December 22, 2011 Our comics blogger provides his picks for the best comics and graphic novels of 2011, with a minimum of caveats.
December 9, 2011 A new collection of Carl Barks' Donald Duck stories sheds fresh light on why so many consider him one of the greatest comics creators of all time.
2002: Ed McGuinness
December 1, 2011 Our comics blogger looks at the changing face of the Man of Steel, from his original smirk through his bad haircuts and flirtation with the '80s up to his newest incarnation.
November 23, 2011 For the 4th year in a row, our comics blogger suggests thick, satisfying reads perfect for long gray Friday afternoons on the couch.
In this Bil Keane Family Circus, Jeffy wanders the neighborhood in dreams.
Bil Keane, Inc. Posted by special permission of King Features Syndicate
November 11, 2011 Our comics blogger explores the weirdly existential pleasure of following young Billy or Jeffy around their bucolic suburban development.
November 2, 2011 In a new hardcover comic, a super-evolved Scottish Terrier named Science Dog fights evil armed only with his wits. (And his jetpack, raygun and time machine.) Kirkman dials back the gore in favor of whimsical, two-fisted (four-pawed) adventure, yet delivers that same high-stakes storytelling beats he made his, um, bones on.
Heath Ledger starred as The Joker in The Dark Knight.
October 27, 2011 Which super-villain strikes terror into your heart? We review the top contenders, and invite your votes and suggestions.
The happy, adorable cover ofÂ Stargazing Dog. By which you REALLY shouldn't judge the book, because *choke!* *sob!*
October 19, 2011 A sad-but-never-maudlin manga about a loyal dog and his luckless master has taken Japan by storm, and is now available in English.
Chris Hemsworth's mighty Thor (center) returns, along with Chris Evans' Captain America, Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner (center) and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow.
October 12, 2011 Our comics blogger welcomes the new Avengers trailer by pondering vengeance as a superheroic pursuit.
September 28, 2011 Comics creator M. Kupperman offers the lost, illustrated memoirs of a two-fisted, rough-n'-ready, not-even-remotely dead Sam Clemens and his sexy adventures across the 20th century.
September 22, 2011 With a deceptively loose, doodle-like style, Canadian webcomic creator Kate Beaton imbues historical and literary figures with comically modern sensibilities.
September 21, 2011 French artist David B. renders ecstatic visions, religious fervor and bloody battles in his new collection of graphic novellas, The Armed Garden and Other Stories. His mysterious and melancholy style saturates every panel of the artfully told tales.
September 19, 2011 Set somewhere in a modern yet resolutely mythical Middle East, Craig Thompson's latest graphic novel is a love story that also tackles the roots of religion and the nature of masculinity and femininity.
September 14, 2011 We ask that you acclimate yourself to this tiny teaser image before you take in the greatness of this comic cover in full splendor. Here's a hint: Riverdale Rock City.
Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern.
Warner Bros. Pictures
September 8, 2011 The Summer of Superhero Movies is over; we award the best, worst, dumbest, most effective, and much more.
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