AB-, ENTJ, PhD: shathley Q is deeply moved by the emotional connection we build with our perpetual fictions, and hopes to answer for that somehow, somehow. He holds a Doctorate in Literary and Cultural Theory. His writings have appeared in Joss Whedon: the Complete Companion and Ages of Heroes, Eras of Men, as well as regularly on PopMatters. Like a kid in a china shop, he microblogs as @uuizardry on Twitter. Or hit him up directly on email@example.com.
Friday, February 27 2015
The interview with creator Jeff Lemire on his newest book Descender, which releases in March.
Thursday, February 26 2015
Released next Wednesday, Descender's a game-changer. Here's why.
Friday, February 13 2015
It wasn’t so long ago, 2011, but it felt momentous. It was only a matter of really, until our art would begin to make comment. And what better art than the decades old dystopian fiction of Judge Dredd?
Friday, February 6 2015
On the cusp of “Convergence”, which ties together all DC comics ever published, have Fawkes and Templesmith finally found the character’s quintessential magic?
Thursday, January 29 2015
Today the Iconographies proudly presents the magic of Eric Powell’s the Goon as it draws to a close. Maybe.
Wednesday, November 5 2014
Batman #35 shows how current writer Scott Snyder manages to subtly subvert the New 52's narrative vector.
Wednesday, October 29 2014
How do you take an image as powerful as Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks", and turn it into a tale about inherent social collapse? If you're Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Tyler Crooks, the answer is, "quite easily".
Wednesday, September 17 2014
Cohen elevates the all ages genre by tackling '90s generational creep with latent themes in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
Wednesday, August 6 2014
Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s most recent title, Outcast, not only offers a meditation on demonic possession, but competes on equal footing with high-end dramas like The Leftovers and Ray Donovan.
Wednesday, July 30 2014
Moon Knight #5 is a testament to the surrealization (not a word, do not use as one) of violence.
Monday, January 26 2015
You wouldn’t think it, but Star Spangled War Stories, featuring G. I. Zombie #6 confronts us, by way of Watchmen, with issues at the heart of the history of comics.
Monday, November 24 2014
Sometimes you can't divorce the good and the bad in your memory, and when it comes to comics, that's a good thing.
Monday, October 20 2014
If you came through reading comics in the '90s (and we all did, even those of us born long after), Dead Boy Detectives #10 feels like coming home after the longest of journeys outwards.
Monday, September 29 2014
A comicbook couldn’t reflect the relevance of Lincoln’s thoughts, could it?
Monday, September 15 2014
Three dramas become entwined in the breathtakingly micro-epic folds of “Inklings.” But the one that ultimately makes the difference is the fourth—the drama you bring with you to these pages.