How the World Ends: Should You Be Reading ‘The Spread’?
Launching in 2014, Spread is a post-apocalyptic horror series that follows the aftermath of a devastating illness that destroys all life and changes everything it touches. It’s like The Walking Dead, but better.
Comics Alliance Gift Guide: What to Buy the Harley Quinn Fan in Your Life
Harley Quinn is one of the most popular comic book characters around today, and with the release of Suicide Squad, even more people have been exposed to her awesomeness. She's stylish, she's dangerous; she's basically perfect. Harley Quinn fans are awesome people, and if you're lucky enough to know someone devoted to the Clown Queen of Crime, we have some suggestions for awesome gifts to buy them.
The Past is Prologue: Should You Be Reading ‘Harrow County’?
With Should I Be Reading… ?, ComicsAlliance hopes to offer you a guide to some of the best original ongoing comics being published today. An idea comic for those interested in witches, haints, and the darkness of small Southern towns, Harrow County tells the story of a young witch who died and was born again, and all the creatures she can command, and all the darkness she can --- but chooses not to --- unleash.
Sexual Fantasy: Should You Be Reading ‘Oglaf’? [Fantasy Week]
With Should I Be Reading… ?, ComicsAlliance hopes to offer you a guide to some of the best original ongoing comics being published today. This week, we’re focusing on fantasy comics as part of a week of articles looking at the very best in the genre. Oglaf is a sex comedy webcomic set in a world created by shoving every existing fantasy world into a blender and setting it on puree. There's no overall plot, but many recurring characters and storylines, all in service to some of the funniest smut on the web.
My Favorite Monster: Seeing The God In Godzilla [Fantasy Week]
Who else but Godzilla deserves the title of favorite monster? Sure, there are lots of great contenders, like werewolves, and Dracula, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. But the Xenomorph and Predator could team up and even they could not topple Godzilla. She has had one of the longest lives of any monster in the world.
The Poet Of The Lost: Rediscovering Caitlin R. Kiernan [Fantasy Week]
Caitlin R. Kiernan is, according to Neil Gaiman, “the poet and bard of the wasted and lost.” She’s one of the most respected, and amazing, writers of dark fiction out there, but she's nowhere near as well known as she deserves to be. In an effort to correct that oversight, we've put together an introduction to the works of one of the most unique talents in fiction.
Reunite With Your Imaginary Friend: Should You Be Reading ‘The October Girl’? [Fantasy Week]
With Should I Be Reading… ?, ComicsAlliance hopes to offer you a guide to some of the best original ongoing comics being published today. This week, we're focusing on fantasy comics as part of a week of articles looking at the very best in the genre. From urban fantasy to high fantasy, from the sword and sorcery of Conan to the magic and madness of Doctor Strange, the fantastical has always offered a rich vein of imaginative worlds to explore, and we're putting the spotlight on some of the very best. Started in 2012, The October Girl is a Monkeybrain Comics series by Matthew Dow Smith that explores the world of reality, fantasy, and everything in between.
What Can The Robins Tell Us About How Comics Portray Kids?
Many different heroes have held the mantle of Robin over the years. Each of them is completely different, and we all have our favorites (cough Damian cough). Each one also represents a different idea about who and what children are, and how they are depicted in superhero comics. Kids can represent hope, they can represent dread, they can represent immaturity, and they can represent legacy. Let's break down how the Robins can represent all of these things.
F*@# Fairyland: Should You Be Reading ‘I Hate Fairyland’?
I Hate Fairyland tells the tale of a young girl named Gertie who is magically whisked away for a fantastic journey in a beautiful fairy tale land, populated with cute and colorful creatures. And Gertie’s going to kill every last one of those mother-fluffers!
Raymond Chandler Meets Aleister Crowley: Should You Be Reading ‘Black Magick’?
With Should I Be Reading… ?, ComicsAlliance hopes to offer you a guide to some of the best original ongoing comics being published today. Black Magick is a beautiful and haunting Image series by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott, about the occult, witch hunters, detectives, and the darkness biding its time just below the surface of the mundane world. ...