Karolina’s happy college life is derailed in this Runaways #3 exclusive

Karolina Dean’s parents were supervillains who lied to her about her alien biology for most of her life, and she was partially responsible for their deaths. Shortly after she came out, she was abducted and forced to be an alien bride to bring two warring races together. She’s lost family, friends, and lovers, and her…

Star-Lord becomes one of Black Cat’s goons in this exclusive preview

Grounding Peter “Star-Lord” Quill on Earth is the best thing that has happened to his character in years. Writer Chip Zdarsky, artist Kris Anka, and colorist Matthew Wilson are doing exceptional work on Star-Lord, using Peter’s new circumstances to deliver an introspective character study of a man coming to terms with…

Buffy: The High School Years goes back to basics with the Slayer

Dark Horse has been consistently publishing Buffy The Vampire Slayer comics since the early days of the TV series, and once the show went off the air, the publisher took on the responsibility of keeping the Buffy mythos alive. The ongoing Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Ten comic is a book for diehard fans, and like …

Exclusive Marvel preview: Captain Marvel investigates a mysterious alien ship

Carol Danvers’ profile has been steadily increasing in comics since Marvel made her the new Captain Marvel, and for her new ongoing series, she’s stepped into an elevated position of power by serving as the commander of the Alpha Flight Space Station. Captain Marvel writers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters are the…

The Power Rangers make a less than mighty return to comics

A successful licensed comic takes advantage of the comic-book medium to offer a different take on an established film, television, video game, or toy property. All too often, licensed titles default to bland replication of the source material, which is a logical decision. These books are intended to appeal to fans of…

Three comics artists detail the importance of smart, stylish costume design

For Comics Week, The A.V. Club invited three comic-book professionals to discuss the value of fashion design: Kris Anka (artist on Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men, character designer for Marvel), Sophie Campbell (artist on IDW’s Jem And The Holograms, creator of Oni’s Wet Moon), and Ming Doyle (artist of Vertigo’s The Kitchen,…