More Than Just Crime: Five Noir Comic Books You Need to Read
The idea of “noir” generally evokes a certain image in the modern audience: black and white, guns and dames, crimes and lowlifes. Real noir, however, goes deeper, exploring the nooks and crannies of fear and desperation. Crime is a common outlet for this sort of storytelling, but there are as many types of noir as there are genres of fiction.
ComicsAlliance Critiques the Fashions of ‘G.I. Joe’
Everyone knows that G.I. Joe is America’s daring, highly trained Special Missions Force, and that their foes in the evil organization known as Cobra are dedicated to taking over the world, but there’s one aspect of their eternal conflict that never really gets its due: the fashion. From the leather-clad Baroness and Destro to the proto-hipster that is Shipwreck, the G.I. Joe characters are as much about style as they are about shooting at each other with lasers.
Declan Shalvey Shares His Art From Age 10 to Age 30
If you’ve seen his work on Thunderbolts, then you probably already know why Declan Shalvey is easily one of my favorite artists working in comics today. His work is fantastic, beautiful and dynamic in a way that doesn’t look like anything else on the stands. But getting that good doesn’t happen overnight, and as evidence of that fact, Shalvey posted a picture a few months ago of a team-up between the X-Men and Spider-Man that he drew way back when he was 14 years old.
Religious Anti-Ninja Turtle Propaganda from the Ancient World
As it turns out, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are components of an evangelistic gospel of “outright Hinduism, occultism and humanism” that teaches children “ideals that are contrary to Christian beliefs” with subversive merchandise like “pepperoni sticks.” At least, that’s according to a group of curiously coiffed Canadian men in an early 1990s propaganda film decrying the original TMNT animated series, Vanilla Ice, Bart Simpson and other alleged evils of the ancient world.
Gerald Parel Pencils Smoldering Superheroine Pin-Ups and the Masters of the Universe [Art]
Mike Maihack’s ‘Cleopatra in Space’ is the All Ages Sci-Fi Heroine We’ve Been Waiting For [Preview]
You’re reading this on the Internet, so there’s a good chance that you’re already familiar with Mike Maihack, whose super cute, super fun Supergirl/Batgirl fan comics pretty much take over whenever he draws a new one. I’ve been a fan of those for a long time, and ever since I saw the first one, I’ve been wondering whether he was going to turn his attention to a full-length story with a similar aesthetic, and with Cleopatra In Space, it looks like that’s exactly what he’s done.
READ THE FIRST 13 PAGES HERE!
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Ant Lucia Gives the Women of DC Comics a Retro Makeover for ‘Bombshells’ Prints
Tapping into the popular DC Bombshells statues line from DC Collectibles, QMx has released a set of prints of Ant Lucia’s conceptual artwork featuring DC’s favorite heroines and villainesses in the style of mid-century pin-ups. Lucia channels Alberto Vargas’ trademark pin-up style while capturing the strength and beauty of the likes of Wonder Woman, Catwoman, et al; and the result is a fun, sexy, and chic makeover of DC’s finest. This artwork will be also used for DC Bombshell-themed variant covers for DC’s current series in June 2014.