Martin Eden’s award-winning superhero soap opera The O Men is returning for its final issues this March through Titan Comics. The series, which began fifteen years ago, was last published in 2008, but is returning digitally for its final eight issues.
Eden put the series on hiatus to focus on Spandex, a series about a gay superhero team, but is returning to complete The O Men with issue #2.7, picking up in a very different place from where the series left off. When readers last saw the team, they were scattered and broken, and the new series promises to answer the question of what happened to The O Men, and even promises to answer the pressing question of how they got their enigmatic team name.
Despite a long and proud tradition of Canadian superheroics, our northern neighbors often get a bum rap when it comes to their costumed heroes. It's never, "Well, Toronto is the fourth-largest city in North America so naturally it should have its own dedicated roster of crimefighters," it's always, "What, is he faster than an apology for bumping into someone and able leap a Tim Horton's in a single bound?" It's just disrespectful, really.
That's why I think we all need to take a few moments to read Jason Loo's Pitiful Human-Lizard, which, despite the name, it's something to be proud of. It's an adventure story that combines a look at what legacy and heroics mean with an authentic (and obviously loving) look at Toronto, and the sixth issue hits this week on Comixology. Check out a preview below!
The Walking Dead has proven to be possibly the biggest crossover hit from indie comics to the mainstream, and is one of those special television shows that feels like an event that you have to talk to someone about as soon as it’s over. Now in its sixth season, with the comic just passing the 150 issue mark, The Walking Dead as a franchise is a runaway success that shows no signs of stopping, even producing its own TV spin-off in Fear the Walking Dead.
If you’re a fan of the shows, the comic, or both, we’ve got some recommendations for other comics you might want to pick up next.
Here's a fun fact for those of you wondering how to get someone interested in your comic: If the story you're telling can accurately be described as "an all-ages version of The Defiant Ones set in outer space," then I am already pretty into it even before I see the first page. As a result, I plan on checking out Benjamin Roman's PACO and Donut pretty much immediately.
The first of five issues went on sale today at Comixology, marking Roman's return to comics with the story of a daring spaceship escape and the unlikely team-up of an alien prisoner and his robot warden --- and that's just the first five pages. Check out a preview!
At the beginning of last year, editor and publisher Janelle Asselin launched Rosy Press with the specific goal of publishing romance comics, a genre that most in the industry had long since given up on. With the help of a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Rosy Press anthology title Fresh Romance had an acclaimed digital run, continuing today with the release of Issue #7.
Now Asselin is running a second Kickstarter to bring a Fresh Romance collection to print, with the help of Oni Press. ComicsAlliance spoke to Asselin --- a former editor for this site --- about her recent successes and future goals for Rosy Press.
Deadpool is already the first big blockbuster of 2016, and its combination of over-the-top violence and irreverent humor has proved a hit with audiences. The film hits you hard and fast with joke after joke, and has some of the best fight scene choreography in superhero films to date.
If Deadpool left you wanting more, and you’re looking for comics in a similar vein beyond the big two and the rather obvious choice of more Deadpool, there’s a wealth of choices out there. Whether it be indie, self-published or webcomics, we’re living in a golden age for comedy-action comics and we’ve selected five of the very best to scratch that particular itch.
Last week at the ComicsPRO retailer summit, Titan Comics announced that it's bringing Warhammer 40,000 back to comic books. The series, which features heroic Space Marines fighting against the armies of Chaos in a sci-fi dystopian future, hasn’t had a comic for nearly ten years, and this will be its first ongoing series.
I actually tend to like comic book tie-ins based on movies more than most people, but I'll admit that they can be enough of a mixed bag that it's difficult to get excited about them before they're actually out. Today, though, I have encountered what might be the ultimate exception to that rule: Titan Comics has announced that it is partnering with Hammer Films for a new line of horror comics set to debut this year.
Hammer is, of course, the British studio best known for the horror movies that it produced from the '50s to the '70s, alternating from Victorian-era period pieces to blood-soaked contemporary exploitation films, including movies with truly amazing titles like Taste the Blood of Dracula and Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed! So needless to say, I am pretty excited.
As a reviewer, it's a rare gift to be handed a comicbook that's so unlike anything else you critique that it enables you to abandon your own rules; when the typical criteria of structure, character, dialogue and technique don't really apply, and you're forced to evaluate a creative work on completely different terms.
I was given that gift in Caitlin Skaalrud's Houses Of The Holy from Uncivilized Books; a gift I repaid by not actually writing a review of the book for two months after I received it, and I was angry at myself pretty much the entire time. Because Houses Of The Holy might be the most dazzling and immersive book I've read in a long, long time.
With her work on Transformers: Windblade, Toil and Trouble, and a pretty great backup story in Power Rangers, Mairghread Scott has become a creator that I'll follow to any project that she decides to write --- and now, that means that I'm about to become very familiar with Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs. Based on an anime series imported to America in the mid '80s, the series is returning in comics form courtesy of Lion Forge, with Scott writing and Sendol Arts providing art.
To find out more, ComicsAlliance spoke to Scott about her approach to recreating the series for new fans, how each character was rebuilt, how the Star Sheriffs stack up against the Power Rangers' Zords, and why communication is the key to surviving a firefight.
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