In the last couple years, I’ve been reading comics more than I have since the early ’90’s, due specifically to the explosion of creativity that seems to have been sparked in large publishers and indie outfits alike. It seems appropriate then that my all-time favorite publisher, Valiant, is being has been resurrected to deliver the greatest comic universe ever to a new generation of readers.
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This week we’ll be looking at a couple of the best comics on the racks and online. Veteran comic book writer Mark Waid just recently launched his new website that’s been a long time in the making, Thrillbent.com, which offers up innovative digital comics – for free – every week. Keep reading for our initial impressions of Waid and company’s foray into the future of comics!
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It’s the last week of April, which means summer is drawing nearer and we’re about to get inundated by a wave of oppressive heat and superhero movies. Until then, let’s shield ourselves from the impenetrable cloud of allergens outside by sitting down indoors and checking out some of the best and worst comic books on shelves this week.
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The Night of the Owls has begun in Gotham City and the battle between the Avengers and the X-Men rages on while Daredevil, Spider-Man and The Punisher are still criss-crossing each other’s books. It’s a crazy week in comics.
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Of all the thousands of comic book series to discover, a story about an anthropomorphic cat that solves mysteries probably wouldn’t grab the attention of many readers. But Blacksad, a European comic series about just that, defies all logic and delivers strong storytelling and incredible artwork that any fan of graphic novels would be sorry to miss.
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This week marks the advent of several huge new things for Marvel. Avengers vs. X-Men #1 is finally upon us, along with the new Marvel AR app and the premiere Infinite comic. Has all the hype been worth it? Read on to find out!
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After returning from a whirlwind week in Paris, France where I was lucky enough to experience the comic culture firsthand (they LOVE comics over there), I’m back to the familiar racks of the États-Unis. Next week will finally bring the arrival of the hotly anticipated Avengers vs. X-Men #1, but this week still has plenty of incredible comics on offer.
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This week saw a pretty big announcement from Marvel in the form of a new application called Marvel AR and a revolutionary new line called Infinite comics. Starting in April, smartphones and tablets with cameras will become readers’ windows to extra content, like original sketches and writer/artist commentary, when the AR logo is scanned within the forthcoming app. Is this a useless new idea that will be underutilized and done away with shortly after launch, or could it truly be the next step in digital comics publishing that other companies will have to adopt in order to stay competitive?
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March is off to an incredibly strong start with this week’s comic line-up. Among Swamp Thing’s triumphant return, Spider-Man’s continued shenanigans in space and the new DC logo, there was plenty to like (or in that logo’s case, to be pretty ambivalent towards). Read on to find out exactly what made this week so awesome!
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Spaceman has returned! Sorry, I just couldn’t contain my excitement. This week contained quite a few interesting titles, including the first issue of a new Batman Beyond run and a sci-fi adventure starring Spider-Man…in space! Yes, really! Keep reading!
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