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Punk Is About Family: Magdalene Visaggio and Eryk Donovan Build A Better Future With ‘Quantum Teens are Go’ [Interview]

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Quantum Teens Are Go is Magdalene Visaggio's follow-up to her breakout Black Mask Studios hit Kim & Kim, with Constantine: The Hellblazer artist Eryk Donovan. It's a teen drama, a sci-fi story, an action adventure --- just every cool genre thrown together into an entirely awesome, bright kinetic comic!

With the series premiering next month, ComicsAlliance sat down with Visaggio and Donovan to discuss the past, present, and future of Quantum Teens are Go.

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ComicsAlliance’s Best Of 2016: Breakthrough Talent Of 2016

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Our writers and editors have made their picks of the breakthrough talents of the past year --- the creators who have made a big splash in the industry or jumped to the next level in their careers --- and you, the readers of ComicsAlliance, have voted for your favorites.

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

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Strip Panel Naked: The Clever Use Of Text In ‘4 Kids Walk Into A Bank’

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This week I wanted to talk about one of my favourite first issues of this year, and one particularly cool sequence in 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, by Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss and Thomas Mauer. There’s a moment where one of these bad guys punches one of the main characters, a girl, in the face.

It recalls Reservoir Dogs and its stand out ear cutting-off scene. The way that works is by not showing you it actually happening --- and that's a key thing in terms of storytelling generally. A reader's imagination is often more powerful than what you can show them.

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Magdalene Visaggio And Eryk Donovan To Launch ‘Quantum Teens Are Go’ At Black Mask Studios

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In what seems to be a relatively short space of time, Magdalene Visaggio has become one of the most sought after creators in comics, with the series Kim & Kim wowing readers, and an upcoming backup in Young Animal's Shade The Changing Girl among her credits. Black Mask Studios seems to know talent when it sees it, as the publisher has snapped her up for three new titles, including a sequel to Kim & Kim, and a brand new series titled Quantum Teens Are Go with artist Eryk Donovan.

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The ComicsAlliance Guide to Great Comics for Trans and NB Youth

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To mark Trans Week of Visibility, ComicsAlliance has put together a list of great comics for younger readers featuring transgender or nonbinary characters. These are comics that are suitable for a wide range of ages, and come from a wide array of genres, from fantasy to electro-pop to superheroes to slice-of-life --- so there should be something for everyone.

If you're a young trans or nonbinary comics reader, or if you know someone who is, or if you just want to read some amazing comics, these are our recommendations!

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases for October 26 2016

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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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If You Love ‘Luke Cage’ On Netflix, Try These Comics Next

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Odds are, you're one of the millions worldwide who binged all of Luke Cage when it premiered on Netflix last weekend. With its sterling cast, gripping story & standout score, Marvel's newest original TV series for the streaming giant is the best one they've made yet.

If you loved the NYC authenticity & hip-hop/R&B-infused aesthetic of the series --- and you've read all the Luke Cage comics you can get your hands on --- we've got five of the best creator-owned comics that capture that same feeling. Love that? Try this!

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases for October 5 2016

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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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Cast Party: Who Should Star in a ‘Kim & Kim’ Movie? [Sci-Fi Week]

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It's Sci-Fi Week on ComicsAlliance, and I'm celebrating with more Cast Party than usual, with a science fiction theme. For this one, I'm focusing on Kim & Kim, the Black Mask sci-fi comic written by Magdalene Visaggio, with art by Eva Cabrera and colors by Claudia Aguirre.

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Fame And Power Come At A Price In ‘The Forevers’ #1 [Preview]

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Ten years ago, six people on the verge of fame conducted a dark magical ritual. Now they're stars, but at what cost? When one of them realizes that, if any of them dies, the rest become even more powerful... well, that can only lead one place.

The Forevers is a new ongoing horror title by writer Curt Pires and artist Eric Pfeiffer. The first issue comes out tomorrow, September 14, from Black Mask Studios, and we have a preview for you to check out.

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