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Andy Smith is probably the eighth Andy Smith you’ve met this week, though he likes to think of himself as possibly the most buoyant. He received a B.S. in Journalism from West Virginia University and has been a freelance writer since. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / @andysmith_lol / The Andy Smith Dot Com


Features

Thursday, October 14 2010

Vanguard Moon: How Johnny Zito and Tony Trov Reinvented the Future of Comics

In picking up the well-worn Golden Age classic Moon Girl, writing duo Johnny Zito and Tony Trov table the central debate of 21st century creativity -- an open source of intellectual property.


Tuesday, August 24 2010

Pressing Issues: Wizard Press and the Trapeze of '90s Fan Culture

Following the apparent reconciliation between Wizard and Frank Miller in 2005, have issues are the publication's quality of journalism finally been settled?


Tuesday, May 25 2010

Tabling the Debate: Comics, The Cultural Mainstream, and the O>Matics

Cross-media project "The O>Matics in Comics", tables a wide list of talking points around comics, the web and the sustainability of the garageband music industry.


Tuesday, May 18 2010

Room For Danger: The Case For Marvel's Ultimate X-Men

Ultimate X-Men was perhaps not the radical departure from Stan Lee's original vision it has always been taken as. The common ground lies in Ultimate writer Mark Millar's evolution of the theme of danger.


Reviews

Monday, September 20 2010

Who We Are: I Am An Avenger #1

Unlike other divided yet cohesive narratives like 52, I Am An Avenger has no actual impact on mainstream continuity or ongoing arcs. However, the story is not exactly a throw-away.


Monday, June 21 2010

Avengers Academy #1

With the game of Musical Avengers well underway, will Avengers Academy make it to its adolescent years?


Wednesday, March 31 2010

Fantastic Four #574

Would you give recent Marvel books to your 10-year old self? Hickman taps that magic that originally made us want to read comics.


Blogs

Tuesday, January 4 2011

Conan #1: Under the Shadow of the Creators

With the upcoming Conan movie, The Iconographies presents a series of posts detailing the fictive career of the famous Barbarian.


Wednesday, August 4 2010

Observance of Superhero: The Road Not Considered

This week, deviating slightly from the usual topic of the relationship between religion and superheroes, Observance explores superheroes and the absence of religion.


Thursday, June 24 2010

Observance of Superhero: Are You There, God? It's Me, Spider-Man Pt. 1

Despite being an avowed atheist, J Michael Straczynski renders a powerful and moving depiction of a devout Spider-Man.


Wednesday, June 9 2010

Observance of the Superhero: The Sanctity of Marriage

Why would superheroes conform to ordinary, human practices like marriage?


Thursday, June 3 2010

Observance of the Superhero: Crime of Biblical Proportions

Have you heard the bad news: DC's Crime Bible stories lionize the Biblical figure of Cain.


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