Who's the Real Winner in 'Superman vs Muhammad Ali'? | 6 Jun 2016 // 4:45 AM
Superman is earnest and virtuous; he is the world's finest. Ali's braggadocio and poetry and strength of character are on display; he is the greatest.
It's Alive! The Changing Face of Dick Briefer's Frankenstein | 22 Oct 2015 // 9:30 PM
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein was a patchwork monster, both horrible and hilarious. Few comic book creations can claim as much life as this creature possessed.
Batman and Other Creatures of the Night | 8 Oct 2015 // 9:02 PM
As Halloween approaches, it's time once again to think about the creatures of the night – about ghosts, vampires, werewolves and demons. It's time to think about Batman.
Re-Imagining Pellucidar: Jamie Chase's and Bobby Nash's 'At the Earth's Core' | 24 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM
Dark Horse, in conjunction with Sequential Pulp Comics, has just issued a marvelous graphic novel adaptation of At the Earth's Core. Pellucidar, and David Innes, are suddenly alive in ways that they have never been before.
X-Men ex nihilo? The Secret Origins of Marvel's Mutant Superheroes | 10 Sep 2015 // 9:00 PM
When Kirby and Lee introduced the X-Men to the world, they did so without recourse to that staple of the superhero genre, the origin story. That doesn't mean that the mutant superheroes arose ex nihilo, however. They clearly have roots in these four classic sci-fi novels.
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M. R. James' Ghost Stories Work Eerily Well in This Graphic Fiction Form | 27 Oct 2016 // 9:45 PM
Leah Moore and John Reppion deliver thrills and chills in a way that M. R. James would surely have approved of -- in shadows and by degree.
It's Batman at the End of Times in 'All-Star Batman' #1 | 18 Aug 2016 // 5:30 AM
Snyder and Romita have produced a riveting first issue and given us here, at the so-called end of times, the Batman we so desperately need.
'In the Shadow of Frankenstein' Will Haunt Your Dreams | 31 Jul 2016 // 9:05 PM
In the Shadow of Frankenstein provides a first-rate example of how the creature's heart continues to pump life into the horror genre.
'Last Night, a Superhero Saved My Life' Is Grounded in Reality | 28 Jul 2016 // 3:30 AM
Recommended reading for those whose lives were saved in the nick of time, and were transformed into their better selves, thanks to Amazons, Caped Crusaders, and Mutants.
'Wacky Raceland #1' Is Dark and Unexpected | 27 Jun 2016 // 6:30 AM
For those of us old enough to remember televised Saturday morning cartoons way back when, this take on the genre is a revelation.