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…

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: Secret Avengers #6 pits Black Widow vs. Lady Bullseye on a bullet train

It’s not easy being an Avenger, especially an Avenger that is covertly performing black ops missions for S.H.I.E.L.D. In the hands of writer Ales Kot, artist Michael Walsh, colorist Matt Wilson, and cover artist Tradd Moore, Secret Avengers has become one of Marvel’s most intense comic books, balancing spectacular…