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Artist Basil Wolverton was known for his amazingly offbeat illustrations that blended science fiction, fantasy, and humor. The books Creeping Death from Neptune and Brain Bats of Venus chronicle his work from 1909 to 1952, during which time his images were published by everyone from Marvel to MAD Magazine.
This documentary takes us inside the world of famed comic book artist and toy designer Todd McFarlane, as he busted through obstacles to create his visionary “Spawn,” and then faced a whole new series of challenges after achieving fame and fortune. Drops 7.25.20 on SYFY.
Zombie fans, get all of The Walking Dead comics in this awesome DRM-free digital bundle from Humble. Spend $1 and get the first five volumes, $8 for 13, $15 for 23, or $18 for all 32 volumes, along with “Here’s Negan,” and “All Out War: AP Edition.” A portion of every purchase goes to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.
Created by author Benjamin Hunting, artist Joe Ng, and designer Angela Hodge, Code 45 is a five-issue graphic novel about a Montreal subway driver who hears rumors about monsters dwelling in the tunnels. As she and her co-workers take drugs to deal with their anxieties, the boundary between real and imagined becomes blurred.
Illustrator dvglzv loves to create imaginary comic book covers based on pop culture. He recently put together an brilliant series of vintage-style Marvel covers for each of The Mandalorian’s eight initial episodes. We’d love to see full comic books done this in this style.
Decades after Gary Larson retired from creating his wonderfully witty comic strip, he’s decided to launch a website featuring a daily dose of classic cartoons, along with themed collections, and… wait for it… new works by Larson starting in 2020. If you need a daily laugh, you’ll want to add TheFarSide.com to your bookmarks.
The clown prince of crime gets memorialized in t-shirt form, with this design by Demonigote and goliath72. Among the rogues’ gallery are Jokers portrayed by Mark Hamill, Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Zach Galifianakis, Jared Leto, and the original comic book Joker.
Previously available only in a now sold out limited run, Taschen is re-releasing Roy Thomas’ biographical art book about the late Stan Lee. The Stan Lee Story XXL contains lots of photographs, comic book art and facsimiles and features a foreword by the man himself.
Avengers: Infinity War is the climax of Marvel movies from the past decade. But the Infinity gems or Infinity stones – the MacGuffins at the center of the movie – have been around since the early ’70s. Variant Comics explains the stones’ origins and abilities.
(PG-13) The future of comic books. Written, illustrated and animated by André Bergs, Protanopia is a digital comic book set during World War II. Each panel is made of layers of animated 3D models. When you tilt your iOS device, the panels’ view adjusts accordingly.
…the real answer is The Writer’s Imagination, but that’s no fun. So VariantComics ranked what they believe are the 10 most powerful weapons in comic books. Most of them will be familiar even if you’re not a comic book fan, such as the Infinity Gauntlet.
First released in 2001, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is a comic book retelling of the 1979 anime that launched the entertainment juggernaut we know and love. Now you can read its English version legitimately for free, thanks to manga publisher Comic Walker.
FX’s new superhero show Legion is off to a promising start. If you’d like to know about the source material of this extremely powerful but schizophrenic mutant, Variant Comics has you covered. Find out about his past, his bizarre end, and some of his thousands of powers.
Thanks to Marvel’s hit movies, more and more fans are being introduced to the hyperbolic world of superhero comic books. Variant Comics gives us casuals a look at how far the dragon balling goes with this list of the Marvel
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(Gore) CineFix compares the 1994 supernatural action flick The Crow and its source material, James O’Barr’s 1989 comic book series. While both are about coping with the loss of a loved one, the movie takes a more conventional approach to the hero’s journey.
Imagine LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant starting their own pro basketball league. That’s what happened with Image Comics. The rebellion did not go as smoothly as YouTuber kaptainkristian makes it out to be, but it’s still an incredible success story.
While Zack Snyder’s big screen version wasn’t exactly the recipient of fan or critical praise, Kaptain Kristian reminds us just how difficult it was to transform Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic comic, which took advantage of the medium in ways a film could never do.
Marvel hired freehand phenom Kim Jung Gi to make a large illustration depicting its heroes fighting each other. The artwork will be split into eight and used as variant covers for the upcoming Civil War II comics, which will be released this June. Hi-res image here.
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