Magazine Archives for:

January 2011

92807-107223-batman-year-one_largeMoms in Ovens: Why Comic Books Hate Parents

You’ve witnessed this origin story a million times and across all mediums; protagonist seems to have potential, but it’s the death of a parental figure that spurs protagonist to becoming the hero that he /… [more]

Diagram for Deliquents Promo CardDiagram for Delinquents, the Documentary Film on Fredric Wertham

Sequart is proud to announce a documentary film about the most hated man in comics history: psychiatrist Fredric Wertham.

1-13Chief Concerns

Back in October 2010, Scipio of the Absorbascon wrote an impassioned salute to the character Niles Caulder (a.k.a. “The Chief”) of the 1960s comic Doom Patrol by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani. As a longtime… [more]

1zyftwnThe Magic Behind Batman, Inc.

When Grant Morrison announced his next major arc within the Batman universe, some readers were confused as to why Morrison would have Batman create a corporation of crime fighters. I had known about Batman, Inc.… [more]

Kick-Ass-Comic-CoverKick-Ass: The Comic in Retrospect

The movie version of Kick-Ass received so much press attention that the comic can feel like a footnote. Because the movie was optioned and produced before the series was even complete, it’s easy to feel… [more]

jesse_custer_vs_god-497x499The God of Preacher

The Christians I dissociate myself from are the ones usually found in films like Saved! or in comics like American Virgin:  generally linked with sexism, homophobia, racism, fundamentalism, and conservative political views.

Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of TransmetropolitanCover Released for Shot in the Face

We’re pleased to release the cover art for Shot in the Face:  A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan, scheduled for a late 2011 release.

reis_sinestro_corps1Comics, Continuity, and Complexity

Recently, I caught up on Warren Ellis’s Nextwave and Geoff Johns’s recent Green Lantern run through Blackest Night. The two works are polar opposites in terms of approaches to comics; one a continuity-laden, multi-year saga… [more]

Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary GuideCover Released for Keeping the World Strange

We’re pleased to release the cover art for Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide, scheduled for May 2011 release.

box-o-comicsOn Digital Comics and the Need for Marketing

Recently, Ron Marz started a bi-weekly column over at Comic Book Resources titled “Shelf Life,” and his December 30th column got people talking.

Tales from the Black FreighterFrom the Deck of the Black Freighter

My wife outright refuses to read the Black Freighter portions of Watchmen. Every time I press her on the issue, she complains, “They’re boring! I don’t want to read about pirates!”