Mister Miracle juggles fatherhood and fighting a war in this exclusive preview

Scott Free is the universe’s greatest escape artist, but the current Mister Miracle miniseries is building a trap from which he can’t break free. Scott has become the Highfather of New Genesis and taken on the responsibilities of leading an alien planet during wartime, but he’s also a regular father dealing with the…

Mister Miracle spirals out of control in his dazzling new comic

There’s a real temptation to just tell people to read Mitch Gerads and Tom King’s Mister Miracle #1 (DC) and leave it at that. This team is a solid one with a lot of skill, and after their work on The Sheriff Of Babylon it really shouldn’t be a hard sell to get this issue into people’s hands.

A hunter finds his “pway” in this Batman/Elmer Fudd Special exclusive

DC Comics has been releasing one-shot specials all month introducing its superheroes to flagship Looney Tunes characters, and it’s been a fun, silly event that has produced comics that don’t take themselves too seriously as they reinterpret these Warner Bros. properties. The most highly anticipated of these books is…

Captain America is a fascist, Batman has shitty Watchmen crossover in DC and Marvel’s latest insults

Every two weeks, Big Issues focuses on newly released comic-book issues of significance. This week, they are Batman #21, written by Tom King (The Vision, Sheriff Of Babylon) with art by Jason Fabok (Justice League, Detective Comics) and colorist Brad Anderson (Justice League, Detective Comics), and Secret Empire #0,…

For female heroes written by actual women, look beyond Marvel and DC

Nadia Pym is Marvel’s latest attempt to make its comic-book universe resemble its cinematic universe, and while she’s not exactly the same character as Ant-Man’s Hope Pym, she fills the same role as Henry Pym’s daughter that takes on the Wasp mantle. (In Slavic, Nadia means hope.) Nadia takes the spotlight in the new …

Gotham’s new dynamic duo soars into action in this Batman #2 exclusive

Batman was the breakout title of DC’s New 52, and the book’s DC Rebirth creative team has a very high bar to clear if they want to match the success of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run. DC made a wise choice in hiring rising star writer Tom King to script the now-biweekly flagship series, and while the book hasn’t…

Exclusive Vertigo preview: A murder mystery gets complicated in Sheriff Of Babylon #3

Of the 12 Vertigo debuts last fall, The Sheriff Of Babylon immediately established itself as the strongest of the bunch, offering a thrilling crime story rooted in writer Tom King’s real-life experience as a CIA counterterrorism officer living in Baghdad after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime. (Read an in-depth…

Exclusive DC preview: The Omega Men make a pit stop on a forbidden planet

The Omega Men was supposed to prematurely end its originally planned 12-issue run with last month’s issue #7, but fan outcry has kept the book alive long enough for the creative team to wrap up its story. That’s a good thing, because not only is The Omega Men one of DC Comics’ best books, it’s one of The A.V. Club’s …

Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur is a worthwhile new comic Marvel should work to sustain

After months of focusing on the Secret Wars events, Marvel draws its attention back to the far more diverse cast of characters that have been earning press and critical praise for the past few years. Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur #1 (Marvel) is one of the more hotly anticipated new titles, and so far it’s earned that…

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Exclusive DC preview: Robin School is in session in Grayson’s “Robin War” tie-in

After the actions of a boy dressed as Robin result in two deaths, Gotham City has declared war on the youth movement inspired by Batman’s sidekick. Being a Robin is now illegal in Gotham, and anyone displaying Robin paraphernalia is also breaking the law. The situation is getting out of control (read last week’s Robin…

Exclusive Marvel preview: The Vision #1 brings a synthezoid family to suburbia

Synthezoid superhero The Vision received a big profile boost when he made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in this past summer’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and Marvel is capitalizing on the character’s increased popularity with a new The Vision ongoing as part of the “All-New, All-Different Marvel” relaunch.…

Exclusive DC preview: Dick and Superman team up in Grayson Annual #2

A major part of the appeal of Dick Grayson’s Robin is that he’s nowhere near as serious as his brooding partner, providing a lighter, happier worldview that is a nice contrast to Batman’s personality. He’s a kid in a costume who takes pleasure in his superhero lifestyle, and that sense of fun has carried over to his…