Some of the Coolest Comics to Check Out on Free Comic Book Day

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May the Fourth might be Star Wars Day, but for fans of things a little closer to home than the galaxy far, far away, it’s also Free Comic Book Day—the annual celebration of all things comic book-y through, well, free comics! Want to head down to your local comic shop tomorrow with a plan? Here’s a round-up of the good…

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Here Are Your 2019 Eisner Awards Nominees

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It feels like only yesterday that we were thinking about our favorite comics of 2018. Now the unstoppable march of time itself has reminded us otherwise: We’re actually a good chunk of the way through the year—which means another installment of the biggest comics awards ceremony is nearly upon us!

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Hellboy’s Blood-Soaked Horns Are Too Dull to Leave Much of an Impression

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In the months leading up to Hellboy’s release, much noise was made about how much comic creator Mike Mignola (who co-wrote the film with Andrew Cosby) didn’t want the movie to be an origin story that retread ground Guillermo del Toro staked out in his Hellboy movies. But that seems to have been almost all but lip…

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The Heroes of This Week’s Best New Comics Are Powered by Belief

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Special powers or prophesied destinies aside, having conviction and powerful faith in something is often what makes comic book heroes special. Usually, that faith is in something larger and more grandiose like a deity or mystical being, but the heroes of this week’s best new comics draw strength from the faith they’ve…

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Mike Mignola Reflects on 25 Hellishly Good Years of Hellboy

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It’s a big year for big red. Not only does Hellboy have a new movie imminent, but 2019—specifically tomorrow, March 23rd—marks 25 years since Hellboy’s adventures began in earnest with the launch of Seed of Destruction, his first comic series. To celebrate, we went right to the source: Hellboy’s creator, the legendary…

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There’s One Big Thing Holding The Umbrella Academy Back

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Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s The Umbrella Academy is a curious blend. It mixes the original comic’s genuine oddness, which felt refreshing back in 2007 when Dark Horse first began publishing the series, and the kind of formulaic TV storytelling that’s come to define most of the…

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