Friday, December 19 2014
Who better to talk about the future of the comics industry than someone who’s been inventing the future of comics for nearly four decades now? To wrap up this year, we sit down for a full session with Dark Horse Publisher and President Mike Richardson.
Wednesday, December 17 2014
With a mind as encyclopedic as Scott Snyder’s all interviews seem to become a single interview. And talking about Wytches #3 (released today) also means talking about parental love, childhood fears and the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA.
Friday, December 12 2014
Paul Duffield takes us back to the power of Frank Miller’s Daredevils, where the vertical sunless, steel-and-glass canyons of Manhattan, were always repurposed as horizontal spaces.
Thursday, December 11 2014
Today on the Iconographies we begin with Ken Kesey’s Sometimes a Great Notion, and work our way through Revival and Rachel Rising to Gotham?!
Friday, December 5 2014
This year, Alfred E. Neuman puts his hands up against the pure Dumb of racism, football field not included.
Thursday, December 4 2014
Captain America is black. Of course he is. Perhaps he always was.
Friday, November 21 2014
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.
Thursday, November 20 2014
There is a corner of the British comics industry that is forever devoted to the portrayal of warfare.
Thursday, November 13 2014
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.
Friday, November 7 2014
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."
Thursday, November 6 2014
With comics in particular, I love the ritual of going to the shop each week, sorting every new stack into a reading order, then putting everything away in an organized manner after I’ve read it.
Friday, October 31 2014
It’s the strangest of strange troikas; Nevadan statehood, Halloween and comics. But this Halloween, marking the 150th anniversary of Nevadan statehood, might just be the most elegant comment on the current state of comics.
Thursday, October 30 2014
I remember that Halloween, Halloween 1975. I wanted to dress as Spider-Man…
Friday, October 24 2014
After an 18-year absence on the global stage of popculture, the 2000 AD Specials returned earlier this year. The Winter Special is a thematic return to the magazine's roots.
Thursday, October 23 2014
I refuse to accept that I am too old to enjoy a live-action, stunt bike, superhero arena show. I'm not too old. I love superheroes and I was ready to love Marvel Universe LIVE! But "good enough for the kids" just isn't good enough.
Friday, October 17 2014
The Last of the Greats was published by Image in 2011-12, a five-issue mini-series that received deserved critical acclaim but ultimately flew under the radar, popularity-wise.
Monday, October 13 2014
Just ahead of tomorrow's second episode of The Flash, we present this special Iconographies on this show isn't very different from This American Life's spinoff, Serial.
Thursday, October 9 2014
Wytches marks a radically important turning point in Scott Snyder's evolution as a writer. And thereby hangs a tale…
Friday, October 3 2014
Mighty Avengers stars a pseudo-random collection of heroes who form a team based on external circumstances rather than because of some specific shared goal. What’s wonderful about that, though, is that it’s exactly why the original Avengers started way back when.
Thursday, October 2 2014
Richard Shaver called the rocks that he found "Rock Books". Within them he saw both stories and pictures from the ancient past. They were the world's first comicbooks -- comicbooks from before the flood.