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.
Monday, November 4 2013
The final battle for the future takes shape, albeit under overly ambiguous circumstances.
Wednesday, October 30 2013
When does a time travel paradox become the equivalent of a video game cheat code?
Tuesday, October 29 2013
As Infinity reaches its climactic finale, PopMatters presents a good, old-fashioned title fit between cornerstone books Avengers and New Avengers. Today, New Avengers #11.
Monday, October 28 2013
As Infinity reaches its climactic finale, PopMatters is proud to present a good, old-fashioned title fit between cornerstone books Avengers and New Avengers. Today, Avengers #21.
Wednesday, October 23 2013
The story has a truly human heart, both valves pumping furiously. In its bivalve core, it’s about all of us, our quality of life, our ability to stand up to power and what helps us to get there.
Tuesday, October 22 2013
When the lies are finally exposed in Battle of the Atom, the mystery gives way to an emotional, albeit lopsided battle.
Monday, October 21 2013
Lazarus takes place in the not-so-distant dystopian future, where there is no government and power lies in the hands of the few with money, land, and the means of production.
Thursday, October 17 2013
Through writer Caitlin Kittredge's superb mastery of genre, one question is clear. Is Coffin Hill a character study in the question of character as destiny?
Tuesday, October 15 2013
In every epic battle, there is a turning point. And in one powerful moment, the battle lines in Battle of the Atom are set as the future and the past are linked.
Monday, October 14 2013
One might have expected there to be some big emotional moment between Tony and Toni upon her return, but that never really occurs; instead, the interaction between them is mostly of the everyday type.
Thursday, October 10 2013
Divas, Dames & Daredevils is bursting with hardboiled detectives, lawyers, World War II flying aces, goddesses and science fiction warriors -- all in the Golden Age of comics, when Batman was still finding his footing.
Tuesday, October 8 2013
For the past 14 issues, Edmondson and Gerads have demonstrated a kind of discipline in storytelling and world-building that equals that of the special forces operators cast as the heroes of their book. Issue 15 puts them over the top.
Monday, October 7 2013
The conflict in Battle of the Atom is shrouded in lies. It's just not clear how deep those lies run.
Thursday, October 3 2013
Classic comics ranged from the cartoonishly simple to the intricately complex. The true surprise is that the best of both worlds was drawn by one man.
Wednesday, October 2 2013
The Judd Apatow movies of a few years ago suggest a trend to a far dirtier type of romantic comedy. But is Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's Sex Criminals the first sign of the wheel coming full circle?
Psychologists take on questions about what makes superhero media so compelling, and how comic books change us -- for better and for worse.
Tuesday, October 1 2013
Emotions run high when the future is at stake. But sometimes emotions just aren't enough.