If you pay attention to our yearly deluxe book gift guides, you know that we at ComicsAlliance are big fans of coffee table books, particularly those dedicated to the work of our favorite comic book artists. Dynamite Entertainment has been building an impressive business in this area over the last few years with great books based on the art of different eras of Vampirella and singling out important talents like Howard Chaykin, Ramona Fradon and Alex Ross.
On sale now from Image are two new comics that see some of our favorite creators apply their very distinct styles to the old west. In the case East of West #1, writer Jonathan Hickman (FF, The Manhattan Projects) reunites with his Fantastic
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
Here's something that's never been said before: it's an interesting week for reprints. On Wednesday, Image Comics released new editions of two books which used to have homes with other publishers - a hardcover edition of Rock Bottom, the OGN by Joe Casey and Charlie Adlard that used to be with AiT/PlanetLar, and a deluxe hardcover collection of Scene of the Crime by Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark, and Sean Phillips, which was originally with Vertigo. And even though you're probably already selling blood, s
With the release of Captain America #19, drawn and colored by his former partners-in-crime Steve Epting and Frank D'Armata, Ed Brubaker wrapped up an eight year run on Captain America, having shepherded the character and series through a small fistful of different incarnations and titles. His run saw the return
The authors of Criminal, Sleeper and Incognito, Sean Phillips and Ed Brubaker have crafted yet another must-read series in Fatale, published by Image Comics. It's a bestseller, sure, but more than that, it's a really good comic. Brubaker and P
I have this theory that Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips are the best writer/artist team presently working in the mainstream comics industry. They've been collaborating for over ten years now, and at this point they're a well-oiled machine
It's always nice to see a creative team that is not only in sync, but clearly enjoys working with each other, blazing new trails and pushing their collective craft toward Olympian heights. Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, who have been collaborating since 1999's Scene of the Crime, are one such duo. Today, they'r
Having honed their collaborative craft on crime comics like Criminal, Incognito and Sleeper, writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips will reunite in 2012 for a new supernatural crime story, Fatale, at Image Comics. Fatale will reportedly draw from the duo's acclaime
With last week's release of L.A. Noire -- the latest blockbuster video game from Grand Theft Auto creators Rockstar Games -- there's been a sudden spike in interest in hard-boiled crime stories. Stand-up tough-guys dealing with corruption and vice, faithless lovers plotting murderous betrayals, and twisted secrets dragged into the light? Who wouldn't want to see more of that stuff?
And fortunately, those are all things that comics do very well. They may have been eclipsed by super-heroes, but comics and crime have gone together ever since EC comics put two staples into their books. Even the first adult-oriented graphic novel -- Arnold Drake, Leslie Waller and Matt Baker's It Rhymes With Lust -- was a noir-inspired crime story. So if you've been spending a little time tooling around Los Angeles in 1947 with detective Cole Phelps and found yourself wanting for more, ComicsAlliance has you covered. Today, we've picked out a few of Our All-Time Favorite Noir Comics!