Panel Syndicate has been a outlet for Brian K Vaughan and Marcos Martin to release digital comics at a “pay what you want” price, but this week sees them open the site to other creators. The first to join is cartoonist Albert Monteys, who has crafted a great science fiction time travel story in Universe! #1. Read a review inside.
ODY-C has been slowly become one of the most anticipated and cosmicly surreal series coming out of Image Comics. Written by Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Sex Criminals) and art by Christian Ward (Infinite Vacation), ODY-C is a psychedelic, gender-bent, science fiction adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey. Recently a prologue for this issue was made available online and it is pretty amazing. Click to read it here.
With Halloween later in the week I thought I would share some of the great horror and Supernatural comics that are freely, and legally, available to read. This list of free horror comics has a lot of variety with large range of different kinds of scares. There are vampires, demons, zombies, swamp creatures, home invaders and even Batman. Just don’t blame me if you can’t sleep at night.
With the a new video game and animated series that aim to revamp Sonic the Hedgehog for a new era, Archie Comics will release Sonic Boom #1 this week. This fun new comic series will be in the approach of the revamped Sonic the Hedgehog, which will still feature plenty of action but also have a comedic bend to it. Take a peek at the humour filled preview for this debut issue.
Transport yourself to the 24th century with Copperhead by writer Jay Faerber, artist Scott Godlewski and published by Image Comics. Copperhead is no ordinary science fiction series, mixing elements of western in a similar vein to Firefly. It is also one of mystery, not only with the female protagonist, Clara, but also with the community that surrounds her. Take a look at a preview of this new series inside.
Just like the title the title says, How to Love Comics has been nominated for a 2014 Blogster Award in the Tech/Media/Design category! For those who are unfamiliar with the Blogster Awards they are a series of awards by Predestrian.tv that recognise the hard work of Bloggers in a range of fields. Click to find out how you can vote and spread the word.
WOLVERINE IS DEAD! Well not yet, but he will be in September. And after September come a variety of comics that deal with the aftermath of his death. In order to make sense of everything I have created the Death of Wolverine Reading Order Checklist, which includes all the dates and creative teams too.
Big Marvel events can be confusing. With all the tie-ins and additional miniseries it can be difficult to know what ties-in and what should be read. That’s why I have made the Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Reading Order Checklist to make things easier. This includes all the issues involved, but also release dates and creative teams.