In 1978, the legendary Will Eisner released A Contract With God upon the world, a masterpiece that launched the graphic novel craze that would eventually compel your local Barnes & Noble to push aside mid-list Sidney Sheldon and Chuck Palahniuk novels to dedicate upwards of twelve feet of shelving to books like The Walking Dead Volume One, The Walking Dead Volume Two, Persepolis, and Superman: Earth One.
That's the simple and untrue history of the graphic novel, and of A Contract With God in particular. Decades hence, we
Jeff Smith fans got two big presents at this weekend's WonderCon: The first is news that IDW is set to release a new Artist's Edition collection of Bone this fall. The second? Smith's working on a brand new webcomic set in prehistoric times, titled Tüki Save the Humans.
There aren't any set
Over the past year, one of my favorite comics has been Michel Fiffe's Copra. Launched after the success of a "bootleg" fan-comic based on John Ostrander and Luke McDonnell's classic Suicide Squad, Copra twists the formula around for a compelling, dimension-spanning adventure of a mercenary team on the run from everyone, created and published entirely by Fiffe and sold directly to fans over the Internet.
It's been a pretty amazing accomplishment in self-publishing, let alone one of the best stories going in comics tod
Most ComicsAlliance readers are familiar with the work writer Kathryn and artist Stuart Immonen have created together and separately at Marvel Comics, in such titles as Nextwave, Patsy Walker: Hellcat, Journey Into Mystery, All-New X-Men, and Wolverine and Jubilee. Their superhero work is characterized by an obvious dedication to storytelling craft, but the reader also comes away with the sense that the Immonens are just having fun making co
Everybody Loves Tank Girl is the new Tank Girl book collecting the recent issues drawn by Jim Mahfood and written by Tank Girl co-creator Alan C. Martin. Before getting into things too thoroughly, let's briefly unpack the term "the new Tank Girl," because that's quickly becoming not just a distinction referring to the passage of time, but a term that now encompasses some wholesale shifts in what the character means and how she's been used by Martin the last 10 to 20 years. When first we met Tank Girl ba
Symbiosis is a combination universe bible, concept art collection, and visual narrative created by Steven Sanders, who's probably best known to ComicsAlliance readers for his contributions to Wolverine and the X-Men, S.W.O.R.D. and Our Love Is Real. Stevens' first solo project, the world of Symbiosis is one in which humans have beco
I talked about some of the pros and cons associated with Mark Andrew Smith's Sullivan's Sluggers Kickstarter in November. Since then, he's been abusive to backers, failed to deliver comics to consumers while fulfilling orders to retailers, and has just recently laun