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Read This Book: Lumberjanes #1

I’m going to say this flat out: You should be reading Lumberjanes. I know that everyone’s got things they like to read and things that they don’t. Some people really love superhero comics; others are into the horror genre. Most people aren’t going to look

Saga #9 - Lying Cat eats

Humble Image Comics Bundle is on NOW!

I don’t normally just advertise sales on Comic POW!, but the Humble Image Comics Bundle combines a few things that are important to me. First of of all, the Humble Bundle’s pay what you want model mirrors the model I love so much with The

GENESIS: Advanced Review

Genesis is a 64 page one-shot book; a graphic novel in the purest sense of the word. It is a perfect example of what I find terrifying about what the current wave of self-help gurus claim. About ten years ago my father had me listen

DRM-Free Stores Continue to Proliferate

In February Top Shelf Comics introduced its new DRM-free store. This makes it the second major comic publisher after Image Comics to introduce a DRM-free store. This is actually a pretty huge deal as more of us consider digital as a great alternative to long

Life in the Big City

Regular readers of Comic POW know I’m a huge fan of Brandon Graham. When I discover a new creator that I like, I tend to binge on their works. Fortunately for my bank account, Brandon Graham has a pretty small canon of work in which

The Wicked and The Divine

Image Comics Wants All Your Money Part 2

Continuing from a few weeks ago, here are a slew of comics Image Comics will be releasing in 2014. Nameless All Image released was the above image and that it will be written by Grant Morrison with art by Chris Burnham. However, I loved their

Dustin Nguyen (from Li'l Gotham #24)

It’s Colorist Appreciation Day 2014!

While every single person in the creative process is incredibly important, it’s often the writer and the penciller who get mentioned, with the inker sometimes getting credit as well. Yet without the colorist, comics would be a completely different medium. Hence colorist appreciation day!


Images Comics wants all your Money

While I was on vacation last week Image Comics announced a boatload of new series coming out soon. Here they are: The Fade Out I’m not a huge fan of Ed Brubaker, but I do respect his work on Fatale. It’s going to be ending

Pretty Deadly #1

Why You Should Be Reading Pretty Deadly

I always have a hard time figuring out which new comics I want to pick up. There are some choices that are easy, sure – I already know that I’ll be picking up Damian: Son of Batman when it’s released starting next week, and I’m

Code Monkey Save World #1 - Featured Image

Code Monkey Save World #1

We tend not to focus on comic reviews here at Comic POW! We like to take a look at how books or story arcs fit into the greater medium and society. But every once in a while we do take a look at an individual