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Batman, X-Men Red, and the superpower of empathy in Tom Taylor’s comics Batman, X-Men Red, and the superpower of empathy in Tom Taylor’s comics

At the end of 2018, it’s easy to feel like the people in power just don’t care. Refugees are turned away from sanctuary with tear gas; rights of marginalized communities are systematically stripped away; political corruption runs rampant; mass shootings are an everyday occurrence; and little is being done to stop the…

Earth’s champions step into the ring in this Electric Warriors #2 exclusive Earth’s champions step into the ring in this Electric Warriors #2 exclusive

The year is 2735, and warriors from different planets are putting their lives on the line to fight in a cosmic gladiator arena in hopes of avoiding intergalactic war. Written by Steve Orlando with art by Travel Foreman and colorist Hi-Fi, Electric Warriors is a six-issue miniseries exploring the future Dark Ages of…

Behold the Silver Surfer, cosmic cowboy, in this The Best Defense exclusive Behold the Silver Surfer, cosmic cowboy, in this The Best Defense exclusive

Marvel’s The Best Defense began this week, and it’s shaping up to be an exceptional mini-event that delivers rich character development with a compelling, unpredictable larger narrative. The Best Defense is composed of four one-shots spotlighting individual members of the original Defenders team—Hulk, Namor, Doctor…

A vampire crashes a pagan ritual in this Hellboy Winter Special exclusive A vampire crashes a pagan ritual in this Hellboy Winter Special exclusive

When it comes to holiday comic traditions, few are as clever, exciting, and chilling as the annual Hellboy Winter Special, featuring exceptional creators telling short stories about the titular demon and other characters in the Mignolaverse. These books go beyond the usual cheerful holiday fare, taking a creepier…

Flavor is full of charm, but needs to focus on the food Flavor is full of charm, but needs to focus on the food

America needs more cooking comics. It’s a popular genre in manga, and given how much food-based entertainment there is in the U.S., there’s a definite audience for comics that focus on the art of cooking. Image Comics’ Flavor taps into that vein by imagining a fantasy world dominated by food. People are arrested for…

Arkham Asylum tries to break Slade Wilson in this Deathstroke #38 exclusive Arkham Asylum tries to break Slade Wilson in this Deathstroke #38 exclusive

Christopher Priest’s Deathstroke has been phenomenal for two and a half years, and the series has only gotten better as it brings Slade Wilson deeper into Batman’s world. The “Deathstroke Vs. Batman” storyline was a brilliant examination of the characters’ individual trauma and dysfunctional approaches to fatherhood.…

Black Hammer’s exploration of the superhero genre goes hyper-meta Black Hammer’s exploration of the superhero genre goes hyper-meta

The world of superhero comics is built on rip-offs. When Superman proved to be a huge hit, others rushed to create their own heroes in the same mold. As the decades passed, publishers and creators regularly co-opted the ideas of competitors for their own comics, changing just enough so that they weren’t carbon copies.…

Eddie Brock mourns the loss of his symbiote love in this Venom #9 exclusive Eddie Brock mourns the loss of his symbiote love in this Venom #9 exclusive

Now that the Venom movie has turned Eddie Brock and his slimy lover into global superstars, it’s the perfect time to jump into the fantastic Venom ongoing series, which has added new dimensions to symbiote mythology while delivering jaw-dropping action and tender emotional moments. Writer Donny Cates and the main art…

Supergirl tries to save her daughter in this DC Nuclear Winter Special exclusive Supergirl tries to save her daughter in this DC Nuclear Winter Special exclusive

Apocalyptic thinking is all the rage in 2018, so rather than put out a holiday special this year, DC Comics is going in a very different direction for the DC Nuclear Winter Special. This one-shot contains short stories of heroes living in a variety of future scenarios, bringing in top talent to imagine how this…

A trio of Spider-Girls swings into action in this exclusive preview A trio of Spider-Girls swings into action in this exclusive preview

Jody Houser’s run on Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows was a charming, bubbly story about a superhero family firmly settled into its fantastic circumstances, but nothing could prepare the Parkers for the multiverse-shattering conflict that comes their way thanks to the Spider-Geddon crossover. As mentioned in last…

This Injustice 2 Annual exclusive concludes a remarkable superhero saga This Injustice 2 Annual exclusive concludes a remarkable superhero saga

DC’s Injustice comic could have been a cheap cash-in on the success of the fighting video game, but instead it became one of the best Justice League stories of the decade. Writer Tom Taylor set the groundwork for this comic-book expansion in the first Injustice: Gods Among Us series, and when he came back for …

A Spider-Man suicide squad assembles in this Spider-Force #2 preview A Spider-Man suicide squad assembles in this Spider-Force #2 preview

Christopher Priest has a long history with Spider-Man, serving as a writer and editor on Marvel’s Spidey titles in the ’80s. As a writer, he would drop in for a few issues and then depart, and that pattern holds true with Priest’s new Spider-Force, a three-issue miniseries tying into the Spider-Geddon event. The plot…

The legacies of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby square off in DC’s Mister Miracle #12 The legacies of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby square off in DC’s Mister Miracle #12

It’s time to change what “matters” in superhero comics. For too long, readers have flocked to books that are hyped up by their importance to a larger superhero universe, stories that promise to have long-reaching ramifications that change the future of these fictional worlds. These events are often empty calories,…

Supergirl searches for answers to Krypton’s mysteries in this exclusive Supergirl searches for answers to Krypton’s mysteries in this exclusive

Following Brian Michael Bendis’ takeover of DC’s Superman line, the Supergirl ongoing series has been given a new direction courtesy of two of Bendis’ pals, writer Marc Andreyko and artist Kevin Maguire. New villain Rogol Zaar claims he is responsible for the destruction of Supergirl’s (and her cousin’s) home planet…

Thanos the Punisher gives Cosmic Ghost Rider a choice in this exclusive Thanos the Punisher gives Cosmic Ghost Rider a choice in this exclusive

Cosmic Ghost Rider has proven to be one of Marvel’s most popular new characters, but his appeal goes beyond the cool factor of seeing Frank Castle become the future Spirit of Vengeance. By having the Punisher serve as an agent of Mephisto, a herald of Galactus, and the slave of Thanos, Donny Cates has made Cosmic…

This Blame This On The Boogie exclusive explores an artist’s whirlwind life This Blame This On The Boogie exclusive explores an artist’s whirlwind life

One of the great joys of reading graphic memoirs is seeing how artists imbue real, everyday encounters with energy and expression, using their creativity to enrich the mundane. In her new Drawn & Quarterly graphic memoir, Blame This On The Boogie, Rina Ayuyang details her time growing up as a Filipina-American in…

The Green Lantern is an ambitious course correction for DC’s space cops The Green Lantern is an ambitious course correction for DC’s space cops

For more than a decade, DC’s Green Lantern and its adjacent titles have doubled down on space opera, presenting the alien police force as a cosmic army rather than a group of individual cops fighting crime in their own individual sectors. That changes with The Green Lantern, which assembles a team of superhero comic…

Death gods and conquistadors wreak havoc in this Border Town #3 exclusive Death gods and conquistadors wreak havoc in this Border Town #3 exclusive

As valuable as escapist entertainment can be, we also need to pay attention to the pressing real-world issues that are shaping/destroying our world. Vertigo’s Border Town engages with serious themes of racism, xenophobia, immigration, and cultural identity, but it has a playful, fantastic spirit that makes it a…

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