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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).
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 The book features unpublished articles as well as revised versions of some of the published ones.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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?
(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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
(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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
Brian K. Vaughan(Y: The Last Man, Saga) and Marcos Martin’sThe 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.
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.