It doesn't happen often, but I always appreciate those rare stories where Batman leaves Gotham City and makes his way to the American South. For that reason, I was ready to love All Star Batman #8, by Scott Snyder and Giuseppe Camuncoli, before I even saw the first page --- and then it got better. Check out a preview.
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Veteran comics writer Frank Tieri is teaming with artist Oleg Okunev for Pestilence at AfterShock Comics, an alternate history horror story set during the Black Death. Except in this world, the Black Death isn't the bubonic plague --- it's a zombie virus!
Courtesy of DC Comics, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions, graphic novels and collectibles going on sale in May 2017 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s superhero line, Gerard Way's Young Animal, and the mature readers Vertigo imprint.
Folks, there is a lot going on in the first few pages of this week's issue of Jughead. Not only have Ryan North and Derek Charm introduced us to an increasingly bizarre roster of musical acts in Riverdale --- including the Josie and the Pussycats side project Melody and the Literal Cats Who Play Cat-Sized Instruments --- but their story about Reggie becoming King for a Month has done wonders for one Dilton Doiley.
Yes, the book might be about Jughead being in conflict with Reggie, but the real action here comes from Dilton, who shatters the fourth wall to bring us one of the best recap pages I have ever seen. Check it out!
Courtesy of Marvel, ComicsAlliance brings you an advance look at new periodical comic books, collected editions and graphic novels going on sale in May 2017 (and in some cases beyond) from the publisher’s mainline Marvel Universe titles, its licensed properties, and the creator-owned label Icon.
May is a big month for Marvel as its latest event Secret Empire gets in the swing of things with three issues in the space of one month. There's also a bevy of new number one issues, including a bolstering of the X-Men line with Cable, Generation X, Jean Grey and Weapon X and more debuts including Luke Cage and Secret Warriors.
Sarah Graley, of Rick and Morty: Lil' Poopy Superstar and Oni Press' upcoming Kim Reaper, is one of the most unique and vibrant voices to emerge from the British small-press scene in recent years. Today, she announced a re-mastered re-issued deluxe edition of her adorable webcomic Pizza Witch, about the world's best pizza maker who sets off on a quest for a mystical cheese free ingredient to impress a hot babe.
If you're not following the events of The Black Hood: Season 2, the flagship title of Archie's gritty Dark Circle imprint, you've been missing a pretty thrilling story. After leaving Philadelphia to escape the crimes he committed as a vigilante, Greg Hettinger is being lured back by a villain called Nobody, who has vowed to undo every good thing Hettinger has done, working backwards down the timeline of people he's saved and committing exponentially worse crimes. Like, say, poisoning an entire steak house full of people just to make his point. Check out the preview to see the action for yourself!
"There can be only one." It's a catch phrase that immediately calls back to one singular franchise, The Highlander. Though the film and television series both came to a rather unspectacular close way, way back, they both revealed the best way to tell new Highlander stories was to set them all in the past. Good thing that's exactly what IDW is planning to do with its new series, Highlander: The American Dream.
In superhero comics, there's nothing quite as iconic as seeing the triumphant hero clash with their ultimate nemesis, and for Spider-Man that rival is none other than The Green Goblin. In next month's The Amazing Spider-Man #25, Dan Slott and Stuart Immonen bring back a more cunning and deadlier version of Norman Osborn for a special oversized issue that also features stories by Cale Atkinson, Hannah Blumenreich, and more!
Batman Beyond --- or as it was called on my side of the Atlantic, Batman of the Future --- has such a strong fanbase that it's no surprise that it's become a staple of DC's publishing slate since its revival in comics form.
DC has provided us with an exclusive first look at Batman Beyond #5 by Dan Jurgens, Bernard Chang, Marcelo Maiolo, and Travis Lanham, which sees Terry McGinnis learning all sorts of secrets as he prepares for his final clash with the villainous Terminal.