Thursday, August 29 2013
The concept of pure, tangible evil and corruption is fueling DC's "Trinity War" and it plays right into the most villainous of hands in Justice League Dark #23.
Monday, August 19 2013
Turning Superman into the übermensch, standing above humanity, espousing a new moral dictum in which 'might makes right', is a contradiction of the film's own logic, and a gross violation of the principles he has traditionally fought to protect.
Tuesday, July 30 2013
Previously “To Be Continued...” discussed the early versions of Superman and how he evolved from one-off villain to science fiction hero to costumed strongman to the actual flying, heat visioning, powerhouse he became by the 1970s. But with so much power, how could the first superhero possibly remain challenging?
Monday, July 29 2013
Forget the Brooding ‘Man of Steel’, Here Are Five Ways to Have Fun with a Lighter, Brighter Superman
Man of Steel was more concerned with surly brooding than Superman's more endearing traits. I think we (and Superman) should lighten up.
Friday, September 28 2012
When Grant Morrison dedicates this story to Ray Bradbury, it is more than simple a sign of respect for a past master and admiration for a formative influence. It is an abiding statement about a radical shift in the nature of our relationship to our fiction, and our past.
Friday, September 30 2011
It’s ironic that in Superman #1 a main character who, for decades, has struggled with ways to stay relevant and fresh to younger audiences, is the one who resents it the most.
Friday, September 2 2011
Imagine a weird ending to Back to the Future where Doc Brown never shows up and Marty McFly convinces himself it was all just a dream. The sequel is just Marty living an everyday life. Now ask yourself what are your expectations of the DC reboot.
Tuesday, August 9 2011
The 2010-2011 season meant saying farewell to cult favorites Friday Night Lights and Smallville, as well as the ongoing mania surrounding one of TV's most mediocre shows, Glee.
Thursday, July 28 2011
Grant Morrison’s ability to make connections between seemingly humdrum events and grandiose ideas becomes infectious. Reading Supergods and immersing in his ideas gives one as much kick as a radioactive spider bite.
Monday, July 25 2011
While Flashpoint might seem nothing more than an interregnum prior to DC's September reboot, Geoff Johns manages perhaps the most credible meditation on current events and the best use of the superhero genre to date.