Wednesday, September 14 2011
We often think of comic books as the height of escapism, but recent events point to an industry in a death spiral, due in no small part to how badly it mistreats the writers on which it depends.
Monday, September 12 2011
In "Subland Empire", Warren Ellis takes the reins of Secret Avengers and shows the hidden depths and complex mastery required to make popculture artifacts works of lasting art.
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.
Sunday, November 22 2009
Director John Hillcoat talks to PopMatters about the hazards of being intimidated by legends, the funny side of cannibalism and Viggo Mortensen's sweet tooth as his adaptation of the seminal apocalyptic novel The Road hits theaters.
Sunday, October 11 2009
Tuesday, September 22 2009
The newest creative team is doing tremendous work on the series that redefined the X-Men -- so why some fans won’t accept it?
Sunday, July 19 2009
Orbiter is perhaps a perfect comic for this period in American history, when a current of optimism can be felt within the Obama administration.
Thursday, June 4 2009
Warren Ellis’ violent, vicious, hilarious and horrifying vision of the future remains entrenched in a bleak and amoral future, where human beings are vat cloned as fast food livestock, media buys include subliminal bombs that buy ad space in your dreams and Star Trek style replicators are operated by AI addicted to cybernetic drugs.
Wednesday, January 30 2008
The Galactus presented here is no giant in purple headdress and short pants that can be conversed with, bargained with, or made to take a vow not to set his sights on Earth again.
Wednesday, October 31 2007
Mike is forced to confront a culture whose decadence doesn't just infect the ranks of the poor and crazy, but reaches into the upper echelons of our society.