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Webcomics aren’t a novelty. Nor are they this up-and-coming thing I “have to tell you about.” They are part of the cultural pantheon, the nerdy landscape—launching successful careers, conventions, and memes that have adorned everything from t-shirts to energy drinks. But sometimes, even when a comics genre is known, it’s great to pull it out of the pile and discuss what makes it special. In this case, slice-of-life comics.
Even though Steven Universe is technically about a bunch of sentient rocks whose humanoid physical forms are just hard light constructs, the show’s gems are presented as female and the emotional relationships between them are coded as queer.
George R.R. Martin is no stranger to killing off beloved characters. HBO’s Game of Thrones, and his A Song of Ice and Fire series that inspired it, are littered with the corpses of heroes, villains, and everyone in between. How did Martin become so comfortable with shocking his audience? Because when he was a kid, J.R.R. Tolkien did it to him.
It’s here—after three years of waiting, filled with rumours as to the drama that potentially kept them away, today marks the release of Fantastic Four #1, and with it, the long-awaited return of Marvel’s First Family. Sort of. Kind of. There is a theme of coming home in this issue, but not quite in the way you’d perhaps hoped.
In the old Star Wars canon, Rogue Squadron - the legendary group of Rebel pilots who faced impossible odds and defied fate on the regular as ace pilot heroes - had a rather pedestrian origin. But now Rogue Group has been given its official, Disney-era origin, and it’s gotten a major connection to the new Star Wars movies in the process.
A few months ago, DC Comics announced the creation of the Sandman Universe, four new series taking place in the fictional landscape established in Neil Gaiman’s award-winning run on Sandman. One of the new series, House of Whispers, is going to be unlike anything else ever before seen in the Dreaming.
Frank Miller's noir pastiche comic Sin City is one of his most adapted non-Batman works, with two major movies being released, Sin City and its sequel, A Dame to Kill For, both of which were co-directed by Miller himself and Robert Rodriguez. Now the ultra-violent, shadowy underworld of Miller's imagination is officially back in his own hands.
Appearing at this weekend's Television Critics' Association press event, Netflix talked about when we should expect to see more Stranger Things, and why the wait is so long.
Steven Universe has always given its villains sprawling narrative arcs about redemption that culminate with them coming to love Steven and deciding to become his allies. In most cases, that transition is verbalised over multiple episodes, but the show handles things quite a bit differently in “Legs From Here to Homeworld,” a brand-new episode.