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Super Anger Management: Action Comics #30
Undermining someone's principles is everyone's kryptonite. [15.Apr.14]
Redshift: Talking with John Arcudi About His Expanding the Hellboy Universe
Our month full of Hellboy to celebrate Hellboy’s 20th anniversary continues as we share an earnest conversation with Hellboy Universe collaborator John Arcudi who opens up about his expansion of the Universe with B.P.R.D. and the Lobster Johnson stories. [11.Apr.14]
Comic Book Story Storage
Each Wednesday comic selections have been made and it’s easy to end up with a sizable stack of new material each week. Fully absorbing, appreciating, and retaining every panel of every issue is challenging, if not impossible. [10.Apr.14]
Deconstructing Superman's Philosophy: Superman Unchained #6
Superman confronts his greatest vulnerability and it isn't kryptonite. [8.Apr.14]
Oriatur, or a Bigger, Richer World: The Interview with Hellboy Creator Mike Mignola
In the handful of days before Dave Brockie’s passing, Mike Mignola and I spoke at great length about the then upcoming 20th anniversary of Hellboy, a character who by his very nature resisted his fate, and hoped to shape new options by his own hand… [4.Apr.14]
Reviews
Undermining someone's principles is everyone's kryptonite. [15.Apr.14]
Superman confronts his greatest vulnerability and it isn't kryptonite. [08.Apr.14]
You call it “Icarus,” Francis, Brian, and already it’s beginning to feel like we’ve entered into the cathedral of something far larger than ourselves, something that can be built by ourselves… [02.Apr.14]
Cultural identity, sexuality, female empowerment, good versus evil, corruption of power, high school, these are just some of the more academic topics that we critics have used to frame discussions of the Chosen One and her friends. [01.Apr.14]
The Trial of Jean Grey ends, but neither justice nor injustice is served. [31.Mar.14]
Carol Danvers seems to have it all on Earth. But when that's not enough, she reaches for the stars. [25.Mar.14]
A Japanese period of heightened tension, military marches, and personal discovery. [24.Mar.14]
Fantastic Four #1 seems too beholden to its history to make much of an impact. Part of this stems from the fact, as first issues do, that all characters need to be introduced. [24.Mar.14]
Features
Our month full of Hellboy to celebrate Hellboy’s 20th anniversary continues as we share an earnest conversation with Hellboy Universe collaborator John Arcudi who opens up about his expansion of the Universe with B.P.R.D. and the Lobster Johnson stories. [11.Apr.14]
Each Wednesday comic selections have been made and it’s easy to end up with a sizable stack of new material each week. Fully absorbing, appreciating, and retaining every panel of every issue is challenging, if not impossible. [10.Apr.14]
In the handful of days before Dave Brockie’s passing, Mike Mignola and I spoke at great length about the then upcoming 20th anniversary of Hellboy, a character who by his very nature resisted his fate, and hoped to shape new options by his own hand… [04.Apr.14]
Comic books become movies. Movies becomes soundtracks, games like Avengers Battle for Earth, become interactive experiences. [03.Apr.14]
Columns
Worlds in Panels
A lot of comics may be seen as cheap, but so what? That also makes them fun. [25.Feb.14]
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