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Chvrches Enlist Comic Book Genius Jamie McKelvie For “Bury” Video

<b>WHAT:</b> “Bury,” a new video from Chvrches, featuring Hayley Williams.<p><b>WHO:</b> Comic book artist Jamie McKelvie and Australian animation studio Mighty Nice.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> McKelvie, the artist behind lot of pop music-themed comics like <i>The Wicked + The Divine</i> and <i>Phonogram</i>, is a perfect match for Chvrches. …

Comic Books

Comics A.M. | Artist Geneviève Castrée passes away

Geneviève Castrée, whose debut graphic novel "Susceptible" was published in 2013 by Drawn & Quarterly, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just last …

Top 100 Comics And Graphic Novels For June 2016 – And DC Had 15 of The Top 20

DC Comics have fifteen of the top twenty selling comic books in June. Who saw that coming? Flash and Green Lanterns outsell Star Wars, Aquaman and …

Sales Charts: June was one of the biggest sales months in 20 years

<i>by John Jackson Miller</i><p>(Reprinted with permission from Comichron.)<p>Eleven comic books sold more than a hundred thousand copies to comics retailers in …

Graphic Novels

15 Most Useless Superheroes in the DC Universe

by Bobby Anhalt<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and The Flash are just a handful of not only DC Comic's most well-known characters, but …

The Complete History Of The Joker

by Mansoor Mithaiwala<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Everyone knows who Batman is, and everyone knows who The Joker is; that is because the rivalry between The Joker and …

Improve Your Comics by "Distancing the Narrative"

The newest 'Strip Panel Naked' video teaches the importance of keeping the reader at bay.<p>It’s tempting to throw the reader into the middle of the action in a comic book, but Mike Mignola’s final issue of <i>Hellboy in Hell</i> <i></i>keeps the reader at arm’s length. In this week’s edition of comics masterclass, …

’80s And ’90s Cartoon Enemies Become BFFs In This Illustrated Series

Imagine there’s no beef between your favorite cartoon heroes and their mortal enemies–a place where Lion-O and Mumm-Ra can share a laugh over a bowl of cereal or Jem and Pizzazz can dish about cute boys in teen rag harmony.<p>Your visionary for world (cartoon) peace is artist Matthew Skiff.<p>Skiff’s …

In Free State of Jones, Another White Hollywood Super-Hero Movie

Social Studies teachers are always looking for movies to help bring history alive for students. Many movies look like they have potential but questionable historical validity and outright misrepresentation make them less than useful. The latest entry in the category "Movies You Should Not Show in …

The Corrupted American Innocence of Archie Comics

<i>For the week of July 4th, we asked writers to describe a person, object, or experience that they think captures a distinctly American spirit.</i><p>There were hundreds of Archie Comics lying around my parents’ house, the leftovers of my six siblings_._ Any issue could be opened to any page to reveal a …

Superhero anime One-Punch Man coming to Adult Swim

The hero for fun has his English debut<p>This past weekend at Anime Expo, Viz Media announced that their acclaimed anime <i>One-Punch Man</i> will receive an English-language dub, premiering July 16 on Adult Swim.<p>The series, which initially began as a webcomic, parodies many tropes of superhero and martial …

Anime

A 15-Year-Old Black Girl Is Going to Replace Tony Stark As Iron Man

It looked like Riri Williams was going to be the next War Machine, taking the spot of the recently deceased James Rhodes. But it turns out that the …

The Best Comics & Graphic Novels of July

July welcomes a wide variety of graphic novels from across the genres, as well as a few books that defy categorization entirely. Among many others, …

Is There Really Hope For More Crossbones in the Marvel Movie Universe?

Get a closer look at Idris Elba in new <i>Dark Tower</i> set pictures. Stephen Amell teases Oliver and Felicity’s relationship in the next season of <i>Arrow</i>. A</i> …

Comic Books

kick-ass is back, with a black woman as the hero

The series used to be about a geeky white teenage boy. Now, it's getting a major update with a brand new heroine.<p>Comic-book artist Mark Millar is rebooting the series that made him famous with a refreshing update: a black female hero. The original protagonist was Dave Lizewski, a dorky teenage boy …

The 12 Best Comics of 2016 (So Far)

<i>Why wait until December to start giving out accolades to some of the best comics and graphic novels of the year? If you’re looking for some good</i> …

What the Marvel Universe Will Look Like After Civil War II

Dr. Doom cockily holding Iron Man’s helmet. Captain Marvel looking off into the distance. Uh-oh, where’s Tony?<p>For weeks, Marvel’s been dribbling out …

Marvel Universe

Captain America’s Plot Twist Can Be Reversed, But The Fan Rage Can’t

When Marvel revealed Captain America was a “HYDRA agent” last month, I laid out a theory as to what the book would reveal in its second issue. It wasn’t really difficult to figure out where this particular arc was going if you’d read a comic book before. And while I was right, Marvel is still in …

Comics

DC Rebirth Continues To Smash Marvel On Advance Reorders

Greetings from the coal face of the direct comics market. Where retailers try to increase their orders of certain comics ahead of sale. Where supply …

Descender Has Some of the Best World-Building in Comics Right Now

One of the best feelings in nerd culture fandom is the thrill of watching a grand tapestry of imagination unfurl before you. <i>Descender</i> is killing it …

Science Fiction

A Fix-Up, Not a Reboot: One Month into DC’s Rebirth

A lot’s been said about DC’s Rebirth being an attempt to get the pre-New 52 fans (realistically, the fans who quit prior to New 52) back into the …

Marvel Trolls Batman V Superman In Spider-Man/Deadpool

While <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> is celebrating the release of its ultimate cut this week, Marvel Comics is having a little fun at the film’s …

How the Movies Are Preparing Us for 2016 Election

As the talking-head pundits tell it, Hollywood is a modern-day Sodom of left-wing Commie liberalism intent on poisoning our nation's youth and …

John Malkovich heading to Comic-Con in new comedy Supercon

John Malkovich is about to be swarmed by a bunch of nerds. The actor has just joined the cast of <i>Supercon</i>, a new comedy from director Zak Knutson, a …

Marvel Comics Introduces Donald Trump Inspired Villain MODAAK

MODOK, Mobile Organism Designed Only for Killing, is a super-villain that was created for Marvel Comics by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, making his first …