Although its first issue has yet to be released, the forthcoming Image Comics title Pretty Deadly has been near the top of many must-read lists since it was first announced last July. The book is a mythic revenge fantasy inspired by sources as diverse as the spaghetti western films of Sergio Leone and contemporary fashion design, starring an enigmatic heroine whose scarred face resembles a dia de los muertos mask and whose story is narrated by a dead rabbit.
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We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we've created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it's new, some of it's old, some of it's created by working p
Dark Horse Comics has announced that it will collect Sacrifice, 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
Sam Humphries has been on a bit of a roll lately. The critical success of his self-published books Sacrifice and Our Love is Real did not go unnoticed by Marvel, who brought him on to co-write Ultimate Comics Ultimates with Jonathan Hickman, before Humphries eventually took over as the series' solo writer. That eventually led to Humphries being tapped to participate in the Marvel Now initiative, this time
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
Comic-Con 2012 has featured a few big announcements from several publishers. Not to be outdone, Image dropped a few of their own. At their panel on Saturday, Editor-in-Chief EricStephenson was joined on stage by Matt Fraction, Joe Casey, Darick Robertson, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Howard Chaykin, Chris Roberson, James Robinson and Greg Rucka, each of whom will be doing new projects for the publisher in the coming year.
Stephenson opened the panel by himself and announced a f
Two tales, more than any others, left me really, really excited to be a reader of comics in the past month or so. One was Al Ewing and Brendan McCarthy's Zaucer of Zilk, a delightful day-glo plane crash into the deepest, glam-est jungles of optimism. The oth
It was only a few weeks ago that I was writing about how Daredevil was my pick for the best super-hero comic of 2011, so the fact that it's kicking of 2012 as my undisputed favorite title on the stands shouldn't really be a surprise. But that's the thing about this book: Just when you're getting used to how good it is, just when you think you're
Earlier this summer, Marvel Comics introduced its Season One books, a new line of original graphic novels aimed at retelling the origin stories of familiar Marvel Comics characters for new readers while staying faithful to their established history. Today, Marvel announced exclusively to ComicsAlliance that Doctor Strange will star in a new Season One graphic no