Exclusive Horror Story From The Absolutely Chilling Through The Woods

Oh holy hell—Emily Carroll's horror comic collection Through The Woods is so freaking spooky. We absolutely inhaled this book when we got it in our hands. Each little horror comic is so creepy and absolutely gorgeous. It's Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark kinds of fun. And we have an exclusive scary story excerpt… » 7/17/14 4:49pm 7/17/14 4:49pm

​Archie of Archie Comics to Die by Taking Bullet for Gay Friend

Since news dropped that Archie Andrews will be killed off in one of the summer issues of the "Life with Archie" series, there's been buzz about how exactly it was going to go down. Archie Comics co-CEO and publisher Jon Goldwater stated that he would die selflessly as a hero in a way that "epitomizes not only the… » 7/14/14 1:40pm 7/14/14 1:40pm

The Creator Of Calvin and Hobbes Has Been Drawing A Comic In Secret!

Bill Watterson, the famously reclusive creator of beloved comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, returned to your newspaper's comics page this week, and you probably didn't even notice. The sub rosa comic strips – three of them, to be exact – are the first Watterson has illustrated and published in almost 20 years. » 6/07/14 6:51pm 6/07/14 6:51pm

Why The Bechdel Test Is More Important Than You Realize

We all talk about the Bechdel Test all the time, because it's so simple: Does a story have two women who talk to each other, about something other than a man? But almost every time it comes up, we all dismiss it, because it's too simple or too arbitrary. But actually, the Bechdel Test is more important than anyone… » 6/04/14 3:30pm 6/04/14 3:30pm

Comic Book Legend Archie Will Be Killed Off This Summer

Archie Andrews, the namesake of the 73-year-old comic book franchise, will meet his demise in a forthcoming issue of Life With Archie. According to Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater, "This isn't a random one-off or 'what-if' story that we're doing as a gag… It's a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we are being very… » 4/08/14 12:20pm 4/08/14 12:20pm

​A First Glimpse at DC Comics' New Cree Superhero

Last year, DC Comics' Jeff Lemire announced he was developing a new superhero character for the Justice League United (formerly known as Justice League Canada) title —a Cree teenage girl inspired by Shannen Koostachin, the late Attawapiskat activist in Canada who was nominated for an International Children's Peace… » 3/04/14 2:50pm 3/04/14 2:50pm

This webcomic captures the day-to-day horrors of living with depression

Depression can be a difficult illness to understand if you've never experienced it, and depressive episodes can be incredibly isolating experiences. But the webcomic Depression Comix offers a peek into the depressed mind while helping a lot of depressed folks feel less alone. » 1/08/14 9:00pm 1/08/14 9:00pm

Here’s Your Daily Dose of Wild Wonder Woman Speculation

It's Sunday, the Earth is revolving around our faithful yellow star even as it bombards us with ultraviolet radiation, and somewhere in Hollywood a costume designer is drawing batnipples on rough sketches of Ben Affleck's naked torso — we are due for some more wild Batman vs. Superman speculation. More specifically,… » 1/05/14 3:00pm 1/05/14 3:00pm

Neil Gaiman Explains How the Phrase ‘Strong Women’ Begets Lazy Writing

It shouldn't be any harder to write strong (as in, fully-wrought and believable) female characters than it is to write strong male characters because women, just like men, are people (not that not being a person has ever prevented a character from existing in the first place). Still, the very idea that a popular male… » 12/29/13 1:00pm 12/29/13 1:00pm

​Why do we hate so many female characters so much?

I seem to recall in 2013 there was a big deal about Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah coinciding. Well, since the post-apocalypse happened so soon after that, I guess that's why we kind of ended up merging Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas into a month-long celebration of gift-giving, drinking, and good… » 12/04/13 9:08pm 12/04/13 9:08pm