Comics

Marvel’s first event of 2020, Empyre, is fast approaching like a combined Kree/Skrull army being let out of deep space by a former Young Avenger. This of course means the requisite tie-ins are going to start rolling in with it, and Marvel has announced a handful of those tie-ins today, with three-issue miniseries featuring the Avengers
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Navigating gender, identity, adulthood, and burgeoning magical powers is hard enough without having to take up new responsibilities when your parent disappears. For young Victoria Seel, the witchy protagonist in Heirs of the Veil by Seaquential Arts (spouse team Phineas Klier and Jasper Klier), life keeps getting more complicated, and while new acquaintances are helping her find
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Following last year’s nationwide Chinese talent search in partnership with Wacom, Marvel has revealed its first Chinese New Year variant covers for 2020. Artist Jie Yuan will have three connecting variants across three Spider-Man titles, available February 12 at your local comic shop. Yuan’s covers will feature on Symbiote Spider-Man: Alien Reality #3 (DEC190862), The Amazing Spider-Man #39
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While graphic novel sales were down slightly in comics shops in 2019, in bookstores they were up 16.1%, and helped buoy book sales over all, according to a report by Jim Milliot in Publishers Weekly. Other positive trends in adult fiction were the continued strength of graphic novels, where units rose 16.1%, and the rebound
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Cartoonist Jenna Ayoub (Adventure Time) is releasing a new original graphic novel through BOOM! Studios imprint KaBOOM! this November. The book, entitled Forever Home, explores increasingly popular themes for the publisher: ghosts and the living’s place among them. Forever Home follows Willow, a kid with a nomadic childhood thanks to her parents both being in the military.
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WARNING: The following review contains plot spoilers for Underwater! Underwater has two major flaws: it reveals the monster too early and T.J. Miller somehow gets top billing, nearly three years years after he was accused of sexual misconduct, physical assault, and violent transphobia. The former can be forgiven, but the latter, not so much. Though Miller’s
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Marvel released a trio of announcements on Friday, with three new series spinning out of Eve L. Ewing‘s previously-announced Outlawed one-shot. Champions will be written by Ewing herself with art by Simone Di Meo, with at least two other teams getting turns in the spotlight in Power Pack, written by Ryan North with art by Nico Leon, and The
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British IceBy Owen D. PomeryTop Shelf Productions There’s a moment half-way through British Ice, Owen D. Pomery’s story about anger in a fictional British Overseas Territory, when Harrison Fleet, the new commissioner of Reliance Island — a.k.a. the British Arctic Territories — opens up about his own childhood and its relevance in the hostility he
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After last month’s announcement of the young-hero-centric Outlawed one-shot, it seemed pretty likely that a new series starring Marvel’s team of teen superheroes was to follow. And so it has come to pass that today the publisher has announced, via ScreenRant, a new Champions ongoing series spinning out of Outlawed. The new series will be written by Outlawed
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Killer Groove Vol 1, from writer Ollie Masters and Eoin Marron, is the story of a 1970s musician who uses becoming a hitman to inspire his songs. Masters and Marron are joined on the book, which is published by AfterShock Comics, by colorist Jordie Bellaire and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. The forthcoming trade paperback is due to hit
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It took almost thirty years for Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett‘s popular novel, Good Omens, was able to make its way to the screen, courtesy of the BBC/Amazon series, starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant. (Filmmakers like Terry Gilliam had been trying for years to crack it as a movie.) The BBC/Amazon show was always meant to be a single six-episode mini-series
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Crunchyroll has announced its nominees for the 2020 Anime Awards! The anime streamer/brand has hosted the awards show since 2017 to celebrate all aspects of the genre, from voice performances to fighting scenes, to animation and music. This year, the show is hosted by WWE Superstar/YouTuber (and PhD holder) Xavier Woods and will honor Wit Studio
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The Death of the MasterBy Patrick KyleKoyama Press There’s a moment in Patrick Kyle’s The Death of the Master that reminded me of something that happened in my own life that put into physical reality what he used as a metaphor. In order to assure a crowd of followers of the master who has died
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“So it goes.” In September 2020, BOOM! Studios is set to publish a graphic novel adaptation of the late Kurt Vonnegut‘s classic novel Slaughterhouse-Five, as reported by Publishers Weekly. Ryan North is writing the script, with art by Albert Monteys and colors by Ricard Zapala. This marks the first time Vonnegut’s work has been adapted into a graphic
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Lovespells by Ryan and Sage is a story about a sweet romance between a mage and knight set in a fantasy world. The world of Lovespells is inspired by JRPGs, so casting spells is centered around expending mana in order to produce magic. While the reasonable expenditure of mana is one thing, Esther Nocture the
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I was going to write something about Star Wars fandom and how the reactions to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker prove that fandom in general is broken. I may still do that, but right now, the bigger question is … “Where does Star Wars go from here?” (Disclaimer: Much of this article is conjecture
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