Border Town excels by rooting itself in politics and identity, giving teens their own voices

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The benefit of large comics publishers offering smaller imprints is that it provides a built-in space for titles that differ in some way from the main lineup. They’re often experimental or off-brand, highly creative, and deeply personal. For years, fans have been bemoaning Vertigo’s slow starvation under DC’s…

Wonder Woman and friends take on an Aztec god in this exclusive preview

DC’s Midnighter was one of the best action comics of the last five years, and getting the book’s creative team back together on Wonder Woman has significantly turned up the intensity and excitement of the Amazon warrior’s solo series. Writer Steve Orlando, artist ACO, and colorist Romulo Fajardo Jr. take Diana on a…

Superman died so Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman could live 

It’s been 25 years since the death of Superman, a cultural event that shocked a nation, swept comic books into the mainstream, and, we’re guessing, inspired that one Our Lady Peace song. The crossover event, which spanned a number of DC publications, is still remembered fondly and, in a bid to make something watchable…

Kevin Smith says he's working on a "massive" mystery project

It looks like Kevin Smith has some big stuff in the works, assuming an Instagram post he made recently can be trusted. In the post, Smith said that he had just finished a “huge writing gig” that is part of the “most massive IP” he’s ever worked with. He doesn’t say what it is, naturally, but Deadline notes that a fan…

At Comic-Con, Conan's bummed out Batman wants to join Marvel's cool kids' table 

Sure, it might be the 10th anniversary of superhero movie benchmark The Dark Knight, but the DC movie universe isn’t exactly the place to be these days. That’s the conceit of the star-studded skit from last night’s kickoff of Conan’s annual trip to Comic-Con, anyway, as Conan O’Brien’s Caped Crusader glumly sidles up…