In the penultimate installment of ...Freezes Over , Hellblazer John Constantine escapes the paranoia of a snowed-in diner only to find the claustrophobia is nothing more than a construction of his own mind.
13 Jul 2009
It is not the kind of scene readers have come to expect, but with this subtle inversion, Ellis and Hitch offer a proof of principle for 'widescreen' comics.
25 Jun 2009
The bright lights of New York City's Times Square below him, Captain America jumps anonymously from a S.H.I.E.L.D. designated military helicopter. In a single panel writer Mark Millar and artist Bryan Hitch offer a compelling argument for the necessary but also unnerving confluence of military and superhuman prowess in the media-saturated reality of the 21st-century.
23 Jun 2009
Fabled Flash writer Mark Waid takes the helm on JLA #33 as guest-writer. In a brief interchange between Superman and Batman, Waid not only sets the tone for his forthcoming run on JLA, but also pays homage to his earlier work on Flash.
22 Jun 2009
A seemingly throwaway tale from the early days of Spider-Man's career. Writers Brian Azzarello and Scott Levy hold back on the lead character's appearance until page 21 of a 22-page story.
19 Jun 2009
The reinvigoration of John Constantine after 20 years in print. Writer Andy Diggle in his first storyarc as series regular, confronts Hellblazer lead character Constantine with the effects of two decades of dishevelment.
18 Jun 2009
On the eve of Starman Jack Knight's last, and greatest battle, Ted Knight the man who invented the Starman legacy spends time with his son, visiting a Starman exhibit at Opal City Museum. While there, father and son discuss the most elusive Starman of all. With an end in sight for the monthly series, Jack Knight discovers there is still more history to come.
17 Jun 2009
You can almost hear the click of the marker pen's cap as it snaps back into place. McCloud's comics are the best kind of comics; immersive and immediate. But more than the quality of his comics, McCloud makes a profound statement about the comics industry and the direct market.
16 Jun 2009
After a day spent convincing family and friends that his newly supercharged powers may make him near-omnipotent, but no less human, Green Lantern Kyle Rayner (now returned to Earth as "Ion") offers readers a surprise and perhaps even terrifying denouement.
15 Jun 2009
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