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August 2008

Art Spiegelman's RawOn the Anthology Format

Tim Callahan’s recent “When Worlds Collide” column has me thinking about anthologies.

PreacherOn the Demise of HBO’s Preacher

The live-action HBO series adapting Preacher is apparently dead.

BruceWayneTDKHoly Hollywood, Batman!

Earlier this summer, Christian Bale, hands down the greatest actor to ever dress up in pointy ears and mutter “I’m Batman,” professed to a reporter that he would quit the series if Batman’s pixie-ish sidekick… [more]

Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to ScreenMutant Cinema Now Available

Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to Screen is now available from Sequart Research & Literacy Organization.

comic-book-cover-x-men-peel-and-stick-comic-book-cover-900x1286Racial Utopia in X-Men

When he created the X-Men, Charles Xavier’s primary mission, in the short term, was to create a safe haven for mutants. In the long term, his goal was to create a perceived perfect world where… [more]

Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-HeroesHow I Learned to Love the Legion

This is a few days old, but Timothy Callahan opens his most recent column, “When Worlds Collide” over at CBR, with a reference to me. Which puts me one step closer to world domination.

From Batman #676Deconstructing “Batman R.I.P.”

There’s a lot of controversy surrounding Grant Morrison’s Batman run. To detractors, it’s just unreadable. This often goes along with ugly comments about Morrison in general: that he’s admitted to being inspired by drugs and that… [more]

ValerianValérian: Spaceships, Simulacra, and Star Wars

The French Connection is back after a long hiatus with the same purpose it had two years ago, to present and review significant bande-dessinées. Previous columns dealt with recent publications, works by Sfar, Trondheim or… [more]

Roscow MoscowAlan Moore’s Roscoe Moscow

The edition of Sounds magazine dated 31 March 1979 saw the publication of Alan Moore’s first instalment of Roscoe Moscow in “Who Killed Rock n’ Roll?” Unlike Maxwell the Magic Cat, which is largely composed of self-contained joke strips, Roscoe… [more]

Newsarama logoGrant Morrison: The Early Years on Newsarama

Newsarama has an interview up with Tim Callahan about the second edition of Grant Morrison: The Early Years. Callahan talks about Morrison, including his recent Batman work. He also talks about Sequart’s Teenagers from the Future: Essays… [more]

Dark Knight posterThe Dark Knight Approaches $400 Million

In its third weekend of release, The Dark Knight took in an estimated $43.8 million, bringing its total domestic gross to an estimated $394.9 million. The total was the second-best third-weekend in history: Spider-Man took in $45.0… [more]