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ComicsAlliance’s Best of 2016: All The Winners

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We asked you to vote for the best comics, creators, and more in 2016, and over the last few weeks we’ve been sharing the results. Now you can check out all the winners in one place!

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‘Box Office Poison’ Returns In Full Color [Exclusive Preview]

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A classic of indie comics is returning in 2017, and it's in full color for the first time. Box Office Poison is the magnum opus of cartoonist Alex Robinson, a sprawling saga about what people give up for their art, and for what people give up their art. And now Robinson's art is being colored by Pat N. Lewis, giving a whole new look to the original comics.

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ComicsAlliance’s Best Of 2016: The Best Factual, Historical, or Biographical Comic of 2016

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Check out the best factual, historical, or biographical comics in 2016, including our critics' picks and the comics you voted the runner up and winner in this category!

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Comics Alliance Gift Guide: Comics For Your Favorite Political Activists

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We live in politically charged times, and it seems that more people are finding their voice and speaking out about the very many negative aspects of modern politics and politicians. If you have someone in your life that seeks to shake up the system and speak truth to power, we've assembled a holiday gift guide packed with comics perfect for the dissident in you life.

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‘March: Book Three’ by John Lewis, Nate Powell And Andrew Aydin Wins National Book Award

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March: Book Three, the third part of a graphic memoir by Congressman John Lewis, created with Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin, became the first comic book to win a National Book Award on Wednesday night.

At the 67th National Book Awards in New York City, hosted by comedian and writer Larry Wilmore, the National Book Foundation honored multiple books on the subject of race, and much of the ceremony was framed as a response to the election of Donald Trump.

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BOO Power! Should My Kids Be Reading ‘Johnny Boo’? [Kids’ Comics]

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There are a lot of kids' stories about ghosts. There are a lot of kids' stories about friendship. But what if there was a kids' comic about ghosts... who are friends?!? That's what James Kochalka's Johnny Boo books are about and they're delightful, combining simple stories, good lessons, colorful artwork, goofy humor, and ghosts and monsters, to create an appealing series of tales that can be laughed over and read again and again.

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week): New Releases for August 3 2016

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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.

It’s with these challenges in mind that we’ve created Best Comic Books Ever (This Week), an ongoing guide curated by the ComicsAlliance staff. This is where new comics readers and seasoned Wednesday shoppers alike can find our picks of the best books the medium has to offer.

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Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler Take On the Bible in ‘Apocrypha Now’ [Preview]

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Writer Mark Russell and cartoonist Shannon Wheeler hope to bring readers the very best Bible stories that didn't make it into the Bible (or perhaps just lost something in translation) in their informative but disrespectful adaptation Apocrypha Now, the follow up to their previous Biblical adaptation, God is Disappointed in You.

Published by Top Shelf, the book features Russell's prose accompanied by Wheeler's New Yorker-esque cartoons, and we have an exclusive preview of their take on the destruction of Sodom.

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If You Love ‘Hamilton’, Try These Comics Next

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop broadway musical Hamilton is one of the biggest crossover success stories in recent memory, and everyone’s going crazy for its stunning music, compelling narrative, and diverse cast. The musical is about the rise of founding father Alexander Hamilton, from impoverished immigrant, to George Washington’s right hand man, to his downfall following America’s first major sex scandal.

If you’ve spun that record a million times already --- or, I guess, streamed it on Spotify a bunch --- and you’re still not satisfied, we’ve got five of the best independent comics that can meet your cravings for more great entertainment in the Hamilton mold.

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Best Comic Books Ever: Free Comic Book Day 2016 Edition

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Best Comic Books Ever (This Week) is our weekly guide to the best new comics in stores, but today we're taking a special look at the best free comics on offer at this year's Free Comic Book Day on Saturday 7 May.

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event in which publishers offer readers a chance to pick up free comics and samplers at local comic book stores. To find a participating store near you visit FreeComicBookDay.com. Most stores will only let you pick up a limited number of free comics, so that there are enough to go around, so here are our recommendations of the cream of the crop.

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