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Sunday, January 1 1995

Superman: Where Is Thy Sting?

In the end, 'Where Is Thy Sting?', which desires to convey the humanity of Superman, succeeds only in proving what an alien freakball he is. Watch your back, Lois.


With New God Orion regaining a sense of elevated profile through his membership in the popular 'Justice League of America', the DC Comics suits figured that Orion would be the best bet for a Fourth World revival. They turned to Simonson to helm it. So, would Simonson be able to succeed where so many before him have failed? In a word: yes!

The Sentry

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.

PopMatters Comic Book Feature

PopMatters Comic Book Feature by John Burnson - Marvel is succumbing to the

Midnight Nation

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

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.

Spider-Man: Lifeline

'Lifeline' fulfils its function admirably — a competently fashioned Spider-Man tale with awesome Steve Rude supplied eye candy.

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


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


Greyshirt: Indigo Sunset

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

PopMatters Comic Book Interview


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.

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