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Hilda loves her new troll body in this exclusive The Mountain King preview Hilda loves her new troll body in this exclusive The Mountain King preview

For nearly 10 years, Luke Pearson’s Hilda comics have delighted readers of all ages with the whimsical stories of an adventurous young girl, her adorable little deerfox, and the mystical creatures they meet. These oversized graphic novels feature beautiful illustrations of natural, urban, and magical environments…

Angel’s comic-book revival pits the vampire against a social media monster Angel’s comic-book revival pits the vampire against a social media monster

It’s been 20 years since Buffy’s vampire boyfriend got his own spin-off show, Angel, expanding the scope of Joss Whedon’s TV universe while cementing David Boreanaz as a TV leading man. With Boom! Studios’ acquisition of the Whedon licenses, it was only a matter of time before Angel showed his chiseled face, and the…

The Flash performs heart surgery on himself in this exclusive preview The Flash performs heart surgery on himself in this exclusive preview

The Flash is way faster than a speeding bullet, but running into a barrage of gunfire is a risky move, especially for a young superhero still learning the ropes. The current “Year One” storyline in The Flash looks back at the early days of Barry Allen’s superhero career, with writer Joshua Williamson, artist Howard…

Captain America showcases Ta-Nehisi Coates’ superhero evolution Captain America showcases Ta-Nehisi Coates’ superhero evolution

There have been many writers of Captain America in the character’s nearly 80-year history, but Ta-Nehisi Coates is the first to go to Capitol Hill and call out the Senate Majority Leader during his comic-book run. Coates was in the national spotlight this week when he spoke at a hearing for H.R.40, which would create…

An outstanding Jane The Virgin tackles guilt, education, and living with a Martian tail An outstanding Jane The Virgin tackles guilt, education, and living with a Martian tail

“Chapter Ninety-Four” is an episode full of major developments that drive character arcs forward, but before we get to any of them, I have to shout out the star of this episode: Rogelio’s Martian tail, which he is forced to wear in public for a week so it looks more natural on camera. In what I assume to be a…

DC's Young Animal returns with a new hero in this Collapser #1 exclusive DC's Young Animal returns with a new hero in this Collapser #1 exclusive

DC Comics’ Young Animal imprint gave readers exceptional off-kilter superhero books for two years. Then, it was put on hiatus as DC redirected attention to the resuscitation of the Vertigo line for its 25th anniversary. Thankfully, the shelving of Young Animal didn’t last long, and the imprint curated by Gerard Way is…

Ebony Flowers captures the thrill of new hair in this Hot Comb exclusive Ebony Flowers captures the thrill of new hair in this Hot Comb exclusive

Hair and maturity are tied together in significant ways. Getting your first haircut is a milestone in personal care, and trying to make drastic changes your own hair is a common mistake made by the young, who learn the hard way that they should trust professionals. For cartoonist Ebony Flowers, hair is an essential…

Love triumphs on a jubilant Jane The Virgin that ends on a musical high Love triumphs on a jubilant Jane The Virgin that ends on a musical high

ADHD might be sending young Mateo’s brain in a million different directions, but it does wonders for his parents’ relationship in “Chapter Ninety-Three,” which follows Mateo as he struggles through his first school musical. His ADHD isn’t getting any better, and Jane is still nervous about committing to medication.…

The charming, chaotic Jimmy Olsen brings Matt Fraction back to superheroes The charming, chaotic Jimmy Olsen brings Matt Fraction back to superheroes

While the majority of people only know Jimmy Olsen as Superman’s dopey redhead sidekick, the character has a long history as the conduit for really strange shit. In the pages of the Silver Age Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen, the young Daily Planet photographer would land in wild situations that often involved physical…

Five boys bike into the mystical unknown in this This Was Our Pact exclusive Five boys bike into the mystical unknown in this This Was Our Pact exclusive

Learning how to ride a bike is one of the earliest opportunities young people get to explore their independence, gaining the ability to move farther away from the parents and home than is possible on just two legs. The young characters of Ryan Andrews’ new First Second graphic novel, This Was Our Pact, use their bikes…

Geoff Johns reckons with his DC Comics legacy in Doomsday Clock #10 Geoff Johns reckons with his DC Comics legacy in Doomsday Clock #10

What is the point of Doomsday Clock? It can be read as a treatise on hope and optimism overcoming despair and darkness in the superhero genre, but it really leans into the despair and darkness in the execution. If it’s supposed to pave a path for the larger DC Universe, the paving is taking a very long time. After a…

Jane The Virgin moves on by clashing with “the man of the house” Jane The Virgin moves on by clashing with “the man of the house”

The women of Jane The Virgin have been through some major hardships recently, and it’s time for them to close the door on painful past events and push forward into the future. “Chapter Ninety-Two” is an episode about letting go, with Jane, Petra, and Xo facing struggles that help them overcome bigger issues derailing…

This Lunch Quest exclusive takes kid skaters on a magical adventure This Lunch Quest exclusive takes kid skaters on a magical adventure

Koyama Press always makes sure to include some kid-friendly releases in its publishing slate, and these books tend to be some of the more imaginative, unusual kid comics that offer plenty for adults to enjoy. Chris Kuzma’s Lunch Quest is one of those titles, a gleefully silly, often surreal series of vignettes about…

The Dreaming explores the horrors of Hell in this exclusive preview The Dreaming explores the horrors of Hell in this exclusive preview

If you’re a fan of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, you need to be reading The Dreaming. The flagship title of Vertigo’s Sandman Universe line, The Dreaming expands and enriches Gaiman’s mythos with a creative team whose imagination knows no bounds. Writer Simon Spurrier, artist Bilquis Evely, colorist Mat Lopes, and…

The Pride’s queer superhero team returns in this Fame Monster exclusive The Pride’s queer superhero team returns in this Fame Monster exclusive

When it comes to queer representation in superhero comics, publishers all too often expect readers to be grateful for crumbs. There have been queer-led solo series (America, Batwoman, Iceman, and Midnighter) and team books with a lot of queer members (Young Avengers, The Authority in The Wild Storm), but those books…

Jane The Virgin’s personal troubles pile up as new professional opportunities arise Jane The Virgin’s personal troubles pile up as new professional opportunities arise

Jane Gloriana Villanueva has long dreamed of being a professional writer, and while she had a significant crisis of confidence last week, the universe has assuaged her insecurities by giving her two major writing opportunities. She’s been tasked to write the pilot for This Is Mars after the studio executives were…

John Allison summons supernatural horror in this exclusive Steeple first look John Allison summons supernatural horror in this exclusive Steeple first look

Cartoonist John Allison is renowned for his sense of humor, creating delightful, hilarious stories in comics like Bad Machinery and Giant Days. But he’s venturing into darker territory for his latest project, Steeple, a five-issue miniseries from Dark Horse Comics debuting in September. Written and drawn by Allison…

Killer Groove plays a conventional crime tune with style and verve Killer Groove plays a conventional crime tune with style and verve

In storytelling across all media, genre provides a foundation of ideas for artists to build on in their own distinct ways. When working within a genre, creators have character archetypes and plot conventions to stimulate their imaginations, ideally adding specificity to these broad concepts. Killer Groove #1…

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