Stormwatch volume 2 number 2“I won’t wear one of those damnfool spandex body-condom things. I don’t have the bust for it”: Superhero Costume in the WildStorm Comics of Warren Ellis

The title of this essay comes from lines spoken by the character Jenny Sparks in Warren Ellis’s first issue as writer on the WildStorm title Stormwatch (#37, July 1996), after she is recruited to the… [more]

Carol DanversMy Thoughts on Captain Marvel: It’s Complicated

Here be spoilers… I went into my 10:30a showing of Captain Marvel not really knowing anything about Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel. At a time when the entire media market is glutted with superhero films… [more]

The MignolaverseSequart Releases The Mignolaverse: Hellboy and the Comics Art of Mike Mignola

Sequart is proud to announce the publication of The Mignolaverse: Hellboy and the Comics Art of Mike Mignola, edited by S.G. Hammond. In 1993, Mike Mignola debuted Hellboy, beginning a universe that would expand to include… [more]

Spider-Verse image 4Academics on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Released on December 14, 2018, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a movie that shouldn’t exist. Superhero movies have been dominated by live action adaptations for well over a decade, while animated comic book movies have… [more]

Image1 10Review of The Lost Puzzler

(I am a Harper Voyager Super Reader: HarperVoyager gives me free advance copies of upcoming science-fiction and fantasy titles, and in return I write honest reviews. This one is spoiler-free; I reveal nothing you couldn’t… [more]

image 2Too Much of Everything

Launched in the last month of 2018, TKO Studios is a new publisher that sets out to “redefine the industry.” Their first wave of announced comics includes titles like Sara – a World War II… [more]

Deltarune EmblemThis Next Experiment and the Values of Fun: Toby Fox and Gaster’s Deltarune Part III

In our second article, I wrote about Undertale, the presence of W.D. Gaster in the game and its code, the collaborative dynamic between Toby Fox and his audience as well as the implications it had… [more]

gunning for hits 2Gunning for Hits #1: Image Comics and Power and Responsibility

2019 has just barely put on its socks and we already have our first whiff a controversy in the comics-corner of the world. To wit: the first issue of the new Image series Gunning for… [more]

Time is a Flat Circle: Examining True Detective, Season OneSequart Releases Time is a Flat Circle: Examining True Detective, Season One

Just in time for tonight’s season-three debut, Sequart is proud to announce the publication of Time is a Flat Circle: Examining True Detective, Season One, by Melissa Milazzo. When it premiered in 2014, the first season… [more]

The Unbelievable Gwenpool 017 (2017)Breaking Panels, Breaking Time: Examples of the Connection Between Panel Construction and Narrative Time

In Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, he makes the comment, “To kill a man between panels is to condemn him to a thousand deaths”. An incredibly evocative piece of language, and very poetic in itself. But… [more]

Undertale Intro 201XPreliminaries in Undertale: Toby Fox and Gaster’s Deltarune Part II

Where we last left off, I wrote a general outline of how Toby Fox’s work in game hacking, music creation, and his participation in and moderation of EarthBound forums helped influence his development of Undertale,… [more]

Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar GalacticaSequart Releases Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar Galactica

Sequart is proud to announce the publication of Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar Galactica, edited by Rich Handley and Lou Tambone. Glen A. Larson’s Battlestar Galactica only lasted for a single season, yet it earned its… [more]

Deltarune Title ScreenEarthBound Dress Rehearsals and The Beginnings of Interaction: Toby Fox and Gaster’s Deltarune Part I

It feels like everyone, and their mother too, has already been talking about the first chapter of Toby Fox’s new video game Deltarune, the spiritual sequel to the popular 2015 independent game Undertale. So many… [more]

MaherWhy We Should Roll Our Eyes at Bill Maher

As a group, we comic book fans have certainly had to take a lot of crap over the decades. Our interests have been belittled, derided, and even threatened with government sanction. These days however, comic… [more]

ward1So Long, Iron Fist—We’ll Miss Ward Meachum Most

Netflix recently cancelled Iron Fist after two frustrating seasons of mediocrity. At least season two was a marked improvement in many ways over the first—robbing Danny Rand (Finn Jones) of the Iron Fist and giving it… [more]

Woke GamingProfessors Kishonna Gray and David Leonard Discuss Video Game Studies and Their Latest Book Woke Gaming

Even though video games have only grown in popularity, scholarship on this medium has been lacking in quantity. As scholars of culture and mass media finally begin to deeply dive into the subject, we are… [more]

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Minutes to Midnight (revised first edition)Spotlight on Alan Moore

Here at Sequart, we’ve published dozens of books and movies. Today, we thought we’d tell you about a couple that address comics legend Alan Moore. Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen, edited by Richard Bensam, examines Watchmen… [more]

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina logoChilling Adventures of Sabrina Represents the Worst in Demonic Male Fantasies

Historically, witch narratives follow two, often parallel, paths. One is the patriarchal narrative, where men demonize women who threaten their authority and power. Independent women. Loud-mouthed women. Women who veer from their prescribed roles. These… [more]

Dick Grayson TitansCan Thanos Come Snap Comics TV Shows?: Titans Disappoints

When Arrow first premiered on the CW, I was excited because the weekly format seemed the perfect fit for telling comic stories. As more shows got rolled out, I was even more excited. The Flash,… [more]

Bendis and Maleev's Daredevil #26Spotlight on Daredevil

In time for the debut of Daredevil season 3 on Netflix, we want to remind you about our book The Devil is in the Details: Examining Matt Murdock and Daredevil, edited by indy comics phenom Ryan K.… [more]

Avengers World“We Go Bigger”: Diving into Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers

Jonathan Hickman’s run on the Avengers picks up just after Brian Michael Bendis’s eight-year run on the title came to an end. Bendis’s time on the title was a veritable event generating machine, beginning with… [more]

How to Talk to Girls at Parties CoverThere is Punk and Heart in How To Talk To Girls At Parties

I’d read Neil Gaiman’s short story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” a long time ago now, back in 2006 when it had been published in Fragile Things. It’s hard for me to remember… [more]

Batman ContagionBatman: Contagion Review

It wouldn’t be out of order to consider 1995 to be the year of the virus. In the real world, there was an outbreak of Ebola in the Congo which claimed 224 lives. The event… [more]

Moving Target coverSpotlight on Green Arrow

In time for this week’s debut of Arrow season 7, we want to remind you about our book Moving Target: The History and Evolution of Green Arrow, by Richard Gray, covering all aspects of the archer’s history.… [more]