This week’s best new comics are all about two of the biggest things on people’s minds around this time of year: Santa Claus, and the inescapable effects of being increasingly connected to our digital devices.
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Decking the halls with boughs. Putting up trees. Frantically searching online for gifts for the one annoying relative who always says they’re “fine with whatever!” We all have traditions this festive time of year. For Grant Morrison and Dan Mora, it’s releasing another chapter of their bonkers take on Santa: Klaus. And Kotaku has your exclusive look inside.
Despite the fact that Firefly barely lasted a season on television over a decade and a half ago, there seemingly ain’t no power in the ‘verse that can stop it. From Serenity, to books, to yes, other comics, there’s been many attempts to continue where the show left off. Boom’s new comic wants to do that too, but it also wants to explore the wider world Firefly didn’t get a chance to.
You couldn't swing a dead cat this year and not end up hitting a fantastic new comic. This is a good thing! (Unless you're a dead cat.) At the same time, though, 2017 wasn't without its moments of comics chicanery and utter wackness. Now's as good a time as any to look back and reflect on what sort of year comics had in 2017.
John Carpenter's Big Trouble in Little China has become a cult favourite for many reasons -- its goofy mix of humour, action and quotable lines; Kurt Russell's Kurt Russell-ness -- but the film's visual style is also quite distinctive. The new book The Official Art of Big Trouble in Little China is devoted to collecting and celebrating it, and we're thrilled to debut some pages here today.
It has been a frankly amazing year for comics -- filled with big events, controversial moments, and an incredible variety of comics, with diversity in genre, characters, and stories giving us shelf upon shelf of amazing books to dig into week after week. It was hard to narrow them down to 20, but without further ado, here are our absolute favourite comics from this year.