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3/6/18
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Cartoonist John Porcellino has been giving readers an intimate look at his personal life for over three decades in the pages of his King-Cat zine, creating short comics and prose stories that address both the major and minor events in his life. With his signature minimalism, Porcellino strips his artwork to the bare

3/5/18
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There’s a war on the horizon, but it doesn’t involve the usual suspects currently dominating the headlines. It’s a war between the secret agencies that hold real power in the world, and their uneasy armistice is about to come to an end in The Wild Storm. Written by Warren Ellis with art by Jon Davis-Hunt and colorist

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3/1/18
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In 2012, DC Comics returned to the world of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen for a series of prequel books called—appropriately enough—Before Watchmen. The stunt wasn’t particularly well-received, partly because of Moore’s icy relationship with DC, but DC”s next big revival of a critically acclaimed and iconic

3/1/18
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The current run of Hawkeye has been outstanding. Writer Kelly Thompson, artists Leonardo Romero and Michael Walsh, colorist Jordie Bellaire, and letterer Joe Sabino created one of the most exciting, stylish comics on stands with Kate Bishop’s Los Angeles adventures, and the strength of this team suggested the book

2/26/18
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DC and Marvel are constantly taking shots at each other, but with The Terrifics, DC is shamelessly trolling the competition. Marvel hasn’t had an ongoing Fantastic Four series in three years, and seeing the angry fan response, DC decided to fill the void by launching The Terrifics, a new series featuring a superhero

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2/19/18
4:45 PM
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For the past two storylines, Dan Abnett’s Aquaman has focused on Atlantis, exploring the political and social aspects of the underwater city as the titular hero gives up his crown to fight for the underdogs. The change in focus completely reinvigorated the series, along with a bold new visual aesthetic that set it

2/9/18
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Gene Luen Yang’s New Super-Man has always been as much about the Justice League of China (JLC) as the titular hero, so it makes a lot of sense to rebrand the series as New Super-Man And The Justice League Of China for its change in direction. After being part of the Ministry Of Self-Reliance for the first 19 issues of

1/31/18
1:40 PM
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Image Comics’ Island was an astonishing showcase of talent, and even though the anthology ended last year, it continues to provide new gifts. Johnnie Christmas’ Firebug with colorist Tamra Bonvillain and letterer Ariana Maher debuted its first chapter in 2016’s Island #7, introducing a rich fantasy world and engaging

1/26/18
2:22 PM
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Magical schools are a popular plot device in fantasy stories, allowing creators to combine the drama of a scholastic environment with the extraordinary elements of the mystical plane. DC’s Mystik U miniseries reimagines the publisher’s magical heroes and villains as the students and faculty of a secret university, and

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1/9/18
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Valiant Comics’ Secret Weapons was one of last year’s most visually striking superhero comics. Now, the book’s creative team reunites for a March one-shot delving into the backstory of Owen Cho, a superhuman who can conjure objects out of thin air, but can’t choose what he pulls from the ether. Secret Weapons: Owen’s

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12/18/17
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Time travel is constantly causing headaches in superhero comics, and Jonathan “Superboy” Kent is about to discover this for himself in “Super Sons Of Tomorrow,” a small crossover spread across Superman, Super Sons, and Teen Titans. Superboy is being hunted down by the Batman of Tomorrow, a future version of Tim Drake

12/15/17
5:31 PM
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Music has been a major part of Archie Comics for nearly its entire history, and given music’s importance in youth culture, it makes sense that it would be a constant in the lives of Riverdale’s teen characters. That connection to the music world became even stronger when The Archies’ “Sugar, Sugar” became a #1 single

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