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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.

Pride Month Graphic Novel Spotlight: The Bride Was a Boy, a Memoir by Chii

For someone who teaches graphic novel literature and writing for a living, I’ve read embarrassingly too few manga stories. But for this Pride Month Spotlight, we’re looking at one of the most beautiful graphic novels […]

June 28, 2020
Ten-ish Graphic Novels to Read About Social Justice and Racial Discrimination

The state of America right now is beyond chaotic. Even Loki and the Joker would probably want things to settle down a little bit. After several days of protests, civil disobedience, and violent response from […]

June 7, 2020
Duncan Jones Will Conclude His “Moon Trilogy” as a Graphic Novel

In 2009, Duncan Jones made his directorial debut with the indie sci-fi hit Moon, with Sam Rockwell, launching a thematic trilogy. After Moon, he made the underrated Source Code, and the fan-loved Warcraft. It wasn’t […]

May 20, 2020
Women’s History Month Graphic Novel Spotlight: Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

“Don’t kill Kippa.” If you know who I’m referring to and feel the same way, you are one of the many fans of Monstress, an Image series by writer Marjorie Liu and artist Sana Takeda. […]

March 30, 2020
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Eisner Hall of Fame Nominees Include Legends Like Simonson, Bechdel, Watterson and More

It’s hard to believe that we’re already voting for the 2020 Eisner Awards, the “Oscars of Comics.” Even though we don’t know who the nominees will be for the standard awards, we do have a […]

January 27, 2020
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, […]

January 6, 2020
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 […]

December 4, 2019
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 […]

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 […]

September 16, 2019
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 […]

August 28, 2019