Wednesday, May 28 2014
At one time, Marvel was seen as taking risks in defiance of the bottom line. Those days are gone, apparently.
Monday, September 3 2012
In my review of last year's convention I made the case for Marvel and DC to be in attendance. After attending this year's convention, I think a case could also be made for the major publishers to stay away.
Monday, August 20 2012
Why have fanboys, this group of devoted readers, turned against the mainstream comics industry?
Tuesday, October 18 2011
There is goodwill to be spent and good faith conversations to be had about the place of women and female characters in the DC and Marvel universes, and an event like Geek Girl Con is an ideal place for that kind of dialogue.
Wednesday, August 24 2011
Is Disney's decision to let go of its subsidiary Marvel's entire West Coast marketing team a sound one? The question is certainly nowhere near as interesting as what this decision signals about the entertainment industry as a whole.
Monday, August 1 2011
Despite the dark times that birthed the original Captain America #1, there was a hopefulness to the character. Writer Ed Brubaker however offers a Cap worn down by personal history. Or is that the point?
Tuesday, July 26 2011
It's hard to read a Daredevil book and not recall gifted creator Wally Wood. In the hands of incoming series-writer Mark Waid, the tragedy of Wood's life becomes woven into the very fabric of the Daredevil character.
Tuesday, June 28 2011
The comic industry's great humanist talks about the end of Echo, his new series, Rachel Rising, and ponders ideas such as, "What if you mate the China syndrome with a collider?"
Wednesday, March 2 2011
Thursday, January 20 2011
Regardless of format, what seems unlikely to change is the use of comics for serial storytelling. In the future, this may take place on the web, or in e-editions, it may not follow a monthly publishing schedule, but like television, comics is both historically associated with serials and well-suited to making and delivering these kinds of stories.