A nominee for this year's Eisner Award for Best Anthology (and last year's winner), Dark Horse Presents has been one of ComicsAlliance's favorite titles since it was relaunched in 2011 to continue the classic and influential series' tradition of showcasing emerging talent alongside some of the best established writers, artists and cartoonists mainstream and underground comics has to offer. Each issue comes with quirky, undiluted excursions into the minds of uniquely talented creators, usually with immersive new serials or idiosyncratic short stories but also in the form of recurring, cult favorite characters and properties for which Dark Horse has served as caretaker for many years.
Look, as much as we all love Clint Barton and Kate Bishop, I think I can state with some degree of confidence that we're all reading Hawkeye just as much to follow the ongoing adventures of his canine cohort and confidant known as Pizza Dog. Sure, he hasn't exactly been front and center through the first year of the book, but that all changes on June 19 in Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye #11.
This week on the War Rocket Ajax, we're celebrating our 150th episode with a star-studded extravaganza! ComicsAlliance editor Andy Khouri and Let's Be Friends Again artist Chris Haley join us at the top of the show for a discussion of artist credits, and then our good friend Matt Fraction joins us to celebrate our anniversary with some listener questions.
That might sound like a normal episode, but believe me when I tell you folks: this is a weird o
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 holidays are here, and on War Rocket Ajax, that means only one thing: Special guest Matt Fraction joining us for our annual Christmas party! We talk a little about his comics, including Hawkeye and the upcoming Sex Criminals, then we discuss the best (and worst) Christmas songs, movies, specials and comics in a yuletide spectacular the likes of which have never been seen -- and you can listen to the whole thing right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #140: My Favorite (And Least Favorite) Things with Matt Fraction
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)
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Over the past few months in the pages of Hawkeye, Matt Fraction, David Aja and Javier Pulido have been telling smaller stories about what the Avengers' resident archer does on his days off, focusing on smaller scale stories that emphasize Clint Barton's role as the regular person on a team of super-soldiers and gods. When Hurricane Sandy hit New York at the end of October, causing billions of dollars of damage and profoundly affect
One way creators try to leave their stamp on company-owned characters is to raise the stakes of a story. "I told the biggest ________ story ever," they want to say as they move on to other work. Of course, raising the stakes in a Fantastic Four book, considering that the original creative team of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee put the heroes in a situation in which Earth was threatened by a planet-eating demigod with a device that could destroy the universe, is a particular challenge. Yet recent creative team
Gaming: NetherRealm Studios breaks down the differences between its Mortal Kombat games and the upcoming Injustice: Gods Among Us in a new "Behind the Battles" featurette.
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