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By Jean McKinney | Comics, Webcomics and Graphic Novels

The Best Comics of 2017

<i>We asked a wide array of our contributors and other comics figures to share their favorite comics from the past calendar year. In the interests of</i> …

Books

Pushing Diversity Is a Tough Business for Four Indie-Comics Publishers

In awkward stutter step, corporate comics have attempted to get woke in recent years. The Big Two publishers, Disney-owned Marvel and Time …

Comics

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Please Write a SAGA Musical

Imagine this: you order tickets for a new musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda. You arrive to the theater and wait for the opening number. The story is a …

How Rep. John Lewis’s ‘March’ trilogy found inspiration in a 60-year-old MLK comic book

By Michael Cavna<p>, Writer/artist<p><b>THROUGHOUT “MARCH,”</b> Rep. John Lewis’s memoir of the civil rights movement, hovers the presence of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It is King who first reached out to the then-teenage Lewis in the 1950s, and King who spoke on the same dais as Lewis in 1963 Washington, …

The rediscovered legacy of Jackie Ormes, the first black woman with a syndicated comic strip

<b>ONE OF</b> the more essential obligations of a hall of fame is to illuminate anew the world-class talents that generations may have forgotten.<p>This week, the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame fulfilled that function brilliantly.<p>That’s because too few fans of American pop culture recognize the name …

Women of Color

Spike Trotman's Iron Circus Is Taking Over Comics with Smut and Sci-Fi

C. Spike Trotman started Iron Circus Comics 10 years ago as a self-publishing imprint when she was making the webcomic <i>Templar, Arizona</i>. She’s since …

Graphic Novels

Today I Discovered A Sherlock Holmes/Cthulhu Crossover And I Am So Here For It

Image: iStock<p>Take Neil Gaiman and H.P. Lovecraft and smash them together and you get <i>A Study In Emerald</i>, a short story that sees a nameless consulting …

The new age of comics

<b>“Crime Alley” by Dave Givvons shows a fight scene between Superman, Batman and the Green Arrow. Photo: Dave Gibbons</b><p>It’s hard to say when comics …

Graphic Novels