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Somewhere in Dimension Mek: Our Heroes and the Superhero Funny Book
Our Heroes is like a Saturday morning cartoon, only better. It perfectly captures the spirit of the funny superhero. (The Human Mallet Lives!) [22.Aug.14]
Hello, New World (#Ferguson): Batgirl #34
In her final issue, writer Gail Simone provides the space for Batgirl to start over in a new world. [20.Aug.14]
Sex Police Future: Sex Criminals 7
Not many readers have put themselves in the headspace of a caped vigilante, but Jon and Suzie, the dynamic duo of deviant thoughts and sexcapades, embody our deepest desires, shame, regrets, and fears. [19.Aug.14]
Making Progress Fun: All-New X-men #30
Character development doesn't need killer robots or time-traveling enemies. It just needs to be fun. [18.Aug.14]
The Silver Surfer Spectrum
We didn’t see Marvel’s iconic Surfer of the Cosmic skyways in the recent Guardians of the Galaxy, but iwe should have. [15.Aug.14]
Reviews
In her final issue, writer Gail Simone provides the space for Batgirl to start over in a new world. [20.Aug.14]
Not many readers have put themselves in the headspace of a caped vigilante, but Jon and Suzie, the dynamic duo of deviant thoughts and sexcapades, embody our deepest desires, shame, regrets, and fears. [19.Aug.14]
Character development doesn't need killer robots or time-traveling enemies. It just needs to be fun. [18.Aug.14]
An epic struggle that has all the right ingredients, but not enough of the most important one. [12.Aug.14]
The greatest transformations in this story occur not among the stars, not in the above and beyond, not in the court of Infinity and Eternity, but in the characters themselves. [11.Aug.14]
This work offers an indelible and engaging combination of storyline, riveting life-and-death plot twists, historical education and passionately conveyed moral messaging on the horrors of war. [05.Aug.14]
Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s most recent title, Outcast, not only offers a meditation on demonic possession, but competes on equal footing with high-end dramas like The Leftovers and Ray Donovan. [06.Aug.14]
Long rains make for long harvests. [05.Aug.14]
News
By Gina McIntyre
BURBANK, Calif. — About midway through Marvel’s new interstellar adventure “Guardians of the Galaxy,” David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” plays over a shot… [29.Jul.14]
Features
Our Heroes is like a Saturday morning cartoon, only better. It perfectly captures the spirit of the funny superhero. (The Human Mallet Lives!) [22.Aug.14]
We didn’t see Marvel’s iconic Surfer of the Cosmic skyways in the recent Guardians of the Galaxy, but iwe should have. [15.Aug.14]
By Paul Grosskopf
While we can’t always relate entirely to DC’s superheroes, we continue to remain fascinated by them because like “The Sons of the Batman” we too desire to be empowered or shaped by something bigger than ourselves. [14.Aug.14]
I’m a single issue reader. I don’t avoid trades or anything, but I refuse to wait for them, either, preferring to consume my comics one chapter at a time. [08.Aug.14]
Columns
Themenastics
It's common knowledge that the 'best' superhero is the one in cape and cowl. And that's true. It's just not the one you think. [11.Aug.14]
The Next Reel
Humankind once laughed at The Planet of the Apes -- until it became a critically acclaimed artistic endeavor and had an Academy Award category created for it. Now who amongst us is laughing? [03.Aug.14]
Worlds in Panels
The best creators will find ways to make the best use of whatever medium they are working in. [27.Jul.14]
Worlds in Panels
Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media. [06.Jul.14]
From The Blogs
The Phantom Stranger’s never made things easy for himself, but maybe his piercingly sharp moral clarity can help with that. [04.Aug.14]
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