Wonder Woman’s 75th birthday lassoes her best stories in years

2016 is the year DC Comics remembered that it owns the world’s most popular female superhero. There has been a significant upgrade in Wonder Woman comics thanks to the character’s big-screen debut in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and DC has adjusted its approach to Diana now that she’s back in the pop culture…

The best comics of 2016 so far: The A.V. Club’s catch-up guide

The comics landscape is expanding every year, and it can be difficult to find what’s good in the sea of ongoings, miniseries, graphic novels, digital comics, and webcomics. 2016 has featured new works by some of the industry’s top talent as well as impressive projects by up-and-coming creators, so The A.V. Club …

A lackluster Catwoman run comes to a disjointed conclusion

With the loss of Darwyn Cooke last week, it’s no small comfort to pick up a copy of Catwoman and see a version of his costume design on the cover. Cooke’s work persists, and for good reason: With her cat/whip belt and the goggles, this version of the character is iconic, instantly recognizable, and just practical…

Our favorite ongoing and serial comics of 2015

2015 was a great year for readers to move away from Marvel and DC for exceptional monthly (or bi-monthly, or quarterly) comics. There were still some strong releases from the “Big Two,” but as Marvel and DC shook up their publishing line-ups with major events that sidelined regular titles, Image continued to exert its…

Sensation Comics reaches greatness by trusting women with Wonder Woman

More than any other version of Wonder Woman right now, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman has managed to identify what makes the character successful and necessary. Published as a digital-first book, Sensation Comics is composed of individual issues written and drawn by different contributors, telling short…

Lovers Only and Cash & Carrie tell quality teen stories; Dave Sim’s Cerebus returns

A somewhat surprise release from publishers Youth In Decline last month, Lovers Only sees three of comics’ most interesting, contemporary cartoonists—Cathy G. Johnson, Mickey Zacchilli, and Sophia Foster-Dimino—come together to produce a sweet and awkward anthology of teen romance comics.

Archie Vs. Predator and Kaijumax juggle tones, Tamaki’s Frontier astounds

Archie Andrews and his friends are no strangers to crossovers, meeting characters like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the cast of Glee, the members of Kiss, and even The Punisher at different points in their extensive history. A Sharknado is coming to Riverdale this summer, but before that happens, an equally…

Wytches feeds on fear, Snackies satisfies, and Mowgli’s Mirror reflects absurdity

Scott Snyder can sell books without anybody’s help. He’s built a reputation for storytelling that’s kept him in Batman books for years, to say nothing of the fans he’s earned with Swamp Thing and The Wake. But when the announcement came that he was working with previous partner-in-crime Jock on a new horror comic, the…

Bitch Planet soars, Secret Six stumbles, and Superior Foes says goodbye

Of all the obscure properties for Marvel to resurrect as part of Marvel Now!, there were few less likely candidates than The Deadly Foes Of Spider-Man. For those who don’t remember, Deadly Foes was a 1991 miniseries dedicated to Spider-Man’s—well, okay, not his deadliest—foes. More like the B- and C-listers who never…