‘Street Angel’ returns at Image Comics

Brian Maruca and Jim Rugg’s seventh-grade kung fu master battles the Ninja Kid and a school dance in a new hardcover.

Brian Maruca and Jim Rugg’s much-beloved “eternal underdog” returns to the printed page in April with the Street Angel: After School Kung Fu Special hardcover from Image Comics.

The graphic novel pits the homeless, seventh-grade kung fu master against the Ninja Kid and a school dance. If you’ve never read Street Angel before, fear not — just skateboard down to your local comic shop and grab a copy of the Street Angel collection from AdHouse Books, which collects her previous miniseries (originally published by SLG). And if your skateboard is broken, you can always check out her adventures online.

Check out a preview of the new book below.

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‘Edison Rex’ returns via Patreon, the web

Read the adventures of Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver’s villain-turned-hero every Tuesday and Thursday.

Chris Roberson and Dennis Culver are setting their villain-turned-hero free — free on the web, that is. They’ve launched a new website for Edison Rex, where they plan to post all 18 issues of the series, as well as a Patreon campaign to fund the creation of new issues.

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Superman and the Cure for Cancer

Everyone knows someone affected by cancer. Even Superman. But maybe he can do something about it.

Writer/artist Stephen Sonneveld has released Superman vs. Cancer, a 70-page webcomic where the Man of Steel goes to any length to finally stop this pervasive and all too common disease.

Obviously this is not an official DC Comics release. Described as “for portfolio purposes only,” Superman vs. Cancer is clearly not pretending to be canon, but its use of not only Superman’s mythology and the larger DC Universe contributes to a story that is emotionally resonant and affecting, even disarming.

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‘C’ is for ‘chokeslam’

Botched Spot creator James Hornsby introduces a line of illustrations on the ABCs of finishing moves.

If you’re a fan of pro wrestling, you may already be aware of James Hornsby‘s wonderful Botched Spot webcomic (and if not, go check it out!). When he isn’t commenting on the current state of professional wrestling, he’s pursuing the noble cause of teaching the ABCs of reading … by tying each letter to a signature finishing move.

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Kerry Callen digs up a new webcomic

Halo and Sprocket creator Kerry Callen has launched a new webcomic, Dirt Nap, an “adventurous romp starring old-school, iconic monsters, but with un-iconic twists.” He plans to post new pages twice a week.

“It’s a story of monsters, tragedy, adventure and humor,” Callen wrote on his blog. “It will run approximately 160 pages and along the way we’ll encounter vampires, zombies, ghosts, werewolves, and maybe even a mermaid or two.” It sounds like he’s more than halfway finished with it as well, as he states he’s completed over 100 pages thus far. Check out two of them below.

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Daisy Owl creator returns to webcomics with ‘Peep’

Ben Driscoll‘s new webcomic, Peep, is about a rabbit who plays guitar in outer space:

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You can start reading Peep here. Driscoll’s previous strip, Daisy Owl, ended in 2010, but is still in our hearts.