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“Love and Death”: Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Issue #29
Saga of the Swamp Thing #29 “Love and Death” Cover date: October 1984. Writer: Alan Moore. Artists: Stephen Bissette & John Totleben. Letterer: John Costanza. Colorist: Tatjana Wood. Editor: Karen Berger.
On Goliath by Tom Gauld
We all know how the story ends, of course, and as soon as Tom Gauld introduces us to his own take on the Philistine giant, we can guess much of what the route to his… [more]
Miracleman, Chapter 8: Rocket Launchers, Flamethrowers, and Racism
We’ve begun discussing chapter eight (parts one and two) of Alan Moore’s Miracleman, illustrated by Alan Davis. Today, we continue our exploration of that chapter. (We’ve previously introduced Miracleman and discussed chapters one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven, as well as… [more]
Diagram for Delinquents Update #24: To Fear, or Not to Fear, That is the Question
In celebration of Halloween, this blog focuses on fear. In the ’40s and ’50s, fear was abound. We had just come out of a devastating economic and social crisis, then we entered another world war,… [more]
Miracleman, Chapter 8: Two Ninja Vs. Superman
We’ve begun discussing chapter eight of Alan Moore’s Miracleman, illustrated by Alan Davis. Today, we continue our exploration of that chapter. (We’ve previously introduced Miracleman and discussed chapters one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven, as well as the interlude “The… [more]
The Trouble With a Mask
“The trouble with a mask is it never changes.” – Charles Bukowski
Oh, Brother, I Hate Your Guts: The Use of the Brother Versus Brother Motif in Comics
Comic books, like all other forms of literary mediums, use a few different literary devices to stimulate our interest.
On October 10, American audiences were introduced to the newest attempt to bring super-heroes to television in the form of the CW’s Arrow.
On Best of Enemies by Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B.
There are all too few moments when it’s as easy to adore Jean-Pierre Filiu and David B’s Best Of Enemies as it is to admire it.
Miracleman, Chapter 8: “Out of the Dark”
We’ve previously introduced Miracleman and discussed chapters one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven, as well as the interlude “The Yesterday Gambit.” We now continue our examination with chapter eight of this celebrated but long-unavailable series, written by Alan Moore and… [more]
On the First Year of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis’ Justice League International (Part 2)
We previously examined the first four issues of Giffen and DeMatteis’ seminal Justice League from 1987-1988. Today, we conclude our examination of that title’s first year, which works as its own unit.
If there’s been one thing on my mind lately, it’s love.
X-Men: Protecting a World that Makes Them Irrelevant
“Protecting a world that hates and fears them.”
Grant Morrison’s Day-Glo Years: Flex Mentallo, Part 4: “We are All UFOs”
At last, we reach the end of this great four part novel known as Flex Mentallo.
“The Burial”: Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Issue #28
Saga of the Swamp Thing #28 “The Burial” Cover date: September 1984. Writer: Alan Moore. Artist: Shawn McManus. Letterer: John Costanza. Colorist: Tatjana Wood. Cover: Steve Bissette and John Totleben. Editor: Karen Berger.
An Interview with Rob Williams, on 2000AD‘s Ichabod Azrael and Comics Storytelling in General (Part 2)
Continued from last week. COLIN SMITH: I may well be very wrong here, but it seems from the outside as if you’re determined not just to tell a good story, but to push your own boundaries… [more]
On the First Year of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis’ Justice League International
While Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis’s run on Justice League (retitled Justice League International with #7) is fondly remembered, it’s worth looking at how that title’s first year, published from 1987 to 1988, develops and… [more]
Happy! #1 Review — with Exclusive Content
Much has already said about the new series Happy! by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson. It’s a bit removed from Morrison’s recent comic work, coming off as far darker and sinister than his Action Comics… [more]
Thoughts on the Animated Batman: Gotham Knight
Since I’ve written about Batman Begins, I thought it might be nice to write about its follow-up. No, not The Dark Knight. Chronologically, Batman Begins is followed by Batman: Gotham Knight, a made-for-video collection of six… [more]
The Older Generation’s Farewell: The Hunger Dogs (Part 2)
From the start of Jack Kirby’s The Hunger Dogs, a new age had arrived.
Sequart at New York Comic Con
While Sequart hasn’t had a table at NYCC for the last couple of years, we’ll have a pretty solid presence at the panels on Thursday.
Meet the Magus 10, The Magus in Time: From Hell Part II
Alan Moore is still better known for his super-hero work than for his esoterically themed or experimental genre-breakers, but this may not always be the case.
An Interview with Rob Williams, on 2000AD‘s Ichabod Azrael and Comics Storytelling in General
I gave up on 2000AD in the early 1990s. Not only did it seem to have lost much of its sharpness and satirical edge, but it often appeared complacent, sloppy and even, on occasion, smug… [more]
On Crisis on Infinite Earths
DC’s first universe-wide crossover was the 12-issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Apr 1985 – Mar 1986). Written by Marv Wolfman and penciled by George Pérez, the team responsible for DC then-hit New Teen Titans, Crisis was designed to… [more]
Dan Fraga on Getting Inked by Todd McFarlane
Dan Fraga has recently worked as the animation director of the The Ricky Gervais Show, but in the ’90s, he was an artist at Extreme Studios, working on titles like Supreme and Bloodstrike.