Writer Marjorie Liu wastes no time in her new comic series, Monstress.
Within the first issue alone the main character has evolved three times over from slave, to prisoner, and beyond. Not only is the character development rapid and spot-on, but the world building is immediate and visceral. We can thank Liu's collaborator, Tokyo-based Sana Takeda, for her contributions to the ornate, mystical aesthetic of Monstress.
Perhaps most importantly, Liu is taking on heavy issues in the story of the series- identity, racism, the legacy of war and the degradation that comes with drug abuse.
I highly suggest keeping up with Monstress as the story evolves. The first two issues are out now from Image Comics.
Thirty years ago today the first Calvin and Hobbes comic was published. Go read it and relive your childhood.
The Lobo's best season in much too long causes a surge of local pride.
Drunk girls and puppies, a match made in Buzzfeed heaven.
The third article of a four part investigative story on the examination of Governor Martinez' campaign spending.
Previous generations have screwed the current one. Let's try and break the cycle.
Balance out those avocados with some spicy chile. Capsaicin "appears to prevent weight gain in mice that are fed a high-fat diet."
The younger Bush can't escape the legacy of his older, poodle-painting brother.
Are insurance companies rewriting Hurricane Sandy damage reports to save money?
Avail yourself of R. Crumb's regimen for staying sane.
You got problems? These comics have PROBLEMS.
New Mexico's antiquated liquor sales restrictions may loosen up some more.
Would eliminating cheap booze reduce the incidence of DWI?
TLC Driving School finally (not really) explains why they closed without notice.
Looks as though parts of the missing Air Asia plane and some bodies of passengers have been recovered.
A toddler shot and killed a woman in a Walmart. The questions this raises about America and gun safety would seem too large to ignore–but I bet we'll have no problem ignoring them anyway.
If you aren't familiar with Hip Hop Family Tree Comics, start with this week's Boing Boing installment, then gorge on archives or buy a copy. Ed Piskor's comic has become something I greatly anticipate every week.
Picture this: Back in the day, Alibi produced an annual comic-centric issue. It featured columns illustrated by many of the talented cartoonists with which we’ve worked. This was labor-intensive, time-consuming and really hard to do on a deadline. The result, however,was some of our favorite copy.
Close one in Iowa last night.
Is it now OK for presidential candidates to cry?
New interchange design for I-25/US 550 unveiled.
Teen run over in Rio Rancho Hastings parking lot.
How much money does Sesame Street make?
Bandai Entertainment, one of the major companies involved in bringing anime to America is closing its doors.
Hybrid sharks found off the coast of Australia.
Facebook hands out White Hat debit cards to friendly hackers.
Should smokers who roll their own have to pay the full cigarette tax?
The only known naturally occurring quasicrystal is actually part of a meteorite.
Top 10 worst women of 2011.
Yeti crab is one of the new creatures discovered near Antarctic hot springs.
George Leutz's third attempt at a Q*Bert world record fails.
Dennis Rodman is starting a topless basketball team.
Hey, what's under that woman's dress?
Snoop stops smoking long enough to help a lady win a car on The Price Is Right.
Trailer for Steven Van Zandt's new Netflix-exclusive series Lilyhammer.
The 11 best comics of 2011 were …
What's worse than bees? How about zombie bees!
These Christian kids just fixed your favorite song.
Welcome to The Obliteration Room.
Year-long exposure of the Toronto skyline is pretty sweet.
R.I.P. British cartoonist Ronald Searle.
Kid hauled off to juvy for burping in class, according to civil rights lawsuit.
New Mexico 10th worst-run state in the union, says finance pub.
Occupy evictions in LA were fraught with violence and arrests, and only certain media were allowed to observe.
Big storm headed our way. Is the gas company ready this time?
Senate considers a bill that could allow terrorism suspects—including Americans—to be held indefinitely without trial.
Horses may be killed for their meat after Congress lifts a ban on funding for inspections.
Man imbued with the holiday spirit freaks people out.
Superman comic sold for more than $2 million.
APD chief and mayor want you to vote on the look of the new police cars.
The history of the bendy straw.
Turkish troops enter Iraq after Kurdish attacks kill 26 Turkish soldiers.
Tea Party leaders asks small businesses to stop hiring people until Obama stops his war against business.
Prisoner exchange in Israel.
Lions, tigers and bears on the loose in Ohio after zookeeper commits suicide.
Officer-involved shooting in Grants.
Doctors say you should never use bumper pads in infant cribs.
Strip search called for at the World Scrabble Championship after a letter goes missing.
Bill Gates to testify in Windows 95 antitrust case. Wait, what?
For fretful parents only: how to diagnose your toddler with ADHD.
Ten things debt collectors won't tell you.
New Zealand Mom spreads STD rumor to sabotage daughter's rival.
This day in history: wind power edition.
Eighteen years after his death, River Phoenix's final movie will be released.
How Barnes & Noble is wrecking comics.
The Stone Roses set to reunite after 15 years.
Movember is almost upon us.
Horror nerds are the worst type of nerds, right?
Harry Belafonte falls asleep during interview.
True Blood adds new
This satellite is going to fall to Earth, but NASA says it probably won't hit anyone.
More allergens this Fall than ever, including extra mold.
A team of marine scientists want to put a stop to deep sea fishing.
The private medical data of 20,000 patients was online without detection for almost a year.
Threat of terror attack has Department of Homeland Security beefing up.
Mayor Bloomberg bans clergy from 9/11 commemoration.
Xkcd reminds us that sending files is tricky.
Old-timey curse words and gross insults.
A muslim school navigates how to teach students about 9/11.
This poem reminds you to feel awesome about yourself.
A group that wears clown noses to make people smile, and wants you to wear them too.
A totally killer schedule is in place for Albuquerque’s annual, homegrown festival of science fiction and fantasy. The theme of this year’s convention is steampunk, which we at the Alibi are crazy about [Feature, “Full Steam Ahead,” July 21-27]. There’s a costume contest on Saturday night, a discussion on “Steampunk Definitions: More Than Victorian Clothing,” a make-and-take workshop with gears, and vendors selling corsets, cloaks and all the other bits and bobs to fulfill your mechanical-wonder needs.