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Worldbuilder: The Paul Duffield Interview
At a time when we failed to fully understand the implications of webcomics, Paul Duffield helped define the new medium, both as a cultural phenomenon and as a commercial vehicle for artists. [21.Nov.14]
Sarge, should we hate the Jerries?: Examining 'Charley's War'
There is a corner of the British comics industry that is forever devoted to the portrayal of warfare. [20.Nov.14]
Aura of Superiority: Superior Iron Man #1
Iron Man finds a way to be arrogant, shallow, and superior in all the right (and a few wrong) ways. [18.Nov.14]
The Spiderversity: Spider-Verse #1
The Spider-Verse has no one author, no omnipotent guiding hand. It is organic, connecting and reconnecting like the strands of a web, like the strands of life. [17.Nov.14]
Ms. Marvel Keeps the Change
The reason Ms. Marvel is so capable of dealing with the enormous shifts in her life is that, underneath all of her typical teenage fear and doubt, she very much knows who she is. [13.Nov.14]
Reviews
Iron Man finds a way to be arrogant, shallow, and superior in all the right (and a few wrong) ways. [18.Nov.14]
The Spider-Verse has no one author, no omnipotent guiding hand. It is organic, connecting and reconnecting like the strands of a web, like the strands of life. [17.Nov.14]
Superman demonstrates his power to inspire in an appropriately effective ending to the series. [12.Nov.14]
Batman #35 shows how current writer Scott Snyder manages to subtly subvert the New 52's narrative vector. [05.Nov.14]
Through all of the noise and overstuffed panels in this issue, through all the clatter and the clutter, DeMatteis manages to tell a story worth telling. I wish he had taken more time with it. [04.Nov.14]
The culmination of so many battles brings out Wonder Woman's greatest strengths, but not much else. [03.Nov.14]
If the unprepared reader gives the man and his book a chance, that reader will learn to appreciate, and possibly even love, John Porcellino's storytelling. [02.Nov.14]
How do you take an image as powerful as Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks", and turn it into a tale about inherent social collapse? If you're Mike Mignola, John Arcudi and Tyler Crooks, the answer is, "quite easily". [29.Oct.14]
News
By Andrew A. Smith
“Atomic batteries to power … turbines to speed!” So said Robin (Burt Ward) to Batman (Adam West) every time the Dynamic Duo… [10.Nov.14]
Features
At a time when we failed to fully understand the implications of webcomics, Paul Duffield helped define the new medium, both as a cultural phenomenon and as a commercial vehicle for artists. [21.Nov.14]
There is a corner of the British comics industry that is forever devoted to the portrayal of warfare. [20.Nov.14]
The reason Ms. Marvel is so capable of dealing with the enormous shifts in her life is that, underneath all of her typical teenage fear and doubt, she very much knows who she is. [13.Nov.14]
What was it like? We return to the scene of the crime, in this case NYCC 2014, where Michael D. Stewart writes, "I have a confession. I like New York Comic Con. But I don’t love it." [07.Nov.14]
Columns
Worlds in Panels
GeekGirlCon may not be a "comic-con", but it has helped to bring about positive change in comics culture. [09.Nov.14]
Themenastics
Goofing around with Garfield on The Garfield Randomiser and Garfield Minus Garfield evokes the poetic Surrealism that arose from Dadism. [16.Oct.14]
Worlds in Panels
The normalcy of reading movement into comics art is what makes Warren Ellis' and Jason Howard's new series, Trees, a curiosity. [30.Sep.14]
Clearly Canadian
The growing popularity and diversity of Canadian comics and graphic literature raises questions around how a culture and place presents itself to the world. [22.Sep.14]
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