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Comics Alliance Reader Choice Awards: Best Writer [Poll]
2013 was a great year for comics. It feels like a similar statement is made after every year concludes, but 2013 unquestionably saw exceptional work from several creators, across multiple publishers and genres within the medium. To close out the year, we offered what we felt to be the best comics of the year, highlighting dozens of writers and artists whose creative output we felt deserved to be
Comics Alliance x Infinity + 6 = Finity [SPOILERS]
And lo, we come to the end of another epic Marvel crossover event and -- quick head count -- it looks like all the black characters are still alive. If it's dead minority superheroes you're looking for, you'll have to go read Uncanny Avengers instead. Sorry, gang. In fact, the Avengers' cosmic war-on-two-fronts is surprisingly light on a body count, which is the usual way the PR guys tell us that
Comics Alliance x Infinity + 05 = Intergalactic/Planetary
We're fast approaching the end of Marvel's sprawling space war/alien invasion crossover event Infinity, with one more issue to come. If you thought the story's two main threads -- the war against the Builder armada on the one hand and Thanos's invasion of Earth on the other -- were going to neatly come together, well... you may be disappointed. They are in the same comic, however. War is over. Giv
Silver Surfer, Ghost Rider and Iron Patriot Get New Marvel Series
Saturday afternoon's Marvel panel was billed as an Inhumanity panel, but most of the announcements were for new Marvel solo books, and there was almost – almost – news about the future of the Ultimate Universe. But not quite. Marvel Senior Vice President of Publishing Tom Brevoort took the lead, joined by Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Ultimates editor Mark Paniccia, as well as writers Kieron Gil
Comics Alliance X ‘Infinity’ + 3 = The Mellow Sounds of Blackagar Boltagon
Reader, this installment of Comics Alliance X Infinity, our recap of Marvel's latest big crossover event, is running shamefully late, but I swear I have a good excuse. I've been playing Avengers Alliance on Facebook all weekend. Now, I know that doesn't sound like a good excuse, but look, they're running an Infinity tie-in mission, so it's basically research, all right? And I don't think you fully
'East Of West' #6 [Preview]
On sale next week is East Of West #6, the latest issue of Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's sci-fi western series for Image Comics. Due to a Celestial event near the end of the Civil War, the technology of the American Frontier has been drastically advanced, but now the country finds itself teetering on the edge of disaster.  As the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse attempt to kill the President
Comics Alliance X 'Infinity' + 2 = Meanwhile, At The Star War [Spoilers]
Welcome back to the Comics Alliance guide to Marvel Comics' Infinity, where we disentangle the Möbius strip of writer Jonathan Hickman's database-powered brain. When last we left the action in Infinity #1, the Avengers were heading into space to fight the Builder fleet, which left the planet undefended against Thanos. For a certain value of undefended. Only most of the superheroes were still on Ea
Comics Alliance x 'Infinity' + 1 = I Dreamt I Went to Galador Again [Spoilers]
When Marvel announced that this year's big summer event comic was called Infinity, I considered faking my own death. I mean, it sounds a bit much, doesn't it? "Infinity?" As in, "having no end?" Didn't we already do that with Secret Invasion? Still, an event with no ending is good news for whichever minority character was meant to die in the last chapter. But it turns out Infin
'Infinity' #1 Smashes Event Comic Conventions [Spoiler-Free Review]
First issues of event comics have to accomplish a lot. They have to introduce a conflict, introduce a villain, give heroes memorable moments that bring the reader back to see more, set up side stories that can be fleshed out in other titles, have a big battle scene, and the list goes on. Infinity #1 by writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Jim Cheung with a team of inkers, colorist Justin Ponsor and
'East Of West' #5 Preview
Though sci-fi comics have enjoyed a renaissance of late, the sci-fi western genre, if such a thing exists, is certainly not one dominating the shelves. But East Of West, the Image Comics series from Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta, has been one of the more successful and celebrated new series of 2013. East Of West features an alternate history tale of a technologically advanced American fronti

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