Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. The internet has been around for a fairly long time now, and yet we rarely see stories that try to approach internet and internet culture in a semi-serious fashion. Memetic is not afraind to do so, however.
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. BOOM! Studios' latest series, Memetic, posits an apocalypse via internet meme. While the premise seems ripe enough, the execution does nothing you wouldn't draw up yourself in five minutes on a napkin.
We're switching it up this week with a triple-header of short story adventures! Step with us into Julius Caesar's sandals and try not to get assassinated. Then grab your ball gown for a Victorian-era journey through Pride and Prejudice. Then help us save a cat planet by overthrowing its evil dictator.
In One-Panel Review, we look at and review a new comic through a single frame; this week we're looking at Beauty, a graphic novel about an ugly peasant with a classic case of monkey's paw wish-making. It has the stark drama (and horror) of H.C. Andersen tales, expanded to the length of a saga, drawn in minimally gorgeous designs.
I recently moved to Boulder, Colorado, which means that I've had to find new venues to feed my movie, comics and music fetishes. Rather than hoard this information for myself, I figured I would share my findings with all of you. After all, whether you're a resident or a visitor there's always things to discover in the city. Be sure to give me a ring if you're in the area.
Comixology keeps a small collection of comics for free! Did you know this? Perhaps you did. Sensibly most of them are #1 issues, just in case you were looking for another series to sink your teeth, and money, into. Maybe you don't have time to go reading all 56 free comics, so I did that for you (aren't I kind?) and found 9 selections that aren't just enjoyable on their own, but should lead you into wallet slimming obsessions. Enjoy!
By all means, The Walking Dead is massively successful. Season five is just about to begin, and a sixth season has already been announced, and this zombie train shows no signs of slowing down (idea for season seven: "zombie train"). Let's be honest, though, sometimes you need a drink or two to get through an episode. So let's make a game of it, why don't we?
It's a staple of narrative thought that a hero is only as good as his villain. In fact there are many people out there who would say that villains are more often the most interesting characters in a story. It's also true that it's very easy to create a villain who is an obstacle more than a character. No matter how much trouble he causes the hero, and no matter how many henchmen he kills in a fit of pique, he'll be nothing but a collection of moments, not a real character. He won't stand on his own. Just like you should be able to tell a good story about your hero without a villain directly opposing him, your villain should be able to stand on his own without a hero opposing him.
Welcome to another one-panel snapshot, where we throw comic book recommendations your way by looking at the best panel in the issue. Today, it's Gustav Carlson's new indie series Tourist Unknown, a light-hearted, sci-fi travelogue following the Tourist as she hops between locales far-flung in time and space!
No matter how you feel about it, they're killing Wolverine. Likewise, no matter how you feel about it, they're almost certainly going to bring him back. Some of you may bitch, some of you may sigh, some of you may happily accept this as part of the life cycle of popular comic book characters. The truth is that they're doing a fine job of giving Logan his send off. With worries about his noble death dismissed I can comfortably start focusing on the wacky ways that he might be brought back to life.
Come aboard our faster-than-light spaceship for a journey that bends the laws of space and time! Seriously though, distorted reality and time travel are only the beginning of our worries in this week's chilling tale.
If there's one thing to thank global warming for, it's extended summer reading, and we've got you covered there: the good folks at SFSignal converted NPR's best-of Scifi/Fantasy list into a snarkily-written, handy-dandy flowchart/infograph covering all the reader-voted essentials. More of an interactive-flowchart kinda guy? Yep, they made one of those too.
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out a first isssue and tell you whether or not to follow that comic based only on that. With October now in full swing, and Halloween right around the corner, plenty of publishers are revving up their spooky comics line-ups, but how does Wytches compare? Read on to find out.
Dash Shaw's latest work, Doctors, is my favorite kind of scifi: a gentle tap against reality with a small hammer labeled 'scientific liberties,' and everything breaks wide open. In Doctors, a Dr. Cho and his daughter run a clandestine service retrieving people from their idyllic afterlives, but the good doctor refuses to see what he destroys in the resuscitation. Join me in refracting the whole book from a single panel.
That's right, Mapsburgh will render your neighborhood or city as a fantasy map, complete with dragons for airports and creaking sailing vessels for ports. You also have the option of having your section of town rendered as a hand-cut paper map on a colored card stock. For extra fun pull out your fantasty map when walking down to the pub with friends and declare the whole outing a quest. Perhaps for a little extra money you can hide clues and riddles within the map National Treasure style and give it to an adventurous friend. Lord knows I had friends in high school who would have jumped at that little piece of adventure.