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Just because a comics publisher isn’t a household name doesn’t mean that the stories they tell won’t change your life. From small houses with big dreams, these are the comics that help shape the future of the medium.

Mike Deodato Jr and J Michael Straczynski Birth a Beautiful New Superhero Universe!

A few months back, Mike Deodato Jr announced that he was leaving Marvel after multiple decades, to work on independent comics. He left Marvel on a high note—his work on his last series, Savage Avengers, was beautiful. And now we know what the indie project is. Deodato is joining J Michael Straczynski to start a […]

BY Roman Colombo January 6, 2020
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10 Best Indie Comics of the Decade

While Marvel and DC both had a pretty good decade, the real winners were the indie comics, who delivered some of the best stories we’ve ever seen in this medium.  It seems like “New York Times Bestseller” is now on more trade covers than isn’t. Tired of Marvel or DC? Just look at the next […]

BY Roman Colombo December 4, 2019
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Actor David Dastmalchian Launches Count Crowley Comic

David Dastmalchian, whom you might know through his work in films like the Ant-Man series, has made his debut as a comic book author. The first issue of his Count Crowley comic, about the adventures of a “reluctant monster hunter,” is now available. Here’s everything you should know. Who is David Dastmalchian? An alumnus of […]

BY Salomé Gonstad October 28, 2019
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Robert Rodriguez, Diego Boneta Adapting El Gato Negro Comic for TV

Director Robert Rodriguez and actor Diego Boneta are adapting the El Gato Negro comic into a series for Apple TV+, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If you haven’t heard of the independent comic series, then here’s what you need to know before you watch. The World of the El Gato Negro Comic First, you should […]

BY Salomé Gonstad September 16, 2019
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The Black Mage Mixes Hogwarts Magic and Social Critique

I can’t necessarily say that I envisioned what it’d be like if Huey from The Boondocks went to Hogwarts. Nor did I ever consider John Henry, the black fairy tale powerhouse, running around fighting the KKK with his famous railway hammer like Thor. Luckily, both of those things are awesome and now I can’t stop […]

BY Taylor Bauer August 28, 2019
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‘Immortal Era’ Issue #1 Review: A Dystopian Future Without Death

Immortal Era is a new Kickstarter comic book launches it’s first issue, and it’s an amazing concept that flips a recognizable genre trope.

BY Shah Shahid August 17, 2019
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Strange Encounters, the new Anthology by Editor Marco Lopez (Interview and Press Release!)

Marco Lopez may have just won an Eisner for Puerto Rico Strong, but now he’s moving from an intimate exploration of his home to Strange Encounters—an anthology filled with magic and fantasy, from his imprint King Skull Comics. Being a good friend to us here at Comic Years, we talked again about comics, anthologies, and […]

BY Roman Colombo August 15, 2019
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Starting Filming On The Boys Season 2: Another Fine Mess

Amazon Prime’s The Boys takes a dark, unsympathetic look at superheroes and how unpowered folk can smack them around a little. They’re starting filming on The Boys Season 2, and the picture shared by series creator Eric Kripke promises plenty of messes ahead. One of the most revolutionary things about The Boys is not so […]

BY Joshua M. Patton August 11, 2019
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Legendary Comic Artist Ernie Colón Dead at 88

The artist Ernie Colón has passed away at the age of 88. He leaves behind a staggering body of work that stretched across several genres. In case you’re not familiar with his art, here is a look back at his career. Started Out in Comics Born in Puerto Rico, Colón was raised in New York, […]

BY Salomé Gonstad August 10, 2019
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National Book Lovers Day: Eleven Graphic Memoirs You Must Read

It’s National Book Lovers Day, so, to celebrate, we’re taking a look at ten original graphic memoirs that either already have a lasting impact on graphic novel literature or will have one. The popularity of these memoirs has increased a lot over the past few years, but they have a long history. As a graphic […]

BY Roman Colombo August 9, 2019
COMICSIndependent
Adaptive Switch Controller Goes Viral After Dad Builds Set-Up for Daughter

I thought the collaboration between Nintendo and Microsoft as of late provided a great dialogue on the power of gaming. Instead of fighting with one another over sales, both companies focused on bringing together their fan bases. Well, as it turns out, the company’s efforts helped to make something incredibly inspiring and innovative possible. This […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 21, 2020
Marvel’s Avengers Game Delayed, Second Delay for Square Enix in 2020

Here we are, just weeks in 2020, and another major game is pushed back to the second half of the year. News of the Marvel’s Avengers game delayed isn’t necessarily surprising. In a lot of ways, the move to delay a game to improve its final product is all but routine. Not to mention, a […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 20, 2020
Why Is Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed?: Details on the Biggest Game of 2020

BeingThere are a lot of weird things that happen during the end of a console cycle. For one, developers and publishers start to work on games for the unreleased, future consoles. Usually, that means the current generation consoles sort of get left in limbo. It’s a weird period of time, but one thing left gamers […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 19, 2020
Left 4 Dead 3 Rumors Ended in Valve Statement

It’s funny to think about the state of gaming rumors today. On the one hand, it’s wonderful having so many people looking into the latest news in gaming. Of course, this is going to come with a number of false rumors and unfounded speculations. Here at Comic Years, we try very hard to not report […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 18, 2020

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Marvel TV and Hulu Announce Cast For Upcoming MODOK Series

Marvel TV and Hulu are moving full speed ahead with MODOK, an upcoming animated series. The series will follow MODOK, a supervillain who is quite big-headed, both physically and with his ego. MODOK will be a part of 4 new animated series coming from Hulu and Marvel TV, all leading up to a special event […]

BY Meghan Hale January 22, 2020
New Project xCloud Games Hit Microsoft Service

Project xCloud is Microsoft’s approach to the game streaming wars. With Xbox titles like Gears of War 5 and Sea of Thieves playable from Android devices, the service is likely a huge part of the company’s future. Right now, the service is in a preview state. Players who want to try the experience can sign […]

BY Taylor Bauer January 22, 2020
Disney+ Releases Final Season Trailer for The Clone Wars Promises Epic Ending to Beloved Series

Over the next two weeks, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will end its theatrical run. This means that, once again, it’s possible we will never see a Skywalker on the big screen again. However, such is not the case for the small screen. Disney+ debuted a new trailer for the final season of The […]

BY Joshua M. Patton January 22, 2020
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 5 Premiere Shows the Crisis Didn’t Change Much

Technically, the last hour of the Crisis On Infinite Earths finale was the season 5 premiere for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. (If the giant walking Beebo wasn’t a clue.) However, the spiritual season 5 premiere of Legends of Tomorrow was Tuesday’s episode “Meet the Legends.” In the Legends of Tomorrow season 4 finale, the entire […]

BY Joshua M. Patton January 22, 2020