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By Chance Or Providence gives due to one of today’s best comics writers

There are some comics creators immediately recognizable beyond a visual style, revisiting the same themes and tropes and in some cases even telling the same story. Becky Cloonan is not one of them. Though it’s easy to pick her art out of a lineup if you know what to look for, her writing over the last few years has…

The essential Becoming Unbecoming is a harrowing journey through misogyny

Becoming Unbecoming (Arsenal Pulp Press) is not an easy read, but it is an essential one. This graphic memoir by Una took seven years to create, and its pages are overflowing with raw emotion, channeling the cartoonist’s immense pain and frustration over the misogyny and violence women face on a regular basis.…

The burning of Harlem begins in this Power Man And Iron Fist exclusive

Netflix’s Luke Cage series is all about the battle for Harlem’s soul, and that battle comes to comics with the new storyline beginning in Power Man And Iron Fist, appropriately titled “Harlem Burns.” 2016 has been an exceptional year for writer David Walker at Marvel Comics, and he’s made a big mark with his work on…

Exclusive Marvel preview: Power Man & Iron Fist #1 reunites the Heroes For Hire

Luke “Power Man” Cage and Danny “Iron Fist” Rand used to be one of the Marvel Universe’s great superhero pairings, but it’s been years since they joined forces on a regular basis. Sure, they served as New Avengers together for a while and have teamed up for shorter adventures, but they drifted apart as Luke split time…

Exclusive DC preview: Black Canary goes abroad to search for its missing members

Following the conclusion of Black Canary’s first arc, the rock band has lost its lead singer and guitarist, forcing the remaining members to take action if they want to save their group. This week’s Black Canary #8 finds Paloma, Byron, and Heathcliff traveling to Berlin to track down Dinah “D.D.” Lance, who is dealing…

Resurfaced Puma Blues shows Michael Zulli and Stephen Murphy’s audacious beginnings

While it is no longer accurate to call The Puma Blues a truly lost work in the same manner as, say, Alan Moore’s Big Numbers, it certainly came uncomfortably close to a similar oblivion. Miraculously complete it returned, however, at the tail end of 2015, a strange artifact from another era. Now that it’s back, a bit…

Exclusive DC preview: Black Canary #4 reveals the origin of Dinah’s top rival

The current DC You publishing initiative has found great creative success by taking characters in bold new directions with strong creative teams, and Black Canary has become one of the publisher’s standout titles by blending rock ’n’ roll and superheroics in a cross-country adventure. Building off of Dinah Lance’s new…

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DC Bombshells builds a feminist story from pin-up superhero designs

The oversexualization of female characters is a hot-button issue in superhero comics, so there was reasonable cause for concern when DC announced a new series based on a line of collectible statues depicting its female heroes and villains as ’40s-style pin-up girls. Attaching a creative team of women to the project…

Two new Secret Wars tie-ins justify destroying the Marvel Universe

While Brenden Fletcher has proven his abilities on a slew of recent books, writing Batgirl with Cameron Stewart and Gotham Academy with Becky Cloonan, Black Canary #1 (DC) is his first full-length solo venture for DC. It’s easy to see why he’d get tapped for this project: Gotham Academy and Batgirl were both a big…