Sid Vicious’ ghost is an unlikely father figure in this Punks Not Dead exclusive

It’s not uncommon for teenagers to turn to punk music as an outlet for all that adolescent rage and rebellious energy, but 15-year-old Fergie has a different relationship with punk culture. He’s haunted by the ghost of Sid Vicious in the new series Punks Not Dead, the third ongoing from IDW’s Black Crown imprint…

Thom Zahler’s Time & Wine tells a personal story with a boozy time-travel twist

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A great glass of wine transports the person drinking it back in time by giving them a taste of the past. Each bottle is a time capsule of the winery during that year, but in the case of the Aeternum Winery, each bottle is also a time machine if the wine is consumed in the cellar. Thomas F. Zahler’s Time & Vine (IDW) …

Savage Things crafts a Bourne-like story of intrigue that’s subtle instead of silly

Unwilling soldiers aren’t exactly a new idea in comic books. Marvel especially enjoys mining that story over and over again, from Wolverine(s) to Black Widow to the Winter Soldier. But there are all sorts of stories that revolve around people forced into horrific training to do the unthinkable. With Savage Things #1…

IDW’s Jem And The Holograms comics cross over in this Infinite exclusive

IDW’s Jem And The Holograms titles are some of the most entertaining licensed comics currently available, and writer Kelly Thompson has revitalized the property with her work on both the main Jem And The Hologram series and the spin-off Misfits miniseries. Jem ends its two-year run with April’s issue #26, but fans of…

Civil War II will make you yearn for the time when bad comics were good fun

Bad comics used to be fun. The first Civil War, 10 years in hindsight, had charm—a well-made piece of hokum that falls apart the moment one looks away. It was a fun book to flip through and pick out weird or awful or (occasionally) interesting sequences. It doesn’t hold up, not proportionate to the weight Marvel…

IDW’s D4VE returns to skewer campaign politics in this D4VEOCRACY exclusive

This election season has often felt like one long farce, so it’s only natural that some new election-based comedy would emerge in its wake. Enter: D4VE. The robotic lead of two past miniseries is back for a third with the debut of D4VEOCRACY in January, and after saving the world multiple times, D4VE is planning to…

Jem’s rival band rocks out on its own in this The Misfits #1 exclusive

IDW’s Jem And The Holograms is one of the strongest licensed comics currently on stands (it was one of The A.V. Club’s Best Comics of 2015), and the success of the main series has inspired IDW to expand its Jem line with The Misfits, a new spin-off spotlighting Jem And The Holograms’ main musical rivals. Writer Kelly…