ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- comic books hitting the shelves this week.
BACK ON THE CASE - Powers 1
It's been two years since we last saw an issue of "Powers," the superhero police procedural from writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Avon Oeming. But this week the series is back and kicking off
If you're a regular comic book reader, you already know what I'm about to tell you: J.H. Williams III is amazing. The art that he's doing on "Detective Comics" will make your eyes drop out of their sockets and leave you scrambling to find them on the floor. His current run on the Batman title with Greg Rucka -- w
Ever since Kathy Kane made her comic book debut in the pages of DC's fill-in-the-gap year that was "52," fans have been beside themselves trying to figure out just where the heck she came from and why she'd donned the mantle of the bat
Superheroes and sex are inextricably linked. Since the dawn of the superhero comic, the genre has been infused with a sexual suggestiveness that has grown and evolved over time. At first it was very "aw shucks" with its wholesome, preteen male power fantasies that played on every nerdy boy's desi
Fictional murders and detective stories have become increasingly popular in comic books, yet at least one new comic is addressing a very real unsolved murder. In the upcoming comic "Amber Hagerman Deserves Justice," 14-year-old Jake Tinsley writes about a murder that captured the at
Greg Rucka is no stranger to detective stories. He launched his writing career not in comics but in novels with the "Atticus Kodiak" private investigator series, and is currently in the middle of a critically-acclaimed run on "Detective Comics" as a solo book for Batwoman, with a backup feature for Renee Montoya -- a character he made a star in the police procedural "Gotham Central
Crime is in. Although noir and crime stories were wildly popular in comics during the 40s and 50s, thanks to the ultra-conservative Comics Code of 1954, it soon became almost impossible to tell gritty, sexy stories about bad men and beautiful dames
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