Thursday, October 18 2012
With the end The Mighty Thor, perhaps now's the perfect time to reconsider Kenneth Branagh's critical box office success as a metaphor for the challenges facing the upcoming Thor: God of Thunder.
Sunday, October 14 2012
Think Tank, the story of a scientist working on covert weapons development, couldn't have come at a better time.
Wednesday, October 10 2012
What happens when Vegas is everywhere? MAD's recent blog post about nude Royals provides a vital clue to the nature of the post-Empire moment…
Wednesday, October 3 2012
Over a late NY lunch-hour, and in the space of just one minute, both Christy Marx and Justin Jordan articulate grand-vision views of the New 52, of Zero Month, and the ongoing relevance of popculture.
Wednesday, September 26 2012
Catwoman does not exist. By the end of The Dark Knight Rises we see, what could be, the end of Batman. And in a future without Batman, Selina becomes the rebound girl for a man who just dumped his alter ego…
Wednesday, September 19 2012
Says Snyder, “I think writing comics, you have to have that North Star for each thing you are working on”…
Sunday, September 16 2012
If low temperatures don't bring death in today's horror comics, they're almost always the ideal setting for it.
Wednesday, September 12 2012
What's your perfect poker table? Mine would never include either John Reed or Thomas Jefferson, pretty much because, between the two of them, they'd hustle the socks off me…
Wednesday, September 5 2012
Just as music should never be harmless, pop culture should never diminish those who read it. If DC's proven anything over this last year, it's that the grander experiment of pop culture can succeed even for a genre as marginalized as superheroes.
Wednesday, August 29 2012
Ten years gone, and John Reed (playwright of All the World's a Grave and political cartoonist-writer behind Shitty Mickey) meditates on the post 9/11 condition and his 2002 novel Snowball's Chance…
Wednesday, August 15 2012
With his most recent novel, The Survivor, comics- and screenwriter Gregg Hurwitz underlines his already incredible mastery of transmedia and charts a new course for the American psyche after the last horrific decade…
Tuesday, August 14 2012
Kevin Colden's Fishtown tells the story of a real-life Philadelphia murder and a jarring scarcity of contrition.
Wednesday, August 8 2012
"I guess somebody, somewhere must be tolling a bell," Meat Loaf reminds us. Lieberman and Lorimer's Harvest is all about sometimes needing to toll those bells ourselves.
Wednesday, August 1 2012
There's a strange promissory to Greg Pak's relaunch of X-treme X-Men, perhaps it has something to do with Jason Aaron having rarefied the essence of Wolverine's immortality over the course of some 60 issues…
Thursday, July 26 2012
The story of Aurora, the real story of Aurora isn't the story of psychotic action. Jim Holmes will not inscribe himself into this. I will simply not allow it, and neither will you...
Wednesday, July 18 2012
Were the people downloading comics loyal fans who had forsaken their local stores for the allure of cheaper titles and ease of access? Or were they new readers who would never have stepped into a comic book store, but decided to download something directly to their smartphone or tablet?
Like it or not, something's missing from Marc Webb's cinematic reimagining of the Amazing Spider-Man, the exact piece that makes Spider-Man, Spider-Man…
Wednesday, July 11 2012
In April 2012, New York Times bestselling writer Chris Roberson re-tabled a debate around creative rights many believed long-settled...
Tuesday, July 10 2012
The Good, the bad and Wocko the Beaut. The unlikely history and present day renaissance of Australian comics.
Wednesday, June 27 2012
Perhaps Peanuts creator Charles Schulz's greatest advantage in being a social crusader is that he never appeared to be one…