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Reanimating the Dailies: Star Trek: The Newspaper Comics
Over the last couple of years IDW has collected the entirety of the Star Trek strips that ran from 1979 to 1983 into two large, coffee table style volumes in their Library of American Comics series. [10.Jul.14]
Invisible No More: Fantastic Four 100th Anniversary
By Gregory L. Reece
The setting is not one hundred years after Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny were first exposed to cosmic rays but rather one hundred years after Jack and Stan kicked off the Marvel revolution with the introduction of “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine.” [9.Jul.14]
Paul Gravett Is in the Mood for Love in 'Comics Art'
Comics Art demonstrates Gravett's deep passion for the world of panels, speech balloons, fine lines and grand colors, subtle shading and transformative images. [9.Jul.14]
On Equal Footing: Sex Criminals #6
Sex Criminals fits into a category all its own. Is it a book about sex? It is certainly dirty, but it doesn’t exploit its characters. [8.Jul.14]
A Beautiful Institutional Breakdown: Uncanny X-men #22
Disorganization and ineptitude somehow come together in a wonderfully meaningful story. [7.Jul.14]
Reviews
By Gregory L. Reece
The setting is not one hundred years after Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny were first exposed to cosmic rays but rather one hundred years after Jack and Stan kicked off the Marvel revolution with the introduction of “The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine.” [09.Jul.14]
Comics Art demonstrates Gravett's deep passion for the world of panels, speech balloons, fine lines and grand colors, subtle shading and transformative images. [09.Jul.14]
Sex Criminals fits into a category all its own. Is it a book about sex? It is certainly dirty, but it doesn’t exploit its characters. [08.Jul.14]
Disorganization and ineptitude somehow come together in a wonderfully meaningful story. [07.Jul.14]
By Steven Michael Scott
Imagine you’re back in high school. You’re faced with a lot of societal pressures such as fitting in and applying for colleges. Now to top that off your school has inexplicably been transported to an alien galaxy. You are now entering The Woods. [01.Jul.14]
By Gregory L. Reece
According to Joseph Campbell, The Demon You Can Swallow "gives you its power—and the greater life’s pain, the greater life’s reply." [30.Jun.14]
By Steven Michael Scott
The Trees are intelligent life that fail to recognize humans as anything more than parasites, if that. It’s the ultimate nature fights back tale. Except these Trees are invading from space. [25.Jun.14]
An insight into the worst days of Barbara Gordon's life. [24.Jun.14]
Features
Over the last couple of years IDW has collected the entirety of the Star Trek strips that ran from 1979 to 1983 into two large, coffee table style volumes in their Library of American Comics series. [10.Jul.14]
Kings Watch is an example of a classically outrageous sci-fi action tale being told with a more modern sensibility. [27.Jun.14]
By Gregory L. Reece
Jack Kirby, World War II veteran, was channeling youth when he produced Forever People. He was on the side of change and disorder for the cause of freedom. [26.Jun.14]
By Alexandre Rallo
Although some comix generally avoided the topic, many artists and writers signaled their opposition to the Vietnam War in creative and daring ways. [24.Jun.14]
Columns
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]
The Next Reel
Suddenly, movies from all walks of the Marvel Universe began to rage against the big screen with three distinct universes vying for control of box office gold. [15.Jun.14]
The Next Reel
The story is far from over for The Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, but what of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What of the incredible saga of all of those also-ran comic book films? [08.Jun.14]
The Next Reel
Marvel Comics rules the box office today (three films based on Marvel Comics occupied the top 10 in May 2014 alone), but getting there was a long, hard, slow road. [01.Jun.14]
From The Blogs
There’s something that needs to be said about where Robert Venditti is taking the Green Lantern universe, something good… [17.Jun.14]
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