Olympians: Ares: Bringer of War

First Second

George O'Connor

Jan 26, 2015 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The seventh installment of George O'Connor's graphic novel treatment of the Greek gods is by far the series' most violent. Set against the backdrop of the Trojan War, Ares: Bringer of War chronicles the bloodthirsty deity's involvement in the decade-long struggle between the Greeks and the Trojans. More

Strong Female Protagonist

Top Shelf

Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag

Jan 05, 2015 Comic Books Web Exclusive

There have been so many "what if superhumans existed in the real world" stories that it takes a fresh view and top execution to stand out. Brennan Lee Mulligan (words) and Molly Ostertag (art) have nailed both. More

Saga Volume 4

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Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Dec 31, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

If you're not reading Brian K. Vaughan's and Fiona Staples's award-winning series Saga, you're missing out on one of the great sci-fi/comics/love/action/adventure/fiction stories of the past decade. More

Dec 29, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Everything changed for Batman in the '80s. Frank Miller famously took the character to his extreme and logical conclusion in The Dark Knight Returns, comic book fans voted to kill off Jason Todd's Robin, and Tim Burton brought the brooding superhero to the big screen for the first time in 1989's Batman. More

Cochlea & Eustachia

Fantagraphics

Hans Rickheit

Dec 24, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Hans Rickheit's Cochlea & Eustachia has to be one of the oddest graphic novellas to hit shelves this year. More

Batman ‘66 Volume 2

DC

Jeff Parker

Dec 22, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The Dynamic Duo are back in full, campy form in the second collection of writer Jeff Parker's Batman '66 run. More

The Complete Zap Comix

Fantagraphics

Dec 19, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Calling Zap Comix the Lenny Bruce and Ramones of comic books wouldn't be inaccurate, though that still doesn't go far enough in describing its incalculable impact. More

Forever Evil: Arkham War

DC

Written by Peter J. Tomasi, Art by Graham Nolan, Jaime Mendoza, and Scott Eaton

Dec 18, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

During the events of Forever Evil, DC's most recent major event, villains take over in the absence of the Justice League. In Gotham, war breaks out between the prisoners of Blackgate Prison and the deranged inmates of Arkham Asylum. Bane returns to Gotham to lead the Blackgate army against the Arkhamites, unified temporarily and precariously under Scarecrow. More

The Wake

Vertigo/DC

Dec 17, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

While movies about ghosts and zombies continue to haunt our pop culture's collective nightmares, people seem to forget about a significantly scarier place that's a lot closer to home: the ocean. Perhaps that's what gives Scott Snyder's (script) and Sean Murphy's (art) miniseries The Wake its initial clammy dread. More