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Sunday, January 1 1995

Batman: Gotham Knights #1 (1999)

When millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne first began his career as the Batman in 1939, it was mentioned several times that, 'He always works alone.'

Waffen SS

+ 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

Too Much Wolverine

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.

The Complete Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist

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.

Image Introduces . . . The Believer

The keyword must be Hope -- even as the story within The Believer has its guns dead-targeted on Guilt.

Avengers Forever

. . . 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 #1

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.

9-11: Emergency Relief

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

Greyshirt: Indigo Sunset

an expedition to comics' past in both structure and content.

The Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dreams But Were Afraid to Ask

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’

PopMatters Comic Book Interview

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

Generations 2

If there is the comic book equivalent to a Diva, then it is certainly John Byrne.

Legion Lost

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.

Interview with Ron Lim - PopMatters Comics Interview

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.

Enemy Ace: War in Heaven

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.

Interview with Jamie Delano - PopMatters Comics Interview

Just recently, PopMatters had the opportunity to speak with renown comic book writer Jamie Delano.

100 Bullets

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.

Naughty Bits #1 (1999)

Comic books by women are not as rare as one might think. Despite the fetishized female found in too many male-authored comic books and the stereotype of comics as a boy's club, women have been involved in comics for decades.

Vesper / Valentine

Women with weapons, men with pens — it's a trend that recurs heavily in modern comics. Frequently, the minds behind today's strong, female characters are none other than men. While in general that may be a counter-intuitive relationship, women written and drawn almost exclusively by men, it's practically a given in the comics industry. Girls with guns, boys with brushes.

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