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On Not Showing the Action: Stillness in 'Trees'
The normalcy of reading movement into comics art is what makes Warren Ellis' and Jason Howard's new series, Trees a curiosity. [1.Oct.14]
Lofty Legacies: Superman: Futures End #1
An issue about carrying on a legacy, but for only some of the right reasons. [30.Sep.14]
Hitting the Limiter: Roche Limit #1
Any good futuristic tale worth reading should transport you to a believable, yet otherworldly reality. Luckily, Roche Limit succeeds at this… [29.Sep.14]
The Act of Disenthralling Ourselves: Exclusive Preview of Aquaman and the Others #6
A comicbook couldn’t reflect the relevance of Lincoln’s thoughts, could it? [29.Sep.14]
The Day the Old Batman-town Steel Mill Shut Down
Imagine Batman, the whole of the intellectual property, the full weight of publication and production history, now 75 years on from its inception, and imagine it as a town. [26.Sep.14]
Reviews
An issue about carrying on a legacy, but for only some of the right reasons. [30.Sep.14]
Any good futuristic tale worth reading should transport you to a believable, yet otherworldly reality. Luckily, Roche Limit succeeds at this… [29.Sep.14]
Tell your people, your super-people, that it won't stop here. It's coming your way, too. And if you have no super-people, may the lord have mercy. [24.Sep.14]
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]
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
Imagine Batman, the whole of the intellectual property, the full weight of publication and production history, now 75 years on from its inception, and imagine it as a town. [26.Sep.14]
“My own views on continuity are something of a mixed bag. Basically, I think the massive, over-populated mainstream superhero worlds create opportunities for interesting, inventive interactions between the disparate characters…” [25.Sep.14]
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]
Columns
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]
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]
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