Thursday, June 26 2014
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.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
Although some comix generally avoided the topic, many artists and writers signaled their opposition to the Vietnam War in creative and daring ways.
Friday, June 20 2014
To understand Death Sentence you'd need to understand why 1986's Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns were both roaring successes, and a dismal failures.
Thursday, June 19 2014
In the long pop culture heyday of UFOs that stretched from the late '40s to the mid-'70s, it seemed that flying saucers were everywhere. UFOs swept the nation.
Friday, June 13 2014
In the first year of The Iconographies, we took an in-depth critical tour of the wonder that is Lone Wolf and Cub. Now, as creator Kazuo Koike returns to his magnum opus, so do we…
Thursday, June 12 2014
With Afterlife With Archie you could change all the names and the location while keeping everything else the same, and it wouldn’t be any less powerful or impressive a series.
Friday, June 6 2014
The Greil Marcus-edited A New Literary History of America offers insight into the deeper cultural DNA of David Gallaher and Steve Ellis's The Only Living Boy.
Friday, May 30 2014
If you picked up the launch issue of C.O.W.L. earlier this week thinking that, with the season finale of Mad Man, ‘60s nostalgia is now back in, you’re maybe missing the sheer depth of Mad Men, and definitely of C.O.W.L.…
Thursday, May 29 2014
We miss him now that he’s gone—Al Feldstein was one of the dynamos of MAD.
Friday, May 23 2014
Jonathan Hickman writes himself into very exclusive fraternity that includes greats like Philip K. Dick and William Shakespeare, where the writer is recast as public intellectual.
Thursday, May 22 2014
Sometimes, it’s nice for the words to step aside in a comic and just let the art tell the story for a while.
Friday, May 16 2014
In Iron Man: Iron Metropolitan writer Kieron Gillen finally offers a unique vision of the signature Marvel superhero, leading us into a world where art deco becomes a metaphor for modern-day geopolitical upheaval.
Thursday, May 15 2014
In Scalped: Dead Mothers Shelton is determined to see his mother’s killer brought to justice, refusing to leave the reservation until the killer is caught.
Friday, May 9 2014
We talk with transmedia writer and creator of the breakout Red Light Properties Dan Goldman about how he spent Free Comic Book Day and the state of comics culture in general.
Thursday, May 8 2014
Lono was a major character in 100 Bullets, arguably the meanest, most sadistic. But at the beginning of Brother Lono, he’s already done a 180-degree turn around in attitude and demeanor.
Friday, May 2 2014
I was five years old the night Gwen Stacy died. I didn’t hear the news. It will come as no surprise if Gwen Stacy does die in today’s release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Thursday, May 1 2014
The protagonist is Orson, also the “Spaceman” of the title, genetically engineered years ago by NASA to be able to travel to and live on Mars.
Friday, April 25 2014
The key to Captain America: The Winter Soldier success is clear. It captured and integrated into the Marvel cineverse Captain America’s dedication to the common man's ideas of America.
Thursday, April 24 2014
Once they’d established themselves as a formidable creative force with almost five years of excellent work on 100 Bullets, Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso got to take a crack at one of the biggest comicbook characters ever: Batman.
Friday, April 18 2014
Over Easy is hauntingly beautiful, breathtaking, ferociously intelligent. It allows us to peer behind the veil of private lives in a radically different way to other biographies.