Wednesday, December 9 2009
Scott McCloud's text does not make any concessions to doubters. It gives people permission to start from the presumption that comics are 'real' art, as well as 'real' literature.
Thursday, November 19 2009
Supergirl's summer costume change -- which included concealing shorts under her skirt as she flew about, kicking butt -- reveals a lot about our changing superheroes.
Thursday, November 12 2009
Wednesday, October 21 2009
In its third year, the Dark Carnival Film Festival attracts filmmakers and audiences with a real love for the horror film genre.
Thursday, October 15 2009
Series reboot storyarc 'Shock And Awe' opens with a powerful comment by writer Gregg Hurwitz distinguishing Moon Knight from the more recognizable vigilante of a competing publisher.
Monday, October 12 2009
Reading a comic requires multiple forms of literacy and levels of interpretation. Every movement from word to image and back again so as to create a coherent, narrative whole engages the reader’s brain in distinct ways.
Tuesday, October 6 2009
J Michael Straczynski's storytelling stands out as one of the most inventive in recent mainstream superhero comics.
Possibly the most literate vision of the character since its inception, Writer Jason Aaron's Wolverine taps tropes from the works of Margaret Atwood and the perennial Jack Kerouac.
Thursday, October 1 2009
Andy Diggle is perhaps the greatest reboot writer of our generation, yet even he is outshined by artist Billy Tan.
Tuesday, September 29 2009
Tough medicine -- and great satire -- goes down easier in a funny-animal pill, when animals serve as icons for human concerns.