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…

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