……The year is 2037 and the world as we know it has changed dramatically.  With all the colossal technical advancements of the age, the most significant came from Drexler Nanotech Corporation, who created a serum engineered to resurrect the dead.  The ethical implications were widespread and the serum was ultimately banned the world over….

I’ve never seen a red so red. I’ve never seen a white page so white. I sat staring, afraid to turn the page, but knowing that I would have to, and after I did, I spent two minutes gasping for breath as I cried. Yes, sometimes, comics make me cry. I have a feeling, though, that there’s more in store as Lemire ends the second volume and makes his way bravely into the third volume of Gideon Falls.

Rat Queens #14 picks up right where the previous issue left off. Dee is now seemingly a cleric imbued with the power of the halfling deity, Betty is both confused and excited that her friend is there to save them, and everyone else is kind of trapped in a cage. This issue sets us up for the next one, with one important thing to note: Braga has a more intimate reason for seeing this adventure through.

Fair warning that this month's installment of Criminal does not continue the Teeg Lawless story from January's critically acclaimed first issue. But don't be deterred, because powerhouse creators Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips deliver a new story in Criminal #2 that does not disappoint.

Issue #4 marks the end of Dark Horse’s God of War series set before the events of 2018’s God of War video game relaunch. This series has basically served as a vehicle for the second most important relationship explored in the video game: the emotional turmoil between Kratos’ bloody and violent past with his quieter present state as a father and husband, bridging the two Kratoses. The medium actually lends itself well to the more introspective tone that’s interspersed between some trademark Kratos smackdowns.

It’s finally time for Future to have her baby. With all she’s been through leading up to this moment, it’s a safe bet that a simple, straightforward delivery is too much to hope for. Now, Letme Live, the sentient plant that Future risked everything to save, will have to risk everything to save both Future and her unborn child.

For the first four issues of the new Umbrella Academy series, Hotel Oblivion, creators Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá have been slowly pulling back the bands of a slingshot. In the last issue, you could hear the rubber creak and stretch as it was about to reach its limit, and in issue five, they’ve let the bullet go, and it’s flying fast and wild. Now, the question is, where will it hit? What’s the target?

Hai Keeba, Manos, and welcome. Today, we discuss the majesty and magnitude of that which is Mystery Science Theater 3000. For over 30 years, MST3k has been dazzling audiences with wit, charm, and the occasional touch of snark, forever affecting the lives of people who love to hate bad movies. That stalwart pillar of intelligence and pop culture references, appreciated on various levels by those in the know. Now that the butt kissing is through, here's the story so far...

Reign of the Supermen is my favorite Superman story.  The comic book crossover event was used to revitalize the character (both literally and figuratively).  Decades later, some of those once-new elements have aged better than others.  The really fun part of the animated adaptation is that it again updates things to make it contemporary. At the same time, it knows when to embrace the '90s cheese.

Bigby Bear is a French comic strip by Philippe Coudray from Humanoids’ new imprint, “BiG.”

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