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Jan 03, 2020 Comic Books Web Exclusive

So much of the superhero genre is "been there, done that"it's hard to find something that's at the same time original, compelling, and yet fits into the relatively narrow sweet spot beloved by fans of mainstream capes and tights comics.  More

Dec 19, 2019 Comic Books Web Exclusive

A return to DC's classic property, the heroes of the future, this time headed by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artists Ryan Sook (pencils, inks), Wade Von Grawbadger (also inks), and Jodie Bellaire (colors).  More

Apr 05, 2019 Comic Books Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Collecting the first six issues of the series by writer Jody LeHeup, artist Nathan Fox, and colorist Dave Stewart, The Weatherman scratched our sci-fi/action/adventure itch better than anything has since Schwarzenegger's big-screen heyday.  More

Shanghai Red

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Apr 01, 2019 Comic Books Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Shanghai Red, written by Christopher Sebela, with art by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and Joshua Hixson, is a bloody revenge story set in 19th century Portland.  More

Ye

Top Shelf

Mar 15, 2019 Comic Books Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

Ye, by Guilherme Petreca, is a really gorgeous book; the art is idiosyncraticboth cartoony and lushand lends itself very well to the fable/fairy tale-esque storytelling regarding a mostly mute man who is grappling with the influence of The Colorless Kingwhich is revealed, at least for Ye, to be something close to PTSD. More

Sep 13, 2018 Comic Books Web Exclusive

MacLean's already strong plotting only gets better in this issue. More

Sabrina

Drawn & Quarterly

May 17, 2018 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Drnaso beautifully weaves an intricate story-simultaneously a riveting character study and a parable about the dangerous spread of misinformation and doubt-that blooms wider with every subsequent panel. More

Animus

First Second

May 07, 2018 Comic Books Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

Antoine Revoy's Animus is a creepy mishmash of horror, crime procedural, and maybe fairy tale-all from the POV of school-aged protagonists in Japan. A haunted playground, where each piece of equipment has a different, supernatural side effect, is the catalyst that gets our heroes on the case-to solve the murder of the very boy whose spirit is stuck there, a ghost called "Toothless." More

Apr 26, 2018 Comic Books Issue #63 - Courtney Barnett

I can always use a giant helping of Mike Allred's whimsical, poppy art, and this collectionwith writing help from brother Lee and coloring help from wife Laurais no exception.  More