We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon. It was a busy a
The upcoming year is going to be big for B.P.R.D. Dark Horse recently announced their renumbering initiative for the popular Hellboy spinoff, and longtime Hellboy and B.P.R.D. editor, and newly anointed Dark Horse editor-in-chief Scott Allie, has said that recent events in the series are leading toward what he simply, but ominously, described as "The End."
To give fans
Brian Wood's scripting the latest relaunch of Robert E. Howard's Conan character, this time in a series called Conan the Barbarian. The DMZ and The Massive writer is using Howard's short story "Queen of the Black Coast" as a springboard for new stories featuring the barbarian. Wood's telling a classic
It's going to be a lovely July, when Dark Horse beautifies new comics racks with illustrations by such auspicious artists as Peter Bagge (Reset #4), Massimo Carnevale (Conan the Barbarian #6), Gilbert Hernandez (Fatima: The Blood Spinners #2), Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), and J.P. Leon and Rafael Grampá (The Massive #2). Naturally there are some great comics behind the images, including some by Brian Woo
The apocalyptic epic that is B.P.R.D. Hell On Earth continues apace with this week's The Long Death #1, launching an ambitious new cycle of "Mignola-verse" comics that will include five B.P.R.D. miniseries by Mike Mignola and his talented collaborators. Co-written as usual by John Arcudi with artwor
At some point along a spectrum between Mike Allred's razor-sharp line work and Jeff Lemire's fleshy faces, illustrator James Harren has carved out a style that Paul Pope fans should be able to appreciate
Okay, okay, I know that late September is a little early to be talking about Christmas, but when the announcement of Image's three-issue "Santa Claus vs. The Martians" bycame across my desk this week along with an opportunity to interview Santa Claus himself, I had to jump at the chance. Seriously, once November rolls around, that guy