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Sunday, January 1 1995

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.


. . . 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.

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