• Sword of Ages #4: Blood, Sweat, and Tears

    Sword of Ages #4 Gabriel Rodriguez (Writer and Artist), Lovern Kindzierski (Colours), Robbie Robbins (Letters) IDW Publishing 30 May 2018 Boss Ourgon stands on the edge of victory. He has defeated his arch rival, the benevolent and powerful White Monk ruler Lord Huss, as well as Huss’ son, Calen. But, before Ourgon can take control

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  • Comics Are For Everybody: Talking with Stephanie Cooke About Creator Resource

    Comics Are For Everybody: Talking with Stephanie Cooke About Creator Resource

    Disclaimer: Rosie Knight of WWAC helped Stephanie Cooke and some other folks put together Creator Resource. Anyone can make a comic, and anyone can enjoy a comic. Whether it comes in the form of a webcomic, cartoon, graphic novel, comic book series, or even an interactive digital comics, the right story with the right aesthetic

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  • Fence #6: A Budding Rivalry is Realized

    Fence #6: A Budding Rivalry is Realized

    Fence #6 C.S. PACAT (WRITER), JOHANNA THE MAD (ARTIST) BOOM! STUDIOS MAY 16, 2018 School drama, peer rivalries, and passionate moments abound in BOOM!’s Fence, a series that follows the story of Nicholas Cox as he tries to make a name for himself in the world of fencing. Unofficially trained and poor, Nicholas must give

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  • Previously On Comics: Arresting Developments

    Previously On Comics: Arresting Developments

    I’d like to tell you that this week we only have fluffy, happy, good news and a basket of puppies for every reader, but unfortunately this is Comics. So instead, you’ll be getting the standard, “abandon hope all ye who enter here” treatment. The week started with Stan Lee’s business manager and partner Keya Morgan

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  • The Weatherman #1 Is Beautiful Sci-Fi Fun

    The Weatherman #1 Is Beautiful Sci-Fi Fun

    The Weatherman #1 Jody Leheup (writer), Nathan Fox (artist), Dave Stewart (colorIST) Image Comics June 13th, 2018 The Weatherman #1 is the action-packed first chapter in the story of Nathan Bright, a complex and curious young man whose blatant insecurity manifests in a persistent fake swagger, a nervous habit of eating his feelings, and a heavy

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  • Momocon: A Convention for Fans of All Kinds

    Momocon: A Convention for Fans of All Kinds

    It had only been a month since the cancellation and resulting fallout of Universal Fan Con, and it was still on my mind. Not so much the actual event, but all the fans and vendors that had been let down. As a fan, it hurts when I see other fans being bailed on and having

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  • Sour Apple Review: Heartbreaking Subject Matter Beautifully Rendered

    Sour Apple Review: Heartbreaking Subject Matter Beautifully Rendered

    Sour Apple Jerzy Szyłak (Writer), Joanna Karpowicz (Artist and Colours), Paweł Timofiejuk (Letters) timof comics 18 April, 2018 Content Warning: Domestic violence and abuse. Sour Apple is the story of a woman. We never learn her name, but that is because we do not need to. She is every woman.

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  • Hardcore Lady-Types Living Their Best Life: Lumberjanes #50

    Hardcore Lady-Types Living Their Best Life: Lumberjanes #50

    Lumberjanes #50 Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh (Writers), Dozerdraws (Artist), Maarta Laiho (Colourist), Aubrey Aiese (Letterer) BOOM! Box May 2018 I used to be a regular Lumberjanes reader, but over the last few years, I’m ashamed to admit I’ve fallen behind on all my ongoing series, Lumberjanes included. I’m slowly getting caught up through the trades,

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  • The Archies #7: Archie, Don’t Say It’s Over

    The Archies #7: Archie, Don’t Say It’s Over

    The Archies #7 Alex Segura (Writer), Matthew Rosenberg (Writer), Joe Eisma (Art), Jack Morelli (Lettering), Matt Herms (Colors) Archie Comics May 16, 2018 Their tour is ending and The Archies are going out with a bang. Their final show is a Battle of the Bands against none other than Josie and the Pussycats. The issue

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  • Previously On Comics: Hits and Misses

    Previously On Comics: Hits and Misses

    Comics news was like a fireworks show this week: Right around the time your vision cleared from the first whizbang, a new tidbit popped up to distract you. Another jailed artist gained his freedom, DC dropped some big announcements, Marvel tried to keep up, Dark Horse attempted to hide its anti-LGBT policies behind a digital

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  • Fistful of Comics: Crowdfunding Roundup, June ’18

    I spent this last week catching up on the comics I’ve gotten from Kickstarters over the course of the last like, year, so that means I’m allowed to buy more, right? I’m certain that’s how this works. June is practically bursting with good campaigns—from massive webcomic collections, to DIY flipbook kits, to queer zine fairs—so

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  • Compact Magazine: A Look at Women in New Zealand’s War-Time Comics

    Compact Magazine: A Look at Women in New Zealand’s War-Time Comics

    It’s widely accepted that World War Two offered women temporary opportunities to step into male-dominated roles. In the case of New Zealand, they may have joined the newly established auxiliary forces, or taken on civilian roles made vacant when men enlisted. When I found that the war-time New Zealand Air Force magazine Contact – a

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  • Under the Sea with Ether: The Copper Golems #1

    Under the Sea with Ether: The Copper Golems #1

    Ether: The Copper Golems #1 Matt Kindt (Writer), David Rubin (Artist) Dark Horse May 16, 2018 Ether: The Copper Golems, a continuation of Kindt and Rubin’s earlier Ether series, came out recently and found its way into my hands and eyeballs. Ether follows scientist-adventurer-detective Boone Dias as he explores and studies a fantastical dimension called “The

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  • Long Lost’s Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle on Influences, Living Spaces, and What’s to Come

    Long Lost’s Matthew Erman and Lisa Sterle on Influences, Living Spaces, and What’s to Come

    Long Lost’s fusion of southern Gothic aesthetics with family drama has quickly made it one of my favorite ongoing series. Though everything is shrouded in a supernatural mystery, it’s the relationships that keep me reading, the hints of the supernatural serving to heighten the tension that grows with every issue until it feels that the

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  • A Contract with God: Curator’s Collection Venerates its Maker

    A Contract with God: Curator’s Collection Venerates its Maker

    A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories: Curator’s Collection Will Eisner John Lind (editing and design) Kitchen Sink Books, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics May 30, 2018 A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories: Curator’s Collection offers two volumes, showcasing Will Eisner’s celebrated artistry. The first volume gathers his sketches and pencil

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  • Dangerous Curves Ahead: Backways #5

    Dangerous Curves Ahead: Backways #5

    Backways #5 Justin Jordan (co-creator, writer), Eleonora Carlini (co-creator, artist), Silvia Tildei (colorist), Marshall Dillon (letterer) Aftershock comics May 2018 In the final installment of its “All the Forgotten Things” arc, Backways answers the question of whether newly-discovered whisperer (someone who can talk to the dead) Anna will rescue her girlfriend Sylvia from the grasp

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