Magazine Archives for:

September 2012

SummerOfValiant_HarbingerInterview with Joshua Dysart, writer of Harbinger from Valiant Comics

Valiant Comics has made a huge comeback this summer with the relaunch of X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong.

tumblr_m65t82pILK1qe2qqzo1_1280Fashion Parasite

As I write this, it is Fashion Week in New York City, and since I don’t have the money or the credentials to get into any of the big runway shows, I figure I’d bring… [more]

john--stewart-green-lantern-538730_201_300Afrofuturism as an Extension of the Black Arts Movement

The term Afrofuturism was coined in 1995 by cultural critic Mark Dery in his essay “Black to the Future.”

image 1Meet the Magus 9, Gods and Demons: From Hell Part I

In subject matter, history, and art style, From Hell stands apart from other works written by Alan Moore, but that hasn’t made it obscure, rather notorious.

The Zaucer of ZilkAn Interview with 2000AD‘s Al Ewing

I’d struggle to overstate how much I enjoy and admire Al Ewing’s work.

Dredd (2012) posterDredd as Violent Morality Play

Dredd is a far better, smarter, and well-made film than anyone had a right to respect. It gets nearly everything right. It’s visually beautiful, even when disgusting. It’s entertaining. But it’s also disturbing and thought-provoking.… [more]

Hulk vs WolverineJason Aaron on Why Wolverine Endures

As a longtime writer of Wolverine both in Wolverine and the X-Men and the X-Men solo series, Jason Aaron knows the character well. But what is it that makes Wolverine such an enduring presence

valentino_clip_image001Interview with Jim Valentino of Shadowline Comics

Jim Valentino is one of the seven founders of Image Comics. He is also the founder of his own imprint at Image known as Shadowline.

58Rippers and Republicans

A few weeks ago, I was reading back over Alan Moore’s seminal take on the story of Jack the Ripper, the telephone book-size graphic novel, From Hell, when an odd news story came at me… [more]

Image-Youngblood 1 CoverSharpening the Image: Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood, the Man and the Comic that Started It All (Part 2)

While one certainly should not judge a book by its cover, applying this adage to the cover of a comic book can be problematic.

ST26a“A Time of Running”: Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Issue #26

Saga of the Swamp Thing #26 “A Time of Running” Cover date: July 1984 Writer: Alan Moore. Penciller: Steve Bissette. Inker: John Totleben. Letterer: John Costanza. Colorist: Tatjana Wood. Cover: Steve Bissette and John Totleben.… [more]

twoOn the Ethics of How and Why Hank Pym Created a Wasp (Part 2)

By design and chance, Tales to Astonish #44 had presented a fledgling romance between Pym and Van Dyne which had the potential to constantly and plausibly generate both conflict and reconciliation over and over again.… [more]

JLA: Heaven's LadderOn Mark Waid and Bryan Hitch’s JLA

With Grant Morrison’s departure from JLA in 2000, DC made the absolute best decisions possible for the title’s new creative team. As writer, DC chose Mark Waid. Waid had written Kingdom Come (which had inspired… [more]

X-Force PouchesRob Liefeld on Pouches

Rob Liefeld has long been a controversial figure in the comics industry. He’s been criticized for many reasons, one of them being his, what would some say, excessive use of pouches!

Rich JohnstonInterview with Rich Johnston from Bleeding Cool

Rich Johnston is the most infamous man in comics.

41986, The Year That Changed Comics: Introduction, Part 2

Over the course of the coming months, Sequart will be serializing chapters from my forthcoming book, currently titled 1986: The Year That Changed Comics, here on their website.

Flex_Mentallo_Vol_1_3Grant Morrison’s Day-Glo Years: Flex Mentallo, Part 3: “Dig the Vacuum”

Issue 3 of Flex Mentallo brings us into the “dark age” of super-hero comics, starting with the Dark Knight parodying cover, which even features faux autographs from the creators.

star-trek-doctor-who-comic-assimilation2How I Learned the Truth About Comics Through Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who

IDW has recently made a name for themselves by crafting crossovers between the various licensed properties that they produce. 

one creatureOn Stan Lee and H.E. Huntley’s the Wasp and Ant-Man (1963 to 1966)

Suddenly, Ant-Man’s wife was dead.

Justice League of America #71 (May 1969)On Denny O’Neil and Dick Dillin’s Justice League of America

While many celebrate Gardner Fox’s inaugural run on Justice League of America, comparatively few appreciate the run that immediately followed it: that of Dennis “Denny” O’Neil and penciler Dick Dillin (who had illustrated Fox’s final two… [more]

Batman SupermanScott Williams on His Working Relationship with Jim Lee

Scott Williams is one of the most acclaimed and in-demand inkers in comics, best known for his twenty years of collaboration with Jim Lee.

How to paint comic books with the ipadInterview with Brian Miller from Hi-Fi Colour Design

Brian Miller is the founder of Hi-Fi Colour Design and co-author on the books Hi-Fi Color for Comics, Master Digital Color, and How to Paint Comic Books with the iPad. Chances are that if you read… [more]

batman_kaneBill Finger, Batman, and the Future of America

New York City, 1938. A young cartoonist named Bob Kane is attending a party where he serendipitously crosses paths with a fellow Dewitt Clinton High School alumni by the name of Bill Finger. Kane had… [more]

Image-Youngblood LiefieldSharpening the Image: Rob Liefield’s Youngblood, the Man and the Comic that Started it All

By many accounts, it was Rob Liefield who initiated talks about forming Image Comics and encouraged other rock star artists of the late 1980s and early 1990s into breaking away from the mainstream to form… [more]

ST25a“The Sleep of Reason”: Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Issue #25

Saga of the Swamp Thing #25: “The Sleep of Reason” Cover date: June 1984 Writer: Alan Moore. Penciller: Steve Bissette. Inker: John Totleben. Letterer: John Costanza. Colorist: Tatjana Wood. Cover: Steve Bissette and John Totleben.… [more]