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China’s Bat-Man and Wonder-Woman attack in this New Super-Man #2 exclusive

Kong Kenan has lousy luck. He’s only been China’s new Super-Man for a few minutes and he’s already being attacked by other heroes. Not to mention that his new powers are on the fritz, so he’s at a distinct disadvantage against China’s Bat-Man and Wonder-Woman. Maybe his luck is so bad because he’s a shitty person, but…

Kentucky Fried Chicken and DC Comics continue their weird, fruitful collaboration

Kentucky Fried Chicken and DC Comics is one of the strangest team-ups in superhero comics, but it’s resulted in some extremely entertaining one-shots starring Colonel Harland Sanders and his multiversal doppelgängers. While last year’s KFC: The Colonel Of Two Worlds leaned a bit too heavily on the corporate…

Humanoids’ attempt to represent global comics shows just another boys’ club

Parsing The Tipping Point (Humanoids) is a frustrating experience. The anthology, a collection of 13 short stories and an attempt to point out the diversity of cartooning in the United States and Oceania, Western Europe, and Japan, contains works by some of the most audacious authors in the medium’s history. Paul Pope…

DC cuts short an incredibly promising Justice League United run

The first round of cancellations following the start of the DC You publishing initiative began last month with the end of Green Lantern: Lost Army and the presciently titled Doomed, but the most disappointing cancellation hit last week with the conclusion of Justice League United (DC), a series that has experienced…

Marvel’s “All-New, All-Different” Invincible Iron Man offers more of the same

Even though Secret Wars still isn’t over, Marvel can’t simply put the line on hold until Jonathan Hickman’s oft-delayed cosmic epic concludes. So, welcome to the “All-New All-Different” Marvel Universe. There’s an eight-month gap in-story between the ending of Secret Wars and the first page of Iron Man #1, and in that…

Weird Love celebrates the worst of the romantic comic genre—plus bear hijinks

DC You is the biggest shake up in the DC universe since the New 52, and just a few weeks in the landscape looks remarkably different. John Constantine is openly flirting with men, Section 8 is back in business, and Koriand’r has gone off on her own, leaving Jason and Roy to carry on without her. Starfire #1 (DC) has a…

Exclusive DC preview: Convergence gets irreverent with Supergirl: Matrix

DC Comics’ two-month Convergence event gives creators the opportunity to explore more obscure corners of the DC Universe as it mixes and matches different characters from various points in the publisher’s history. In the late ’80s, John Byrne introduced a new take on Supergirl that was a far cry from the character’s…