Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Comics
Crossing the Troll Bridge with 'Marvel Comics in the 1980s'
It’s almost as if Pierre Comtois is trolling the reader, treating the printed page as a message board on which to make fans go crazy. [21.Apr.15]
'Ninjak #1' is Too Fresh to Fade
Valiant's new Ninjak reboot is remarkably fresh and a lot of fun. [20.Apr.15]
Every Generation Gets the 'Daredevil' It Deserves
Marvel's Daredevil is a reminder that our pop culture, even that which is rooted in the pulp tradition, can be vivid, vital, and powerful. [17.Apr.15]
The Steady Increase of Awfulness in 'Borb'
With homages to Little Orphan Annie and Gasoline Alley, there's a lot serious ground to cover in Borb, and a lot of serious laughs. [16.Apr.15]
'Saga #27' Characters Are Unforgettable
Saga propels readers into new and unchartered, yet always compelling, spaces. From the horribly exotic to the stunningly beautiful, the characters are impossible to forget. [14.Apr.15]
Reviews
It’s almost as if Pierre Comtois is trolling the reader, treating the printed page as a message board on which to make fans go crazy. [20.Apr.15]
Valiant's new Ninjak reboot is remarkably fresh and a lot of fun. [20.Apr.15]
Saga propels readers into new and unchartered, yet always compelling, spaces. From the horribly exotic to the stunningly beautiful, the characters are impossible to forget. [14.Apr.15]
The arena for a multiversal clash is set, but lacks theatrics. [13.Apr.15]
I should have listened to the cover. After all, the warning was clear: "You must NOT read this comic!" [08.Apr.15]
Superman's strengths are once again explored, but his weaknesses tell the story. [07.Apr.15]
The comic series Wayward depicts the struggles of a group of supernatural teens growing up and fighting evil on the streets of modern Tokyo. [06.Apr.15]
A heated confrontation between Black Manta and Amanda Waller is the highlight of New Suicide Squad #8. [01.Apr.15]
Features
Marvel's Daredevil is a reminder that our pop culture, even that which is rooted in the pulp tradition, can be vivid, vital, and powerful. [17.Apr.15]
With homages to Little Orphan Annie and Gasoline Alley, there's a lot serious ground to cover in Borb, and a lot of serious laughs. [16.Apr.15]
New Sheriff Clara Bronson comes to Copperhead not because she wants the job but because she needs it. The real reason though, isn’t explained. [10.Apr.15]
Frankenstein Underground is the magnificent postmodern crown jewel in the Hellboy-verse that creator Mike Mignola thinks of as a love-letter to Edgar Rice Burroughs. We think otherwise. [06.Apr.15]
Columns
Worlds in Panels
Some creators and publishers choose to make time and space infinitely malleable. Others take readers to new times and places while leaving characters in a single timeline. [05.Apr.15]
Worlds in Panels
Comics covers may not always reflect what's inside, but it's difficult to see covers as distinct from the books they adorn. [06.Mar.15]
Wit Attitude
Questioning cartoons, satire, and the role of the media after the Charlie Hebdo assassinations. [25.Feb.15]
Clearly Canadian
As the debate rages over Charlie Hebdo’s controversial cartoons, Art Spiegelman offers sage advice on cartoons and free speech. [15.Feb.15]
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PopMatters seeks essays (1,200 to 3,000 words, usually) about any aspect of popular culture, present or past. [07.Apr.15]
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