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#Comics/Graphic Novels

We love capes and tights, we love graphic memoirs, we love web comics– we love it all! Stick around for comic book news, first-looks at comic book art, and (of course) comic book reviews. We’re also here to talk about all those comic adaptations!

Archaia’s Cyborg 009: Greatest. Cover. Ever.

If you’ll excuse me for a moment, I’d like to present an animated .gif reenactment from inside the offices of ...

Three YA Series to Read While You’re Waiting for Your Next Issue of Fables

The latest hardcover deluxe edition of my favorite comic book series, Fables by Bill Willingham, came out via Vertigo earlier this Fall. ...

Dear Mr. Watterson, Let’s Go Exploring!

“As far as I’m concerned, if something is so complicated that you can’t explain it in 10 seconds, then it’s ...

The Monster on the Hill, and Three More Monsters From Comics I Want to Hug

Earlier this month, I spent New York Comic Con weekend working in a booth next to Top Shelf, a publisher who ...

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read in September

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, memoir, and ...

Five Books to Watch For in September

September is jam-packed with a lot of great new releases — it’s a nice send-off to summer and a welcome ...

The New 52 and the Post-Bat Affleck Freakout

I am not a comic book nerd. I’ve never read so much as a single dialogue bubble of Thor’s, Iron ...

Fresh Ink: August 20, 2013

HARDBACK RELEASES The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes (Pamela Dorman Books) France, 1916:  Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, ...

Framing Devices in World War II Books

When I sat down to write this article, it was for my usual reason: something had annoyed me and I ...

Comic-Con International: A Bookish Round-up of SDCC

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! At least it is if you’re a bit on the geeky side. ...

Neil Gaiman Returns to SANDMAN

A few weeks ago, Vertigo Comics announced six new series for publication this fall. Among them was the much-anticipated The ...

Fresh Ink: July 2, 2013

HARDBACK RELEASES  The Humans by Matt Haig (Simon & Schuster) When an extraterrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the ...

English 101: The Best Books You Read in High School

So, it’s that time of year again when I and many of my ilk (underpaid and often underappreciated English teachers) ...

Awesome Bookish Lamps

Electric lighting has been an enormous boon to readers. Before its advent, reading after dark meant squinting in the flickering ...

Reimagining Folk and Fairy Tales (with Kink, Joy, Nudity)

Reinterpreting myths, fairy tales, and folk tales is way more than a cottage industry—a castle industry?—in publishing these days. From ...