Thursday, February 20 2014
An Afrocentric future is born out of the inspiration and aspiration of a growing African diaspora. Of course, this promising future is a reflection of a troubled past and contested present.
Friday, February 14 2014
Superstar creator Jimmy Palmiotti talks about PaperFilms, his most newest KickStarter project, Denver, and his mainstream success, but none of this in an actual bar.
Thursday, February 13 2014
Isn’t modern life grand? A comicbook fan can dig into the histories of specific characters, creators, titles, etc. via the numerous online archives and blogs that are out there for just that purpose.
Friday, February 7 2014
For their Project Black Sky superhero line, publisher Dark Horse engineers one of the most formidable social media campaigns ever.
Thursday, February 6 2014
Right now there’s an abundance of great “hard” sci-fi comics, titles that pay close attention to the tiny details of whatever made-up sciences their stories entail.
Friday, January 31 2014
We said some very polite and clever things about the opening chapter of Death Sentence, identifying Monty's facility at producing a Dostoevskian or Dickensian narrative that confronted existential angst at a societal level. The truth is far more tantalizing.
Thursday, January 30 2014
The super-people who band together to take Aric down are all characters from other Valiant Comics titles, ostensibly making Unity something of a Justice League or Avengers type book for the publisher, except that the stars of Unity aren’t exactly heroes.
Friday, January 24 2014
A work as erudite and as literary as The Unwritten couldn't possibly be laced with current real-world, media-hyped, crises, could it?
Thursday, January 23 2014
Before DC relaunched their entire line, Scott Snyder had an 11-issue run on Detective with artists Francesco Francavilla and Jock. Bruce Wayne was believed to be dead at the time, so his first protégé Dick Grayson was under the cowl instead.
Friday, January 17 2014
The question on the use of popculture goes far beyond cultural legitimacy or even cultural validity, writer and critic Samuel Sattin reminds us…
Thursday, January 16 2014
Loose Ends is a truly remarkable work, with oversized pages that give the highly stylized art and dialogue ample room to impress, and a story that’s intimate but enormous, with wonderfully rich and bold characters to match.
Friday, January 10 2014
It's the question I didn't ask author and critic Samuel Sattin that wakes me at 3am each morning…
Thursday, January 9 2014
Prophet was a title created by Rob Liefeld as part of his Extreme Studios imprint. It was short-lived, however, and after more than a decade, Image Comics relaunched Prophet in 2012 with a brand new creative team and direction.
Friday, December 13 2013
In League of Somebodies author and critic Samuel Sattin introduces the idea of the highbrow superhero deconstructionist novel. In doing so, he starts a quiet revolution in thinking.
Thursday, December 12 2013
What Six-Gun Gorilla is all about is encouraging us to seek out good stories for ourselves, to find and hold onto whatever value and meaning they contain.
Monday, December 9 2013
A visit to Seattle's Star Trek convention reveals the conflicted feelings cast members have towards being immortalized in comic form.
Friday, December 6 2013
Falling in love is hard on the knees, Aerosmith reminded us some two decades back. Between President Obama's "backpedaling" on the Syrian red-line and Miley's twerking, 2013 has been a little like that.
Thursday, December 5 2013
Unlike the Thanksgiving leftovers reheated, going for seconds is hard when it comes to comicbook issues.
Friday, November 22 2013
"Nostalgia is a seductive pleasure these days, but I worry about what it means for the ongoing health of comics…" A Look at Superman: A Celebration of 75 Years and Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years.
Thursday, November 21 2013
While the primary focus of this narrative is Miles Morales’ return as Spider-Man, the road there is paved with the tribulations of all the other characters involved.