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Hound: Kickstarter Brings Cu Chulainn To Comics

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Cu Chullain is the most epic warrior hero of Celtic history, from a time when “hero” didn’t always mean “good guy”, and usually meant “really good at stabbing”. You might ask what we need of another Cu Chullain when we already have 2000 AD’s gorgeously pointed Sláine, to which there are two answers: If “wearing […]

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Über Explores Superhuman Conflict

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Superheroes punching Nazis has been a comic staple for almost as long as physical comic staples, but it’s the one case where the villain claiming they have much in common should actually work. The idea of the Übermensch predates both superheroes and World War II, and all three combine in Über. Nazi superhumans arrive at […]

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Kickstarting A Tank (Girl)

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Kickstarter has launched countless comic books into our imagination, enabling hundreds of artists and writers to short-circuit all the obstacles of publishing and printing by posting their comics directly to their internet fans. It also allows established comic book creators to keep doing their thing, answering to no-one but their fans. The latest of these […]

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BBC Commission A Comic: The Key

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Comic books can express everything, not just energy blasts. It’s a power well understood by the BBC. As one of the world’s greatest broadcasters of information (instead of optic blasts or whatever), they commissioned “The Key” to express the sentiment of their “freedom2014” season. A task it achieves without words. And for free. It’s a […]

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Afterlife Incorporated Opens Up A Whole New World

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Comics aren’t newspapers. You’re not limited to learning the latest little wrinkles in ongoing stories which all obey the same rules. A comic book is a hand-held window into a whole new world, and Afterlife Incorporated jumps face-first through exploding glass to take over heaven itself. And that happened before the first issue. Afterlife Inc is everything […]

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The Perfect Time To Join 2000 AD

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About fifteen years ago people wondered whether a weekly comics collection would change its name. But 2000 AD is more powerful than mere time. While some see it as the year of Prince’s hangover, for comic book fans that dateline has always stood for the latest and greatest in British comics talent. And the upcoming […]

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Celebrate ShiftyLook’s Success With Great Galaga Comic

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Digital imprint ShiftyLook are ceasing the attempts to create comics of classic Namco properties. Because they totally succeeded. Webcomings and retro games are some of our favorite words, and Galaga is from some of our favorite creators: Christopher Hastings, Anthony Clark, and Ryan North. Or as you might know them, Dr McNinja, Nedroid, and Dinosaur […]

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A Bright Start For The New Moon Night #1

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Moon Knight has always suffered from identity confusion, not helped by a history of writers who thought mental illness is sort of a superpower. He’s waned as successive phases left him with less and less certainty, overshadowed by a certain Gotham detective, but Marvel realized that he needs to shine with his own light. Which […]