Monday, January 5 2009
Given the respective careers of Will Eisner and Frank Miller, the root of their friendship becomes apparent. For both, the comics medium takes precedence above all else.
Sunday, January 4 2009
A biography of Will Eisner, perhaps the greatest cartoonist in the history of American comics. Eisner used The Spirit as his vessel for unexplored creativity with story elements not commonly found in comics.
Thursday, September 11 2008
Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.
Monday, December 22 2008
The Spirit (Gabriel Macht) lives in a dark, superficial, and exceedingly familiar place.
Sunday, March 30 2008
Hooray for 'Hollywood': Second volume of '30s 'Forbidden' films is a fascinating collection.
Tuesday, December 12 2006
In a way, The Dark Knight Strikes Again is Miller turning his back on The Dark Knight Returns and trying to give readers a different take on superheroes.
Monday, August 15 2005
Like the guys, the girls are undone by their reliance on conventional male power signs.
Thursday, March 31 2005
Distraught, ornery, self-critical, these heroes are certainly more "anti" types than straight-ahead.
Tuesday, December 23 2008
In cinema, the shelf life for style is apparently three years. Back in 2005, critics were beside themselves praising the monochrome magic of Robert Rodriguez's astonishing
Thursday, December 25 2008
One of the few comics creators who has become his own brand, writer-artist Frank Miller first made his mark with a gritty, film-noir take on