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Chainsaw Man is an exhilarating exercise in grisly, juvenile excess Chainsaw Man is an exhilarating exercise in grisly, juvenile excess

When teenage boy Denji pulls a cord embedded in his chest, chainsaws burst out of his face and his arms, turning him into a revved-up killing machine more devil than human. Denji’s transformation is emblematic of the over-the-top nature of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man (Viz), a manga about an impoverished adolescent…

This Assassin Nation #2 exclusive takes a trip down murderous memory lane This Assassin Nation #2 exclusive takes a trip down murderous memory lane

Image Comics and Skybound’s new series, Assassin Nation, debuted with guns blazing, introducing 20 of the world’s top killers and pitting them against each other in a bloody firefight. Written by Kyle Starks with art by Erica Henderson and letters by Deron Bennett, this comedy-infused action series is brimming with…

The mysteries of Naomi’s past deepen in this exclusive preview The mysteries of Naomi’s past deepen in this exclusive preview

Brian Michael Bendis’ Wonder Comics imprint is off to a fantastic start, with Young Justice, Wonder Twins, and Naomi all offering distinct perspectives on adolescent superheroes trying to find their way in the world. There’s still one more launch title to debut—next week’s Dial H For Hero—but thus far, Naomi is the…

Buffy The Vampire Slayer gets a brilliant, beautiful reimagining Buffy The Vampire Slayer gets a brilliant, beautiful reimagining

Reinvention is a fundamental part of Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s DNA. The TV show that made the property a pop culture phenomenon was a reinvention of a cinematic bomb, and after the conclusion of the series, the characters lived on for years in comic books. Twenty years after the height of the TV series’ popularity,…

The West Coast Avengers are captives of a vampire cult in this exclusive The West Coast Avengers are captives of a vampire cult in this exclusive

Since assembling as a new team of West Coast Avengers, Kate Bishop and her superhero friends have endured a steady stream of challenges like giant monsters, supervillain cabals, and now a vampire cult abducting residents of Los Angeles. Writer Kelly Thompson and a rotating team of artists have crafted an exhilarating…

Mignola & Fegredo reunite in this Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.: The Beast Of Vargu first look Mignola & Fegredo reunite in this Hellboy And The B.P.R.D.: The Beast Of Vargu first look

Hellboy is having a big 25th anniversary year. His cinematic revival lands next month, and Dark Horse Comics is celebrating the quarter-century milestone by reuniting two of Hellboy’s most vital creators. Artist Duncan Fegredo took over Hellboy’s visuals when the comic’s creator, Mike Mignola, switched into a…

Catwoman plots a Chinatown robbery in this exclusive preview Catwoman plots a Chinatown robbery in this exclusive preview

After leaving behind Gotham City and her former fiancée, Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle established a new base of operations in the town of Villa Hermosa, surrounding herself with new allies and enemies. This week’s issue of Catwoman devotes some extra time to how Selina interacts with the criminal element in her city,…

The Queen of Night takes control in this Avengers: No Road Home exclusive The Queen of Night takes control in this Avengers: No Road Home exclusive

Weekly superhero titles are a big challenge, typically involving large creative teams that need to find the creative groove in order to tell an engaging story that doesn’t collapse under the weight of the accelerated schedule. Last year’s Avengers: No Surrender was a significant success for Marvel, bringing together…

Jeff Lemire looks back and pushes forward in this Frogcatchers first look Jeff Lemire looks back and pushes forward in this Frogcatchers first look

Jeff Lemire is one of the most prolific creators in comics, regularly debuting new creator-owned series while also doing work-for-hire projects for publishers like DC, Marvel, and Valiant. Most of those books have Lemire solely in the writer’s seat, but he still finds time to develop comics where he gets to flex his…

Comics gain an extra dimension in this 3D Sweeties exclusive preview Comics gain an extra dimension in this 3D Sweeties exclusive preview

Computers changed the way comic-book art is created, opening up new possibilities for character posing, environmental design, digital linework and coloring, and 3-D rendering. Cartoonist Julian Glander takes advantage of all of these possibilities in his comics, using digital technology to create visuals that have the…

Newcomer artists elevate Astro Hustle’s vibrant disco-styled sci-fi Newcomer artists elevate Astro Hustle’s vibrant disco-styled sci-fi

It’s easy to look back at the disco era and laugh at the exaggerated aesthetic, but its glitz and playfulness makes the style a great fit for light-hearted spectacles. The new miniseries, Astro Hustle (Dark Horse), fully embraces the disco look to bring a retro flair to its sci-fi tale of a presumed dead criminal,…

West Coast Avengers is a sunny, screwy superhero romp that's ending too soon West Coast Avengers is a sunny, screwy superhero romp that's ending too soon

Kate Bishop needs a movie. A TV show. Something that will boost her profile so that she can sustain an ongoing comic without it getting cancelled when there’s way more story to tell. The female Hawkeye is one of Marvel’s most compelling creations of the past 20 years, and writer Kelly Thompson has done exceptional…

Bruce Banner reconnects with his wife in this Immortal Hulk #14 exclusive Bruce Banner reconnects with his wife in this Immortal Hulk #14 exclusive

Bruce Banner just escaped literal hell and he’s in desperate need of comfort. His time in the underworld has given him a new perspective on life, compelling him to reach out to his estranged wife, Betty, and restore their broken relationship. The Immortal Hulk continues to be one of the best comics on stands, with…

Wonder Woman searches for her missing family in this exclusive preview Wonder Woman searches for her missing family in this exclusive preview

Wonder Woman has been exiled from her homeland of Themyscira, but she’s always held on to hope that she would eventually make her way back to her fellow Amazons. That hope has been challenged by the recent disappearance of the realm of the gods, leaving Diana in a troubled state as she tries to find any clues that…

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt pokes fun at Watchmen in this exclusive preview Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt pokes fun at Watchmen in this exclusive preview

Reinterpretations and expansions of Watchmen are all the rage right now, as DC Comics integrates Watchmen characters into its main superhero universe in Doomsday Clock and HBO prepares a new Watchmen TV series that promises a fresh take on the grim and gritty superhero story. Dynamite Comics is offering its own unique…

Black Panther Vs. Deadpool enters its final round in this exclusive preview Black Panther Vs. Deadpool enters its final round in this exclusive preview

Marvel has been pitting Deadpool against different heroes for years in assorted Vs. miniseries, but the publisher has discovered an especially rewarding character dynamic in Black Panther Vs. Deadpool, which contrasts the king of Wakanda’s stoic personality with Deadpool’s wacky, uncontrollable energy. Written by…

A child makes a magical forest friend in this Pilu Of The Woods exclusive A child makes a magical forest friend in this Pilu Of The Woods exclusive

Grief is a complicated emotion, especially for young people who don’t have a frame of reference to help them process their feelings. In the wake of her mother’s death, a young girl named Willow struggles to connect with her sister and her classmates in Mai K. Nguyen’s new Oni Press graphic novel, Pilu Of The Woods.…

Off Season explores a crumbling marriage in the wake of the 2016 election Off Season explores a crumbling marriage in the wake of the 2016 election

The 2016 presidential election created a lot of tension for families, driving people apart with an ugly campaign season and a final result that left many in distress. James Sturm’s new Drawn & Quarterly graphic novel, Off Season, unfolds over the months immediately before and after the election, following a recently…

Earth gets a new creation myth in this exclusive Aquaman #45 preview Earth gets a new creation myth in this exclusive Aquaman #45 preview

Different cultures throughout history have all had their own creation myths explaining how the Earth came to exist, often using gods as a way to understand natural phenomena. While these ideas were eventually replaced by scientific information, the mythology endured, giving people fantastic stories about…

Food is the catalyst for comic book romance in Bloom and Meal Food is the catalyst for comic book romance in Bloom and Meal

Food and romance are tightly linked. Dates often happen at restaurants, cooking a lavish meal for your partner is an act of affection, and major relationship milestones are celebrated with food. There’s intimacy in both cooking and eating, in sharing the experience of making and consuming dishes that nourish the body…

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