The extra-sized Fables finale marks the end of an era at Vertigo

As the longest-running Vertigo book, Fables is the last reminder of the imprint’s glory days as a major force in the industry during the early ’00s. It was a time when creators like Brian K. Vaughan, Jason Aaron, and Brian Wood rose to popularity, but as the editorial climate of DC Comics changed, Vertigo became less…

Starter stories: 5 comic-book store employees tell newbies where to begin

On Monday, we suggested where to get started with comics for those who haven’t yet sunk their teeth into the meaty medium. Today, we’re letting people who work in comic-book shops stump for their favorites. The only parameters are that the comics be widely available, so there’s nothing rare or hard to find on this…

Exclusive Marvel preview: The Goddess of Thunder faces The Destroyer in Thor #7

Making Thor a woman was a bold move by Marvel Comics, and it’s paid off considerably for the publisher. The current female-led Thor title is consistently outselling the previous volume of writer Jason Aaron’s run by around 20,000 copies a month, a significant boost in sales that proves change can be a very good thing.…