• WWACommendations: Tomb Raider, Hellboy, Red Hood, Maus, and More

    WWACommendations: Tomb Raider, Hellboy, Red Hood, Maus, and More

    What comics are you reading lately? Every month, WWAC contributors sound off about the comics we read for fun lately that we especially enjoyed. Did you read any spooky comics during October that you recommend? Have you discovered a new favorite comic recently? Let us know on Twitter what you’re reading!

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  • Smallness is a Beautiful Inner Journey Across the Galaxy

    Smallness is a Beautiful Inner Journey Across the Galaxy

    smallness Ashanti Fortson (creator), Claire Napier (editor) September 10, 2018 A copy of this book was provided to WWAC in exchange for an honest review. Claire Napier is the former editor-in-chief of WWAC, and a current contributor to the site.  Akma has done a very bad thing. In a story that spans worlds across the

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  • To All The Classic Books We Loved Before

    To All The Classic Books We Loved Before

    Ah, school. For all the highs and lows long years can inspire in our lives, one good thing about school is that it opens up a world of literary possibilities to us as we grow up. More often than not, this brave new world of assigned reading is filled with books from that expansive, nebulous genre known

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  • Analyzing The Nib’s “Vote or Else!”

    Analyzing The Nib’s “Vote or Else!”

    Last week, The Nib ran a comic entitled Vote or Else!, which is the work of Filipino-American cartoonist and illustrator, Niccolo Pizarro. The comic, presented initially without context, paints voter registration efforts and their proponents as insensitive to the plights of marginalized peoples and ultimately as centrists who value civility over disruption. While it’s likely

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  • A Place for the Displaced: Monstress Volume 3

    A Place for the Displaced: Monstress Volume 3

    Monstress Vol. 3 Marjorie M. Liu (writer), Ceri Riley (editorial assistant), Jennifer M. Smith (editor), Sana Takeda (artist), and Rus Wooton (letterer and designer) Image Comics September 5, 2018 Monstress is one of the best ongoing series out right now (lest we forget its multiple Eisners) and volume three continues to deliver. The story follows Maika’s

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  • Previously On Comics: Asking For The Check

    Previously On Comics: Asking For The Check

    Good morning! It was a relatively quiet one, as things go. Here’s some comics news. Jillian Tamaki has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for her book They Say Blue. Because she’s fantastic, she’s donating $10,000 of her prize money to organizations promoting adult literacy and housing justice. Our hearts go out to Duane Swierczynski,

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  • John, Dear is a Stunningly Well-Crafted Comic about Abusive Relationships

    John, Dear is a Stunningly Well-Crafted Comic about Abusive Relationships

    John, Dear Laura Lannes Retrofit Comics September 2018 Content warning: This comic depicts an abusive relationship and abuse is discussed in the review. John, Dear by Laura Lannes is not an easy comic to read. In terms of construction and artistry, it should be; Lannes uses holes and a physical body’s literal descent into emptiness

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  • The Wicked + The Divine Volume 7 Builds to the Final Performance

    The Wicked + The Divine Volume 7 Builds to the Final Performance

    The Wicked + The Divine, Volume 7 Clayton Cowles (letterer), Dee Cunniffe (flatter), Kieron Gillen (writer), Jamie McKelvie (artist), Sergio Serrano (designer), Chrissy Williams (editor), Matthew Wilson (colourist) Image Comics 9 October 2018 As we move closer and closer to the finale of The Wicked + The Divine, the “Mothering Invention“ arc throws in revelation

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  • Con Diary: Geek Girl Con

    Con Diary: Geek Girl Con

    This year, I’ve been … developing some feelings about conventions. Working through some thoughts about what they mean to me. It’s been a fun exercise; I’ve gotten to go to three this year, two of them brand new ones for me. With each, I’ve been able to clarify what it is I want out of

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  • Petals is A Walk to Remember

    Petals is A Walk to Remember

    Petals Gustavo Borges (writer, artist), Cris Peter (colors) Boom! Studios September 2018 In Petals, a friendly kit and his father struggle to make it through the winter until they befriend a mysterious bird wearing a magnificent hat. Sent out to gather firewood, the kit meets the bird, who provides an armful of branches and an

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  • Valiant Efforts: Your All-Valiant Monthly Catch-Up

    Valiant Efforts: Your All-Valiant Monthly Catch-Up

    Valiant! PUBWATCH! Put’em together and what do you get? You get the Valiant PUBWATCH, which is where you are now. Exactly where you need to be, my darling. We’ll get onto short reviews of everything Valiant put on the shelves in October, to catch you up should you have missed anything, but as always we

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  • Book Beat: Diversity in U.S. Publishing Languishes and Arisia (Finally) Fires President

    Book Beat: Diversity in U.S. Publishing Languishes and Arisia (Finally) Fires President

    Hello lovely readers! Welcome to another weekly installment of Book Beat, brought to you by your Bookmarked editor Paige. It might be a bit unnecessary to say, but the publishing industry is a unique, concentrated microcosm of our society. When the industry and the books it releases into the world succeed in embodying the diversity, complexities,

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  • Archie Halloween Spectacular: Short on Stories and Fun

    Archie Halloween Spectacular: Short on Stories and Fun

    Archie Halloween Spectacular “Something is Missing!!” Dan Parent (Writer), Bill Golliher (Artist), Bob Smith (Artist), Glenn Whitmore (Colours), Jack Morelli (Letters) “They’re Creepy and They’re Kooky” Dan Parent (Writer), Jeff Shultz (Artist), Jim Amash (Artist), Glenn Whitmore (Colours), Jack Morelli (Letters) “A Bewitching Tale” Dan Parent (Writer), Bill Galvan (Artist), Jim Amash (Artist), Glenn Whitmore

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  • Chainsaws and Boomsticks Save the Day in the Army of Darkness Halloween Special

    Chainsaws and Boomsticks Save the Day in the Army of Darkness Halloween Special

    Army of Darkness Halloween Special “Scared Shipless” Chad Bowers (writer), Taylor Esposito (letterer), Eoin Marron (artist), Chris O’Halloran (colorist), Chris Sims (writer) “Cemetery Man” Benito Cereno (writer), Dee Cunniffe (colorist), Taylor Esposito (letterer), Sam Lotfi (artist) Dynamite Comics October 2018 On Halloween 2018, Ash Williams brings his boomstick back to town with a pair of

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  • Vampirella and Red Sonja Halloween Specials: One Shot is More Than Enough

    Vampirella and Red Sonja Halloween Specials: One Shot is More Than Enough

    Red Sonja Halloween Special One-Shot Erik Burnham (writer), Tom Defalco (writer), Tom Garcia (artist), Anthony Marques (artist) Dynamite Entertainment October 24, 2018 Copies of these books were provided by the publisher in exchange for honest reviews. ‘Tis the season for scary things, and two of Dynamite’s leading ladies—Vampirella and Red Sonja—are going to make sure the

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  • Extermination #3 Releases the Hounds

    Extermination #3 Releases the Hounds

    Extermination #3 Ed Brisson (Writer), Pepe Larraz (Artist), Marte Gracia (Colorist), VC’s Joe Sabino (Letterer) Marvel Comics September 26, 2018 With a single snap of his fingers, Ahab suddenly becomes a scary villain again and that’s just the start of the ride the is Extermination #3. Sometimes the third issue of a mini series, event or

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