The A.V. Club’s favorite comics of 2017 so far

From war-torn South Vietnam to the apartment of supernatural stoners to a psychedelic plane of reality inside a laundry machine, the best comic books of 2017 (thus far) have taken readers to some fascinating places. The A.V. Club has assembled a list of the can’t-miss titles from the first half of the year, and it’s…

If Labyrinth and Inception had a love child, it might look something like the comic Black Cloud

The flexibility to form and reform comics creative teams is both one of the genre’s biggest strengths and longest-running frustrations. A shift in writer or artist can change the tone and direction of a book enough to make inconsistency a problem, but different combinations of new team members can also lead to…

Exclusive Marvel preview: The Radioactive Spider-Gwen swings back into action

After taking a few months off for Secret Wars, the ongoing Spider-Gwen series returns next week with The Radioactive Spider-Gwen #1, receiving a considerable boost in profile by debuting as one of the launch titles of the “All-New, All-Different” Marvel publishing initiative. The book’s creative team is neither new…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Gwen confronts her father in Spider-Gwen #3

Urban vigilante Gwen Stacy and her police captain father haven’t been on the best of terms since she revealed her secret identity as Spider-Woman to him, but it’s time for them to have a much-needed chat. Gwen’s life is becoming increasingly dangerous as supervillains and cops (led by Captain Frank Castle, a.k.a. The…

Spider-Gwen stumbles, Lost Property charms, and Blammo impresses

The fan reaction to seeing so many new (read: female) faces in the Spider-Verse events last year was overwhelmingly positive, so the February launches of two female-led Spider-books have been highly anticipated. Unfortunately, Spider-Gwen #1 (Marvel) doesn’t land on its feet quite as gracefully as Silk did, proving…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Mourning Wolverine’s death in Wolverine & The X-Men #11

It’s been a week since Wolverine shuffled off this mortal coil, and to mourn the loss of Marvel’s flagship mutant, Wolverine & The X-Men has invited some of comics’ most distinctive artists to detail how Logan’s death has affected his former colleagues. Last issue featured work from Robbi Rodriguez, Ian Bertram,…