Tomorrow, May 7, is the happiest day of the year for comics fans: Free Comic Book Day, which is both a celebration of the hobby and a chance to read tons of new comics given away without paying a dime! While some are reprints, most contain awesome new material—and here’s our guide to the very best of this year’s…
While Civil War II rages and DC plans its Rebirth, Valiant Comics is heading to the far future for its own summer comics event, 4001 A.D.—and with it comes an intriguing new character called the War Mother. We spoke with writer Fred Van Lente to talk about what this new hero will bring to 4001 A.D. and the Valiant…
Ah, summer. The perfect time to think about going outside, getting some sun, enjoying all nature has to offer—and then staying inside to read comics anyway. Happily, this summer’s titles will definitely keep you both occupied and entertained! Here’s io9's guide to all the fantastic new series coming out over the new…
We at io9 tend to cover a lot of comic book news, but there are a lot of smaller titles that, while not making headline news, are absolutely worth checking out (and then telling all your friends about how awesome they are). Here are just some of the criminally underappreciated series out right now that you should be…
Oh, comic books. You’re so silly.
This week, the hysterical combo of immortal drunkard Armstrong and wannabe assassin Archer make their return to Valiant’s roster of comics, and to celebrate the publisher is releasing a series of downright adorable A&A-themed emoji stickers for you to disseminate around the web as you see fit.
2015 was a great year for comic books, and 2016 is shaping up to be just as exciting—and financially ruinous. Seriously, take a deep breath, look longingly at your wallet, and get ready to write up your pull list of some of 2016's coolest sounding comics.
It’s been a remarkable year for comics. Huge publishers like DC and Marvel have rejuvenated their line-ups with tons of amazing books; beyond the big two, there’s been some of the most compelling, challenging material in the industry we’ve seen in years. It was hard to narrow it down, but here’s 20 of 2015’s best.
Free Comic Book Day is a most wonderful time for comic fans—I mean, after all, what can be more wonderful than free comics? Diamond has revealed some of the premier books that are coming for the special day next year, so you can start salivating right now instead of waiting for May.
It’s all change in this week’s all new comics—Marvel is continuing its “All-New, All Different” reboot with new comics for the Guardians, Captain America, Spider-Gwen, and more. Chewbacca begins his own series. Plus, The Goon returns for Halloween, and Superman has A BEARD! Let’s dig in, shall we?
Valiant has been teasing the return of one of their best, and frequently most hilarious, duos, for a while now—but at New York Comic Con, they’ve finally confirmed that Archer and Armstrong are back. Their great quest? To safely secure a bottle of history’s finest whiskeys... and maybe fight an angry trapped god. Maybe
Marvel and DC have a near-monopoly on superhero comics. They even have a joint copyright on the word “superhero.” But if you’re tired of the endless reboots, crossovers and revamps, then there’s an alternative. Valiant Comics has been kicking all kinds of ass lately.
The Valiant universe is never boring. With the events of The Book of Death barely over, the comics publisher has revealed that its nanotech-infused hero Bloodshot will be thrust 30 years forward into a post-apocalyptic future in Bloodshot Reborn #10 in a new arc titled “The Analog Man.”
Ever since Valiant relaunched in 2012, fans have been dying to know whether Zephyr—better known by her real identity as the nerdy sci-fi superfan Faith Herbert—would join in on the fun and get her own comic book. Well, good news, Valiant readers: It’s finally happening!
It’s a quiet week for new comics—as indicated by a bevy of annuals. But in the midst of this quiet, we’ve got From Under Mountains, one of our must-read comics of the season. On top of that? Agents of SHIELD’s Melinda May gets her own one-off comic! Let’s check out all the new series of the week, shall we?
Sure, Hank Pym and Scott Lang make all that shrinking look fun, but as you can see in this week’s adaptation of the Richard Matheson classic The Shrinking Man, it can be pretty petrifying. But that’s not all in this week’s new comics—Bruce Timm writes Superman! Hacktivists! Zombie Soldiers! And more!
The worlds of DC and Star Trek combine this week, but it’s not all that’s going on in the latest new comics. Marvel goes to the Wild West in a new batch of Secret Wars miniseries, DC takes on Max himself in another Mad Max tie-in, Boy scouts take on the apocalypse, Time cops solve time crimes, and much, much, more!
Oh, and did we mention that the U.S. brought giant robots with them? And that this was written by Saga’s Brian K. Vaughn? We Stand On Guard leads the charge of all the coolest new comics starting this week, but it’s not all there is: Barb Wire makes her return! Space Knights! Grant Morrison madness! And more!
It’s going to be a bad summer for the heroes of the Valiant universe. In the publisher’s new event Book of Death, a mysterious villain wants to destroy the world — and according to the future, he’s already won. We have the exclusive reveal of the mastermind, an interview with the creators, and a special preview of …
Marvel’s big summer event kicks off with a bang, as the Main and Ultimate universes crash together to deadly effect. But it’s not all there is to this week’s new comics. DC’s digital Lynda-Carter-inspired Wonder Woman comic comes to print, and the Matrix vs. Apocalypse showdown Arcadia begins. So many comics!