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Comics, Cosmopolitanism, and Canadiana
The growing popularity and diversity of Canadian comics and graphic literature raises questions around how a culture and place presents itself to the world. [23.Sep.14]
War, Peace, and Hope: Wonder Woman: Futures End #1
When a proud warrior becomes hardened by war, and it reveals her true strength. [22.Sep.14]
Is the Past Merely Epilogue?: Nostalgia, After The Fox
What writer-artist Dean Haspiel and co-plotter Mark Waid achieve with Red Circle’s The Fox: Freak Magnet is nothing short of amazing—the simultaneous dismantling and honoring of the golden age of pulp. [19.Sep.14]
Transmissions in Blue and Yellow from Comic-Con 2014
This summer gone, it’s Daniel’s first time at Comic-Con. But it’s beginning to feel like all our first times, again… [18.Sep.14]
'How the World Was' Is a Vivid Tale of a 20th Century California Boyhood
By Hector Tobar
Above all, this celebrates the wondrous and odd details of everyday life in working-class California during the Great Depression. [18.Sep.14]
Reviews
When a proud warrior becomes hardened by war, and it reveals her true strength. [22.Sep.14]
Cohen elevates the all ages genre by tackling '90s generational creep with latent themes in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. [17.Sep.14]
'Walt Before Skeezix' offers an in-depth look at the early days of 'Gasoline Alley' in a beautifully-presented volume. [16.Sep.14]
Matt Fraction is leaving Hawkeye. It's just never gonna be the same. [16.Sep.14]
A loveable girl and a loveable dog team up to create a world of entertaining complications. [15.Sep.14]
Gods as pop stars. It’s a novel concept and one that could crumble under its own weight if not pulled off correctly. But so far, we’ve been treated to a thoughtful exploration of where divine intervention meets celebrity worship. [10.Sep.14]
She-Hulk is a quirky legal drama, like Ally McBeal or Boston Legal. With superheroes. [09.Sep.14]
Death is a revolving door in comics so how does the upcoming death of Wolverine have meaning? [08.Sep.14]
News
By Hector Tobar
Above all, this celebrates the wondrous and odd details of everyday life in working-class California during the Great Depression. [18.Sep.14]
Features
What writer-artist Dean Haspiel and co-plotter Mark Waid achieve with Red Circle’s The Fox: Freak Magnet is nothing short of amazing—the simultaneous dismantling and honoring of the golden age of pulp. [18.Sep.14]
This summer gone, it’s Daniel’s first time at Comic-Con. But it’s beginning to feel like all our first times, again… [18.Sep.14]
This is a story about the distribution model of comics and why I want to see it evolve to the same levels comics storytelling did in the ‘90s. And this story begins with two vignettes… [12.Sep.14]
“Momentum” is a good word for Rossmo’s work in general. If there’s one thing that ties together his eclectically vast projects, it’s the kinetic energy his art contains. [12.Sep.14]
Columns
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]
Worlds in Panels
However modest in scope, comiXology's new downloads signals the beginning of the end for strict DRM in digital comics -- and it will change how we view comics. [26.Aug.14]
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]
From The Blogs
Three dramas become entwined in the breathtakingly micro-epic folds of “Inklings.” But the one that ultimately makes the difference is the fourth—the drama you bring with you to these pages. [15.Sep.14]
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