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Comics covers may not always reflect what's inside, but it's difficult to see covers as distinct from the books they adorn.
06 Mar 2015
There is no cloud storage for print, making the decision to recycle a bunch of my print comics qualitatively different from my decision to delete a book or title from my tablet.
17 Dec 2014
The best creators will find ways to make the best use of whatever medium they are working in.
27 Jul 2014
Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media.
06 Jul 2014
The only thing that can be done with film better than comics is spectacle. Thinking otherwise betrays a lack of respect for comics, and a pretentiousness about film.
05 May 2014
Complications or confusion aside, the hacking of comiXology demonstrates a disconcerting vulnerability in digital comics.
17 Apr 2014
While Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may stem directly from The Avengers film franchise, like those movies, the show also has comics in its DNA.
01 Dec 2013
I can't think of another gathering of academics, practitioners, and fans that places comics alongside not just other pop media, but also science, math, and technology.
10 Nov 2013
Drawing her recipes for Relish, Lucy Knisley almost literally shows cooking to be more art than science.
15 Aug 2013
In Marvel's comics, narrative closure is always deferred, every ending a new beginning. Iron Man 3, with its now world weary characters and aging actors, draws attention to how live action is different from comics.
14 Jul 2013
'Poaching' and 'copying' goes on in the making, reading, and interpreting of all forms of art and expression. The manner in which comics seem to invite connections to other media is what makes them vital artifacts of pop culture.
25 Mar 2013
Comics give writers and artists a unique kind of freedom to make and remake places for their stories.
24 Feb 2013
If the digital ereader has made anything clear, it's that the physicality of the book is, for most practical purposes, incidental, an accident of time and place. Building Stories, by contrast, is deliberately material in a way that most books are not.
22 Jan 2013
Clint Barton, while extraordinarily skilled in respect to his weapon of choice, is still human in the same sense that the characters he mingles with, or the readers of Hawkeye, are human. He has not had 'great power' thrust on him by accident, nature or social position.
16 Oct 2012
In my review of last year's convention I made the case for Marvel and DC to be in attendance. After attending this year's convention, I think a case could also be made for the major publishers to stay away.
03 Sep 2012
Whatever the social and political issues Brian Wood and Ricardo Burchielli, and their occasional collaborators, chose to examine through the DMZ series, those examinations were always grounded in and refracted through New York.
30 Jul 2012
Movies like The Avengers are better thought of as character adaptations than adaptations of specific books. When seen that way, we recognize the characters as transmedia creations.
23 Apr 2012
Many comics stores have adapted in the same way that many comics conventions have: by developing new aspects of their business in related, but still distinct, areas of pop culture and fandom including comics-related merchandise, role-playing games, and genre entertainment.
27 Mar 2012
Comics writers and artists are turning to Kickstarter both to fund specific projects and to buy themselves time to create.
29 Nov 2011
There is goodwill to be spent and good faith conversations to be had about the place of women and female characters in the DC and Marvel universes, and an event like Geek Girl Con is an ideal place for that kind of dialogue.
18 Oct 2011
Marvel producers are attempting to create a film analog to the Marvel Universe that knits together the publisher's mainline titles. Will moviegoing audiences keep coming back for the next story, and the next?
05 Jul 2011
Bounding from the pages of comic books onto the screens of films and TV, our superheroes unite formerly divided interests -- comics geeks vs. everyone else.
22 May 2011
Whether CBGB had a special poetry to it or was nothing more than a decent rock club is less interesting than the debate itself.
29 Mar 2011
Will motion comics become the digital equivalent of the film strip? Merely an interesting artifact of a particular period of media production? Or are they the crude beginnings of a new art form?
28 Feb 2011
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