Forever Evil: Arkham War

DC

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, Art by Graham Nolan, Jaime Mendoza, and Scott Eaton

Dec 18, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

During the events of Forever Evil, DC's most recent major event, villains take over in the absence of the Justice League. In Gotham, war breaks out between the prisoners of Blackgate Prison and the deranged inmates of Arkham Asylum. Bane returns to Gotham to lead the Blackgate army against the Arkhamites, unified temporarily and precariously under Scarecrow. More

The Wake

Vertigo/DC

Dec 17, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

While movies about ghosts and zombies continue to haunt our pop culture's collective nightmares, people seem to forget about a significantly scarier place that's a lot closer to home: the ocean. Perhaps that's what gives Scott Snyder's (script) and Sean Murphy's (art) miniseries The Wake its initial clammy dread. More

Dec 16, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Marguerite Van Cook's semi-autobiography The Late Child and Other Animals offers a stunningly beautiful glimpse of her life and how her early experiences and those of her mother shaped her. More

The Leg

Top Shelf

Dec 15, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

A century after his death, Antonio López de Santa Anna's severed leg once again answers the call to defend Mexico from nefarious foreign opposition.  More

The Kitchen #1

Vertigo/DC

Nov 26, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The Kitchen is a great reminder of the perfect malleability of the comic medium. While it always feels over-saturated by superheroes and science fiction, it's great to see a good idea make its way into print without relying on capes and tights. More

How the World Was

First Second

Emmanuel Guibert

Nov 11, 2014 Comic Books Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Emmanuel Guibert's introspective and intimate biographical account of his dear friend Alan Cope's early childhood is as beautifully drawn as it is compellingly written. More

Oct 31, 2014 Comic Books Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Twenty-eight poems from a select few of World War I's "trench poets" are beautifully interpreted in black and white by 24 cartoonists and comic book artists in this artsy collection edited by Chris Duffy. More

Oct 29, 2014 Comic Books Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Man, that Joe Hill has some creepy-ass ideas, and they lend themselves very well to Charles P. Wilson III's comic book visuals in this companion piece to Hill's novel NOS4A2. More

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. III): Century

Top Shelf

Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

Oct 24, 2014 Comic Books Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Collecting three volumes that concerned Ms. Murray and Co. (191019692009), Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill demonstrate their mastery of comics storytelling in this sprawling, Easter-egg filled amalgamation of lit and pop culture. More