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…
Tuesday, January 14 2014
Mongul thinks he can exploit gamers to defeat Batman and Superman. But what happens when the gamers start exploiting him?
Monday, January 13 2014
Take a typical clash between two iconic heroes, add in some satire, and this is what you get.
Wednesday, January 8 2014
There’s a bit of Diana Vreeland fairy dust in the exoticism of Rookie's location shoots—a Mexican playa, mermaids on a beach, outsider artist Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain in a California desert…
Tuesday, January 7 2014
When one character dies in a compelling way, it's a great story. When many characters die, it's underwhelming.
Monday, January 6 2014
How does DC's power couple mature in their relationship in a way that's relatable?
Wednesday, December 11 2013
I’ve come to understand the dream as one primarily fueled by anxiety. It's a twisted sort of wish-fulfillment…
Tuesday, December 10 2013
Harsh lessons are part of growing up. But when Emma Frost teaches them, they're MUCH harsher.
Monday, December 9 2013
Over 20 years ago Grant Morrison asked why these things still excite us? Jeff Lemire’s current run on "Animal Man" is counting on them still doing so.
Wednesday, December 4 2013
What strange magic has propelled writer-creator Robert Kirkman's zombie apocalypse epic, The Walking Dead for so long? Whatever it is, it's alive and kicking still in issue #116.
How can global destruction have the same effect in a world that has already endured too much of it?
Tuesday, December 3 2013
Marvel’s latest cosmic donnybrook comes to an end, closing as it has progressed--neatly, thoughtfully, and with a restrained temperament.
Wednesday, November 27 2013
Why doesn't Superman simply kill all his enemies and rule the world? In Action #25, incoming regular writer Greg Pak confront's Superman's inherent potential for fascism.
Tuesday, November 26 2013
Far from just the journey westwards, there've been three other American migrations. Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years introduces the idea of a fifth.
Monday, November 25 2013
At 75 years, both Superman and the print collection that celebrates his anniversary, suggest the idea of perpetual fictions as public good.
Wednesday, November 20 2013
It's Green Arrow vs. Batman in the pages of Green Arrow #24, but not quite. Because it's the past, and Ollie it's quite Green Arrow yet, and it's not quite "versus."
Tuesday, November 19 2013
She would lose herself in the moment and let go and be pure... and that, of course was exactly the wrong thing to do...
Monday, November 18 2013
A heavenly plot with a devilishly entertaining narrative.
Wednesday, November 13 2013
I love Inaki Miranda's cars. They're equal parts safety line and guide wire; laced with the kind of realism you can retreat into when the supernatural gets too much, but also a means for you to help suspend your disbelief.