Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Articles tagged detective comics

Tuesday, October 4 2011

‘All Star Western’ Is at Home, Back East

In a longstanding tradition of using company-wide shakeups to offer a new and engaging visions of Jonah Hex, All Star Western offers perhaps the sincerest reboot of the entire New 52 run.


Friday, September 23 2011

Revisiting the Rabbit Hole in ‘Batman #1’

Rather than jettisoning the structured themes from his earlier explorations of Gotham City, Scott Snyder decorates Batman #1 with these themes to great affect. But is this really the truly excellent #1 we've been craving?


Tuesday, September 20 2011

And… Action! It’s ‘Deathstroke #1’

In Deathstroke #1 writer Kyle Higgins' use of easily-recognizable action movie tropes is the farthest thing from derivative. Instead, it is a user-friendly shorthand for new readers to the little-known DC character.


Friday, September 16 2011

Batwoman Rises Above the Convolution and Confusion

After months and months and months of delays, Batwoman #1 is finally released. But can the book live up to the character’s previous run in Detective Comics volume one? Or will it be dragged into a needless reboot as part of the New 52.


Friday, September 9 2011

Tony Daniel Gets Gory and Underwhelming in the Relaunch of Detective Comics

With clunky dialogue and plodding narrative, Detective Comics makes for a poor #1 and an even poorer reboot issue.


Monday, August 15 2011

Detective Comics 881: The Death of a 74-Year-Old Legend

Why would DC end the run of its flagship title after 74 years, with the last year being arguably among its most historic?


Wednesday, May 5 2010

Comics: It’s Such a Big Small World

One of the key differences between Stumptown and Comic-Con is that the bigger gathering is the fans' party, while the smaller event is the creators' shindig.


Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements
PopMatters' LUCY Giveaway! in PopMatters's Hangs on LockerDome

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.