Ever since the new modernized relaunch of Archie hit a few months ago, it’s been a mystery as to why Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper abruptly broke off their seemingly perfect romance. This week, we found out why.
When it started two years ago, Sex Criminals seemed like it was going to be a crime caper comic with a lot of semen-centric humor and a soupcon of bittersweet romance. It’s done those things really well, but has also morphed into something really special: an exploration of how we think about sex.
There are lots of Spider-people in Marvel Comics nowadays but only one of them has the distinction of being the parallel universe version of Peter Parker’s long-dead girlfriend. Making an alt-Gwen into a superhero is a good twist but it’s not the sole reason that readers should check out her adventures.
One of the best new comics this week is about a crew of preteen girls who deliver newspapers in the suburbs. And then: aliens. Well, they’re more like maybe-aliens.
Bitch Planet is the best kind of fucked-up: a comic that entertains, breaks hearts and wields the power to change the way you look at the world around you.
Squirrel Girl started as a joke, a character so implausibly silly that you had to laugh at her even in her victories. But, a funny thing happened after the character got her own series: people started laughing with her.
No more love triangle. No more cartoony art style with the giant eyes. No more sharing milkshakes. The main Archie comic was rebooted today, and the first issue is damn good.
Love gets a raw deal in modern comic books.
DC Comics did some big things to Superman and Batman over the weekend. But, once again, it feels like Wonder Woman’s getting the short end of the stick.
Nearly every gamer has tales about how the imaginary worlds and real-life friendships of their shared hobby has inspired them and gotten them through some rough spots. An upcoming graphic novel anthology takes those moments and turns them in even more inspiration in the form of beautifully drawn comics stories.