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Bryan Lee O’Malley: Seconds

Bryan Lee O’Malley: Seconds

A new graphic novel from the creator of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Seconds is about a successful young chef who suddenly comes upon magical mushrooms, which let her go back in time to correct her mistakes. Preview here (pdf).

What If? The Book

What If? The Book

Physicist and xkcd creator Randall Munroe will soon release a book version of What If?, his funny and enlightening science Q&A series. The book features unpublished articles as well as revised versions of some of the published ones.

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The Creative Process

The Creative Process

Virus Comix outlines the inner turmoil that artists suffer. Like a lot of things worth pursuing, the creative process isn’t a straight road. It isn’t even a long and winding one. It’s a lot of roads with many dead ends.

XKCD: Now

XKCD: Now

Randall Munroe continues his experiments with dynamic and time-based comics. His latest piece appears static, but it’s actually a world clock. A web comic world clock. We’d love to have a watch version of this.

XKCD: Frequency

XKCD: Frequency

Randall Munroe used a grid of animated gifs to illustrate how often certain events, phenomena or actions occur in real time, from mundane things like someone getting a tattoo to someone dying of cancer.

Batman without Bill Finger

Batman without Bill Finger

Ty Templeton imagines what Batman would be without the input of writer Bill Finger. For most of his life, artist Bob Kane claimed sole credit for inventing the Dark Knight, but evidence suggests otherwise. 2/8/14 marks Bill’s 100th birthday.

Deep Dark Fears

Deep Dark Fears

(Gore) Animator Fran Krause’s webcomic about people’s irrational fears and concerns. Some of them are silly and would make your grandparents disown you, but a good number are legitimately frightening in different ways.

Vader’s Son & Princess Figures

Vader’s Son & Princess Figures

A 2-in-1 bundle of Jeffrey Brown’s children’s comic books Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess. It comes with two maquettes featuring the titular characters. The Son and Princess sets are also available separately.

The Tunnel

The Tunnel

While taking a bath, a man discovers a hole in the wall of his bathroom in this creepy comic strip by writer and illustrator Ryan Andrews. So…when did it start? What happened to the rest of the world? And why would you go in a random tunnel?

Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1

Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1

(NSFW: Language) A comic book about the origins of hip hop by Ed Piskor. Hip Hop Family Tree is presented like the Marvel comics from the 70s for that extra OG flavor. It’s a shame it doesn’t come with a soundtrack. More here.

Batman: The Deal

Batman: The Deal

(Gore) The short comic book Batman: The Deal is an impressive piece of philosophical fan fiction created by Gerardo Preciado and Daniel Bayliss. Once you’ve read it, check out the source of the lines they quoted at the end.

The Sandman: Overture

The Sandman: Overture

For the 25th anniversary of his legendary comic book series, Neil Gaiman worked with artist J.H. Williams III to make Sandman: Overture, a 6-issue miniseries that reveals the events before the main storyline. More here.

Dear Mr. Watterson (Trailer 2)

Dear Mr. Watterson (Trailer 2)

Joel Allen Schroeder’s documentary about the legacy of Calvin & Hobbes will be in theaters soon and is available for pre-order. It doesn’t appear to have Mr. Watterson himself, but that’s to be expected. Also on iTunes.

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Afterlife with Archie

Afterlife with Archie

We knew that Jughead loves to eat, but we didn’t know he’d develop a taste for human flesh. The zombie apocalypse comes to Riverdale in Afterlife with Archie by writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Francesco Francavilla.

Comics x Lamps

Comics x Lamps

Home decor site Elite Fixtures edited a few famous comic book covers and replaced characters with lamps. Yeah, we didn’t think it would work either, but for some reason seeing Wolverine get mad at a lamp cracked us up.

Comic Book Portraits

Comic Book Portraits

Illustrator Terry Huddleston creates these tightly-cropped portraits of famous comic book superheroes and villains. He also does custom commission work. Be sure to check his DC Comics and Marvel collections.

Magical Game Time Vol. 1

Magical Game Time Vol. 1

A 144-page, full color compilation of Zac Gorman’s Magical Game Time comic strips, from its inception in 2011 to the July 2013 strips. The comic depicts video game characters in hilarious or touching introspective moments.

JL8

JL8

JL8 is an absolutely enchanting web comic by Yale Stewart. It features the members of the Justice League and other DC characters as 8-year olds and is filled with lighthearted and innocent moments. Browse by issue here.

Batman Mug Shots

Batman Mug Shots

Inspired by the swagger of the Australian criminals captured in these photos, Jason Mark rendered these digital paintings of what he imagines Batman’s rogues gallery might have looked like as gangsters of yesteryear.

Wolverine vs. Predator

Wolverine vs. Predator

Weapon X goes up against a warrior loaded with weapons and high tech gadgets. But will those gizmos be enough to defeat someone who can literally come back from the dead? Find out in Super Power Beat Down’s latest episode.

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This Is Why We Love Comics

This Is Why We Love Comics

For YouTube Geek Week, BuzzFeed paid tribute to one of the most accessible yet influential art forms. Its pioneers must be in disbelief at how mainstream and successful their creations have become.

SD Comic-Con Cosplayers

SD Comic-Con Cosplayers

(Lyrics NSFW) Who doesn’t love the cosplayer highlights (and assorted other gems) from Comic Con every year, especially when they’re always put together with tremendous care by the folks over at Sneaky Zebra?

13 Coins (Teaser)

13 Coins (Teaser)

This gory, action-packed comic aims to explain the origins of evil. We don’t know much yet, but it has something to do with an ex-con who discovers he’s descended from angels. All we know is the art looks amazing.

Hyperbole and a Half Book

Hyperbole and a Half Book

Allie Brosh has entertained millions of people with her hilarious and achingly sincere web comic. Now she’s working on a book. We’re not sure if it will have 100% new content, but we’re pretty sure it’s going to be awesome.

Dear Mr. Watterson (Trailer)

Dear Mr. Watterson (Trailer)

Joel Allen Schroeder’s Dear Mr. Watterson explores the legacy and the influence of Bill Watterson and his comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, not just with his readers but with fellow cartoonists and artists as well.

Super Graphic

Super Graphic

Tim Leong’s book presents trivia about comic books and comic book characters using stylish charts and infographics. Hardcore comic fans shouldn’t expect an encyclopedia though: Tim seems to have focused more on fun than facts.

Batman vs. Deadpool

Batman vs. Deadpool

(NSFW, Gore) The Merc with a Mouth goes head-to-head against the Dark Knight in Super Power Beat Down’s latest episode. Skip to 2:25 for the battle. Their production is top-notch, but we didn’t care for the Catwoman scenes.

The Private Eye

The Private Eye

Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Saga) and Marcos Martin’s The Private Eye is a mini-series set in a future where everyone has a secret identity and information is the ultimate treasure. Pay what you want for a digital copy, no DRM.

Street Fighter Origins: Akuma

Street Fighter Origins: Akuma

Find out about the back story of Street Fighter villain Akuma in this upcoming comic book by Capcom and Udon Entertainment. You can read the comic’s first chapter for free on Comics Alliance.

PowerUpCollage

PowerUpCollage

Amy Watkins turns her old comic books into eye-popping collages, highlighting the sound effects popularized by her favorite art form. Considering she makes them by hand and with her own comics, these are a freakin’ steal.

Comic Collage Digital Art Prints

Comic Collage Digital Art Prints

Mike Alcantara has made it even easier to collect his fun collage prints of Superman, Spiderman and other faves by creating an affordable digital collection of his original work.

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