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Frank Tieri’s ‘Pestilence’ Brings Zombie Horror To Medieval Times [Preview]

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Veteran comics writer Frank Tieri is teaming with artist Oleg Okunev for Pestilence at AfterShock Comics, an alternate history horror story set during the Black Death. Except in this world, the Black Death isn't the bubonic plague --- it's a zombie virus!

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Ev-furry-body’s Got One: Nine Furry Comics Crushes [Love & Sex Week]

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If comics has taught us anything, it’s that anything can be illustrated, and if the internet has taught us anything, it’s that anything can be someone’s turn-on. Comics and furries go hand in hand, dating back farther than living memory, with modern furry fandom a direct multigenerational outgrowth of funny animal comics and cartoons.

It’s Love and Sex Week here at ComicsAlliance, so we've decided to do our part to destigmatize furries, because we believe that everyone has at least one furry crush, whether it's the stars of Disney's Robin Hood, a Thundercat, or the stars of Disney's Zootopia. (We see you, Disney.)

To that end, here are nine of our most animalistic passions from the world of comics.

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Old School Horror Hell: Phil Hester Reveals The Darkness Behind ‘Blood Blister’ And ‘Shipwreck’

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Blood Blister, the new horror comic from writer Phil Hester and artist Tony Harris debuting this week from AfterShock, tells the story of Brandon Hull, a man whose soul becomes so corrupted by the banal evil of the superficial choices he makes that it begins to manifest on his previously flawless physical form, launching him into a hellish world of monstrous evil. Hester is also currently drawing Shipwreck, an AfterShock comic by writer Warren Ellis about a man who finds himself in a surreal wasteland after (possibly) surviving a crash.

ComicsAlliance sat down with Phil Hester to talk about horror, collaborating on comics as both a writer and an artist, and the nature of evil in the world today.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases for January 25 2017

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The question most often asked of the ComicsAlliance staff is a variation of, “Which comic books should I be reading?” or, “I’m new to comics, what’s a good place to start?” The Wednesday deluge of new comic books, graphic novels and collected editions can be daunting even for the longtime reader, much less for those totally unfamiliar with creators, characters and publishers, and the dark mysteries of comic book shopping like variants, pre-ordering, and formats.

It’s with these challenges in mind that we’ve created Best Comic Books Ever (This Week), an ongoing guide curated by the ComicsAlliance staff. This is where new comics readers and seasoned Wednesday shoppers alike can find our picks of the best books the medium has to offer.

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One Astronaut Versus Death in ‘World Reader’ by Jeff Loveness and Juan Doe

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The Universe is a lonely place. Especially for an astronaut traveling to dead worlds and investigating what killed their populations. That's the mission facing Sarah, the protagonist of World Reader, a new sci-fi series written by Jeff Loveness with art by Juan Doe. And it's more than just that. Sarah's trying to discover the cause of death of all these planets in the hope of keeping Earth from being the next to die, and it looks like Death itself may be on her heels.

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Bird Is The Word As John Layman And Sam Kieth Debut ‘Eleanor & The Egret’ At Aftershock

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Aftershock Comics has emerged as one of the most interesting new publishers in a long time, making a bold impact on the industry with titles like Insexts and Captain Kid. Headed up by editorial veteran Mike Marts, Aftershock has assembled an all-star line-up of talent, and today announced that Chew's John Layman and comics legend Sam Kieth will join the publisher for Eleanor and the Egret, a crime caper about an art thief and her pet bird.

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ComicsAlliance’s Best Of 2016: Outstanding Writer Of 2016

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Check out the best comic book writers of 2016, including our critics’ picks, listed in alphabetical order, and the comics you voted the runners up and winner in this category! This is the very best of 2016!

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ComicsAlliance’s Best Of 2016: Outstanding Colorist Of 2016

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Check out the best colorists of 2016, including our critics’ picks and the creators you voted the runners up and winner in this category!

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ComicsAlliance’s Best Of 2016: The Best Factual, Historical, or Biographical Comic of 2016

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Check out the best factual, historical, or biographical comics in 2016, including our critics' picks and the comics you voted the runner up and winner in this category!

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ComicsAlliance’s Best Of 2016: The Best Romance Or Erotica Comic of 2016

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Check out the best romance and erotica comics in 2016, including our critics' picks and the comics you voted the runner up and winner in this category!

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