DC Universe’s Doom Patrol Is One for the Weirdos

DC Universe’s Doom Patrol isn’t a show that hates itself—it hates the very concept of idyllic superheroes. A hero’s seeming perfection, good looks, and general amiability are all just distractions, Doom Patrol posits, from what really matters: the fact that being exceptional and extraordinary means that the world is never really going to love or understand you. Read More >>

Jim Lee Takes Aquaman’s Black Manta and Brings Him Back to the Page

The design for Black Manta in the Aquaman movie was, especially for comics films, remarkably close to his drawn counterpart, capturing his silhouette and outfit rather effectively. Even still, it’s neat to see Jim Lee take that design and turn it back into a piece of comic book art. Read More >>

Brian Bendis and David Walker Talk About How Their Friendship Created DC Comics’ Newest Superhero

For two decades, even after becoming friends, Brian Michael Bendis and David Walker worked in parallel spaces. This week, with the release of their new comic Naomi, the world gets to see what happens when two comics writers with very different backgrounds come together to create a new superhero story. Read More >>

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Star Trek Heads Into a Familiar Unknown With IDW’s Year Five Saga

We all know how Captain Kirk’s five-year mission starts, but did you ever want to learn how it ends? IDW Publishing will soon be telling that part of The Original Series story with a new comic book series, Star Trek: Year Five, all about the final year of the Enterprise’s iconic five-year journey. Read More >>

Here’s Your First Look at Vin Diesel as Valiant’s Bloodshot, Who Conveniently Looks a Lot Like Vin Diesel

Your first look at Bloodshot is here, and, well, it’s a picture of Vin Diesel. In sunglasses! Read More >>

Deadly Class, and the Powers and Limitations of a One Man Show

There’s one thing that’s clear from visiting the set of Syfy’s new comic book series, Deadly Class: This is Rick Remender’s show. Read More >>

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Punisher Creator Gerry Conway Says It’s ‘Disturbing’ to See Authority Figures Embrace the Vigilante

Because of Frank Castle’s military background with the Marines and his penchant for enforcing justice using guns, iconography related to the Punisher has become particularly popular amongst certain groups of active law enforcement and those in the armed services. The character’s creator Gerry Conway thinks that’s ill-advised and offensive. Read More >>

Loved Into the Spider-Verse? Read These Comics!

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has thwipped itself into cinemas as one of the best films of the year. Its earnest, almost brazen adoration of the simple joy of comic books oozes from every stylish frame—and if you found yourself enchanted by its comic style and cast of Spider-heroes, we’ve got some reading recommendations. Read More >>

IDW’s Transformers Reboot Is Going Back to Where it All Began

War? War never changes. But in the case of the war for Cybertron, it’s more like it never really goes away. Read More >>

The Women of Netflix’s GLOW Are Getting a New Comic Book Series

According to The Hollywood Reporter, IDW has announced a new comics miniseries based on Netflix’s hit reimagining of GLOW that’s to be written by Tini Howard (Hack/Slash) and illustrated by Hannah Templer (Jem and the Holograms). GLOW co-creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch are also attached as executive producers for the four-part series. Read More >>

Into the Spider-Verse Almost Gave Spider-Man Noir Some Really Inappropriate Things to Say

Nicolas Cage is a delight as Spider-Man Noir in Into the Spider-Verse, perfectly channelling the goofy, unsettling aura of a noir hero turned spider dude. And he was apparently fun to write, too. Maybe a little too fun. Read More >>

Netflix Finally Tells Us When We Can Legally Watch DC’s Titans in the UK

A lot of you may be aware that DC's Titans TV series is exclusive to the comic publishers own streaming service, DC Universe, which means it wasn't available to anyone outside the USA when it debuted back in October. Shortly before that date Netflix announced it had picked up the international streaming rights, but failed to tell us when we'd actually be able to sit down and watch the titular series. Two months later we've finally found out. Read More >>

The Creators of The Wicked + The Divine Talk About Making Beautiful Magic Together

The comics that Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie have done as a tandem have featured characters channelling a love for creativity, blasting away orthodoxies, and evolving into frighteningly powerful personas. When they talk about their working relationship, it sounds—no surprise—just like being in a band. Read More >>

The Everyday Weirdness of Xombi, One of the Most Under-Appreciated Comics Ever Made

In the mid-1990s, David Kim lived in a world where bicycle piranha would secretly feast on chained-up two-wheelers. He fought against incarnations of misdirected rage and rode in lifts where you had to read stories aloud to get to the right floor. He was the main character of Xombi, a comic about an unkillable man, an experiment that died too soon. Twice. Read More >>