Tuesday, January 27 2009
There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?
Sunday, July 6 2014
Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media.
Sunday, November 10 2013
I can't think of another gathering of academics, practitioners, and fans that places comics alongside not just other pop media, but also science, math, and technology.
Tuesday, October 16 2012
Clint Barton, while extraordinarily skilled in respect to his weapon of choice, is still human in the same sense that the characters he mingles with, or the readers of Hawkeye, are human. He has not had 'great power' thrust on him by accident, nature or social position.
Wednesday, January 6 2010
Where does one draw the line between homage and rip-off? Ask Cole Caudle, but only if you wanna risk getting shot in the face...
Wednesday, March 4 2009
Fraction's brilliant characterization makes "The Five Nightmares" an engaging character study. He exposes Tony Stark as a character not in pitched battle against his own successor, but one for whom obsolescence, inadequacy and fear of failure are baseline states, and equally powerful motivational drives.
Sunday, August 19 2007
This book will grab you, flip you over and kick your butt all the while leaving you begging for more.
Tuesday, April 10 2007
This comic will break your brain.