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'Deepwater Prison' Delves Into Aquatic Crime [Preview]
'Deepwater Prison' Delves Into Aquatic Crime [Preview]
Deepwater Prison Vol.1: Constellation is a French comic newly translated into English, thank to Delcourt and Soleil. Written by popular French author Christopher Bec, with art by Stefano Raffaele, it tells the near-future tale of an underwater prison and an ecological disaster, and it comes to English-language readers as a digital release on Comixology on March 16th. Check out an exclusive preview!
Happy Birthday to Tintin, Comics' Problematic Fave
Happy Birthday to Tintin, Comics' Problematic Fave
Although the first published drawing of intrepid teen reporter Tintin and his little white dog, Milou (known to English-speaking audiences as Snowy) appeared in Belgium's Le Petite Vingtième, the youth supplement to conservative Catholic newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle, on January 4, 1929, Tintin's creator, Georges Remi (better known by his pen name Hergé), insists that Tintin's birthday is January 10, on which day in 1929 the first installment of the first Tintin serial, Tintin au pays des Soviets (Tintin in the Land of the Soviets), was published --- so we choose this week to commemorate the anniversary of this significant moment in comics history. Tintin is, without a doubt, one of the most towering efforts in the history of comics. Over the course of twenty-three albums, Hergé created a series of globe-trotting adventures full of colorful, memorable characters such as Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, and the Thompson twins that ranged from the ocean floor to the surface of the moon. The books combined genres from espionage to mystery to political thriller to fantasy to science fiction to Western, all mixed with slapstick humor, to create some of the most charming, suspenseful, and exhilarating comics in history.
Weekender: Atwood, Copra, Kindred, and Sanjay's Super Team
Weekender: Atwood, Copra, Kindred, and Sanjay's Super Team
The weekend is here! Put down your paperwork, throw your stationery out of the window, and do a victory spin in your office chair, because it’s time to catch up on that greatest of all media: comics! What’s been going on this week? There’s so much comics that there’s no way anybody can keep up with all of it — so Weekender is here to catch you up on some of the stories you may have missed, and some of the best writing about comics from the past few days.
Boulet’s Collected ‘Notes’ to Receive English-Language Print Editions from Soaring Penguin Press
Boulet’s Collected ‘Notes’ to Receive English-Language Print Editions from Soaring Penguin Press
French comics superstar Boulet is undoubtedly one of the most inspired and inventive writers and artists in comics today; his incredible works include Kingdom Lost, Darkness, and The Long Journey, which may well be the longest continuous webcomic ever produced. Now Soaring Penguin Press has picked up the English-language rights to his Notes series, which collects his various webcomics projects into English editions.