Alec Berry

Alec blogs about comic books for PopMatters. He also writes for The Daily Athenaeum as well as co-hosts The Chemical Box and Matinee Idles podcasts. More? alec reads comics | @Alec_Berry

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The Writing on the Wall: How 'The Unwritten' Fails to Meet Its Own Hype | 17 Jun 2011 // 12:22 AM

When The Unwritten first appeared in print, it promised to be unique and endearing if for nothing other than its peerless high concept. Ironically it's writer Mike Carey's reliance on this high concept that provides savvy readers with insight into the dangers of the high concept in general.


House of Cards?: DC's Reboot of 52 Core Titles | 22 Jun 2011 // 8:15 PM

We've been here before. DC's reboot of 52 core titles is exactly the rejuvenation the industry's been crying for. No wait, it's a cynical marketing ploy. No wait, it's a way to recapture the former glory of an era when comics was the cultural mainstream. The truth is we just don't know how DC's reboot will play out.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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