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Top 15 Comic Book Artists of 2015

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Top 15 Comic Book Artists of 2015

Just to add one more “Best Of 2015” tally to the interwebs, I’m throwing in my “Top Comic Book Artists of 2015” vote.

Let’s face it, Marvel walked away with this one. Battleworld blew the doors off the place, but pre-Secret Wars and All-New All-Different Marvel continue to make things difficult for any other publisher trying to get a foothold. (Het-hem, DC. Pay attention.)

But IDW was well-represented by Alex Milne and Livio Ramondelli. (No surprise if you know my undying Transformers love, despite Michael Bay’s atrocities.) And Stjepan Sejic’s Twitch and Adam Warren’s Empowered snuck in there too, but Adam’s art has had my love for the past (censored) years since I was in college, so that’s hardly fair.

Bearing that in mind, in no particular order, here’s my highly biased, totally subjective, “ooo look the numbers match,” Top 15 of 2015 Comic Book Artists of the Year.

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Review and Preview – Empowered Special #7: Pew Pew Pew!

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Review and Preview – Empowered Special #7: Pew Pew Pew!

The laser blasts fly as costumed crime fighter Empowered battles a series of puzzlingly rage-fueled supervillains, each one armed with a bigger and more destructive “supergun” than the last. Ah, but might our long-suffering heroine’s own buried resentments and repressed bitterness prove to be her deadliest foes? (SPOILER: Yes, pretty much.)

A new, stand-alone issue of Empowered, Adam Warren’s sexy superhero series, is out next week, and this one is written and drawn by Adam himself! Click the jump for preview pages and a review of Empowered Special #7: Pew Pew Pew!

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Review and Preview – Alabaster: the Good, the Bad, and the Bird #1

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Review and Preview – Alabaster: the Good, the Bad, and the Bird #1

A new evil haunts the sun-scorched back roads and ghost towns of the American South—murderous twins who command a legion of ghouls. Once again, Dancy Flammarion must face down demons: both those who walk the world unchallenged and those in her own shattered mind.

Click the jump for preview pages and a review of Alabaster: the Good, The Bad, and the Bird.

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Review and Preview: Mystery Girl #1

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Review and Preview: Mystery Girl #1

Trine Hampstead knows everything. Ask her a question like “Where are my keys?” or “Is he cheating on me?” or “How are there perfectly preserved mammoths in recent ice?” and she just knows. She’s the Mystery Girl. The only thing Trine doesn’t know is how she knows—or anything else from the last ten years of her life.

Click the jump for preview pages and a review of Dark Horse Comics’ Mystery Girl #1.

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Review – The Steam Man #1

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Review – The Steam Man #1

I’ve seen what he does to his victims. It’s unspeakable. It’s why I’ve vowed to stop him, no matter the cost.
That and the sizeable reward, of course.

Dark Horse Comics’ much-anticipated Weird West, paranormal-steampunk adventure has finally hit stores. Does it stand up to the hype? Click the jump for a review and preview pages for The Steam Man #1.

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NYCC 2015: James Cameron’s “Avatar” returns with Dark Horse Comics

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NYCC 2015: James Cameron’s “Avatar” returns with Dark Horse Comics

During a special panel at New York Comic Con 2015, Dark Horse Comics in conjunction with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment announced that AVATAR, the highest-grossing film in history, will expand into the world of comic books in anticipation of the three upcoming film sequels.

In a special prerecorded message, James Cameron revealed that the new series of comics will help shed more light on the mythology and history of the beloved film franchise.

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NYCC 2015: “How To Train Your Dragon” Comes to Dark Horse

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NYCC 2015: “How To Train Your Dragon” Comes to Dark Horse

You’ve seen them on the big screen. You’ve ridden with them on television. In 2016, the dragons are coming to comics.

At New York Comic Con 2015, DreamWorks Animation and Dark Horse Comics announced a comprehensive original graphic novel program to expand the incredible mythology of How to Train Your Dragon, the Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globe® winning film series.

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