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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Pokémon Noir Webcomic

Pokémon Noir Webcomic

Set in the world of Pokémon, Viridian City is a murder mystery webcomic by Ray Bruwelheide. Unlike Game Freak’s eternally kid-friendly treatment of the games, Bruwelheide’s approach is literally and figuratively dark.

Omnibus of Superpowers T-Shirt

Omnibus of Superpowers T-Shirt

Pop Chart Lab updates its Giant Omnibus of Superpowers with a Jack Kirby-inspired design and upgrades the list to 384 super-powered characters. Weirdly there’s no poster version for sale yet. Detailed chart image here.

The Rise of Web Comics

The Rise of Web Comics

PBS Off Book takes a look at just a few of the thousands of great web comics. A few notable authors talk about how they make comics and the advantages of publishing their work online.

Stripped (Trailer)

Stripped (Trailer)

A very promising looking documentary about comic strips. It will have over 90 interviews, including the first ever audio interview with Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson. Watch excerpts here.

Marvel Unlimited for iOS

Marvel Unlimited for iOS

Gain access to over 13,000 titles on the go with the mobile version of the Marvel Unlimited all-you-can-read service. The subscription itself costs $10 a month or $60 a year. Android app coming soon.

Saga Vol. 1

Saga Vol. 1

(PG-13) The first six issues of one of the best comic book series to come out this year, Saga is a space opera written by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man) and masterfully illustrated by Fiona Staples.

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The Hawkeye Initiative

The Hawkeye Initiative

A blog that ridicules the objectification of women in comic books – where female characters are often drawn in backbreaking poses and skimpy outfits – by replacing the women with Hawkeye.

Calvin & Hobbes Search Engine

Calvin & Hobbes Search Engine

Made by Michael “Bing” Yingling – so no, he’s not using Microsoft Bing – the search engine scours the archives of GoComics and Amazon for Calvin & Hobbes strips where your search term appears.

Your Life’s Supervillains

Your Life’s Supervillains

How awesome would it be if life was chronicled in comic books? Collegehumor does just that, but with a pessimistic take. If we’re just going to become victims instead of heroes, we’d rather pass.

Xckd: Click and Drag

Xckd: Click and Drag

Randall Munroe made a huge illustration – 46ft wide if printed at 300dpi – filled with diverse sights. You can see the entire thing here, but it takes away the exploration and discovery.

Adventures of Unemployed Man

Adventures of Unemployed Man

Written by Erich Origen and Gan Golan, The Adventures of Unemployed Man is a funny and critically-acclaimed comic book about superheroes facing modern society’s problems.

Zen Pencils

Zen Pencils

Freelance illustrator Gavin Aung Than turns inspirational quotes into comic strips or panels. Gavin’s choice of quotes combined with his diverse art style makes each piece compelling.

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