Latest Comic books and graphic novels News

Man, a steal! Rare Superman comic sells for record $3.25M

Apr. 07, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the few copies of the comic book that introduced Superman to the world has sold for a super-sized, record-setting price. The issue of Action Comics #1 went for $3.25 million in a private sale, ComicConnect.com, an online auction and consignment...

Latest graphic novel about John Lewis coming in August

Mar. 30, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The award-winning series of graphic novels about congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis will continue a year after his death. Abrams announced Tuesday that “Run: Book One” will be published Aug. 3, just over a year after Lewis died at age...

'Captain Underpants' spin-off pulled for 'passive racism'

Mar. 29, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A graphic novel for children that was a spin-off of the wildly popular “Captain Underpants” series is being pulled from library and book store shelves after its publisher said it “perpetuates passive racism.” The book under scrutiny is 2010's...

Animated 'Demon Slayer' strikes chord with pandemic Japan

Mar. 04, 2021 13:47 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The demons are everywhere, sometimes spreading like purple slime, lurking, killing. The terrifying plight depicted in the swashbuckling animated film, “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train,” has struck a chord with pandemic-era Japan, and possibly with the...