comic books

The Comic Book Club: Dark Horse Presents and Hate Annual

This is what happens when Techland goes to the comic book store: we end up discussing what we picked up. This week, Douglas Wolk, Evan Narcisse and Graeme McMillan talk about the first issue of the relaunched Dark Horse Presents anthology and Peter Bagge’s Hate Annual #9.

DOUGLAS: I’m really glad to see a new anthology comic on the …

Gaming & Culture

Emanata: Journey Into Mystery Returns

The official number on the front cover of this week’s issue of Journey Into Mystery is #622, but it’s effectively the first issue of a new series by Kieron Gillen and Dougie Braithwaite. It’s yet another event-driven revival of an old title, the kind of trademark-protecting gesture that big publishers have to do all the time. What Gillen …

‘Kick-Ass’ Writer, ‘Watchmen’ Artist to Collaborate

Mark Millar–the comics writer who co-created Kick-Ass and Wanted as comics before they turned into movies, and has lately been working on a cluster of comics at various publishers under the loose umbrella of “Millarworld”–was the central figure of Kapow Comic Con, held this past weekend in London. Millar announced four new comics …

The Comic Book Club: Nonplayer and Fear Itself

This is what happens when Techland goes to the comic book store: we end up discussing what we picked up. This week, Evan Narcisse, Douglas Wolk, Matt Peckham and Graeme McMillan talk about the debut issues of Nonplayer and Marvel’s crossover event Fear Itself.

GRAEME: So here’s how I described Fear Itself #1 to a friend this morning: …

Emanata: The Funniest Comics Ever

In honor of April Fool’s Day, here’s a sampling of seven of the funniest comics out there. They may not (or may) be the deepest or most beautiful in other ways–they’re just the ones that have made me laugh hardest.

Mister O. The great and unbelievably prolific French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim has written and/or drawn something on …

The Comic Book Club: Jimmy Olsen and Butcher Baker

This is what happens when Techland goes to the comic book store: we end up discussing what we picked up. This week, Evan Narcisse, Douglas Wolk, Matt Peckham and Graeme McMillan talk about the Jimmy Olsen one-shot and the first issue of Butcher Baker, the Righteous Maker.

EVAN: The first chapter of the story collected in this week’s …

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