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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.

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
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Harpies Origins: Aradia is Magical and Sexy (Interview with writer Elisa Bisignano)

Harpies Origins: Aradia is the newest Kickstarter venture from Evoluzione Publishing, a rising indie comics imprint. Written by Elisa Bisignano, and with art from Matteo Illuminati and Loris Ravina (the same art team from Mine to Avenge). Aradia is not just a very different book from many of their other titles, but it’s also a […]

BY Roman Colombo August 5, 2019
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Celebration Edition is Jam Packed with Content

There’s nothing like a good redemption story. We see it all the time in comic books. A villain suddenly sees the error of their ways, turns good, and we love them for it. We don’t see it as much with video games, and no, I don’t mean characters. If a game is cast aside as […]

BY Taylor Bauer December 4, 2019
Super Mario Maker 2 Update – What’s New?

When it comes to popular Nintendo Switch games, Super Mario Maker 2 has been huge. The game is still seeing a ton of players daily, months after its release. The developers at Nintendo working on the game are ready to send more content to the game as well. In an update coming on December 5th, […]

BY Taylor Bauer December 2, 2019
Ring Fit Adventure Shortage in Japan Sparks Apology from Nintendo

It seemed a little like a joke at first, but Ring Fit Adventure is a hit. The Nintendo published fitness game for the Switch is huge all over the world. Of course, Japan took to the game quite fondly. Even here in the United States, people are really into this game. Essentially, you track movements and […]

BY Taylor Bauer December 1, 2019
RuneScape Glitch Almost Destroyed the In-Game Economy

RuneScape is a historic MMORPG with a fervent player base to this very day. For nearly 18 years, the game has brought 200 million accounts into its fantasy world. For a lot of people, a few hours on RuneScape is a part of the normal daily routine. There is a new version of the game, […]

BY Taylor Bauer November 27, 2019

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Crisis On Infinite Earths Hour 2 Review: Paragons, Supermen, and an Anti-Monitor

Monday night’s installment of the CW crossover, technically an episode of Batwoman, slowed things down a bit. This is typical for a middle installment of the crossover, which moves the pieces around from the many included shows. In Crisis On Infinite Earths hour 2, the assembled team gets a search mission. Meanwhile, Oliver’s closest friends […]

BY Joshua M. Patton December 9, 2019
Rene Auberjonois Has Died at 79: Beloved Character Actor Played Hundreds of Roles

Rene Auberjonois, a character actor who appeared in so many things I couldn’t sum them up in one headline, has died at the age of 79. Whether you knew him from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, his voice work, or works even older than that, there’s a good chance that he has touched your life. […]

BY Salomé Gonstad December 9, 2019
Kevin Feige Shows Eternals Footage at CCXP and Says the Film Will Redefine the MCU

The Brazilian comic-con, known as CCXP, is one that rivals the San Diego Comic-Con in terms of scope and fan passion. So, when Marvel announced its presence there, fans knew they were in for something special. What they got was Kevin Feige and some footage from Eternals exclusive to CCXP. We don’t have a clip […]

BY Joshua M. Patton December 9, 2019
Watchmen on HBO Dedicated Penultimate Episode to Dr. Manhattan to Tell It’s Most LOST-Like Story Yet

One of the key hallmarks of Damon Lindelof’s breakout show LOST was the non-linear narrative featured in many of the episodes. Divided into “present-day” stories and “flashbacks,” these disparate narratives combined to tell a story that couldn’t be told without them both. In the first episode of Watchmen on HBO to feature Dr. Manhattan, the […]

BY Joshua M. Patton December 9, 2019