Anne Emond's cartooning is preoccupied with calling people out on their vanities, sillinesses, and emotional hiccups--all fitting practice for her first extended comic, Debbie's Inferno, which takes us on a journey through the troubled soul of one small and saggy girl named Debbie. It's adorably illustrated, maturely written, and sometimes hits too close to home for comfort.
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. This week, I'll be taking a look at Otis Frampton's Kickstarted comic series, Oddly Normal, about a girl from a mixed background - a white father and a witch mother. Yeah.
I just went into debt--here's how you can too! Fantagraphics, arguably the largest indie comics publisher today, is having a 50% off sale on Comixology ending tonight! Check out our must-buy picks amongst the award-winning heavyweights and off-off-off-kilter titles in their collection, and grab yourself some quality non-superhero comics!
There's a helluva lot more than only four great Kickstarter comics projects per week, but in the interests of limited time and space, here are our absolute must-see projects: the life and times of orgasmocentric psychologist Wilhelm Reich in deadpan black and white, a claustrophobic deep-sea conspiracy of resource scarcity, hide and seek in the last urban metropolis, and so much more!
Oh my god, Rocket's head, I'm dying. The above image is from an ongoing anime series in Japan called Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers and while it's not particularly good by most accounts, it will have the distinction of being the next show to featured the Guardians in animated form.
The Teen Titans have a long history of comic book appearances, but if you're anything like me, you know them best from the 2003 TV series. That, or the recently revived incarnation of the show, which despite its comedy focus, is actually not bad. Now it seems the Titans might finally be making their way to live-action, with a pilot in the works at TNT.
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. This week, I've chosen Wild's End from writer Dan Abnett and Illustrator I.N.J. Culbard. Mix a little War of the Worlds, Watership Down, Animal Farm, and throw in a little Earthbound, and you're on the right track in terms of what to expect.
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. It's another Grant Morrison work this week, so expect meta-narratives, suppositions on an ultimate reality, all that good stuff. If there's any indication that the magic Morrison machine is slowing down, it isn't in Annihilator, which ponders and intertwines the poles of life and death, art and meaninglessness, creator and creation. It's the story of a Hollywood screenwriter at the end of his mental and physical tether, when his own written creation materializes and suggests a partnership.
Aside from Frank Frazetta, Bruce Pennington is the name to know in terms of vintage sci-fi/fantasy art. The graphic genius composed some of the most iconic covers in the genre's history, including works for the Dune series and the New Sun Cycle. Here's a brief gallery of his maddening designs, from a time before the Apple-induced simplicity we're accustomed to today, when publishers wanted every square inch of the book jacket to scream bizarre adventure, alien vistas, and mind-blowing narratives.
Apparently, over 50% of comics Kickstarters succeed, and it's not hard to see why: far from being crummy marker-and-zine affairs, these are legitimate gems that can easily compete with big-publisher favorites in terms of innovative storytelling and beautiful illustrations. They just need a leg-up, some TLC from good kind folks like you! So here's a handful of titles that I'd love to see in my neighborhood comic book store.
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where we check out the first issue of a new comic and tell you whether or not you should start following that comic based only on that. Today we're looking at Footprints, in which . . . well, I think the publisher says it best: "When Bigfoot discovers his brother Yeti brutally murdered, he assembles his old team of P.I.s -- Jersey Devil, Loch Ness Monster, Chupacabra, and Megalodon -- to unravel a conspiracy that spans decades." Now tell me you wouldn't pay $0.99 to read that.
Welcome to The Pull List, a weekly column where I check out the first issue of a new comic and tell you whether or not you should start following that comic based only on that. I'm not going to lie, I had an entirely different comic lined up for today's Pull List, but Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool happened to catch my eye (no pun intended) and I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised.
The Rock has picked a character, Benedict Cumberbatch is in every movie, and Scoot McNairy might be playing a very new take on a very old character. All that and Superman taking the ice bucket challenge below.
After a long period of praise for their progressive ways in their comics properties Marvel has caused a bit of a stir with a hyper-sexualized variant Spider-Woman cover. She's crouched on a rooftop, lips slightly parted with her spandex covered ass in the air like she's waiting to get fucked. It's a pose that's perfectly in line with what artist Milo Manara has been doing in his own work on his Italian comic, Click!. Marvel, Manara and the writer, Dennis Hopeless have all weighed in on the controversy.