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

Art by Alex Boyd. In Warhammer 40,000, Nietzsche’s project is taken to its logical extent. However, instead of the revitalization that Nietzsche hoped for, his values in application generate endless chaos, decay, and futile war.… [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: Understanding Nietzsche

Art by Alex Boyd (2008). Warhammer 40,000 (40K) is a science-fiction property owned by the British hobby company Games Workshop, located in Nottingham, United Kingdom, with subsidiaries and stores worldwide (GW Investor Relations). 40K is… [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]

AmazonHelp Sequart by Shopping at Amazon.com

Do you shop at Amazon.com? If so, there’s a way for you to do your normal shopping at Amazon and support Sequart at the same time at no additional cost to you. (Simply put, Amazon will pay us… [more]

The Weirdest Sci-Fi Comic Ever MadeFree Sequart Book, Today Only, on Kickstarter

To encourage pledges to the new Kickstarter for Lazarus, the Forever Man #1, we’re offering an incentive: a free PDF of our book analyzing Jack Kirby’s bizarre comics continuation of 2001: A Space Odyssey! The book is 90… [more]

Shaolin Cowboy 1Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign?

Writer and Artist: Geof Darrow, Colors: Dave Stwart, Publisher: Dark Horse Originally published via the still-up-in-the-air Burlyman Entertainment (the website is still functional and offers all the glories of the internet circa 2006), a publishing… [more]

Alack Sinner 1Alack Sinner: The Age of innocence

Writer: Carlos Sampayo, Artist: Jose Munoz, Publisher: Euro Comics / IDW “When it comes to stories Alack Sinner heard his share. He had spent his life listening to others… that’s what he was paid for.”… [more]

She Makes Comics logoShe Makes Comics Now Available to Stream from Netflix

Sequart Organization and Respect Films are proud to announce that She Makes Comics is now available to stream from Netflix. Directed by Marisa Stotter, She Makes Comics traces the fascinating history of women in the comics industry.… [more]

Moving TargetMoving Target: The History and Evolution of Green Arrow in Current Previews Catalog

If you like to make your hard-copy purchases through your Local Comics Shop, and you want Moving Target: The History and Evolution of Green Arrow by Richard Gray, we are pleased to announce that the book… [more]

Thor 264Thor ’77-’78: On the Never-Ending Road to Ragnarok, Part 3

In The Mighty Thor #264, Loki sits on the throne because Balder, though left in charge of Asgard, departed to visit Karnilla, Queen of the Norns. The throne was left empty. Now that Loki was… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #73: Who They are, and How They Came to Be

Pick up your Secret Origins and your Years Zero as Shawn and Tom go on a flashback month to discuss their various entry points into the wonderful world of comics and how these points shaped… [more]

book coverProfessors Joanna Page and Edward King Discuss the Book Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America

Though the academic study of comic books and graphic novels is exploding in popularity, a growing concern is that so much of this research centers on content from North America, Western Europe, and Japan. With… [more]

wp_ss_20170912_0005 (2)Dark Days, Dark Nights and Taking DC Continuity to the Nth Degree

Thirty two years ago DC attempted to bring order to their continuity through the process of subtraction. Thus was born Crisis On Infinite Earths. Ever since then however DC has constantly attempted to bring back… [more]

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Comic AdvertisementDo You Want to Know My Secret Identity: Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

I haven’t had the opportunity to see any advanced screenings of Professor Marston & the Wonder Women yet and, as such, I only have the majority of positive advance reviews to go on. Nevertheless, the… [more]

Samurai Jack Under the Cherry BlossomsBack to the Past with Samurai Jack, Part 2

In Part I of “Back to the Past: Samurai Jack,” I began to look at Genndy Tartakovsky’s final season of his series in terms of its strengths and weaknesses with regards to its overall physical… [more]