Thursday, August 29 2013
The concept of pure, tangible evil and corruption is fueling DC's "Trinity War" and it plays right into the most villainous of hands in Justice League Dark #23.
Wednesday, August 28 2013
What happens when our sense of security is diminished and the lines between good and evil are no longer identifiable? What happens when heroes take on characteristics of villains, and perceived villains garner our sympathy?
Tuesday, August 27 2013
Can artistry itself be art?
Monday, August 26 2013
In this final part of the "Godbomb" storyline, that bang goes off, and the gods are sent splattering across the opening pages. Of course, it is up to Thor to put a stop to it, or more precisely it is mostly up to our present-day Thor, rather than the young, headstrong Thor from the past or the old, grizzled Thor from the far future.
Thursday, August 22 2013
Operas, songs and plays brought to stunning visual life by an underrated master.
Wednesday, August 21 2013
Add escalating tensions between two superhero teams to the mix and the final product is akin to Sherlock Holmes meets Wrestlemania. That is the backdrop for DC’s Trinity War and in Justice League of America #7…
Tuesday, August 20 2013
You will not see much of Thanos in the first issue of Infinity, despite his cover-star status. But he is undoubtedly the focal point of the series, and within this issue you can see elements of both of the aforementioned ages of Thanos…
Monday, August 19 2013
As Zero Year continues in Batman #23 we begin to see how various threads connect…
Wednesday, August 14 2013
Our greatest invention, aside from love, is nostalgia…
Tuesday, August 13 2013
With its 13th issue, Jonathan Hickman's The Manhattan Projects underlines its initial formulation of being less about broken science and more about broken history.
Monday, August 12 2013
"There's no right or wrong, but I believe there's good and bad…" Eddie Vedder's lyrics remind us how difficult it is to achieve audience engagement in stories writ large with idealism.
Tuesday, August 6 2013
It's a ironic that a book featuring the most unique X-Man, Jubilee who is both a teen-Mom and a vampire, gets the most generic name of X-Men…
Monday, August 5 2013
If we are to believe the subtext of Batman Annual #2, then most of the cages we find ourselves in are self-imposed.
Wednesday, July 31 2013
The first two issues of Joe Casey and David Messina’s The Bounce had me believing it was a fairly well done but unremarkable deconstruction of superheroes. I was wrong…
Tuesday, July 30 2013
Speculating, extrapolating, and completely abandoning the principles of logic and physics ruled Flash’s world, especially when the world went to war.
For years, Marvel's Ultimate brand was very strong, introducing stories and concepts that would later find their way into Marvel’s 616 universe and the Marvel cineverse. But Hunger #1 shows exactly how this line has been flagging in recent years.
Monday, July 29 2013
The art and the action is all beautiful in Witchblade's “Absolute Corruption” storyarc, but luckily this current creative team understand that the reason the saga of Sara Pezzini has lasted this long is because of the mythos its writers have created, not for any gratuities included.
Wednesday, July 24 2013
Since leaving Earth, the adventures through spacetime seemed random, even arbitrary. But in this issue, Matt Fraction writes out his great reveal--cluing us in to what Mr. Fantastic's reason for visiting each of these different cosmic locales…
Tuesday, July 23 2013
“…Doc [Ock] decided to adopt the mantle of Spider-Man and be a hero... in his own way.” – Dan Slott, writer of Superior Spider-Man, via Twitter, July 18, 2013.
Monday, July 22 2013
There's an abundance of material here that will delight, or at least divert, most comics fans.