"To Be Continued..." has covered “all things comics” from the big heroes at Marvel and DC to the lesser known heroes at the big and small companies. This time out, JC figures that going “Ultra Indie” would be... adequate.
On August 22, 2013 the press (and internet) swarmed and brimmed with Warner Bros' news surrounding the casting of Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. The overall internet consensus? Overwhelming negativity. Why? The actor they chose is Ben Affleck.
The final in the "To Be Continued..." six-part look at Superman’s evolution is upon us now. From fanzine villain to the world’s first superhero, back and forth from stage to screen, to godlike powers, to reboot to death, to resurrection to complete power revision… what do we get in the Man of Tomorrow today?
Last time “To Be Continued...” delved into the near-ridiculous escalation of Superman's powers and the retcon that finally reigned them in. But if the Man of Steel's powers aren't limitless, is he really invincible or could he be killed?
Previously “To Be Continued...” discussed the early versions of Superman and how he evolved from one-off villain to science fiction hero to costumed strongman to the actual flying, heat visioning, powerhouse he became by the 1970s. But with so much power, how could the first superhero possibly remain challenging?
Last time in the pages of “To Be Continued...” we discussed the connections with and contrasts between The Space Family Robinson and Lost in Space. So what rescued any part of these sagas from “Danger, Will Robinson”?
“To Be Continued...” is back with more on “all things comics”, and as you know “Comics” don't always stay on the gridded page, but impact other media as well. Here's one of those unbelievable times for those of you who do not believe in “coincidence”.
Last time “To Be Continued...” introduced Bart Hill, the Original superhero to go by the name of “Daredevil”, published not by Marvel Comics, but by Lev Gleason Publications. So with him around how did Marvel create their more famous, latter-day hero?
“To Be Continued...” explores aspects of Graphic Literature and Comic Art to connect the none-too-obvious links and histories found in comics. This week we focus on the superhero named Daredevil... but it's not the Marvel Comics hero you know.
When we last left "To Be Continued..." we discussed the history, cinema and saga of Miyamoto Usagi, from Stan Sakai's most famous work, but what are the most noteworthy stories in that continuing saga?
Previously we introduced Stan Sakai's Miyamoto Usagi, the "Rabbit Bodyguard" who travels the landscape of ancient Japan, supported by a cast of anthropomorphic animal characters, but Usagi didn't start as a "cute bunny" with a martial arts mean-streak. This ronin was all Samurai, all the time, as informed by Japanese legend as by Japanese cinema.
While the resurgence in popularity of the uncolored gridded page is often traced back to the surprise success of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (1984), many of the comics that benefitted from the wave that erupted in the wake of the Turtles were already in publication with cult followings of their own…