In Silent Night, friends and family gather for one final Christmas together. But a night that should have been ordinary turns out to be momentous.
Charles Xavier jerks around with Magneto’s brain, X-Factor tries to protect the evidence, the Avengers pay a not-very-diplomatic visit to the mutant island homeland, and there’s yet one more mind-control baddie afoot. Oh, and Polaris has her Ph.D.
Reading this issue had me saying, “Finally!!!” out loud. The slow-burning Shadow King plotline is moving to its final act, its different strands finally weaving together — though not explosively (yet!). But still, it is a relief to get the gears in motion especially fast in New Mutants #21.
The second annual Ignyte Awards were presented on Saturday at FIYAHCON, a science fiction and fantasy convention emphasising racial diversity.
Hello again and welcome to another Kate edition of Previously on Comics! Can you believe it’s been a month since Tim Drake became canonically queer?? I have no new DC news to report, other than yesterday it was Batman Day so it’s time to revisit the eternal question of whether Batman fucks (spoiler: oh yeah…
In the neo-noir Are You Lonesome Tonight?, an air-conditioning repairman runs over someone in the middle of the night. Out of guilt, he starts an unusual relationship with the deceased’s widow. But the late husband may not be as innocent as he first appeared.
What news goes above the fold this week? Why, it’s Stephen Sondheim’s return with a new Broadway musical, Square One, which he reportedly just did a reading of with Nathan Lane and Bernadette Peters! And with that, merrily we roll along to this week’s Last Week’s Episode.
Welcome to September! I’m counting my blessings this month—my building in NYC survived Hurricane Ida’s fallout relatively unscathed (though other folks still need help), the east coast summer humidity has finally abated, and the roster of crowdfunded projects in the comics space this month is a dangerous, dangerous bounty. Each of the three spotlighted projects…
A scientist agrees to test a robot partner in I’m Your Man. Despite her best efforts, the robot might just be the key to her happiness.
Breakwater is not a gentle slice-of-life story, nor is it a harrowing tale of mental illness. Rather, much like many lived experiences, it’s something in between. Katriona Chapman’s soft graphite art deftly conveys the personalities and emotions of regular people facing a difficult decision, transforming the mundane backdrop of a dilapidated cinema into a stage…
WWAC concludes its look at the finalists for the 2021 Hugo Award for Best Novelette with reviews of “Two Truths and a Lie” by Sarah Pinsker and “The Inaccessibility of Heaven” by Aliette de Bodard.
A family celebrates the holidays in The Humans. By the end of the night, secrets will be revealed and the fragile thread keeping them together will snap.