• Cover Girl: Smooth Criminals #1

    Cover Girl: Smooth Criminals #10

    Welcome to Cover Girl. Each month, we gather a team of WWAC contributors to analyze a new and notable comic book cover featuring one or more women. This month, Nola, Claire, and Annie discuss Leisha Riddel’s cover for Smooth Criminals #1 from BOOM! Studios.

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  • A Girl in the Himalayas is Fanciful Fantasy

    A Girl in the Himalayas is Fanciful Fantasy0

    A Girl in the Himalayas David Jesus Vignolli (Writer and Artist) Archaia April 2018 It’s hard to know what Archaia, BOOM! Studio’s fantasy imprint, is doing these days when it’s overshadowed by its Goliath parent publisher, busy churning out variant-happy Power Rangers and WWE comics. However, the fantasy comic imprint hasn’t gone anywhere, and A

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  • BOOM! Bar: Licenses, Lettering, and Letting Go

    BOOM! Bar: Licenses, Lettering, and Letting Go0

    BOOM! Bar! Where we talk about the month’s BOOM!, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia releases, try to spot trends, and think about what BOOM! “is,” as a publisher. Remember last month, when I wondered about how letterers get attached to projects at BOOM! and their substudios? Well, I got some answers. So let’s start with

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  • The Complete The Killer: The Craft of Pasting Ethics Over Action

    The Complete The Killer: The Craft of Pasting Ethics Over Action0

    The Complete The Killer Matz and Luc Jacamon, translated by Matz and Edward Gauvin, with lettering by Marshall Dillon (Chapters 1-10) and Deron Bennett (Chapters 11-13) Archaia for BOOM! Studios The Complete The Killer (RRP $39.99) is unbelievably long. Unreasonably, as a PDF—my internet’s not great, but even so—it took a full hour to load

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  • BOOM! Bar: Half-Year Check-In

    BOOM! Bar: Half-Year Check-In0

    If you’ve ever been curious about what BOOM! and their imprints KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box and Archaia put out into the world, this overview should give you a snapshot of their range. Ah, BOOM! Bar readers, when last did we speak? January. Forgive me. In apology, I bring you February through June, all at once. We’ll

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  • Fence #6: A Budding Rivalry is Realized

    Fence #6: A Budding Rivalry is Realized0

    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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