Monday, May 12 2014
Nobody is good at being a teenage boy or the father of a teenage boy, but the struggle makes a great story.
Wednesday, May 7 2014
This issue was a trip. A blast from the not too distant past. And most importantly it had pogs. Remember those?
Tuesday, May 6 2014
Dexter and perpetual thorn in his side, Dee Dee, are back—with their personalities intact.
Monday, May 5 2014
Peter Parker is back, but so are the flaws that make him less than superior.
Thursday, May 1 2014
This coffee table volume is incredibly beautiful and presented in ways that online searching can’t quite match.
Wednesday, April 30 2014
Rai #1 comes with the highest praise. Writer Matt Kindt and artist Clayton Crain have collaborated in equal parts to produce a singular example of the best of popular culture.
Tuesday, April 29 2014
Before the Watcher meets his end, fans are reminded why they care about him.
Monday, April 28 2014
When the concept of hero and anti-hero don't apply, what makes a character like Sinestro so compelling?
Wednesday, April 23 2014
Writer-artist Kaare Andrews shapes an entirely new mythology for Iron Fist—not so much “like unto a thing of iron,” but “when offered life, he chose death…”
Tuesday, April 22 2014
A time travel paradox that's overdue yet underwhelming.
Monday, April 21 2014
I find myself growing tired of Zero Year, a yearlong story that has come after two other lengthy storyarcs. I’m especially tired after lines like this: “Gentlemen, meet my friend…the ‘$%$^! psycho in a batsuit.’
Tuesday, April 15 2014
Undermining someone's principles is everyone's kryptonite.
Tuesday, April 8 2014
Superman confronts his greatest vulnerability and it isn't kryptonite.
Wednesday, April 2 2014
You call it “Icarus,” Francis, Brian, and already it’s beginning to feel like we’ve entered into the cathedral of something far larger than ourselves, something that can be built by ourselves…
Tuesday, April 1 2014
Cultural identity, sexuality, female empowerment, good versus evil, corruption of power, high school, these are just some of the more academic topics that we critics have used to frame discussions of the Chosen One and her friends.
Monday, March 31 2014
The Trial of Jean Grey ends, but neither justice nor injustice is served.
Tuesday, March 25 2014
Carol Danvers seems to have it all on Earth. But when that's not enough, she reaches for the stars.
A Japanese period of heightened tension, military marches, and personal discovery.
Monday, March 24 2014
Fantastic Four #1 seems too beholden to its history to make much of an impact. Part of this stems from the fact, as first issues do, that all characters need to be introduced.
Wednesday, March 19 2014
Loki: Ragnarok ’n' Roll is a profoundly sophisticated work that wrestles with deep existential issues present in popculture as far back as Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and as recent as the assassination of John Lennon.