A '70s reporter investigates supernatural evil in this Abbott #2 exclusive

Elena Abbott doesn’t need any new stress in her life. As a black woman reporter in 1972 Detroit, she has to fight for respect every day in a professional climate full of racists and misogynists, and when she’s not at work, she’s haunted by memories of her first husband’s supernatural death. It doesn’t help that her…

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By Chance Or Providence gives due to one of today’s best comics writers

There are some comics creators immediately recognizable beyond a visual style, revisiting the same themes and tropes and in some cases even telling the same story. Becky Cloonan is not one of them. Though it’s easy to pick her art out of a lineup if you know what to look for, her writing over the last few years has…

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Aline Brosh McKenna is writing a modern-day Jane Eyre comic

Aline Brosh McKenna—who, opposite star Rebecca Bloom, serves as the behind-the-cameras half of the main creative team on The CW’s musical hit Crazy Ex-Girlfriend—is expanding her reach into the world of TV. According to Entertainment Weekly, Brosh McKenna is teaming up with Boom! Studios for a graphic novel adaptation…

For female heroes written by actual women, look beyond Marvel and DC

Nadia Pym is Marvel’s latest attempt to make its comic-book universe resemble its cinematic universe, and while she’s not exactly the same character as Ant-Man’s Hope Pym, she fills the same role as Henry Pym’s daughter that takes on the Wasp mantle. (In Slavic, Nadia means hope.) Nadia takes the spotlight in the new …

There will be a Dark Crystal sequel after all, but only as a comic book

For years—if not decades—various movie industry people have tried to get a sequel to Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s The Dark Crystal off the ground, with one would-be director explaining last year that he walked off of the project due to the producers’ apparent lack of respect for Henson’s ideas. That director, Shane…

Remembering one of the most gifted draftsmen from a golden age of comics

Few creators exemplify the promise and disappointment of the early decades of comic books as fully as Wally Wood. One of the great talents who flowered at EC in the early 1950s, he spent the rest of his career following that company’s implosion working across the industry as a cartoonist and occasional publisher, and…

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A lackluster Catwoman run comes to a disjointed conclusion

With the loss of Darwyn Cooke last week, it’s no small comfort to pick up a copy of Catwoman and see a version of his costume design on the cover. Cooke’s work persists, and for good reason: With her cat/whip belt and the goggles, this version of the character is iconic, instantly recognizable, and just practical…

Valiant’s Faith flies high as a superhero who loves life

2016 is the year of Faith Herbert at Valiant Comics. The publisher has been steadily raising her profile since the conclusion of Harbinger two years ago, and she’s become one of Valiant’s most popular characters since gaining her own solo miniseries, the first for a plus-sized superheroine. Faith (Valiant) has…