Tuesday, February 25 2014
Look at most superhero comics and you’ll see a white, probably male, face staring back at you. Yet, while the culture has moved forward, most comic characters’ racial and sexual identity remains fixed in the past.
Monday, February 24 2014
Just as Zero Year’s second chapter was beginning to pick up momentum and move beyond the essential, there’s a pause for Batman #28 to flash forward to the near future.
Imagining the world ending is a safe kind of fantasy because, deep down inside, we don’t think it can actually happen.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Wolverine enters a new era without a healing factor or any kind of transition phase.
Monday, February 17 2014
As first issues go, The Mercenary Sea #1 quickly establishes the cast and setting, packing as much in as possible, therefore giving the reader a wide window into this world.
Wednesday, February 12 2014
Getting back to it…? Or moving forward? Incoming regular writer Jeff Parker brings an incredible intellectual sophistication to Aquaman.
Tuesday, February 11 2014
Giving up an ancient relic should carry some emotional weight. When it doesn't, it the impact isn't very heavy.
Monday, February 10 2014
Anyone who thinks fairy tales have happy endings either hasn’t read enough of them, or hasn’t read enough of the original, pre-Disneyfied material.
Friday, February 7 2014
This is a story whose audacious premise is grandiose enough to swallow most anything the reader could think to throw it at.
Wednesday, February 5 2014
In Apocalypse Al, writer and publisher J. Michael Straczynski offers the lighter side of the apocalypse in a noir-comedy centered treat.
Tuesday, February 4 2014
In "Days of Wine and Dragons," writer Jason Aaron reclaims the original ground not only of the current series Thor: God of Thunder, but reclaims the original intent of Thor as a popcultural icon as well.
Monday, February 3 2014
The Original X-men have had their futures spoiled. Now they have to confront it and all its associated emotions directly.
Wednesday, January 29 2014
With the debut issue of All New Invaders, it's clear that the cracks are beginning to show in Marvel's updated NOW vision.
Tuesday, January 28 2014
Magneto embarks on an old path, yet in a way that feels new and refreshing.
Monday, January 27 2014
The ‘other’ Hawkeye, Kate Bishop, takes centre stage again, as she inserts herself into a peculiar case involving a talented Californian musical recluse.
Wednesday, January 22 2014
In no way could DC Comics hope to recapture the noir magic of Batman’s first appearance in 1939, but they could acknowledge that moment and pay tribute to the 75 year history of the character while also offering a glimpse at what the future holds.
Franz Kafka's The Castle, as adapted for the gridded page, is fittingly bleak and frustrating, if fascinating and engrossing.
Tuesday, January 21 2014
How being a superhero is good for business.
Monday, January 20 2014
In 1982, Alan Moore held a distorted lens up to a long-disused character. Now, with the reprinting of that Miracleman series, readers old and new can look back on Moore’s own stories.
Wednesday, January 15 2014
High art often mines popular culture for a vernacular iconography…