Thursday, September 12 2013
In a world of TMZ and Wikileaks, do secret identities even matter anymore?
Friday, August 30 2013
This summer has highlighted the new shape of the comics industry and maybe the best way to engage these changes is through the poetry of Adrienne Rich.
Thursday, August 29 2013
The cancellation of Dial H came as a bummer but not a shock. Its sales were never off-the-charts, and its story, characters, setting, and tone aren’t quite like those of any other title coming out of DC right now.
Friday, August 23 2013
Yeats wrote, in "The Second Coming", "Things fall apart; the center cannot hold." In a way, we see this exact line fleshed out as a comicbook narrative within New Avengers…
Thursday, August 22 2013
Thor was a superhero’s superhero, battling evil on a scale inaccessible to most if not all of his colleagues in the Marvel Universe.
Friday, August 16 2013
Think of it as the natural counterpoint to the entire debate around "personal liberty vs. public good…"
Thursday, August 15 2013
It's when I imagine myself standing in line to tomorrow's premiere of Jobs, that the idea begins to formulate in my mind. Like Steve Jobs himself, Robert Siciliano's keen appreciation and leveraging of pop culture is perhaps what makes him one of the keenest minds in cybersecurity.
Friday, August 9 2013
With two big screen releases to establish the franchise-wide reboot under the belt, Star Trek: The Ongoing Series becomes a focal point for fan interest. We talk to series regular writer, Mike Johnson.
Thursday, August 8 2013
A young woman is murdered and nobody knows by whom, including the woman herself who, miraculously, has returned to life. To complicate things further, she’s not the only person in her small town to recently beat death likes this.
Friday, August 2 2013
How did the old school, more sombre, more tired Avengers of the '80s and '90s become the hip Avengers of the new millennium? Posing the question, and attempting an answer delineates some crucial insights into the perpetuating longevity of pop culture.
Thursday, August 1 2013
What makes Braithwaite the right choice as artist for this series isn’t just his ability to bring the same level of detail and care to everything, from tiny space slugs to massive spaceships. It’s the way he makes common elements from so many different genres seem like they belong in the same world.
Thursday, July 25 2013
The Black Beetle is a Francavilla original, a superhero character living in a pulp noir world. Because it is his own creation, and undoubtedly also because it’s a genre he’s passionate about, Francavilla’s art has never looked better than it does in this book.
Friday, July 19 2013
With Daredevil #27 writer Mark Waid has achieved a milestone in comics storytelling, a drawing together of seemingly unrelated plot-points and narrative arcs that have been in play since the very first issue.
Wednesday, July 17 2013
One year on from the phenomenal success of Joss Whedon's The Avengers isn't it time to reconsider his most unlikely Avenger, the Hulk? Particularly the lavish treatment offered the Hulk in auteur Ang Lee's 2008 outing The Incredible Hulk.
Thursday, July 11 2013
Exclusive artwork from MAD #522 lights up an exclusive interview with the legendary MAD Editor John Ficarra.
Wednesday, July 10 2013
A solid film, but a solid Superman? A comparison between the latest version and the collective and popular history of Superman is most certainly warranted, especially with some of the more surprising aspects of Zack Snyder's “reboot to the head" that is The Man of Steel.
Monday, July 1 2013
What does it mean to be an Avenger? The journey continues through Young Avengers and Uncanny Avengers.
Friday, June 28 2013
The elephant in the room... did DC Comics have the right to resurrect Watchmen in the pages of Before Watchmen? Here's an exclusive preview of Before Watchmen: Minutemen & Silk Spectre and Before Watchmen: Ozymandias & Crimson Corsair.
Thursday, June 27 2013
There'll be no more Hellblazer after this one. It's John Constantine's final appearance in the magazine, and it's the final collection of the same, Death & Cigarettes. Earlier this year I argued, maybe it's time to move on. But now I'm thinking, may it's time to remember…
Friday, June 21 2013
There's a schism between the hopefulness and wonder of science fiction, and the dry analysis of science. But sometimes if the idea is big enough, it can overcome that sociocultural schism. Sometimes all you need is Superman, or Frank Drake.