Learn about the author of My Hero Academia and how his second ever published manga made such a big impact in the west. Barrage tells the tale of an orphan becoming a prince through happenstance and must save his world. Though the manga was a failure, it still holds value for fans of unique art and author Kouhei Horikoshi.
2000AD Prog #1950 is a perfect jumping on point for the classic science fiction anthology with four new comic stories starting this week. Wheather you’re new or a lapsed reader there should be a story that appeals to you. Take a peek inside to see the cover as well as read a few pages from each of these new stories.
I caught up with co-writer and artist Jeremy Haun about The Beauty – a comic series set in a world where beauty is an STD everyone wants, but with a horrible consequence – to find out a bit more about it. I also asked him about the process of creating the comic and an interesting piece of marketing for the series.
If you have heard good things about Jonathan Hickman’s run on Avengers/New Avengers but didn’t know where to start here’s a handy reading order guide. This is a great run for anyone who is looking for Avengers to read before the upcoming movie or for those who are looking for a lead up to Secret Wars.
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.