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That Thing, That Time…: A Look at Mimi Ponds Over Easy
For Pond, it’s two turns of the wheel before the intelligent, socially-aware, fun aggression of GnR and Metallica, but dead in the middle of the transition from the laid-back, almost surreal cool of the late ‘70s to the fast-paced, hyperreal aggression of punk in the early ‘80s… [18.Apr.14]
What Do We Do When Our Online Comics Collections Explode?
Complications or confusion aside, the hacking of comiXology demonstrates a disconcerting vulnerability in digital comics. [18.Apr.14]
The Azzarello–Risso Yearbook, Part 1 of 4: Jonny Double
The star of Jonny Double is also its title character, a private investigator who fancies himself hardboiled but is really just headstrong and impulsive without quite enough talent to back that up… [17.Apr.14]
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]
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
For Pond, it’s two turns of the wheel before the intelligent, socially-aware, fun aggression of GnR and Metallica, but dead in the middle of the transition from the laid-back, almost surreal cool of the late ‘70s to the fast-paced, hyperreal aggression of punk in the early ‘80s… [18.Apr.14]
The star of Jonny Double is also its title character, a private investigator who fancies himself hardboiled but is really just headstrong and impulsive without quite enough talent to back that up… [17.Apr.14]
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]
Columns
Worlds in Panels
Complications or confusion aside, the hacking of comiXology demonstrates a disconcerting vulnerability in digital comics. [17.Apr.14]
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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