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…

Marvel just doesn’t know what to do with its group of young, horny X-Men

The first X-Men Prime was released in May of 1995, on the heels of possibly the best-received crossover in franchise history, the Age Of Apocalypse. That story was so well received that it became a problem for the books themselves, caught slightly off-guard by the runaway success of the alternate universe crossover.…

Cosplayers is a comic worthy of the fandom it explores

Cosplay is about more than just putting on the clothes worn by a specific character. The act of assuming a new identity is liberating and empowering, and even if there’s nothing more to the performance than the costume, that costume can be all that’s needed to project that identity to the rest of the world. Dash…

Exclusive DC preview: Smallville becomes “Horrorville” in Action Comics #36

Following the events of the surprisingly solid Doomed crossover event, Superman’s world has seen some considerable changes: Smallville is recovering from a biochemical attack that took the lives of many of its citizens, Lana Lang is dealing with the loss of her parents and the start of a new relationship with John…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Storm and Wolverine hit the dance floor in Storm #2

Marvel’s new Storm series had an outstanding debut last month, telling an emotional, character-based story that captured all the power and grace of the titular heroine. Writer Greg Pak has a firm understanding of Ororo Munroe’s motivations and fears, and the art team of Victor Ibáñez and colorist Ruth Redmond reflects…