19115 (Avengers 116 Cover)A Long Brush with Marvel Comics

Whatever confluence of events, whatever set of circumstance that attaches a child to a thing, in this case to Marvel Comics, is within the purview of the brain people and magicians.  It interests me that… [more]

Super_Sons_Vol_1_6_Textless_VariantLarry Nevin Should Never Have Been Taken Seriously, or Why the Super Sons Matter

DC One Million and Batman Beyond along with many other examples suggest that the concept of legacy characters and superhero parenthood can work. Yes, this ages the characters, but we have been stuck in the… [more]

The Ascendance of Harley QuinnShelley Barba and Joy Perrin on The Ascendance of Harley Quinn: Essays on DC’s Enigmatic Villain

Harley Quinn first appeared in a 1992 episode of Batman: The Animated Series. With no previous history in Batman’s lore, Quinn could have just been another random character created for an animated series. However, she… [more]

Muslim Superheroes Comics, Islam, and RepresentationA. David Lewis on Being a Religion and Comics Scholar, and His New Book Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam, and Representation

A. David Lewis is a scholar of religion, literature, and comics studies. He has published graphic novels and several academic works that explore convergence of religion and comic books. His latest academic project is Muslim… [more]

Dark Judges 1Review of The Dark Judges: The Fall of Deadworld, Book 1

Writer: Kek-W Artist: Dave Kendall Letterer: Annie Parkhouse Publisher: Rebellion / 2000AD As someone who has gotten into Judge Dredd in his late 20s, I have a lot of opinions that would, undoubtedly, mark me… [more]

Batman Green HornetAdam West Joins Bruce Lee and Van Williams in Heaven

Adam West, star of the 1960s Batman TV series, passed away in 2017. He will no doubt be warmly welcomed into heaven by former co-stars Bruce Lee and Van Williams. The three, along with the… [more]

Kayin and Abeni image 5Review of Kayin and Abeni: Afro Space Adventures #1-2

One of the major problems with science-fiction comics, especially as the genre bursts into the forefront of the mainstream comics with the likes of Image and Boom and Aftershock, is that there’s this feeling that… [more]

Star Wars Jedi Temple DestructionThat Grey Place: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

“I am your father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate.” “So what does that make us?” “Absolutely nothing….” – Dark Helmet and Lone Star, Space Balls As of this writing, everyone and their Force immaculate parent… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #75: The Smorgies 2017

FINAL ISSUE! Mighty Max Nestorowich returns to give the Smorgasbord a proper send-off! For the last Smorgie Awards ever, we pick our favorite characters of 2017, revisit the biggest flops and disappointments of the year,… [more]

War for the POTA Prequel 3 Comic CoverFear on The Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes does not belong in the same category as Saw or Friday the 13th. It is not a horror movie. That being said, the Planet of the Apes franchise preys on our… [more]

NNietzsche in 40,000 Years, Part Three: Chaos

The Imperium foils and fails the Nietzschean criterion, but perhaps the Forces of Chaos offer the will to power? [more]

keyartThe Orville Is Everything I Love About Star Trek

I’ve been a Star Trek fan for as long as I can remember, and The Orville is absolutely the Star Trek show I’ve been waiting for. Relaxed, self-aware, smart and open-minded, The Orville succeeds so… [more]

Star Wars Holiday SpecialThe Commercials of the Star Wars Holiday Special

I come not to praise the Star Wars Holiday Special, nor to bury it. You can find that elsewhere on the world wide web (Much more of the latter than the former, of course- it… [more]

Star Wars PosterThe First of Many: A Critical and Cultural Investigation into the New Star Wars Trilogy and What it Can Teach Us about Long-Awaited Sequels

I purchased my tickets for The Last Jedi literally two months in advance and I was still only able to get a Saturday showing, with seats in the back row. Not a bad result, and… [more]

the orvilleNew Frontiers and Bleak Futures: The Parallel Premieres of The Orville and Star Trek: Discovery

This fall season saw the premiere of both The Orville  and Star Trek: Discovery, and with both set in space, invoking nostalgia, and claiming classic Star Trek as a foundation/inspiration, it’s hard not to make… [more]

GNietzsche in 40,000 Years, Part Two: Imperium

The Imperium of Warhammer 40,000 is a Nietzschean dream… and nightmare. This article includes an exploration of the Emperor as an Übermensch. [more]

DS9-B5-1Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5: Remarkably Similar — Or Similarly Remarkable?

During the past two decades, fans of Babylon 5 and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine have noted many similarities between the popular science-fiction franchises. Such comparisons were inevitable, given the controversy involving the two series’ genesis. It… [more]

217601_origJodorowsky and Moebius’ The Incal

According to J. G. Ballard, Fantasy and Science Fiction are the genres that, out of the whole production of the most part of the XX century, will, in time, become the most canonical. Fredric Jameson… [more]

Thor Ragnarok LightningThor: Ragnarok, or Shakespeare for Schmucks

In a NYT review of Thor: Ragnarok, you can almost hear the writer, Manohla Dargis, desperately turning her notes over and over for something good to say.  The best that she can muster is that… [more]

ANietzsche in 40,000 Years, Part One: Foundation

To understand Warhammer 40,000, you must understand Friedrich Nietzsche. [more]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi posterIt’s Sequart’s Fifth Annual Sci-Fi Week!

Coinciding with this week’s release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Sequart is celebrating its fifth annual Sci-Fi Week! All this week, we’ll be running content focusing on sci-fi comics and popular culture. Sequart ran… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #74: More Weight on the Shelf

Tom and Shawn welcome special guest and Sequart co-founder Julian Darius to our penultimate episode, where we talk about some of our favorite comics of all time! Join us as we discuss omnipotent cats, an… [more]

justice_league_aquaman_jason_momoaHoliday Double Feature: Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League

Holidays and breaks are the perfect time to sit down to a double-feature. Way back when, double-features were purposely paired, and I like to try and keep that tradition on the rare occasions I have… [more]

A More Civilized AgeSequart Releases A More Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Sequart is proud to announce the publication of A More Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe, edited by Rich Handley and Joseph F. Berenato. Almost as soon as there were Star Wars films, there were Star… [more]

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