Tuesday, January 7 2014
When one character dies in a compelling way, it's a great story. When many characters die, it's underwhelming.
Monday, January 6 2014
How does DC's power couple mature in their relationship in a way that's relatable?
Wednesday, December 11 2013
I’ve come to understand the dream as one primarily fueled by anxiety. It's a twisted sort of wish-fulfillment…
Tuesday, December 10 2013
Harsh lessons are part of growing up. But when Emma Frost teaches them, they're MUCH harsher.
Monday, December 9 2013
Over 20 years ago Grant Morrison asked why these things still excite us? Jeff Lemire’s current run on "Animal Man" is counting on them still doing so.
Wednesday, December 4 2013
What strange magic has propelled writer-creator Robert Kirkman's zombie apocalypse epic, The Walking Dead for so long? Whatever it is, it's alive and kicking still in issue #116.
How can global destruction have the same effect in a world that has already endured too much of it?
Tuesday, December 3 2013
Marvel’s latest cosmic donnybrook comes to an end, closing as it has progressed--neatly, thoughtfully, and with a restrained temperament.
Wednesday, November 27 2013
Why doesn't Superman simply kill all his enemies and rule the world? In Action #25, incoming regular writer Greg Pak confront's Superman's inherent potential for fascism.
Tuesday, November 26 2013
Far from just the journey westwards, there've been three other American migrations. Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years introduces the idea of a fifth.
Monday, November 25 2013
At 75 years, both Superman and the print collection that celebrates his anniversary, suggest the idea of perpetual fictions as public good.
Wednesday, November 20 2013
It's Green Arrow vs. Batman in the pages of Green Arrow #24, but not quite. Because it's the past, and Ollie it's quite Green Arrow yet, and it's not quite "versus."
Tuesday, November 19 2013
She would lose herself in the moment and let go and be pure... and that, of course was exactly the wrong thing to do...
Monday, November 18 2013
A heavenly plot with a devilishly entertaining narrative.
Wednesday, November 13 2013
I love Inaki Miranda's cars. They're equal parts safety line and guide wire; laced with the kind of realism you can retreat into when the supernatural gets too much, but also a means for you to help suspend your disbelief.
Tuesday, November 12 2013
With Guy Fawkes celebrated recently, hacktivists taking to the streets this past Friday for the Million Mask March, and Alan Moore's upcoming 60th birthday, maybe now's the time to take a look at V for Vendetta.
Monday, November 11 2013
Five decades of X-men converge in a way that's thrilling, yet incomplete.
Friday, November 8 2013
In this Bayeux Tapestry-like method of storytelling, images segue from one to the next with imperceptible but inevitable shifts of perspective and events, much like war itself.
Wednesday, November 6 2013
Beware the Batman makes a radically different argument for the Batman as an idea.
Tuesday, November 5 2013
These scientists are figuring out how to make an alchemist’s dream come true, changing one element into another two. Energy released 70,000,000 times bigger than fire. There’s a war with the Nazis to be won.