Magazine Archives for:

September 2013

from Miracleman #3, chapter 10, page 7Miracleman, Chapter 10: The Rage of Miracleman

We’ve begun discussing the conclusion of Book One (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8) of Alan Moore’s Miracleman, illustrated by Alan Davis. Today, we continue our exploration of this historic chapter.

4When Justice League Changed the World

Before there were comic books in my life, I was aware of the DC Universe solely through the alluring advances of Warner Bros Animation. Lately, the WB has been stepping up their line with a… [more]

CHEW vol 7Strange and Growing Stranger: The World of Chew

As I finished reading through the recently released seventh volume of Chew (“Bad Apples”, Publisher: Image Comics, Writer: John Layman, Artist: Rob Guillory), I have come to two diametrically opposed conclusions: 1) Chew is, to… [more]

picture eightHow Comics Work: The Fight Scene, Part 3

Daredevil 25 By Mark Waid (writer), Chris Samnee (artist), Javier Rodriguez (colourist), et al. This issue requires some context. Up until recently Mark Waid’s series has seemed completely episodic. Just a few issues ago everything… [more]

Image 14The Stitching Together of a Mythos: Kris Straub’s Broodhollow Part 3

In Parts I and II, we looked at the influences and aesthetics of Kris Straub’s Broodhollow as well as the stories that led to its creation respectively. But now, we move away from considerations of… [more]

2000AD #843“A Few Sandwiches Short of a Picnic”: Shameless? Part 29

Continued from last week. Given the evidence, it would be hard to argue that much of Millar’s work for 2000AD wasn’t worryingly homophobic. The best that might be said of a number of his scripts is… [more]

from Miracleman #3, chapter 10, page 6Miracleman, Chapter 10: The Secret Origin of Miracleman Concludes

We’ve begun discussing the conclusion of Book One (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7) of Alan Moore’s Miracleman, illustrated by Alan Davis. Today, we continue our exploration of this historic chapter.

Chris ClaremontComics in Focus: Chris Claremont’s X-Men Documentary to Premiere (for Free) at Columbia University, with Chris Claremont Q&A to Follow

Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, in conjunction with Columbia University, is proud to announce the (completely free-of-charge) film premiere of Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont’s X-Men, including a Q&A with Chris Claremont.

1Cave-In Review

In a lot of ways Scott McCloud’s three books are my bibles. It’s because of them I love comics as much as I do. It’s because of them I love to make comics as much… [more]

batman joker silhouettes 08Right, Wrong, and In Between: The Killing Joke

I don’t believe in right and wrong. That may sound strange, from a Batman fan; especially strange in the context of The Killing Joke, Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s prestige-format, psychological and physical showdown between… [more]

WalkingDead6_coverThe Garden and the Wilderness – Walking Dead #37-48

Since its initial introduction in Walking Dead #13, the prison has represented the ultimate sanctuary for Rick Grimes and his group of zombie apocalypse survivors: a shelter from the flesh-eating terrors of the outside world.… [more]

bl7-9 5Solidarity of Identity Founded in Change: “Brief Lives,” Chapter 7-9

The weight and emotional draw of the Brief Lives narrative arc is massive, serving perhaps as the long awaited catharsis for Dream’s inner anguish. Yet it also offers something new, albeit profound: Dream has changed,… [more]

USM4Ultimate Spider-Man #4 Uses Language to Explore Peter Parker and Spider-Man

Ultimate Spider-Man #4 primarily consists of conversations, inner monologues, and characters running away from each other. No one throws a single punch. Some of the events, like Peter’s foray into wrestling and arguments with Uncle… [more]

By Millar, Curt Swan, Kim Demulder et al, from Swamp Thing #165.“He’s Camp as Christmas, but He’s Good as Gold”: Shameless? Part 28

Continued from last week. The debate about the attitudes expressed in Millar’s work towards LGBT issues is hardly a new one. Even as early as 1993, Monaghan’s pseudo-interview with Millar and Morrison in Comic World #18… [more]

from Miracleman, chapter 10, page 5 (Warrior version)Miracleman, Chapter 10: The Secret Origin of Big Ben, Part 2

We’ve begun discussing the conclusion of Book One (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6) of Alan Moore’s Miracleman, illustrated by Alan Davis. Today, we continue our exploration of this chapter.

Warren Ellis: The Captured Ghosts InterviewsSequart Releases Warren Ellis: The Captured Ghosts Interviews

Sequart Research & Literacy Organization is proud to publish Warren Ellis: The Captured Ghosts Interviews. In 2010 and 2011, legendary comic-book creator Warren Ellis sat down over several days to film career-spanning interviews for the… [more]

Ca #9Capital Thoughts: A Column on Captain America

Dear Readers, I’ve been collecting and thinking about Captain America for the better part of 40 years and am delighted to offer this monthly column on his ongoing adventures. For my first piece, I’ll be discussing… [more]

BrighterThan004Alan Moore’s Brighter Than You Think

Brighter Than You Think “The mainspring of an individual is his creative Will. This Will is the sum of his tendencies, his destiny, his inner truth.” -          John Whiteside Parsons, “Doing Your Will” (July 31,… [more]

picture fiveHow Comics Work: The Fight Scene, Part 2

Wonder Woman 18 By Brian Azzarello (writer) Goran Sudzuka (artist) Cliff Chiang (artist), Tony Akins (layout artist), Dan Green (finishes) Mathew Wilson (colourist) et al. Not to pick on American superhero comics but Wonder Woman seems… [more]

Image 9The Stitching Together of a Mythos: Kris Straub’s Broodhollow Part 2

When we last left off in Part I, we were looking at the beginnings of Broodhollow: at its possible horror and comic influences and how its aesthetics is centred around the exploration and fear of… [more]

Art by Casanovas + Jr, from Robo-Hunter: Serial Stunners Part 4 in February 1993’s 2000AD #882.A Safe Pair of Hands?: Shameless? Part 27

Continued from last week. Millar’s longest running assignment at 2000AD had been Robo-Hunter, for which he wrote several hundred pages between 1991 and 1993. (*1) Created by writer John Wagner and artists Jose Ferrer and Ian… [more]

Wolverine MAXColloquium #3: Bad Things Happen — Jason Starr on Wolverine MAX

Markisan interviews Jason Starr on Wolverine MAX. They talk about why Wolverine is a perfect fit for crime noir stories, how the centuries of life have affected Logan, and why the amount of adamantium in… [more]

from Miracleman, chapter 10, page 5 (Warrior version)Miracleman, Chapter 10: The Secret Origin of Big Ben

We’ve begun discussing the conclusion of Book One (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) of Alan Moore’s Miracleman, illustrated by Alan Davis. Today, we continue our exploration of this chapter.

1Scott Snyder: Then and Now

I was slow to the Scott Snyder game, I’ll admit it. Back when the hyper popular writer started Batman I was only vaguely aware of his existence. As his run continued I started to read… [more]

action-comics-12Humanity, Heroism, and Action: Grant Morrison’s Action Comics #12

Captain Comet has invaded Superman’s mind and created a false history that secretly reveals Clark’s desires (and also what most fans would probably want from the hero). Ma and Pa Kent wave their son goodbye… [more]