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.
Monday, June 6 2011
The real question for Soldier Zero, flagship title of industry legend Stan Lee's new line of comicbook heroes, is not whether the character can compete with Lee's classic Marvel creations like Spider-Man, Hulk and Iron Man, but how.
Tuesday, June 9 2009
"The Iconographies" is a series of weekly features focusing on iconic moments, creators, characters or publications in the ongoing 'biography' of graphic literature. This edition looks at the 2007 death of Marvel superhero, Captain America.
Sunday, June 7 2009
"Out of time", Captain America summons to mind two classic icons of the American popular imagination.
Tuesday, June 10 2008
Comic Books Unbound offers only cursory consideration of the media conglomeration that has made comic-film box office domination possible.
Wednesday, August 8 2007
Wednesday, August 2 2006
Being mere mortals, contestants are not expected to leap tall buildings, stop bullets, or outrace locomotives. Instead, they are tested on the human qualities of heroism: compassion, intelligence, attentiveness, and selflessness.
Monday, August 4 2003
In Spider-Man's New York, adults are corrupt and irrational, as likely to thwart good deeds as to aid them.
Sunday, January 1 1995
The teen X-Men interact in that magical place, high school, and get to drive cars and look fashionably funky (mandatory skater cuts for the guys and thumb rings for the girls) and do all those other things a kid would do in a parent-free environment.