraphics

Dec 23, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Throughout the latter part of the twentieth century's, Paul Krassner's satirical magazine The Realist published some of the most lauded and controversial cartoons, lampooning every aspect of American culture.  More

Dec 19, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Writer and artist Box Brown's treatise on Tetris is a real treat. According to Tetris: The Games People Play, Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris' creator, "believed that games were the perfect confluence of humanity and technology. Games model the human experience. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally." More

Oct 20, 2016 Comic Books Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

In terms of popularity, Superman is a paradox among superheroes. He is the heroic archetype, iconic and eternal. But when it comes to actual stories, nothing outside of his origins really come to mind, and most fans would even admit that the overpowered nature of Superman's abilities just makes him boring. More

Shade, the Changing Girl #1

DC/Young Animal

Written by Cecil Castellucci, Art by Marley Zarcone, Color by Kelly Fitzpatrick

Oct 11, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

In so many ways, Shade, the Changing Girl is a prime example of the best of what comics have to offer. It is morally complex while elevating pulp tropes, and wonderfully illustrated. More

Sep 02, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The Arrow-verse expands in Arrow: The Dark Archer, DC Comics' 12-part digital-first series that explores the untold history of (Green) Arrow villain Malcolm Merlyn.  More

Plutona

Image

Aug 26, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

It seems Jeff Lemire can do no wrong. The prolific comic book author and artistwhose Descender was Under the Radar's staff pick for best comic book of 2015continues his unbeatable and unmatched streak of successes withPlutona. More

Aug 23, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The nostalgia factor is sky high when The Dark Knight meets the heroes in a half-shell in DC Comics' and IDW's playful and sublime Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. After a portal transports the Ninja Turtles from their world to Gotham, they team up with the city's brooding vigilante. More

Aug 19, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Mark Millar strikes gold with Huck, an endearing tale of the titular super-powered gas station attendant who puts his abilities to use committing one good deed a day.  More