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.
Tuesday, March 18 2014
One word that describes Batman #29 is cinematic. But that’s the only word you’d get.
Monday, March 17 2014
Resurrections are common in comics, but they're also easily complicated.
Wednesday, March 12 2014
A new era has begun at the Jean Grey Institute, but it's an era without direction.
Tuesday, March 11 2014
The latest ongoing team-up book for Batman and Superman, helmed by Greg Pak, continues a tradition of grand storytelling, albeit in a much smaller universe.
Monday, March 10 2014
Call it off-beat. Call it postmodern and ironic. Whatever it is, Marvel has captured a tone that emphasizes the day-to-day nuances of superheroes juxtaposed with the craziness of super heroics…
Thursday, March 6 2014
The Rube Goldberg Variations are finally given a museum-quality recollection by none other than the artist's Granddaughter. It's hardly what you'd call "very simple".
Wednesday, March 5 2014
It’s always bittersweet when an acclaimed run comes to an end. But, instead of a farewell, it’s an "I’ll see you later" because a new issue #1 is imminent.