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page from Batman #663Batman #663 Review

Believe it or not, Grant Morrison’s “The Clown at Midnight,” published in Batman #663 (Mar 2007), has a lot in common with J.D. Salinger’s final published short story, “Hapworth 16, 1924.” Having crafted The Catcher in the… [more]

currency from the Reserve Bank of IndiaComics in Indian Banking

The use of comic books as an instrumental tool in teaching difficult subjects seems to be gaining in popularity, especially in India. (Click here for one example applying to schools.) The ICICI Bank, the largest private sector… [more]

DC Versus MarvelFight the Comic Aristocracy

A few years ago I worked on a graphic book with author Thom Hartmann, titled We the People, that focuses on the pervasive influence that mega-corporations have on American government. While drawing it, I began… [more]

1Tact is for the Weak #48 by Brian Graiser 9 Nov 2007

Welcome, fans, to another installment of Tact is for the Weak, the article that has yet to receive a well-deserved Peabody Award! Perhaps you’ve noticed my conspicuous absence from these hallowed halls; I’m sorry to… [more]

Flash and Green Lantern (Alex Ross art)Flash and Green Lantern Films Get Directors

Flash and Green Lantern movies have been given directors and new directions in the wake of the upcoming Justice League film. While work continues on Justice League, set to spin off a number of DC characters into… [more]

Kingdom_Come_TPOrdering Tips

I have been a busy store owner these last few months, with summer being one of our busiest times of year. Now things have settled down slightly so I have found the time to think… [more]

Mark MillarMillar Not to Write Next Superman Film

Seeing opportunity in the wake of changes to the next Superman film, Mark Millar offered to write the character’s next cinematic installment… for free. Millar, a longstanding Superman fan, made the offer on Monday in… [more]

Hugh Jackman as WolverineWolverine Film Gets Date

The upcoming Wolverine film, from 20th Century Fox, now has an official title and release date. The scheduled release date is 1 May 2009. This falls on the first official weekend of summer. As for… [more]

karasikI Shall Destroy All the Civilized Planets!

You ever get to a point where you’re all, like, “Bah! Comics! Who needs them?” Also, have you ever written something that starts off with a rhetorical question? Because you’re not supposed to do that.… [more]

JLA 5Meltzer’s Justice League of America: Now That We’ve All Calmed Down, Was the Comic Any Good?

This summer, hot off the fun of my “debate” with Douglas Wolk about New Avengers, I asked Andrew Gardner, comic fan and intelligent British guy, to begin an e-mail discussion with me about Brad Meltzer’s… [more]

Amar Chitra KathaComic Books in Indian Classrooms Met with Apprehension

Teachers in Mumbai, India will be using historically based comic books to facilitate learning and draw students into the subject. In an effort to make difficult middle school classes more interesting, students in Mumbai will… [more]

eightballSeduction of the Innocent with EIGHTBALL!

You must have heard, by now, about the high school teacher forced to resign after assigning Eightball #22 to a freshman. If you haven’t read about this fiasco, Heidi covers it pretty well over at… [more]

WizardWorld Chicago 2007WizardWorld Chicago ’07: How They Made a World

Father’s Day is a sacred date when fathers can suspend their tool belts on racks and kick up their feet. It is a celebration, and a thank you, for all the things our fathers do… [more]

Spidrman-spider-man-34793159-1400-1400Wealth and Fame, He’s Ignored…

Peter Parker was a nerdy kid from Queens who was constantly picked on by the jocks at his high school. Girls didn’t like him, and he didn’t really have any friends. He was a social… [more]

Batman #668Batman #668 and Agatha Christie

Batman #668, by Grant Morrison and J.H. Williams III, is an excellent comic book. As the second installment of the three-part “Club of Heroes” story, it expands the story both inwardly and outwardly, creating a… [more]

harbinger 1Harbinger: The Beginning

It’s been said that you can never go back and that yesterday is just a dream. But with the recent publication of Valiant Entertainment’s new hardcover, Harbinger: The Beginning, it’s clear that yesterday is coming… [more]

Harbinger: The BeginningChip Carter on Harbinger: The Beginning and Valiant Entertainment, Inc.

STEPHEN PAKULA: Tell us about Valiant Entertainment. Who are you guys and what are your backgrounds? CHIP CARTER: Valiant Entertainment, Inc. is a character-based entertainment company that owns and manages some of the most popular… [more]

Batman #667Batman #667: Bringing 1950s Characters into the Present

Eight months ago, in a Wizard Universe article / interview, we read the following words:

Green_Arrow_13The Fate of an Archer!

“Oh, he’s fast, the archer is! Fast hands, fast feet…yes, and a bit angry, too! His is an independent soul—he’s pioneer material, like Wild Bill and Wyatt, he’s not about to be pushed—by anyone!” —Green… [more]

Batman #666Batman #666: The Future Looks Back to the Past

Batman #666 begins with a Golden Age homage to the origin of Batman, featuring the words “Who He is and How He Came to Be,” just like in that classic Bob Kane story.

121307winterreading23Good vs. Bad

In this special feature, Douglas Wolk, author of Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean, joins Sequart’s own Timothy Callahan, author of Grant Morrison: The Early Years, for a discussion of New… [more]

imagesA Writer’s Response to WizardWorld Philadelphia 2007

This past weekend, many comic writers, artists, and fans of all ages, sizes, genders, and race (I believe I saw some Klingons and some Skrulls) made their way to Philadelphia for the city’s annual WizardWorld… [more]

PrideofbaghdadThe Pride of Baghdad

When you make your living cutting brand new worlds whole cloth from your personal mental firmament, it takes a special kind of writer to splatter those brain children over twenty-odd pages of cheap newsprint on… [more]

newlogobigWeek The End

Well, with 52 over I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who read and commented on Who Are the 52? it was fun while it lasted. But never fear, I will… [more]

black holeBlack Hole

There are works out there that we get through the recommendations of others and then leave tucked away to collect dust, instead of digesting them right away and realizing that your friends have good taste.… [more]