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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.

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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The Boys Season One Review: A Solid Series With Not Enough Heroes

Anyone who signed up to Amazon Prime to watch The Boys season one is likely already aware that this super-show wouldn’t feature many real heroes. In both the series and the comic book that inspired it, the heroes in their costumes are actually all terrible people. It’s a cynical take on celebrity, institutional authority, and […]

BY Joshua M. Patton July 28, 2019
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Awesome Comics Coming Out in August 2019

We just experienced the hottest heatwave in American history, but the summer of 2019 is only half over and we still have August, the hottest month, to get through. You know what that means. It’s time to load up on comics and stay inside! Here are some comics coming out in August 2019 to look […]

BY Roman Colombo July 25, 2019
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Fortnite Chapter 2 Trailer Intros New Map

Quite possibly the biggest game around right now, Fortnite is looking to keep players interested and invested with some major changes. If you didn’t catch the Fortnite chapter 2 trailer, here’s everything you need to know about the new map and things Epic Games is introducing. Fortnite Chapter 2 Trailer Shows Off New Digs There […]

BY Taylor Bauer October 15, 2019
Fortnite Season 11 Darkness Sends Fans into Uproar

Ahead of Fortnite’s newest season, which is the game’s 11th if you’re keeping score at home, Epic Games raised the stakes. Rather than hype players up with a crazy loot drop, or new in-game features, the Fortnite map we all know and love disappeared. Literally, as there is currently no map to play Fortnite on. […]

BY Taylor Bauer October 14, 2019
Google Stadia Broadband Caps Cause Major Concern

There are a lot of changes coming to the video game industry. For starters, the major home console makers are setting the stage for a new generation. We’re expected to see the new PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Scarlett (name pending) next year for the holidays. Plus, the Switch Lite is now on shelves, providing a […]

BY Taylor Bauer October 14, 2019
Fortnite Profits Drop Steeply – Is the Fad Waning?

Flash back to the 2018 holiday season. Fortnite, a free to play multiplayer titan, seemed unstoppable. Like anything in pop culture, however, nothing lasts at its peak forever. Recent news that Fortnite profits drop steeply when you look at 2019 Q2 trends points to some positives and negatives for Epic Games moving forward. Why did […]

BY Taylor Bauer October 10, 2019

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Kevin Feige Promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Marvel Studios, Overseeing, Well, Everything

That a seismic shake-up was underway at Marvel was apparent. The Sony and Disney standoff over Spider-Man, rumors that Marvel Studios would take over Marvel Television, and an ambitious MCU Phase 4 line-up. However, what that shake-up was remained a mystery until now. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, was promoted to Chief Creative Officer, […]

BY Joshua M. Patton October 15, 2019
Fortnite Chapter 2 Trailer Intros New Map

Quite possibly the biggest game around right now, Fortnite is looking to keep players interested and invested with some major changes. If you didn’t catch the Fortnite chapter 2 trailer, here’s everything you need to know about the new map and things Epic Games is introducing. Fortnite Chapter 2 Trailer Shows Off New Digs There […]

BY Taylor Bauer October 15, 2019
Doctor Doom #1 Shows He Loves Latveria More than Doom

Doctor Victor Von Doom, the ruler of the fictional country Latveria, might have the biggest ego in comics. It’s a toss-up between him and Lex Luthor, really. And as one of the biggest villains in Marvel Comics, Doom has caused mayhem and death all over the universe. So, how is it possible that he not […]

BY Roman Colombo October 15, 2019
Zoe Kravitz Will Be The Batman’s Catwoman

After a series of screen tests with various actresses, it is now official. Zoe Kravitz will play Catwoman, opposite Robert Pattinson, in Matt Reeves’s The Batman. Here are the details we know so far about her role, including, perhaps, the most surprising part of her casting. What Role Will Catwoman Play in the Upcoming Movie? […]

BY Salomé Gonstad October 15, 2019