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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, February 28 2014
Dan Goldman is a precious intellect, and we need to rally around him. He is one of the rare few artists working in any medium who are actively engaging with the idea of what it means to be making transmedia.
Friday, February 21 2014
Dan's fearlessness is, in all truth, the light of rationalism, and the courage of spirit that comes from humanistic values. And that is the fireside we both sit at, as we head into the darker winter of the conversation ahead.
Friday, February 14 2014
Superstar creator Jimmy Palmiotti talks about PaperFilms, his most newest KickStarter project, Denver, and his mainstream success, but none of this in an actual bar.
Friday, February 7 2014
For their Project Black Sky superhero line, publisher Dark Horse engineers one of the most formidable social media campaigns ever.
Friday, January 31 2014
We said some very polite and clever things about the opening chapter of Death Sentence, identifying Monty's facility at producing a Dostoevskian or Dickensian narrative that confronted existential angst at a societal level. The truth is far more tantalizing.
Wednesday, February 12 2014
Getting back to it…? Or moving forward? Incoming regular writer Jeff Parker brings an incredible intellectual sophistication to Aquaman.
Wednesday, February 5 2014
In Apocalypse Al, writer and publisher J. Michael Straczynski offers the lighter side of the apocalypse in a noir-comedy centered treat.
Tuesday, February 4 2014
In "Days of Wine and Dragons," writer Jason Aaron reclaims the original ground not only of the current series Thor: God of Thunder, but reclaims the original intent of Thor as a popcultural icon as well.
Wednesday, January 29 2014
With the debut issue of All New Invaders, it's clear that the cracks are beginning to show in Marvel's updated NOW vision.
Tuesday, November 26 2013
Far from just the journey westwards, there've been three other American migrations. Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years introduces the idea of a fifth.
Monday, March 10 2014
Rather than play into the global trauma of impending doom (as popularized by proponents of a prophesied Mayan Doomsday), Apocalypse Al offers a postmodern recalibration of that same impending doom.
Monday, March 3 2014
It's a wonderful feeling to return to comics' pulp roots with a kind of fairy-tale storytelling that's even older.
Wednesday, February 5 2014
Imagine being inserted into the fictional milieu of Project Black Sky, publisher Dark Horse's in-house imaginary superhero world. SkyWatcher 1, blogger and EIC of SkyWatchers does this everyday, and doing so, redefines the border of the transmediated and the postmodern in comics.
Monday, January 27 2014
With a subtle themed approach to the dark side of words and ideas, The Unwritten Vol. 8: Orpheus in the Underworlds takes the award-winning series into bold new territory.
Monday, December 9 2013
Winter, is all about complexity, a point made by Beethoven, tuned into by magician Derren Brown, and refined to the point of grace, by Kurt Busiek in his majestic Astro City.