And we’re back with your weekly dose of hot comics! This week, Grant Morrison’s entire magnum opus, Invisibles, is finally collected, Amazing Spider-Man turns 50, the first volume of Snyder’s Swamp Thing lands, and plenty more. READ MORE
In a surprise, but not really, the awesome hardcore band Swamp Thing have broken up. The reason why is that the best hardcore bands tend to come and go. It sucks but it’s true, not to mention they rarely toured. On July 2nd the band had their last show which you can watch below. Their full length as well as their EPs are all fantastic and should be listened to if you’re into hardcore. You can still buy their stuff through Hellfish as well as iTunes if you’re into the digital thing. The video was done by Jeremy Ledford & Ian Hurdle. R.I.P. Swamp Thing
Jeff Lemire is one of the hottest young talents at DC Comics right now, with his incredible work on titles such as “Animal Man”, “Justice League Dark”, and “Frankenstein”. Although he’s a forerunner in the superhero genre, he’s received much praise for his more dramatic works such as “Essex County”, “The Nobody”, and his Vertigo ongoing series, “Sweet Tooth”. Lemire is known for his deeply character driven stories, and his instantly recognizable, uniquely sketchy art style. Lemire is a busy man over at DC Comics, but he somehow finds the time to frequent comic cons, and as a result he’s up built a portfolio of incredible charter sketches. We’ve put together a small collection of Lemire’s illustrations, showcasing horror comic book icons. READ MORE
It’s that time of the week again, folks. May is a big month over at DC Comics as they launch their “Second Wave” of books from the New 52. This week, award winning author China Mieville begins Dial H, Image finally releases Dogs of Mars, the first trade of Jeff Lemire’s Animal Man hits, and a whole lot more.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve all got to limit our reading list somehow. We present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. If I’ve missed something you’re stoked about or if you’ve got any questions, list it in the comments. READ MORE
With the all the superhero blockbusters hogging theaters this summer, it seems that film producers are relying more and more on comic books for their source material. On top of the big-budget superhero movies, the success of The Walking Dead TV series, and films like 30 Days of Night and Blade, are perhaps a sign that we’ll be seeing more horror comics being adapted for the screen in the near future. While the horror genre hasn’t always been the most accessible, recent trends in pop culture have veered towards the darker side of fiction, opening the door for horror comic adaptation. We’ve done some wishful thinking and put together a list of comics we’re dying to see in live action, some of which are already in the works. READ MORE
Swamp Thing just keeps getting better month after month but this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise consider it’s written by Scott Snyder. Everything is slowly deteriorating for Alec Holland. The Parliament of Trees is pissed at him for not giving in to the Green and now they want to watch him suffer. As the Rot closes in on Alec, things look grimmer than ever, and it’s all leading up to the Animal Man crossover (How stoked are you?). Check the preview below, it will seriously make you want to vomit for it’s sheer awesomeness. Read on for the skinny…
What’s that you say, more Animal Man? You ask for it, you got it! DC announced, oh so sneakily, that a stand alone, oversized, A-Man Annual will be hitting shops (or Ipads) in May. The story will go even deeper into the forces of The Red, The Green and The Rot. Lemire details that this Annual issue is in many ways a prequel to the highly anticipated Swamp Thing with fellow scribe, Scott Snyder. Travel Foreman’s cover (below) is godlike. I think I just filled the cup
Why not bring in the New Year with some brand new books on your pull list? Yeah that’s right, venture outside your comfort zone and try something you’ve never tried before. Who knows, you might even like it! This week storms in with the first issue of FERALS, plus the newest issues of ANIMAL MAN, SWAMP THING, and more. Read on for the skinny…
I’ve been reading comics since I can remember. I recall running around my house as a little boy with a towel tied loosely around my neck, pretending to be The Dark Knight, Superman, or Thor. Suffice it to say that comic books have always been an extremely important part of my life. However, this was the first year I was able to work as a critic for BD, and what a magnificent year it has been. Having to read comics and consider which ones belong on a “Best of the Year” list was quite intimidating at first, there are so many I love, so many that truly take the medium to a new plateau.
I had my list narrowed down to about fifteen titles, but when push came to shove, what it really came down to was, which books do I always have on the top of my pile week after week? Which books am I just bursting at the seams to read? Any of the books in the top 5 could have landed the spot as number 1, proving that it has been a groundbreaking year in the comics industry.
2011 was a great year for comics. While this year saw many great titles get optioned for television or movies, it was also one of the strongest years in recent memory for strong storytelling and compelling books. Read on for the skinny…
Can you believe it? December is already upon us, which marks the beginning of the end of the year, and of course the holiday season. I’ve been hinting at it for the past few weeks but it has truly arrived in full swing with creepy mall Santa’s and terrible x-mas music. Now, it’s really time to get out those comic wish lists. In the next few weeks I will try to focus on some of the major series that were released over the past year…and stay tuned for out BEST OF THE YEAR features coming soon! This week brings on the newest issues of HELLRAISER, ANIMAL MAN, and the complete collected edition of the Luna brothers’ fantastic horror series GIRLS.
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the
crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our lists for the week somehow. Rather than cramming so many previews down your throat that you barely breathe, we present you with our ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, we’re here to help you decide which books to pick up. Read on for the skinny…
Now that fall is under wraps, all the big events from major publishers have come to a close, and as winter approaches (cringe) it’s only a short time before the next ones hit. Thankfully, for the time being at least, you no longer have to empty your wallets buying the insane amount of tie-ins that come along with events. So before shit hits the fan again, take the time to enjoy some new titles heading your way and to evaluate your pull list. This week brings on the third issues of the acclaimed ANIMAL MAN and SWAMP THING as well as the BATMAN: NOEL graphic novel. Don’t miss them!
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the
crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our list of comics for the week somehow. Rather than cramming so many previews down your throat that you barely breathe, I’m going to give you my ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books to read. Read on for the skinny…
Welcome back to COMICS TO FEAST ON! Everyone can rest easy now that the anticipation of The New 52 has subsided. No more number 1’s, all we can do now is sit back and enjoy the ride as the DCnU carries us forth into a new era. But, enough romanticism, let’s get on to some comics!
With the ever-increasing number of books coming out between the tie-ins, the crossovers, and the new series, we’ve got to limit our list of comics for the week somehow. Rather than cramming so many previews down your throat that you barely breathe, I’m going to give you my ten most anticipated books of the week. So feast your eyes on these! Whether you’ve been into comics since you were a young’un, or you’re new to the game, I’m here to help you decide which books to read. Read on for the skinny…
I really don’t think it is necessary to get me any more amped for the upcoming return of “SWAMP THING”, but thanks to DC Comics and their “BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH” mini I think that I will probably be counting the days until Scott Snyder makes his debut on the new series. Beyond the break you can check out a 3 page look inside the third ish in the series, which went on sale yesterday. Read on for the skinny…
Screw character rebirths, let’s reboot the entire universe! No characters are safe, no series will continue, run for the hills, this is an all out massacre of the entire DC catalog! As I’m sure you know, DC Comics has recently announced that, after the summer, all of their series will come to a close of some sort or another. DC plans to relaunch 52 brand spankin’ new books from issue #1, offering a crap-load of fresh story lines, new origins for some, and hundreds of modern costumes. Though our beloved heroes and events will lose much of their historic values, this DCU reboot probably isn’t a bad thing at all.
While there are quite a few publishers who have been shying away from the horror genre of late, publisher DC Comics is continuing to lead the charge towards the darker side of the industry. Case in point: todays announcement that the publisher will be releasing a handful of new titles this Fall, which includes such characters as “SWAMP THING”, “FRANKENSTEIN”, and even the “JUSTICE LEAGUE”! The titles will carry with them a glut of talent on the creative end from such creators as Scott Snyder (“AMERICAN VAMPIRE”), Jeff Lemire (“SWEET TOOTH”), and more! Inside you can get all the details, the cover art, and even a partridge in a pear tree. (That last part may or may not be true) Read on for the skinny…
Now that the long running (and highly successful) “BRIGHTEST DAY” story-arc is finally coming to an end, publisher DC and the rest of their Uni are going to have no choice but to sift through the aftermath for the months, maybe years, to come. One such title is the newly announced “BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH: THE SEARCH FOR SWAMP THING”, and no, you didn’t read that wrong, it actually does say “SWAMP THING”. Below you can check out the cover art and get the full synopsis, but details on the project thus far are pretty sparse.
WRITTEN BY: Jonathan Vankin
ILLUSTRATIONS BY: Marco Castiello
COVERS BY: Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes, and TBC
“Following the events of Brightest Day, the new protector of Earth has been chosen. But one reluctant hero making his return to the DCU is trying to convince Batman, Superman and the others heroes of the DC Universe that this may not be a good thing, because he can see that things are not right and mankind’s brightest days are indeed over.”
“BRIGHTEST DAY AFTERMATH: THE SEARCH FOR SWAMP THING” Issue #1 Drops June 22nd From DC Comics! (MSRP-$2.99) READ MORE
After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.