Fantagraphics’ Superhero Universe – ALL TIME COMICS Debuts in 2017

Fantagraphic Books To Publish ALL TIME COMICS,
A Shared Superhero Universe Featuring The World’s Most Fanta*stic Heroes

ALL TIME COMICS: CRIME DESTROYER #1

 

Fantagraphics Books is unveiling their new shared superhero universe, All Time Comics, with All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1 in March 2017. All Time Comics: Crime Destroyer #1 is written by Josh Bayer, inked by Ben Marra, and features the last artwork by Wolverine co-creator and comics legend Herb Trimpe.

Being a fan of Fantagraphics for over 30 years, I’m certainly looking forward to seeing the creativity they employ in this superhero universe featuring “the world’s most fanta*stic heroes” – Atlas, Blind Justice, Bullwhip, & Crime Destroyer.

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DC Doll – Featured Cosplayer Interview

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DC Doll as Harley Quinn (Photo by JW Photography)

 

There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will occasionally showcase a performer who embodies this spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

One thing is for certain though, their love of cosplaying shines through in their work.

The Comic Book Critic Featured Cosplayer Interview is:

DC Doll from Salt Lake City, UT

DC Doll as Huntress (Photo by Sage Tree UT Events)

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Dark Circle Comics Announces First Wave of Superhero Titles For 2015

DARK CIRCLE COMICS UNVEILS
FIRST WAVE OF SUPERHERO TITLES

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THE BLACK HOOD, THE SHIELD and THE FOX ongoing series slated to launch early next year

Dark Circle Comics has announced its first wave of superhero comics to be launched in early 2015, which include The Black Hood, The Shield , and The Fox.

THE BLACK HOOD features the creative team of writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Michael Gaydos, THE SHIELD has writers Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig and artist Wilfredo Torres, and THE FOX is from writer/artist Dean Haspiel and scripter Mark Waid.

 

Press Release

Today, Dark Circle Comics – the superhero imprint of Archie Comics – revealed that the label’s first wave of titles will include THE BLACK HOOD from writer Duane Swierczynski (Judge Dredd, X, Birds of Prey) and artist Michael Gaydos (ALIAS), THE SHIELD from writers Adam Christopher (The Burning Dark) and Chuck Wendig (Blackbirds) and artist Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One), and THE FOX from writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) and scripter Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come, founder of Thrillbent). All three series will be ongoing and launch early next year.

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Featured Cosplayer – Chosplay

Chosplay

Chosplay

There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will regularly showcase a performer who embodies this spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

One thing is for certain though, their love of cosplaying shines through in their work.

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Featured Cosplayer – Mizz Jupiter

Mizz Jupiter

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There are many talented models and performers who bring their love & enthusiasm to dressing up as their favorite characters. Comic Book Critic will regularly showcase a performer who embodies this spirit of cosplaying.

Whether it’s creating the costume from scratch, altering the appearance of an existing one, or just getting into character, these performers spend a lot of time and effort on their craft. As much as we all enjoy seeing our favorite fictional characters represented in real life, let’s not forget the behind-the-scenes work that goes into that portrayal.

One thing is for certain though, their love of cosplaying shines through in their work.

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Great Comic Book Tattoos

Great Comic Book Tattoos!

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People often have passions for many things in life and when something speaks out to them, it’s not uncommon to want to immortalize it. One way to show how their passion has affected them, is to have it tattooed on their body.

Previously we’ve shown you some cool and unusual comic book related tattoos (1, 2, 3) and we’ve found many more great ones since that time! Here are almost three dozen awesome comic book tattoo designs. They not only represent the skill of the artist who did the work, but the unique choice of the person who wears it.

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Classic Minimalist Superhero Art by Michael Myers

Classic Superhero Posters by Michael Myers!

Thor print by Michael MyersWe’re always looking to find new cool and unusual artistic interpretations of comic book characters to share with you. Today we came across some really cool prints by freelance illustrator and designer from Waterloo, Iowa – Michael Myers of Drawsgood Illustration & Design!

The pieces below were created between 2010 and 2011 for both personal projects and commissions. They are of a minimalist design yet convey the characters clearly and boldly. Great stuff!

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What If Pablo Picasso Painted Superheroes?

Pablo Picasso Superheroes and Villains!

Superheroes in a Picasso style by Mike EsparzaMany different artists have given us their interpretations of superheroes and supervillains over the years. We’ve seen hundreds of artists work on long established characters such as Superman, Batman, Captain America, and The Joker. But imagine if an artist like Pablo Picasso tried his hand at those characters?

Well, you don’t have to imagine it any longer. Mike Esparza gives us his interpretation of what those characters would look like if the master painter Pablo Picasso had decided to paint them. The attention to the detailed marriage of Picasso’s style and the characters’ likeness and costume is what makes his interpretations so great.

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Retro Superhero Art by Greg Guillemin

Silver Surfer by Greg Guillemin

Many people have an idea of what a superhero poster should look like and French artist Grégoire Guillemin has given us his own interpretation of that vision.

Guillemin has created a series of prints that depict superheroes in a minimalist, retro-modern way using many different styles, including art deco, Bauhaus, pixelation, and paper. In addition to superheroes, you can find other prints related to music and pop culture on his web store, where you can get his artwork in many different forms, from art prints and stretched canvases to hoodies and iPhone cases.

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