Astro City: Through Open Doors

Vertigo/DC

Written by Kurt Busiek, Art by Brent Eric Anderson

Jul 15, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The most recent addition to Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson's Astro City series, Through Open Doors once again returns readers to the eponymous metropolis where everyday citizens interact with heroes—and villains—on a regular basis.  More

Three

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Written by Kieron Gillen, Art by Ryan Kelly

Jul 10, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

In Ancient Greece, the Helots are considered the lowest of the low-outclassed by slaves and reminded of their standing by the Spartans, who mercilessly cut them down to prove their own might.  More

Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer

Top Shelf

Written by Van Jensen; Art by Dusty Higgins

Jul 02, 2014 Comic Books Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

For a comic that sounds like it's either a one-note joke or cashing in on a tired tween trend, Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer, written by Van Jensen and illustrated by Dusty Higgins, is a remarkable story about love, sacrifice, and really bad action movie one-liners.  More

Coffin Hill Vol. 1: Forest of the Night

Vertigo/DC

Written by Caitlin Kittredge; Art by Inaki Miranda

Jun 27, 2014 Comic Books Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Coffin Hill, the new creator-owned series from horror/fantasy writer Caitlin Kittredge and artist Inaki Miranda (Fairest, Judge Dredd), is one of those comics that has more ideas than it knows what to do with.  More

The Return of Zita the Spacegirl

First Second

Written and Drawn by Ben Hatke

Jun 19, 2014 Comic Books Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Ben Hatke's cartooning is lovely, expressive, and whimsical, but it's his world-building and character-building that bring the Zita books from very good to wonderful.  More

This One Summer

First Second

Written by Mariko Tamaki; Art by Jillian Tamaki

Jun 13, 2014 Comic Books Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

The story of Rose, who is usually accompanied by her "summer cottage friend" Windy, takes place at a getaway community called Awago Beach-but this story is just as strongly located in that awkward band between childhood and adulthood.  More

Jun 04, 2014 Comic Books Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

The past decade-plus worth of HATE comics certainly are paced differently than the prior volumes. Buddy Baker's life is less frenetic, having settled down with the certifiable Lisa Leavenworth and started a family.  More

May 23, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

One of the biggest crossover titles of DC's New 52 (apparently it's still "new," even after two and a half years), Batman/Superman brings the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel together near the beginning of their careers. More

Sex Criminals Vol. 1: One Weird Trick

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Written by Matt Fraction, Art by Chip Zdarsky

May 14, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Quite possibly one of the most talked-about series currently ongoing, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's Sex Criminals tells the story of two people who can stop time with their orgasms. And then they rob banks. Yes. You read that correctly. More