Battle of BLackwaterGeorge RR Martin’s A Clash of Kings Review

In honor of George RR Martin’s 70th Birthday, here’s a review of the second book in Martin’s captivating series. [more]

Classics on Infinite EarthsSpotlight on Classics on Infinite Earths

With DC expanding its movie and TV offerings, we thought we’d remind you about our big book on the Justice League and DC’s universe-wide crossovers, written by Julian Darius. In this series, acclaimed comics scholar… [more]

Sarararara 1Sarararara: All-American Girl Review

I got a chance, recently, to read through the first print collection of the web-comic Sarararara: All American Girl (by Olivia Hicks, with some pages contributed by Robbie. D. Kieran, Georgia Battle, David Robertson, and… [more]

British Invasion coverTwo Sequart Products Spotlighting Comics History

Most Sequart books and movies address some aspect of comics history, but the two releases below are especially designed to investigate and further our understanding of the history of this medium we love. The British… [more]

MSUComicsForum2019Julian Chambliss Discusses MSU’s Comics Forum and Commitment to Pop Culture Studies

Leaving the peninsula of Florida for the peninsula of Michigan, Dr. Julian Chambliss is now a professor in Michigan State University’s Department of English. As a scholar of comic books and popular culture, Chambliss will… [more]

Milk and CheeseAlways Number One?

In 1991 Slave Labor Graphics published Evan Dorkin’s four issue series Milk and Cheese in a rather unique fashion – the issues were called Milk & Cheese #1, Milk & Cheese’s Other Number One #1,… [more]

Image1 7Advance Review: Vita Nostra

(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.) Vita Nostra easily wins the… [more]

Image1 8Advance Review: Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence

(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.) Who in the world is… [more]

Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison: Talking with Gods is Now Free on YouTube

Sequart Organization and Respect Films are proud to announce that their feature-length documentary Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods is now available for free on Sequart’s YouTube channel SequartTV. Grant Morrison is one of the most… [more]

Image 2Awards, Rewards, and Definitions: On Sabrina’s Man Booker Prize Nomination

On July 24th the longlist of nominations for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction was published. Not, in itself, news of much appeal to me (or to the usual sites I visit), but this… [more]

Jaime Lannister on the Iron ThroneReview of George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones

Looking back on the epic debut novel of A Song of Ice and Fire. Before the Game of Thrones TV Show, there was George RR Martin’s fantasy novel. But is it a good book? [more]

Image2 5“Be Careful”: Dumbest Advice Ever

Some cinematic clichés just refuse to die. We’ve heard these lines a bajillion times, and yet still, “They’re everywhere!” (another cliché). “You just don’t get it, do you?” “Are you crazy?” “I’m getting’ too old… [more]

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Tempest LoEG image 1Curtain Call: On The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and LoEG: The Tempest #1

So here we are. The last League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Not the latest, the last. If one believes the hype, this will be the final comic book published by either Moore or O’Neill – making… [more]

The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner UniverseSequart Releases The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe

Sequart is proud to announce the publication of The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe, edited by Lou Tambone and Joe Bongiorno. In 1982, a new benchmark was set for science-fiction film with the release… [more]

Warren Ellis is watching youWarren Ellis: Captured Ghosts is Now Free on YouTube

Sequart Organization and Respect Films are proud to announce that their feature-length documentary Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts is now available for free on Sequart’s YouTube channel SequartTV. Captured Ghosts features the most extensive interview ever… [more]

The Big PictureBen Fritz Discusses His Book The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies

For every show and movie a person enjoys, the story behind how those shows and films got made is often just as a fascinating because the business of entertainment production is a never-ending drama. And… [more]

Image2 4A Flying Jatt: A Superhero Movie a la Bollywood

No one knows better than Sequart’s readership that there are tons of superhero movies out right now. Especially now, in fact, as high “popcorn movie” season, a/k/a summer, is just beginning. If you know the… [more]

Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream ComicsWhy Latinx Superheroes Matter: An Interview with Eisner Nominee Frederick Luis Aldama

I first met Professor Frederick Luis Aldama in 2015, at a conference held by the International Society for the Study of Narrative in Chicago. His talk on mixed-race superheroes was part of a larger panel… [more]

IA!“Also, It’s Congruent with Lovecraft’s Ideal State of Ataraxia…” – Providence #12 and the Acceptance of Apocalypse

“…of all the space unoccupied by familiar material objects not one particle was vacant. Indescribable shapes both alive and otherwise were mixed in disgusting disarray, and close to every known thing were whole worlds of… [more]

1 3Hellboy Omnibus

The new collection initiative from Dark Horse is, potentially, a chance to give us a fresh outlook on Hellboy – already one of the most reprinted and talked-about comics of the last twenty-five years. The… [more]

thanosfeatureartInstinct War: Sigmund Freud, Thanos, and the Theory of Drives in Infinity Gauntlet

Thanos is often considered a Darkseid knockoff but perhaps his connection to Sigmund Freud contains some redeeming qualities. [more]

Alien-1979-Wallpaper-3Ridley Scott’s Alien: The Horror of the Unknown

In honor of “Alien Day” a look back on the sci-fi horror classic that introduced the world to the most iconic movie monster of the 20th Century. [more]

Miracleman-LaughingAlan Moore’s Marvelman, Part 2: Welcome to the Real World

What if Marvelman woke up in the real world? That was the simple and enticing high-concept that Alan Moore wished to explore when he began to write his graphic novel Marvelman. In the hands of a great writer something as simple as “Superman landing in the Soviet Union” can be developed into something profound and thought-provoking. On the surface, Moore’s premise can sound simple and a desire to bring more realism into the superhero genre. [more]

Billy vs MickyAlan Moore’s Marvelman, Part 1: From the Ashes of Obscurity…

Alan Moore brought new life to one of the most unoriginal superheroes. See how Alan Moore utilized Marvelman to explore and critique the Golden Age of Comics. [more]

title imagePolitics, Power, and the Black Panther: A Commentary

Much has been said about the recent blockbuster film, Black Panther. As of this writing— and the film has yet to play a full week—it has already grossed nearly $1 billion, and global box office… [more]