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.
Thursday, April 17 2014
The star of Jonny Double is also its title character, a private investigator who fancies himself hardboiled but is really just headstrong and impulsive without quite enough talent to back that up…
Friday, April 11 2014
Our month full of Hellboy to celebrate Hellboy’s 20th anniversary continues as we share an earnest conversation with Hellboy Universe collaborator John Arcudi who opens up about his expansion of the Universe with B.P.R.D. and the Lobster Johnson stories.
Thursday, April 10 2014
Each Wednesday comic selections have been made and it’s easy to end up with a sizable stack of new material each week. Fully absorbing, appreciating, and retaining every panel of every issue is challenging, if not impossible.
Friday, April 4 2014
In the handful of days before Dave Brockie’s passing, Mike Mignola and I spoke at great length about the then upcoming 20th anniversary of Hellboy, a character who by his very nature resisted his fate, and hoped to shape new options by his own hand…
Thursday, April 3 2014
Comic books become movies. Movies becomes soundtracks, games like Avengers Battle for Earth, become interactive experiences.
Thursday, March 27 2014
Ales Kot’s Zero is not a traditional mystery tale, but it certainly has a large unanswered question looming over it.
Friday, March 21 2014
Today, we kick off the lid on a month full of Hellboy, to celebrate the character’s 20th anniversary.
Thursday, March 20 2014
There are lots of stories about superheroes helping out with natural disasters, military operations, diseases, hunger, and the other countless problems of the world. But there aren’t very many superheroes who only do that stuff and leave the crime-fighting to someone else. Why not?
Friday, March 7 2014
It redefined the comic book industry for the new millennium. Now it is an ever-unfolding tragedy.
Thursday, March 6 2014
As the story progresses in FBP, it offers a steady supply of shock, giving the audience fresh reasons to get hooked all the time. Not knowing what’s coming makes each new development a delightful surprise, rather than an inevitability.
Friday, February 28 2014
Dan Goldman is a precious intellect, and we need to rally around him. He is one of the rare few artists working in any medium who are actively engaging with the idea of what it means to be making transmedia.
Thursday, February 27 2014
Drumhellar's main character, Drum, and one of Broad City's two leads, Ilana, are both what could and would normally be considered bad influences—they push their friends to do dangerous things for the sake of excitement or discovery.
Friday, February 21 2014
Dan's fearlessness is, in all truth, the light of rationalism, and the courage of spirit that comes from humanistic values. And that is the fireside we both sit at, as we head into the darker winter of the conversation ahead.
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.