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.
Friday, September 26 2014
Imagine Batman, the whole of the intellectual property, the full weight of publication and production history, now 75 years on from its inception, and imagine it as a town.
Thursday, September 25 2014
“My own views on continuity are something of a mixed bag. Basically, I think the massive, over-populated mainstream superhero worlds create opportunities for interesting, inventive interactions between the disparate characters…”
Friday, September 19 2014
What writer-artist Dean Haspiel and co-plotter Mark Waid achieve with Red Circle’s The Fox: Freak Magnet is nothing short of amazing—the simultaneous dismantling and honoring of the golden age of pulp.
Thursday, September 18 2014
This summer gone, it’s Daniel’s first time at Comic-Con. But it’s beginning to feel like all our first times, again…
Friday, September 12 2014
This is a story about the distribution model of comics and why I want to see it evolve to the same levels comics storytelling did in the ‘90s. And this story begins with two vignettes…
“Momentum” is a good word for Rossmo’s work in general. If there’s one thing that ties together his eclectically vast projects, it’s the kinetic energy his art contains.
Thursday, September 4 2014
Southern Bastards is a true Alabama story as much as To Kill a Mockingbird is a true Alabama story.
Thursday, August 28 2014
In his book It Never Happened Again, Sam Alden uses two short comicbook stories to offer a slight twist on the old journey-vs.-destination philosophy.
Friday, August 22 2014
Our Heroes is like a Saturday morning cartoon, only better. It perfectly captures the spirit of the funny superhero. (The Human Mallet Lives!)
Friday, August 15 2014
We didn’t see Marvel’s iconic Surfer of the Cosmic skyways in the recent Guardians of the Galaxy, but iwe should have.
Thursday, August 14 2014
While we can’t always relate entirely to DC’s superheroes, we continue to remain fascinated by them because like “The Sons of the Batman” we too desire to be empowered or shaped by something bigger than ourselves.
Friday, August 8 2014
I’m a single issue reader. I don’t avoid trades or anything, but I refuse to wait for them, either, preferring to consume my comics one chapter at a time.
Friday, August 1 2014
Guardians of the Galaxy promises to show us more than any movie has to date of the Marvel Universe and to give us, for the first time, some genuine cosmic-superheroes-in-space excitement.
Thursday, July 31 2014
If you have ever wondered what a superhero novel written by Ernest Hemingway would have been like, then Gladiator is your answer.
Tuesday, July 29 2014
In telling his story in such an accessible and sympathetic way, Box Brown helps even non-wrestling fans understand what made Andre "the Giant" Roussimoff so unforgettable.
Thursday, July 24 2014
OK, I’m going to sound a little G.O.P., but ComicCon is a public good and must be defended. And you’d never guess from what…
Wednesday, July 23 2014
Just a single thought about what Batman has come to mean over the last 75 years.
Friday, July 18 2014
Sometimes, as Stuart Moore writes in Wolverine: Under the Boardwalk, you just gotta disappear.