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, September 12 2014
This is a story about the distribution model of comics and why I want to see it evolve to the same levels comics storytelling did in the ‘90s. And this story begins with two vignettes…
Thursday, July 24 2014
OK, I’m going to sound a little G.O.P., but ComicCon is a public good and must be defended. And you’d never guess from what…
Wednesday, July 23 2014
Just a single thought about what Batman has come to mean over the last 75 years.
Friday, July 18 2014
Sometimes, as Stuart Moore writes in Wolverine: Under the Boardwalk, you just gotta disappear.
Friday, June 20 2014
To understand Death Sentence you'd need to understand why 1986's Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns were both roaring successes, and a dismal failures.
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.
Wednesday, April 30 2014
Rai #1 comes with the highest praise. Writer Matt Kindt and artist Clayton Crain have collaborated in equal parts to produce a singular example of the best of popular culture.
Wednesday, April 23 2014
Writer-artist Kaare Andrews shapes an entirely new mythology for Iron Fist—not so much “like unto a thing of iron,” but “when offered life, he chose death…”
Wednesday, April 2 2014
You call it “Icarus,” Francis, Brian, and already it’s beginning to feel like we’ve entered into the cathedral of something far larger than ourselves, something that can be built by ourselves…
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.
Monday, August 4 2014
The Phantom Stranger’s never made things easy for himself, but maybe his piercingly sharp moral clarity can help with that.
Monday, July 21 2014
Reading Trinity of Sin: Pandora #13 triggers familiar memories of Bill Gates’ The Road Ahead, only some of them warm and comforting.
Tuesday, June 17 2014
There’s something that needs to be said about where Robert Venditti is taking the Green Lantern universe, something good…
Monday, May 19 2014
Red Hood and his fellow Outlaws find themselves in the theater of outlandish cartoon violence and threats, visited on the galaxy by none other than arguably the greatest villain of the ‘90s -- the Main Man himself, Lobo.