The Backstagers #1

Written by James Tynion IV Art by Rian Sygh Published by BOOM! Box The Venn diagram of Comics Fans and People Who Have Felt Painfully Different From Most Other People is a concentric circle. That’s part of why conventions are so important – every November, we get together in Durham and find out that we’re…

All-Star Batman #1

Written by Scott Snyder Art by John Romita, Jr. Published by DC Comics Scott Snyder’s run writing Batman was arguably the best part of DC’s New 52, and fans were crushed to learn that part of the Rebirth relaunch meant that this writer was leaving the book. He was handing the reins over to Tom…

Suicide Squad Rebirth #1

Written by Rob Williams Art by Philip Tan Published by DC Comics You may have heard about this little summer movie out this week, Suicide Squad, based on a revered 80s book about supervillains forced by the government to take on dangerous missions in exchange for reduced sentences. The version on the big screens is…

ROM #1

Written by Christos Gage and Chris Ryall Art by David Messina Ultimate Comics Exclusive Variant Cover by Tommy Lee Edwards Published by IDW and Hasbro Entertainment Ultimate Comics is excited to host writer Christos Gage at signing events this Saturday at both Raleigh and Chapel Hill locations, and we’re also excited about his new ROM…

Batman #3

Writer: Tom King  Artist: David Finch  Publisher: DC  Coming off the heels of one of the most iconic runs of Batman of all time, Tom King and David Finch are doing a stellar job of upholding the character’s legacy. This issue in particular pays homage to Scott Snyder without it feeling like a total retread…

The Hellblazer: Rebirth #1

Written by Simon Oliver Art by Moritat Published by DC Comics A few days after news leaked that John Constantine may find new life on the CW’s successful superhero shows, DC launches the Rebirth issue for this incorrigible magical con man. This Hellblazer character has a reputation for being among the smartest dark fantasies in…

Millarworld Annual #1

Various Creators Publisher: Image A year ago, Mark Millar launched a contest which was specifically designed to seek out new comic book creator talents. Thousands of writers and artists across the globe submitted stories set within the worlds of Millar’s creator-owned books like Kick-Ass, Chrononauts, Starlight, etc., and the winners would get theirs published in…

Nightwing Rebirth #1

Written by Tim Seeley Art by Yanick Paquette Published by DC Comics DC Rebirth has been great so far. Ask anyone at the Ultimate Comics register, or read some of my previous reviews. The idea is that DC is going back to the mythology of its legendary characters and making approachable stories about what makes…