The many victims of gun violence come alive in a dread-drenched comic

In a study published last year, The American Journal Of Medicine revealed that Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns than people in other high-income countries. Gun violence is an epidemic in the United States, and it’s at the foundation of House Of Penance (Dark Horse), a heart-wrenching anti-gun…

InSeXts explores female sexuality with a Victorian lesbian horror story

Writer Marguerite Bennett’s profile has been steadily rising over the last three years, and she’s been sharpening her craft and building a fan base by working within the confines of superhero and licensed comics. InSeXts is Bennett’s first creator-owned project, and she wastes no time taking advantage of her new…

Fresh Romance continues to invigorate the budding romance genre in comics

Romance comics are due for a resurgence. Appearing only occasionally since their heyday in the 1950s, romance is a genre that has flitted around the margins of American comics for the better half of a century, but Rosy Press, in a collaboration with Oni Press, is committed to revitalizing the form. Here in Fresh

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…

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…