Papercutz has launched a new American edition of Asterix, one of the bestselling comics in the world, but there’s a problem. The popular French classic’s use of stereotypical caricatures of African characters has long been considered offensive to many. more red_arrow.gif
Review: Slaughterhouse-Five, or the Children's Crusade: A Graphic Novel
North and Montey’s vividly reimagined graphic adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s classic sci-fi/anti-war novel offers a witty and inventive visual recreation of the book’s fractured plot and dizzying leaps through time and space. more red_arrow.gif
Rock and Native-American Rights Pioneers!
Experience the riveting, powerful story of the Native-American civil rights movement and the resulting struggle for identity told through the high-flying career of Redbone, the West-coast rock 'n' roll pioneers behind the hit song “Come and Get Your Love” featured in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy. (Sponsored) more red_arrow.gif
Profile: PW Talks with V.E. Schwab
Schwab talks with PW about her career and her latest novel, an epic fantasy tale about a woman, desperate to avoid an arranged marriage, who makes a pact with the devil to grant her immortality, and the curse—no one she meets will ever remember her—that accompanies the warped agreement. more red_arrow.gif

Review: Maids by Katie Skelly
Set in 1930s Paris, Skelly’s dark tale of femininity, sex, and violence is the story of two troubled sisters who work as maids and the self-absorbed and callous employers who eventually push the sisters to the breaking point. More red_arrow.gif
Review: The Boy Toy by Nicola Marsh
Looking to land his first speaking role as the host of a reality TV show, white stuntman Rory is assigned to work with a Samira, an Indian divorcee and dialect coach, who’s also Rory’s recent one-night stand. Things get hot, complicated, and witty, very quickly in this lively interracial rom-com.
Review: Patience & Esther: An Edwardian Romance by S.W. Searle
Set in London in 1910, this charming work of queer graphic romance fiction is the sweet and explicitly erotic story of Patience, a poor Scottish maid, and Esther, an Indian-born maid she works with, as their initial attraction builds into a deeply loving and wildly erotic emotional commitment.

This Week on the More to Come Podcast
This week the More to Come crew—Calvin Reid, Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald and Kate Fitzsimons—respond to reports that a third of DC’s editorial staff has been laid off; report on Jud Myers's firing at IDW; defend Bianca Xunise, and discuss new e-Cons like ReedPOP’s Digital New York Comic Con 2020; CBLDF’s new interim executive director Jeff Trexler; and look at new sell-through data from comics shops. More red_arrow.gif

Dave Chisholm’s stellar graphic biography, Chasin’ The Bird: Charlie Parker in California, is a superbly crafted and imaginative record of a legendary two-year period beginning in 1945 during which bebop innovator Charlie Parker traveled to California as part of band organized by his close friend Dizzy Gillespie. Organized around six “choruses,” or chapters based on accounts of episodes in Parker’s life told by close associates, the book offers vivid accounts of his life, his tragic addictions, and his extraordinary alto saxophone improvisations and timeless bebop compositions, in a masterful celebration of the musical genius who continues to influence Jazz musicians to this day. In this 6-page excerpt the great tenor saxophonist John Coltrane tells the story of the first time he met Parker and the transformative conversation that ensued between two giants of modern Jazz improvisation. Chasin’ The Bird: Charlie Parker in California by Dave Chisholm and Peter Markowski will be published by Z2 Comics in September. Click the image above to view the full excerpt.

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