The secret of Archie is that neither its characters nor its readers desire any kind of truth at all. What we love most about comics is the balance of the art with story.
Kenneth E. Harrison, Jr.
11 Jan 2016
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein was a patchwork monster, both horrible and hilarious. Few comic book creations can claim as much life as this creature possessed.
22 Oct 2015
Dark Horse, in conjunction with Sequential Pulp Comics, has just issued a marvelous graphic novel adaptation of At the Earth's Core. Pellucidar, and David Innes, are suddenly alive in ways that they have never been before.
24 Sep 2015
When Kirby and Lee introduced the X-Men to the world, they did so without recourse to that staple of the superhero genre, the origin story. That doesn't mean that the mutant superheroes arose ex nihilo, however. They clearly have roots in these four classic sci-fi novels.
10 Sep 2015
Today comics giant Jack Kirby would have celebrated his 98th birthday. It's time to commemorate his mightiest monster.
28 Aug 2015
Vertigo was a completely unprecedented break in the corporate backing of artistic creativity. But it needed the '90s to come into being.
13 Aug 2015
Island #1 brings something to comics that hasn’t been as popular for a long time now, the anthology comicbook.
30 Jul 2015
On its surface Southern Cross is a simple tale—a beloved sister dies, a loving sister hops an interplanetary transport to reclaim the body and investigate the death. But there hidden depths here, both literary and human.
17 Jul 2015
John McCrea’s combination of bananas-crazy and legit-scary artwork is enough to keep one enthusiastically following the title all on its own, patiently waiting for the meat of the plot and/or characters to reveal themselves in full.
09 Jul 2015
"Spider-Man No More", like other superhero stories of loss, are so universally true, so much about loss, responsibility, and guilt.
Gregory L. Reece
18 Jun 2015
Our expectations around for these upcoming TV shows get to the very heart of transmedia as a phenomenon.
12 Jun 2015
The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1 begins with a return to the beginning of the superhero genre, but not the real beginning.
Gregory L. Reece
22 May 2015
The first time I read The Maximortal #1, I honestly believed it was a self-contained one-shot. Was I ever wrong.
18 May 2015
Over the course of any relationship, especially ones that last three quarters of a century, there's bound to be some friction, some tension and some overall sour times.
14 May 2015
Thus far, we've seen director Joss Whedon leverage the history of comics fandom and of Hollywood film in a grand and postmodern experiment. Here's why.
08 May 2015
Even after Daredevil, especially after Daredevil, Avengers: Age of Ultron might be the finest realization of the Marvel Universe on screen.
27 Apr 2015
The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy does more than introduce major themes and arguments in philosophy. It raises interesting questions about the visual nature of philosophy itself.
23 Apr 2015
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