The City of Townsville was the setting of what is unquestionably, unequivocally one of the greatest superhero cartoons of all time, and this week, The Powerpuff Girls are back in an all-new ongoing series from IDW and writer/artist Troy Little!
I'm someone who had a PPG poster on his wall since sometime in the late '90s up until last year, so needless to say, I could not be more excited about the new title. If, however, you need a little more convincing that this is a train you want to be on, then perhaps you should consider that this is a comic where three superpowered kindergarteners battle it out with a talking monkey riding around in the Power Loader from Aliens. Check out a preview after the cut!
What with most of their appearances on the show thus far involving replacement by magical villains and sinister mind control, we don't know a whole lot about My Little Pony: Friendship isMagic's Shining Armor and Princess Cadance. Sure, we know that he's Twilight Sparkle's brother and she's Twilight Sparkle's old babysitter, because we all have a complex Twilight Sparkle Family Tree diagram up on our walls that we add to as needed (it's not just me, right?), but beyond that, nothing. Until now!
Classic Superman comic strips that have never seen the light of day outside of decades-old newspapers are getting the hardcover treatment from IDW, in partnership with DC Entertainment.
The publisher announced Tuesday it would reprint Sunday strips from the 1940s, '50s and '60s, starting with a volume covering 170 weeks from 1943 to 1946. Each book in the series will include an introduction by noted Superman lover Mark Waid and a cover by Peter Poplaski.
With just a month between Nickelodeon's first and second Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles seasons, fans haven't exactly been starved as they await the CG animated show's return later this fall. Still, it's been nice to see all-new stories during the interim from IDW. This week's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #3 by David Tipton, Scott Tipton and artist Dario Dario Brizuela continues to fill the month-long cartoon void with a comics tale involving multiple flavors of brains.
The hit film Star Trek Into Darkness is now available (as a digital download; the disc gets released in a couple of weeks), and you can stream the entirety of The Original Series, The Next Generation and more on Netflix and through other services. But what if you want more; what if you want the adventures of Captain James T. Kirk, Mister Spock, Doctor Leonard McCoy and that one redshirt who’s probably going to die before the cold open is over in your favorite four-color format?
The core storytelling element of Star Trek -- a group of heroes in brightly-colored costumes battle thinly-veiled analogues of Russia, China and other places while exploring the cosmos and teaching everyone lessons -- seems like it would be perfect for comics. And it is, and there are some good ones out there. Unfortunately, digging through the back-issue bins and the spotty collections that are available can be challenging, and that’s why I’m here to help you out with this navigation guide to 45 years of Star Trek comics.
Like many of you, I used to wonder what friendship could be. This, I think, is a common problem among people who read comics, since we're usually told that friendship involves rescuing someone from a crashing helicopter or dressing in bright colors to distract a murder clown, and these just aren't situations that come up too often in real life.
Fortunately, thanks to My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, we now have a much better example to follow. Sometimes, for instance, friendship involves building a gazebo, which is exactly what Big Macintosh is up to in the current arc by Katie Cook and Andy Price. Sadly, it's not that easy. Check out a preview of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #10 after the jump (plus an awesome Justice League #1-inspired cover featuring the show's "background ponies") to find out why!
As much Shakespeare as I read in high school and college, I confess I kind of though Kill Shakespeare's plot putting a "wizard-god" version of The Bard and his magical quill into conflict with his creations in a shared universe was a neat but wild spin on the poet's usual beat. Then I thought about it for about ten seconds and went, "Oh yeah, he wrote a lot of ghosts. Oh yeah, he wrote a lot of witches. Oh yeah... he wrote The friggin' Tempest." In next Wednesday's Kill Shakespeare: The Tide Of Blood #5 by Conor McCreery, Anthony Del Col and Andy Belanger, all kinds of supernatural elements converge in a climactic battle between, well, everyone - but especially between The Tempest's signature Sorcerer Prospero and Shakespeare himself. It's the kind of thing I imagine dudes like Harry P. and Voldemort would read to get pumped before a righteous duel.
Maybe the weirdest part of my job is that I am routinely called upon to write the phrase "cutie mark" in a professional capacity. Take this week, for instance, when the new issue of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Micro-Series puts the focus on everyone's favorite gang of junior Equestrians, the Cutie Mark Crusaders! They're up to their usual antics of trying to find out what destiny awaits them when they grow up, but this time, they have made a new friend: A amorphous, gibbering horror that could be anything -- or everything!
Or maybe it's supposed to be cute. Click past the jump to see for yourself.
If you've spent any time on this site at all, you probably know that some of us are big fans of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. We've praised the work of Katie Cook and Andy Price on the series on multiple occasions, as well as provide annotations of the first story arc of the series. And now, thanks to IDW, we have a seven page preview of issue #9, featuring the return of Cook and Price after a four issue absence, and you can check it out after the cut.
Following their successful collaboration with Judge Dredd, IDW Publishing and Rebellion/2000 AD announced at Comic-Con that they've selected Rogue Trooper as their next publishing initiative. IDW will not only produce a new Rogue Trooper series but also reissue the existing 2000 AD material in newly recolored editions.
IDW also announced that it had secured the comic book rights to Hunter S. Thompson's classic work, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.
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