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!
Are you ready for some free comics? I certainly hope so, since May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day all across the country. There are dozens and dozens of offerings, but we know exactly which ones you need to make sure you pick up tomorrow. One warning: Once you read these, the chances of you wanting to buy more comics is…
Marvel and DC superhero movies get all the headlines, but did you know there are other comic publishers out there? And they are also making great comics — like Scott Snyder’s Wytches, above — that may make their way to the silver screen? It’s true! Here’s 40 future films from all the other guys you need to know about.
The Valiant Comic Cinematic Universe took its first major step today as Sony Pictures announced a five-movie deal to bring the publisher’s heroes to life. First up: Two movies based on the X-Men-esque series Harbinger, two about the nanotech-infused assassin Bloodshot, and Harbinger Wars, a movie to combine them.
This week, Kaptara, a zany space adventure that we are very excited about, begins! There’s another batch of DC’s Convergence titles, and Marvel hyping up Age of Ultron via comics. But that’s not all for this week — there’s the escapades of Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace, and a comic about a sentient, foul-mouthed gun
It’s not every day you see a comic company actively want to ensure that most of their readers don’t get their hands on their latest comic, but that’s the aim with Legends of the Geomancer, a new tie-in for Valiant Comics’ upcoming Book of Death event. Huh.