Manga artist Tsutomu Nihei’s work is (albeit indirectly) a dissection of how video games and the internet have impacted culture, and how the external visual world of popular modern media typically displaces the internal imaginal world of novels.
Last month, Heavy Metal magazine announced it would be bringing color versions of Jack Kirby’s iconic Lord of Light (and later Operation Argo) art to print the very first time. Before that happens though, io9 is proud to reveal some of the images – as well as how you can get your hands on prints of it at SDCC this year.
With superheroes dominating the box office, It’s easy to forget comics weren’t always as well regarded or accessible. The Verge talks to comic theoriest Scott McCloud, Comixology founders John Roberts and David Steinberger, and Symbolia creative director Joyce Rice to find out more about the future of this expanding, diversifying medium.