If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.
Ah, the Halloween season. That wonderful time of the year where they let me talk about monsters around here and no one looks at me funny for having fifteen tabs about werewolves open on my laptop.
This week’s episode, “A Matter of Trust,” finds Oliver continuing his quest to save Star City both as mayor and as the Green Arrow --- but will his new team ever learn to listen? Will a news anchor make Thea’s life a living nightmare? Will Cody Rhodes make an absolutely dashing new villain? Gregory Smith directed the episode from a script by Ben Sokolowski and Emilio Ortega Aldrich.
The Flash has been teasing the possibility of “Flashpoint” since Season 1, threatening to splinter timelines whenever Barry entertains the notion of saving his mother. Why then, after Season 2 seemingly made the leap, did Season 3 open with a slightly-modified timeline, then walk it back by the hour’s end? Turns out, that wasn’t always the plan.
Over the past 10 years, Francesco Francavilla emerged as one of the most unique and prolific artists of this generation, with a slew of credits at almost every major publisher and fans clamoring to see his gorgeous style on their favorite characters. Earlier this year, Mondo hosted a special gallery show celebrating his milestone. A frequent collaborator with the Austin art house, Francavilla will also be appearing at this weekend's MondoCon. ComicsAlliance caught up with Francavilla ahead of the event for a retrospective of his first decade in comics.
Future Quest is a comic that gets things done. In the five months that it's been a part of DC's monumentally fascinating Hanna-Barbera relaunch, it's offered a plot that unites virtually all of H-B's classic adventure cartoons in a single story, the debut of a new version of Mightor, a fourth member of the Impossibles, and, perhaps most importantly, Birdman shouting "Birrrrrrrrrdmaaaaaan!" Now, though, we're finally getting something that I've been waiting for since this whole series started.
No, not the dramatic return of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, but something almost as good. When Future Quest #6 hits shelves next week, Jeff Parker and "Doc" Shaner are finally bringing us... Frankenstein Jr. Check out an exclusive preview!
The Batman books tend to be at their best when they're working with self-contained storylines that focus on a different aspect of the character. That's been especially true with the Rebirth era, where Batman was relaunched with grand, over-the-top superhero action and Detective Comics put the spotlight on the Batman Family operating as a team under Batwoman, and where Nightwing was specifically about distancing Dick Grayson from his mentor --- at least for a while.
With that in mind, it was pretty easy to worry that "Night of the Monster Men," a six-part crossover that ran through all three books, would derail that focus. Instead, it shored everything up, tying those ideas together in a way that strengthened all of it, and managed to pull off one of the best revitalizations for a villain that I've seen in a long time.
The Flash has paid homage to its original 1990 TV incarnation about thrice over by now, but with John Wesley Shipp finally joining the race, it was only a matter of time before things got tricky once more. Looks like Mark Hamill is in on the joke, as fresh set photos reveal the Trickster’s new look in Season 3.
Kyle Baker is one of the most accomplished cartoonists in comics today, and he's been producing hugely acclaimed comics ever since he first started working in the industry in the early 1980s, with work ranging from madcap comedy to breathtakingly sharp biography. With eight Eisner awards to his name, along with a bevy of Harvey and Glyph awards, he's also one of the industry's most decorated talents.
Steve Morris spoke to Baker about his career in comics through five milestones in his career, in a conversation that covers navigating a changing market, writing comedy versus writing drama, and why Baker chooses to self-publish.
In the last few weeks, DC has seen the return of Extraño, the Subway Pirates, KGBeast, and Harold Allnut, and honestly? If you had asked me to pick four of the least likely returns, those would've definitely been on the list.
Now, though, DC has another one in the pages of Gerard Way, Jon Rivera, Michael Avon Oeming, Nick Filardi, and Clem Robins' Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye, on the offchance that Cave Carson himself returning to headline a high-profile title wasn't shocking enough. So in case you missed it... well, read on if you don't mind a spoiler for the issue's last page.
A hero is defined by their villains, and the world of superhero comic books is filled with some of the scariest and silliest bad guys around. Rogues’ Gallery aims to settle the score and determine who is the true arch-nemesis for some of your favorite superheroes, and we need your help to do it!
You voted to see who the Justice Society of America's ultimate arch-enemy was, and we’ve tabulated the results and assembled a video counting down the definitive top 10. Did your favorite make this list? There’s only one way to find out!
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