Welcome to Off-Panel, your weekly digest of comics news, from the gutters and beyond.
This June, DC Comics will undergo yet another continuity reboot of its ongoing fictional mythology with brand-new issue #1’s. If this sounds familiar, just hold on a minute.
Does anyone else feel like this DC reboot is an answer to a question no one asked?
But enough of the bigger names – here are 10 more titles to look forward to this year, spanning graphic reportage, an Argentinian gumshoe, a policeman on the moon – and a hot dog taste test.
The Guardian’s list of comics to watch for in 2016 is pretty great.
“I didn’t see him as either a hero or a villain. He certainly had heroic qualities but I saw him as more in the middle. Someone who was trying to do the best for his people but still was flawed and made mistakes.”
Chester Brown talks about how his Louis Riel became the first graphic novel bestseller in Canada.
Come April, fans will get a look at the X-wing pilot’s backstory leading up to The Force Awakens with Star Wars: Poe Dameron, written by Charles Soule (Star Wars: Lando) and drawn by Phil Noto (Star Wars: Chewbacca).
Poe comics are coming, you guys. Poe! Comics!
So what’s the catch? Well, if you’re a comic book fan and you’re not a man, you’ve probably experienced a superhuman amount of sexist nonsense. You’ve been accused of being a “fake geek girl” for daring to like something while also being a woman. Or you’ve been harassed for trying to dress up like your favorite character. Or you’ve had a hard time even finding a non-male superhero that you can identify with.
Oh man, can I ever relate to this list of 10 Struggles All Female Comic Book Fans Understand from Bustle. Preach, sisters.