The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman doubles down on survival horror with Oblivion Song

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Mark Millar and Robert Kirkman have had similar career paths, both rising to fame in Hollywood thanks to successful adaptations of their creator-owned comic book titles. While Millar focuses on film adaptations of his work (Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kingsman), Kirkman has made an indelible mark on television thanks to the…

The New World creates a technicolor future where reality TV viewers vote to execute criminals

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There’s no shortage of comics addressing the state of the world, either confronting the political climate directly or with a bit more subtlety. The New World #1 (Image) is only one such vision, set in a middle future just a couple decades out that echoes the present. After nuclear blasts wiped out significant parts of…

Star-crossed lovers transcend political borders in this The New World exclusive

There’s no shortage of reinterpretations of Romeo And Juliet—William Shakespeare’s version was itself a new take on an already established story—but few have the style, energy, and imagination of The New World, a new Image Comics series from writer Aleš Kot, artist Tradd Moore, colorist Heather Moore, letterer Clayton…

Sloane Leong’s Prism Stalker is an immersive, psychedelic “bio-punk” experience

Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it is Prism Stalker #2. Written and drawn by Sloane Leong (From Under Mountains, Change), this new series takes readers on an introspective sci-fi journey through a beautiful, dangerous alien universe. This review reveals…

Michel Fiffe celebrates extreme ’90s comics in this Bloodstrike exclusive

Michel Fiffe loves superhero teams with a high mortality rate. His creator-owned series, Copra, is a love letter to John Ostrander and Kim Yale’s legendary run on DC Comics’ Suicide Squad, and for his latest project, Bloodstrike: Brutalists, he’s reviving a ’90s Rob Liefeld property featuring a team of assassins…

David RubĂ­n is ready to Rumble in this exclusive preview of the new volume

The Image Comics series Rumble doesn’t read like any other comic. The series combines urban horror with mythical fantasy, grounded personal drama, and boisterous comedy, and John Arcudi’s story for the first volume was brought to life with exhilarating energy by the art team of James Harren and colorist Dave Stewart.…