Sunday, January 1 1995
PopMatters Comic Book Feature by John Burnson - Marvel is succumbing to the
Despite its flaws 'Midnight Nation' could very well prove to be a good series. It has a fresh twist on the detective thriller which should play nicely into the current state of pop culture.
PopMatters Comic Book Feature by Anne Thalheimer - Doucet's work is not for the faint of heart . . . she does not shy away from the strange, the grotesque, the self-scathing . . . or the bodily. More often than not, she manages to mix them all up into one frightening, surreal, fabulous sequence.
'Lifeline' fulfils its function admirably a competently fashioned Spider-Man tale with awesome Steve Rude supplied eye candy.
When millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne first began his career as the Batman in 1939, it was mentioned several times that, 'He always works alone.'
+ related review: Enemy Ace: War in Heaven Facing the Enemy Take the an elite Nazi fighting unit, thirty-two pages of black and white art, and
Created by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Edward Risso, '100 Bullets'' core premise, as revealed in the 'First Shot, Last Call' trade paperback, concerns the book's main protagonist, one Agent Graves.
Hothead Paisan, quite frankly, takes no shit from anyone. She is an unapologetically homicidal lesbian out to destroy homophobes, racists, and men who abuse women.
The keyword must be Hope -- even as the story within The Believer has its guns dead-targeted on Guilt.
. . . a romp through the almost forty years of Marvel history with a wink of the eye and a determination to have it all make sense.
Cage was the first black character at Marvel to carry its own book. The unfortunate part was that it was a character created and developed by white men and, instead of showing 'relevance', was more of a joke to black readers.
Interview with the Artists of 9-11: PART II Part I of the interview In December, PopMatters Section Editor A. David Lewis conducted an interview with
an expedition to comics' past in both structure and content.
Slumberland Unsettled It’s not a new notion (in fact creator Neil Gaiman himself pointed it out years ago) that The Sandman was a writer’
The Future of the Future You create Mage, you create Grendel two highly renown and respected independent comic books. And then, after 20 years in the
If there is the comic book equivalent to a Diva, then it is certainly John Byrne.
With its surprises and its determination to make a statement, 'Legion Lost' proclaims that, if nothing else, the Legionnaires are ultimately soldiers.
. . . heralded a revival of superhero characterization away from the dark, 'grim and gritty' legacy and back to the root concept of heroism.
Ron Lim has been everywhere in the comic book universe, from Marvel Comic to DC Comics, from big publishers to new independents, from regular artist to freelancer. Now, as he looks at creator-owned properties, 'PopMatters' speaks with the prolific penciler and learns about what brought him into the superhero mainstream and where he feels these well-traveled ink rivers may lead.
Von Hammer is still a German who kills Americans and America's allies. Yet, readers can admire Von Hammer for his courage and remarkable abilities. Therein lies the wonderful paradox of Enemy Ace.