Friday, January 27 2012
It's especially hard to shift between being a world-class media theorist writing nonfiction, and a writer of fiction. That's even more so when the fiction appears as comics. Why does Douglas Rushkoff make it look so easy?
Friday, January 20 2012
J. Torres is a mature, creative voice, a powerful storyteller, and a gifted intellect. Exactly the kind of person you'd want reimagining a classic from your childhood.
Thursday, January 12 2012
Can comics be meaningful and personal and accessible to all, without the elaborately stylized rituals of ComicCon? Co-creators of the forthcoming New Crusaders series offer a genuinely new way of thinking about meaningfulness in a PopMatters exclusive.
Wednesday, January 11 2012
There's a deep sense of duty to John Ficarra and his work as Editor of MAD, as well as a practiced, finely-tuned, Olympic-level athlete mindset and an ability to tease out the patently ridiculous in everything. This is why MAD catapults beyond entertainment, and into the orbits of truly great satire.
Wednesday, January 4 2012
As the writer at the helm of signature DC titles like Batman and Swamp Thing, Scott Snyder flawlessly bleeds horror into the body of his stories. But where does that inner, darkening fear come from? In an exclusive interview with PopMatters, Snyder opens up.
Wednesday, December 14 2011
Why has Aquaman, a longstanding mainstay of the DC Universe, never excelled in capturing the popular imagination? In an earnest conversation with Geoff Johns, New 52 writer of Aquaman and DC's Chief Creative Officer, PopMatters meets someone for the very first time -- Aquaman himself.
Wednesday, December 7 2011
In a time when the novelty of DC's company-wide reboot seems to push writers in the direction of a ground-up redesign of their characters, Grant Morrison does the unexpected with the original superhero. PopMatters presents Grant Morrison, and his thoughts on Action.
Thursday, November 17 2011
Screenwriter and comics creator Joshua Hale Fialkov pens one of the most perfect horror-romances in I, Vampire. The horror, and the romance, shouldn't be mutually exclusive story elements, he reminds us in the first part of this exclusive interview.
Wednesday, November 16 2011
At it's heart, DC's New 52 is all about re-introducing characters that in many senses have gone missing over the course of their publication history. In this edition of The Iconographies, Superman, and how he is being reclaimed both now and "five years ago".
Wednesday, October 26 2011
Timeous and pitch perfect, writer Grant Morrison's Action offers a much-needed reinvention of Superman. In a rare opportunity, publisher DC grants PopMatters an exclusive interview with one of the keenest intellects working in comics today. This is Grant Morrison, in his own words.
Tuesday, October 4 2011
DC demonstrated the full power of their operation by delivering sales numbers that haven’t been seen in quite some time. Month one was a complete success. See you in month two.
Sunday, September 25 2011
A chat over Twitter last Sunday picks up on the halfway mark of DC's New 52. We talk about why we liked what we liked, why we hated what we did. Muse on where DC might be going. And how it got to go there because of where it's been.
Wednesday, September 21 2011
With the launch of his first web-based TV show, Adults Only, Project Fanboy Award winner Jason Burns makes his visionary expectations of entertainment available to a much, much wider audience.
Sunday, September 18 2011
With DC's New 52 reboot of their entire universe, the comicbook company is evolving a greater media savvy and a far deeper cultural relevance than ever before. But has DC simply borrowed from more adaptable publishers like BOOM! Studios?
Wednesday, September 14 2011
The learning curve is steep, but it breaks down like this; Potter's Field is the story of patriotic values set to detective fiction, and the medium of comics. Mark Waid displays true genius in sculpting the kind of tale he has.
Wednesday, September 7 2011
At the dawn of the 21st century, some of us are only now beginning to feel the wave of super-connectedness that comes from emerging social media technologies, some of us have lived in NYC all our lives, and some of us just read Spider-Man.
Friday, September 2 2011
How does Radical enter the digital economy in a groundbreaking way that both redefines the entertainment industry and yet remains true to core values of support for creativity and precision of user-driven environments?
Wednesday, August 31 2011
Perhaps more than a long, critical gaze at DC's history, Secret Origins makes the incredibly savvy move of rendering the company's 70-plus years as both heartwarming and resilient.
Wednesday, August 24 2011
Is Disney's decision to let go of its subsidiary Marvel's entire West Coast marketing team a sound one? The question is certainly nowhere near as interesting as what this decision signals about the entertainment industry as a whole.
Thursday, August 18 2011
With the series coda to Geoff Johns' six-year run on Green Lantern just completed, the once bright Silver Age hero's adventures leave a bitter taste, more because of magical promise of Johns' early work.