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.
Thursday, July 17 2014
Creative force Brandon Easton talks with Julian Chambliss about his newest documentary, the state of comics today, and the questions nobody ever asks.
Thursday, July 10 2014
Over the last couple of years IDW has collected the entirety of the Star Trek strips that ran from 1979 to 1983 into two large, coffee table style volumes in their Library of American Comics series.
Friday, June 27 2014
Kings Watch is an example of a classically outrageous sci-fi action tale being told with a more modern sensibility.
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.