15 “Under-Appreciated” Comic Books To Get

Under-Appreciated — Something that’s appreciated in value, but has not been fully priced yet. Undervalued ...more

Free Comic Book Day (2016): TOP 5 Books to Look For

This year marks the 15th Anniversary of Free Comic Book Day (FCBD)! And boy are we excited about all the new comics coming out in about two weeks, on May 7th, 2016!...more

5 Marvel Heroines Every Woman Should Watch

With Netflix’s release of the second season of Daredevil in March, we closed another chapter in the story of a strong Marvel superhero. Daredevil’s character appeals directly to the male audience, but what about ladies as leads? As a Marvel fan, I can promise you there are some incredibly awesome female heroines in the comic book realm — women who represent strength, courage and are awe-inspiring.  Here are my 5 Marvel Heroines Every Woman Should Watch. Agent Peggy Carter ...more

Gina Biggs’ Brave New World Themed Webcomic Is a Must Read

 Gina Biggs' New Webcomic Love Not Found I am completely new to webcomics (online comics or Internet comics), so I was glad when i09 ran an article on Gina Biggs’ new comic series titled Love Not Found. What intrigued me most about the comic was its similarity to one of my favorite books, Brave New World.In Love Not Found, Biggs sets her comic in the future where humans have no need to engage in any kind of physical contact for communication, romance or procreation, machines do all the work!Abeille, who recently moved to a Monotopa for a change in her life, finds herself adjusting to this new way of life. Though she might be a little lonely she seems content, until the day she runs into Miel, literally touching and all. Since touching is not a sensation Monotopaians exercise, this begins to unravel both our characters into a journey of misadventures, exploration and romance....more

Comic Book Newbie, Saturday is Free Comic Book Day

Comic Book Newbies, This Saturday is Free Comic Book DayIf you are reading I’m assuming you're a comic book newbie like myself. I was more of the ‘dabble’ type of fan when I was a kid, but lately there’s been more than a few amazing titles that have made me cult follower. It seems that the more popular comic books become, the more diverse the material is....more
Beth Bartlett  I know how you feel! We use to have a lot more options too.more

Graphic Novel by Max Brooks ‘Harlem Hellfighters’

Max Brooks, #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks released something a little different – a graphical novel of WWI. ‘Harlem Hellfighters’ came out on April 1st, 2014, about a tale of American courage, rarely taught or heard of in American history books....more

Get Yourself Some Issues (Of Comics)

I see complaints bemoaning the lack of diversity in the mainstream comic medium quite frequently.  Blog posts and Facebook group updates pointing out the lack of racial, religious and gender diversity in comic books - written both by people who read mainstream comics, those who shun mainstream comics but read indie, and those who have only a passing knowledge of the medium at all....more

Reading the Comics: Health Care Reform


"Heavy Metal" Artist Finds Breastfeeding on 'Saga' Cover Offensive

Dave Dorman's excuse seems to be that he was under the impression, given something writer Brian K. Vaughan said in an interview about today’s comics being inaccessible to the younger generation, that Saga was meant to be an all-ages book. However, that does not excuse the bulk of his reaction to the image of a mother breastfeeding her infant. Editor's Note: While we believe the image being discussed is not offensive, some photos in this post may not be suitable for work....more
I agree. Breastfeeding is awesome and beautiful. Barbaramore

ProFile Friday: Jill Thompson

Jill Thompson (born November 20, 1966) is an American comic book writer and illustrator. Probably better known for her work on Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman characters and her own Scary Godmotherseries, she has also worked on The Invisibles, Swamp Thing, and Wonder Woman....more