Aug 19, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Mark Millar strikes gold with Huck, an endearing tale of the titular super-powered gas station attendant who puts his abilities to use committing one good deed a day.  More

Aug 05, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Marjorie Liu (writer) and Sana Takeda (artist) present us with a master class in proper world-building. It's an immense, matriarchal fantasy world full of details, but these details are delivered on a digestible, need-to-know basis, in the context of a compelling narrative, rather than a sledgehammer of info dump after info dump. More

Unfollow Vol. 1

Vertigo/DC

Jun 28, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

What would you do if you were a 24-year-old social media mogul dying of an incurable disease? Larry Ferrell, a billionaire 18 times over in Rob Williams' immediately engrossing Unfollow, uses his wealth to show humankind's true colors.  More

Clean Room

Vertigo/DC

Jun 15, 2016 Comic Books Issue # 57 - M83

The ever-versatile Gail Simone uses an analog for Scientology, the "Honest World Foundation," as a jumping-off point for examining a world where demons are possibly realand influential.  More

The Flash: Rebirth #1

DC

Writer: Joshua Williamson; Artist: Carmine di Giandomenico

Jun 08, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

For a book concerning probably the most kinetic hero with the most action-oriented superpowers, The Flash: Rebirth sure is a talky, dialog-filled pamphlet. But we think that's okay in this case—the DC Rebirth titles seem to be oriented to reintroducing a hero and helping to set up the status quo going forward in what is the latest continuity reboot-ish turn of events. More

Jun 03, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

It's been awhile since I've read a Green Arrow comic book, probably since issue #1 of the New 52 relaunch in 2011. I meant to read Jeff Lemire's run, as he's one of the best comics writers of the last decade, but never got around to it.  More

Jun 01, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Writing a comic book tied into an ongoing TV show must have its challenges. Things may change on the show, such as a character dying or otherwise leaving the show, that will impact the comic book story.  More

May 26, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Darwyn Cooke's death on May 14 shocked and saddened comic book fans the world over. Since 2000, the prolific artist-and infrequent writer-lent his unique and unmistakable aesthetic primarily to the DC/Vertigo Universe. It is therefore fitting that one of his final works was The Twilight Children, a wholly original, absolutely mysterious collaboration with legendary writer Gilbert Hernandez. More

Art Ops Vol. 1

Vertigo/DC

May 04, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Art is quite literally alive in this story. The Art Ops version of protecting the Mona Lisa from a potential art theft was to free her from the canvas and place her into something like witness protection, a life of bagging groceries.  More