Benjamin Marra

Exclusive: All-Time Comics Taps Into Old-Time Ad Nostalgia
If you grew up reading comics in the 20th century, chances are you have a strange nostalgia for ads. The printed advertisements that appear in comics developed their own language over the history of the medium, which probably peaked in the Bronze Age. Ads for candy and snacks, for merchandise based …
If You Loved 'Suicide Squad', Try These Comics Next
Suicide Squad is the latest film from DC Comics' cinematic universe, and while it has received mostly negative reviews, many die-hard DC fans have come away thrilled by the villain-centric romp.

If you're one of those that loved the film and want more comics in the same vein --- but you a…
Bloodshot Faces A Familiar Slasher In 'Bloodshot Reborn Annual'
Bloodshot is a man who has problems. A lot of problems. In the past, those problems have involved the usual thing where his body is constantly being subjected to ridiculously over-the-top trauma and the nanites in his blood that rebuild him every time, and the fact that he occasionally hallucinates …
Best Art Ever (This Week) - 12.05.14
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations on si…
War Rocket Ajax Early Edition: Heroes Con 2014
Each week, ComicsAlliance’s Chris Sims and Matt Wilson host the War Rocket Ajax podcast, their online audio venue for interviews with comics creators, reviews of the books of the week, and whatever else they want to talk about.

This week, you folks are lucky enough to get a full episode a da…
Criterion Enlists Comic Artists For 'Zatoichi' Box Set

This might be the strongest "oh crap I need to own that" reaction I've had to anything in 2013 so far. Criterion, the company that produces high-end Blu-ray/DVD collections of classic films, has recruited more than 25 artists to produce illustrations for an upcoming Zatoichi box set, colle…
Benjamin Marra Announces 'Blades and Lazers' Comic
Back in June, I wrote about how excited I was to sit down with a stack of Benjamin Marra's Traditional Comics. There's just something about those lurid black-and-white adventures like Night Business that hits my nostalgia for both VHS-only action movies and the black and white indie boom of the '80s…
The Con Haul: Highlights From HeroesCon 2013
As much as I like digging through the quarter bins for a run of Punisher 2099, the real action at a convention always comes from browsing through Artist's Alley for the new books that you can't get anywhere else. As much as the focus at conventions falls on superheroes, there's a lot …

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