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May 2014

Giant Size X-Men 1, CoverDear X-Men… It’s Not You, It’s Me

I’ve been putting off writing this column for a while now.  When I first heard we were doing an X-Men week here at Sequart, I wasn’t too worried.  After all, I’ve got a shelf full… [more]

Godzilla 2014 posterGodzilla’s a Hit

Godzilla had an estimated $93.2-million opening weekend, domestically. That’s more than Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($91.6 million) and just under Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($95 million). That puts Godzilla is serious blockbuster territory. Godzilla has… [more]

othello-orson-welles-4Orson Welles’ Othello: A True Masterpiece

Orson Welles’ Othello, now doing a victory lap around the world in a “restored” version, is one of the boldest and most singular of all the adaptations of Shakespeare to reach the movie screen. I… [more]

X-Men: Days of Future Past posterIt’s X-Men Week on Sequart!

In celebration of the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sequart will be publishing content related to the X-Men all this week. X-Men Week is Sequart’s eighth themed week. Past themed weeks here at… [more]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 025.cbr - Page 2Buffy: Tentacles and a Thricewise

We are almost back to the main storyline of Buffy Season 8. Just some catching up to do with Faith and Giles, and dealing with Dawn’s boyfriend issues to get through, first. Issue, #24, “Safe”,… [more]

© Jem YoshiokaIt’s a Hard Life Out There for a Fan

Tellingly, I was going to title this article, ‘It’s a Hard Life Out There for a Lady Fan’. But then I realised, that’s stupid. There are men, there are ladies, and then there are fans,… [more]

Arrested Development season 4 screenshotThe Genius of Arrested Development, Season 4 (Part 2)

Yesterday, I discussed the remarkable fourth season of Arrested Development — without any major spoilers. Today, we’ll look at some episodes and themes in more detail — with plenty of spoilers. It’s surprising how well… [more]

Uncanny X-Men #233 coverX-Men: To the Outback & Beyond… Part 5

Writer: Chris Claremont Penciler: Marc Silvestri Inker: Dan Green Colorist: Glynis Oliver Letter: Tom Orzechowski Editor: Bob Harras Right off the bat, largely due to the graphic on the cover declaring “NOW ON SALE TWICE… [more]

e7eb52c0-dabd-11e3-928d-790595b088b3_batmobileWhy It Doesn’t Matter What Ben Affleck’s Batman Costume Looks Like

A rational person bases their judgement on previous experience. This applies across the board, but is often forgotten, particularly in emotional situations involving childhood memories. That’s the best explanation I can come up with for… [more]

Arrested Development season 4The Genius of Arrested Development, Season 4

Arrested Development is an acquired taste. Over three seasons, the show, featuring an ensemble cast focusing on an extremely dysfunctional family, struggled through incarceration, treason charges, brother-sister love, magic tricks gone awry, and plenty of… [more]

Frankenstein“Follow me; I seek the everlasting ices of the north…”: DC’s Frankenstein in Post-Millennial Publication, Part Two

We left the last article after establishing various conventions of the Creature and ended on the discussion of a crossover and crisis event. We begin this article with another company-wide crossover and crisis event. To… [more]

Rolling Stone logoGathering Moss: On Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Non-Superhero Graphic Novels

Last week Rolling Stone released its list of “The 50 Best Non-Superhero Graphic Novels.” Writer Joe Gross wrly notes that assembling such a list is tantamount to placing a large target on his back. A… [more]

etBrian’s Comic Book Grab Bag: Eternal Warrior Volume 1 #18

Last Christmas my brother gave me a booster pack of random, non-sequential issues from a variety of popular comic book titles that syndicated in the late eighties to mid nineties. The nineties was a time… [more]

hannibalCancellations and Renewals: What’s Happening to my Favourite Shows Next Year

I’ve mainly talked about two TV shows on this site, and that’s not by accident. I reviewed the whole fifth season of Community and wrote about why you should watch Hannibal. Some of you went… [more]

Son_of_BatmanS.O.B. Indeed: A Review of the Animated Son of Batman Movie

SPOILERS BELOW: Last week, I had some Papa Gino’s pizza. It was a large, with extra cheese. (This is going to become relevant in a second, I promise.) I wasn’t too excited about it, honestly.… [more]

kabelRaised by Raptors #1: Dynamite but Dino-Lite

“Raised by Raptors” #1, written by Oliver Sykes, the lead singer of metal band Bring Me the Horizon, is a strange pairing between dinosaurs and the Aztecs. Somewhat verbose and light on the action (and dinosaurs), I felt this dinodystopia left a lot to be desired. [more]

Chris ClaremontSequart Officially Releases Chris Claremont X-Men Documentary

Sequart Organization and Respect Films are proud to announce that our Chris Claremont X-Men documentary is now officially released, including on Vimeo and DVD. Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont’s X-Men offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at… [more]

Alan Moore's Swamp Thing“Swamp Thing was Just a Vegetable who Lived in a Bog, after All”: The American Superhero Comics of Mark Millar, Part 18

Continued from last week. For almost a decade, Wein and Wrightson’s estimable if brief spell on Swamp Thing would prove impossible to follow. At best, the character would feature in some mildly suspenseful tales marked… [more]

imagePlanet of the Apes Review

And lo the great Planet of the Apes viewing doth commence! I’m sure most of you know there’s a new Planet of the Apes movie coming out next month – Dawn of the Planet of… [more]

Amazing Spider-Man #122, CoverThe Amazing Spider-Man 2: Pop Tragedy or Just Sad?

[Author’s note: If you haven’t seen The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and it feels like your Spidey sense is tingling, it’s probably because you’re about to encounter major spoilers.] I’ll always remember when I went to… [more]

ARROWReview of Arrow Season 2, Episode 22

“Streets of Fire” is the kind of breathless climax that TV is uniquely capable of. It’s nearly forty-five minutes of pure, unbridled forward momentum. Recklessly charging forward while paying off nearly an entire season’s worth… [more]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 022.cbr - Page 2Buffy: Out of Control

Things are starting to get out of control for the Slayer army. That’s the essential, long-range, overall story arc point made in issues #22 and 23 of Buffy Season 8. But you could be forgiven… [more]

bitwc-kissBlue is the Warmest Color: A Great Graphic Novel Love Story

Love, to this amateur, seems to have this peculiar quality of specificity and generality, at least in our memory. We remember sentiment, feeling and then some very particular moments or images. It’s like remembering a… [more]

WW175, ParadiseFound,PhilJimenezDear Zack Snyder: Get Wonder Woman Right!

“You’ll never believe this, but the Dredd movie is fantastic!” my brother Brian informed me. “Oh?” I didn’t want to say that all I really cared about was the portrayal of Psi-Judge Anderson, but …… [more]

grand-budapest-hotelThe Grand Budapest Hotel after Two Viewings

“You can tell they had a low budget; all the backgrounds were painted.” That quote comes courtesy of one of the shining beacons of taste I went with to see The Grand Budapest Hotel. It… [more]