The imaginary friend isn't a super-prevalent trope in comics, but it's been deconstructed enough in some very good comics that it's hard to believe that something shockingly new can be done with it. Morrison, Gaiman, and Moore are all fans of the device; Jamie McKelvie's Suburban Glamour, God's appearances in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, and more.
Despite the territory that's already been covered, Shaun Simon and Tyler Jenkins have hit a hidden deposit in Neverboy, in which an unyoked imaginary friend takes drugs to stay in the real world. It's a clever idea, and it's definitely never been done before, but where Neverboy really strikes gold is when the drugs run out.
The new Godzilla film opening this weekend will be the 30th to star the worlds' most famous giant monster. Toho made 28 Godzilla films in Japan, divided by fans into three cycles, each with their own continuity—the Showa series, the Heisei series and the Millennium series—and then there was the ill-fated 1998 Roland Emmerich-directed film that served as a sort of How Not To Make a Godzilla Movie cautionary tale for the makers of the new film.
While the movies are undoubtedly Godzilla's source turf, he's expanded his territory into other media over the years, from cartoon series to prose novels to video games -- and, of course, comic books, which he's been starring in for nearly 40 years now. With that in mind, we present a helpful primer for the King of Monsters' adventures on the paneled page.
You may not be familiar with Brazilian artist Gustavo Duarte right now, but come January his art may just smash its way into your heart forevermore. That's no small feat, but provided cartoony comics are capable of smacking you upside your emotions, it looks like his Monsters! & Other Stories collection of wordless kaiju and sci-fi stories is going to be one of those books.
Dark Horse Comicshas announced that it will collectSacrifice, the critically acclaimed six-issue miniseries by Sam Humphries and Dalton Rose, in a deluxe hardcover this September. Following the story of Hector, an epileptic young man with a fondness for post-punk music hurled back in time to play a crucial role in a psychedelic ad
Dark Horse has explored its share of the Mass Effect universe through a number of miniseries, 8-page standalone tales and art books, to say nothing of the interactive comics players use to kick off adventures in the ME2 and ME3 titles. As announced today at Emerald City Comicon 2013, though, the franchise is finally getting an ong
Animation: Warner Bros. Animation has released new images and official box art for Superman: Unbound, which arrives on home video and digital formats on May 7. Movies: There's a new still of Hugh Jackman on The Wolverine
In stores this week is Black Beetle #2, the newest issue of Francesco Francavilla's miniseries starring the eponymous pulp inspired hero. Also this week is the ComicsPRO summit, where members of the comics retail trade organization gather to discuss how best to promote progres
You should judge books by their covers. That's what they're there for, right? Covers are designed to catch your eye, interest you in the contents of a book, and to set the tone for a book. Kids' comics tend to
Chris Sims: Welcome back to our two-part review of 1996's Barb Wire, everyone, and let's be honest here, Matt: Do you think anyone has ever done a two-part review of Barb Wire before?
Matt Wilson: I can imagine a scenario in which someone passed out from lack of oxygen to the brain about an hour in.Chris: It's really just our stubborn insistence on cataloging everything that doesn't
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