Rumble is a fight comic by writer John Arcudi and artist James Harren. Published by Image Comics, the first issue came out in December 2014. It’s a book that’s hard to describe, but is essentially about a scarecrow monster with a giant sword, his quest for vengeance, and the hapless humans who get caught up in the melee.
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Virgil is a project long in the making. The creative team of Steve Orlando, J.D. Faith, Chris Beckett, and Tom Mauer first launched the story in August 2013 as a "queersploitation" graphic novel publicly funded by Kickstarter. At Image Expo in July, Image announced that the book would join its upcoming line-up and receive a wider distribution, which was great news for the team’s fans.
The graphic novel is set in Kingston, Jamaica --- a country where anti-gay violence is unfortunately prevalent --- and follows the story of Virgil, a police officer on a mission of violent revenge after his boyfriend is kidnapped. ComicsAlliance sat down with writer Steve Orlando to talk about queersploitation, inspiration, and representation.
Cinemax’s Robert Kirkman exorcism drama Outcast had a bit of footage to show off at Comic-Con 2015, but with production officially gearing up toward a 2016 premiere, the comic-adapted series has a much fuller cast. Star Trek vet Brent Spiner, The Office alum David Denman and more have joined Outcast in key roles, now that official filming has begun.
By now you’ve surely read our review of Fear The Walking Dead (and if you haven’t, why won’t you let us love you?), but the Walking Dead companion series’ strengths are best expressed by the cast and crew themselves. Go behind the scenes of Fear The Walking Dead with loads of new footage and intel on a new breed of psychological horror.
Hi, I’m Charlotte Finn. I’m a lifelong comics fan and, last year, I admitted to myself that I am transgender.
Coming out as transgender means reassessing a lot about your life, your place in the world, and what that world's been telling you about yourself before you even realized who you really were. In this occasional series, I’m going to be applying that reassessment to comics that feature people like me, or close to being like me, and look them over with a fresh set of eyes, starting with Rat Queens Special #1: Braga, by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tess Fowler.
AMC's 'Fear The Walking Dead' can't help shambling over some familiar territory, but gets surprisingly real over the collapse of civilization, more than living up to its predecessor . Our early spoiler-free review, before the "Companion Series" premieres in full on August 23!
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.
The Walking Dead got as much mileage out of its first big bad as humanly possible (even then keeping him around for the occasional hallucination), but many wonder when the infamous “Negan” might swing his trusty bat, now that we’ve established Alexandria. Good news! The Walking Dead may yet introduce Negan (and others) in Season 6 … or maybe 7. Hey, even they don’t know.
Apple has rejected issue #10 of Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's Image Comics series Southern Bastards from its store, and odds are it isn't because of Latour's widely shared essay about the Confederate flag in its back matter.
The likely reason is an explicit sex scene that opens the issue. In virtually every previous case of Apple rejecting specific issues of comics, it's been over sexual content, not language or violence. (The one possible exception is the Johnny Ryan library of comics. It's hard to know where the offense was there.)
The Walking Dead Season 6 seems a bit more transparent than its predecessor, though the October 11 premiere may leave a few scratching their heads. Not only will the new season of AMC’s monster smash open on a “heightened” action sequence absent any context, but so too will episodes dip back to show both Morgan and others’ backstories.