Is the Alt-Right Getting Their True-Life Superhero with “Based Stickman” Comic?

Is the Alt-Right Getting Their True-Life Superhero with “Based Stickman” Comic?

In an article posted on Mic.com yesterday, conservative comic creators Brett R. Smith and Mike Baron revealed they are taking part in an effort to craft a comic book series based on the “exploits” of true-life alt-right figure Kyle “Based Stickman” Chapman. Does this mean that the alt-right movement is about to get their own version of Captain America in the form of Chapman’s alter-ego? For those lucky enough to be unfamiliar with Chapman, he rose to…

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Alterna Comics Takes Their Books Back To Newsstands!

Alterna Comics Takes Their Books Back To Newsstands!

Alterna Comics already made some waves in 2017 with their retro innovation of putting out cheaper-priced books on old school newsprint, evoking memories of childhood for fans and drawing new readers to their line. Now, the publisher has announced another canny move inspired by the good old days. The company has signed a deal with newsstand distributor PDG to distribute Alterna titles to specialty stores, convenience stores, independent shops, as well as Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million and…

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Marvel Announces Waid and Samnee to Take Over Captain America!

Marvel Announces Waid and Samnee to Take Over Captain America!

Marvel made a ton of announcements at the recently wrapped San Diego Comic Con, most of which surrounded their new “Marvel Legacy” event. Perhaps the most exciting news for longtime fans is the announcement that superstar creative team of writer Mark Waid and Chris Samnee will be taking over Captain America. “Marvel Legacy” is the publisher’s  latest attempt to bring back readers with a classical approach to their characters that promises a return to form,…

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Review: Batgirl #13 – Bats and Cats…Living Together…Mass Hysteria!

Review: Batgirl #13 – Bats and Cats…Living Together…Mass Hysteria!

Batgirl #13 acts as a bit of a breather before a new arc kicks in next issue, but it also serves as a nice jumping-on point for any readers out there curious about giving writer Hope Larson‘s celebrated take on the character a try. It’s a done-in-one issue, and these kinds of issues typically tend to be either disposable basic adventures or sharply introspective character studies. While I’m not sure Batgirl #13 is going to…

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REVIEW: Faith and the Future Force #1 – Fans to the Future!

REVIEW: Faith and the Future Force #1 – Fans to the Future!

Valiant’s popular super-hero Faith is an infectious character for anyone who considers themselves a nerd for comics or science fiction or really any kind of genre, as the character shares the same fannish glee as the readers.  This is one of the reasons why, aside from the the way the character rejects the typical body norm for super-heroes, Faith has resonated so strongly with fans. So, an issue like Faith and the Future Force #1,…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Turok #1 – Engaging Characters, Familiar Action

ADVANCE REVIEW: Turok #1 – Engaging Characters, Familiar Action

When Dynamite Entertainment launched its “Sovereign” line of titles recently, featuring characters licensed from the old Gold Key comics, they opted for a bold and risky strategy. “The Sovereigns” title would debut first, and it and subsequent titles would feature back-up stories that would introduce readers to the assorted characters soon to be heading up their own titles. It was bold move, and Turok #1 shows both the benefit and the drawbacks of that strategy….

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Image & Top Cow Announce Gritty New Sci-Fi Series “Port of Earth”

Image & Top Cow Announce Gritty New Sci-Fi Series “Port of Earth”

Image Comics, in partnership with Top Cow Productions, announced yesterday the upcoming release of a bold and gritty new science fiction series called Port of Earth. Written by rising talent Zack Kaplan, a television writer who made a splash with his Image/Top Cow series “Eclipse”, Port of Earth is the story of Earth’s first contact with an alien society. But the aliens are neither an invading menace nor beneficent diplomats. Instead, they have come to…

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“Justice League” Trailer and Poster Drops at SDCC!

“Justice League” Trailer and Poster Drops at SDCC!

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. dropped a full trailer and poster for their hugely anticipated Justice League film at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and reaction has been hugely positive so far.     Capitalizing on the recent mega-success of “Wonder Woman”, the first DCEU project to be met with universal praise after their initial projects drew a more mixed reaction, this trailer emphasizes an optimistic, classically heroic tone, focusing on its characters and their…

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Marvel Debuts New “Thor: Ragnarok” Trailer and Poster at SDCC!

Marvel Debuts New “Thor: Ragnarok” Trailer and Poster at SDCC!

The Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic Con is always a highlight, and this year’s instalment was no exception with a bevy of news coming out regarding upcoming projects including the studio’s next film, Thor: Ragnarok. The cast of the third instalment in the Thor franchise took the stage alongside this chapter’s director Taika Waititi. We already know from the teaser trailer released earlier that Thor: Ragnarok revolves around Hela, the Norse god of Death…

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REVIEW: Justice League of America #10 – Careful What You Wish For

REVIEW: Justice League of America #10 – Careful What You Wish For

Justice League of America so far has set itself apart from the main League title by revolving around Batman’s attempt to form an effective team from his hand-selected team of outsiders, rookies and, in the case of Lobo, outlaws. So far, the concept has yet to really effectively gel, despite some considerable flashes of brilliance. Justice League of America #10, the opening instalment of the “Curse of the KingButcher” arc, isn’t any less uneven an…

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