Tuesday, August 5 2003
With the ratings that reality TV shows generate, it was only a matter of time before other media started trying to get a little piece of the pie. That's where DC Comics' new series 'H-E-R-O' by writer Will Pfiefer and artist Kano comes in.
Milligan has explored and dredged popular culture with the regular title -- 'X-Statix' is about as meta-fictional as a comic gets -- 'Wolverine/Doop' is the comics equivalent of a buddy movie. The snarling clawed one is apparently best pals with Doop, the flying, green, bulbous, gibberish-speaking videographer of 'X-Statix'.
Geoffrey Hawley is banking that readers don't need flashy costumes, out-of-this-world adventures, and recurring villains.
Wednesday, July 9 2003
PopMatters Comic Book Feature by Ryan Paul - At the very least, it'll get you in the door, which was the purpose of the whole thing to begin with.
Millar is very conscious to play up both the U.S. army angle and the sense that they are working to save the world for a change.
', Alex is introduced while fighting with his dad. The fight goes predictably. He yells at his father for being limiting and his father warns him that he is spoiled, and that he should stop treating his father like a monster.
Wednesday, May 21 2003
While an interesting diversion and exercise in possibilities and imagination, Millar's book doesn't really tell us anything we didn't already know about these characters.
PopMatters Comic Book Feature by Michael David Sims - At the very least, it'll get you in the door, which was the purpose of the whole thing to begin with.
Wednesday, April 16 2003
With the great power at their disposal, they choose not to take over the world but help to destroy the greater evils around them and are prepared to sacrifice their own lives without a second thought.
He is essentially doing what Alan Moore has done so well in the past: reinterpreting timeless stories and mining them for new and interesting insight.
Norrie has struck out on her own as a writer, telling an true-to-life story about relationships and how they fall apart.
Monday, March 31 2003
An exercise in splatterpunk.
Loeb and Sale deal with a period of Spider-Man's history that most current readers aren't even aware existed.
It is a story filled with lust, hypocrisy, violence, misguided intentions, questionable justice, and questionable motives. In short, it is a very human story.
Vertigo Pop! London is more about growth than aging, and accepting changes for what they are: life experiences.
Wednesday, March 19 2003
Ellis' tale gives the reader an intriguing glimpse into a strange reality that is as human as it is futuristic and fantastic.
A delightful romp through a pseudo-Depression Era world.
So why should it be a surprise that superheroes, at some point in their careers, would have their star fall?
In most film, TV, and literature, gay characters are usually victims of prejudice and/or violence. The Rawhide Kid is anything but a victim. He may be fancy, but he can kick butt with the best of them.
Wednesday, February 26 2003
Hurd's debut work is a powerful document of family relations and the feelings that go along with them.