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June 2014

The Anatomy of Zur-en-Arrh: Understanding Grant Morrison’s BatmanSequart Releases The Anatomy of Zur-en-Arrh: Understanding Grant Morrison’s Batman

Sequart Organization is proud to announce the publication of The Anatomy of Zur-en-Arrh: Understanding Grant Morrison’s Batman, by Cody Walker. Grant Morrison has made a career of redefining heroes, but his work with Batman has… [more]

MaleficentA Father’s Day Post-Mortem: Maleficent, Gender, and Fairy Tale Romance

Down with eyes romantic and stupid Down with sighs and down with Cupid Brother, let’s stuff that dove Down with love. –Bobby Darin, “Down With Love” Whenever someone asks me what’s the best part of… [more]

Manifest Destiny 007 (2014) (Digital) (Minutemen-Acan).cbr - Page 15Manifest Destiny #7: A Different Mission

[Spoilers ahoy, Captain Clark.] It’s wonderful to be back amongst the pulpy charms and historical poetry of Manifest Destiny after a break. For those who missed the first six issues, Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts… [more]

jason-mewesJason Mewes Survives to Age 40

The day has come that many would have bet every farm in the Midwest we would never see: Jason Mewes has just turned 40 years old. Mewes is the Sid Vicious or Keith Moon of… [more]

Strange Tales FeaturedI Read an Old and Valuable Comic… And Liked It

I was recently reading my tattered paperback copy of Bester’s The Stars My Destination for a future article and happened to check on when this very beat-up book was released. It turns out that I… [more]

thumbX-Men: To the Outback & Beyond… Part 9

Writer: Chris Claremont Penciler: Rick Leonardi Inker: Terry Austin Colorist: Glynis Oliver Letter: Tom Orzechowski Editor: Bob Harras We left a depowered Wolverine and Rogue, with the Carol Danvers persona in charge of the psyche… [more]

Star Wars Planet of the ApesWhat’s a Franchise and Which One is the Best?

I wrote about which film series count as franchises and which one I thought was the best. And used math to prove my point! Here’s a clue – it may be related to the series I’ve been reviewing for weeks. [more]

conquest of the planet of the apes00188Battle for the Planet of the Apes is Underwhelming

The last film of the original five Planet of the Apes movies has been watched. It was… okay, despite being kind of bland. [more]

crossbones-618x400Crossbones Could Be Great TV – Eventually

The first two episodes of Neil Cross’ new pirate show, starring John Malkovich, have aired. I examine them. Completely without nautical puns too. [more]

Midnight CrossroadMidnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris: A Review

From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse and her world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a darker locale – populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer… [more]

janie as velmaThe Importance of Consent at Conventions

“Could I take your picture? I’m collecting pictures of all of the cosplayers and making them into trading cards.” This was 2006, and I was dressed – I feel very convincingly – as Velma from… [more]

Adventures_Of_Superman_512Brian’s Comic Book Grab Bag: The Adventures of Superman Volume 1 #512

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]

Decent Hour Picture 1Review of Joshua Ferris’s To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Joshua Ferris just released his third novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, and like his previous two, this one is insightful, fascinating, and just a hair’s breadth short of perfect. Better than any… [more]

Love Bunglers 03Return to Me: The Experience of Memory in Jaime Hernandez’s The Love Bunglers

SPOILERS BELOW… There is a stunning sequence in part five of Jaime Hernandez’s The Love Bunglers — originally serialized in Love and Rockets: New Stories volumes 3 and 4, and recently released in a deluxe… [more]

18048It’s the 15th Anniversary of Free Enterprise

As with my previous recap of Chasing Amy here on Sequart, it’s time to take a trip back in time, to that dear departed 20th century. Released exactly 15 years ago this week, Free Enterprise… [more]

chris evans snowpiercerSnowpiercer Review

Dystopian fiction in film is nowhere near as well represented as it could be. For every good movie it feels like there are a dozen bad ones that are often as dysfunctional and punishing to… [more]

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 10.32.14 AMGrant Morrison’s Doom Patrol #21, A Companion Reader

This article series is an informal annotated bibliography for Grant Morrison’s first four issues of Doom Patrol. Have I ever seen an annotated bibliography before? Apparently not. [more]

coverSeed Catalogues: A Consideration of the Encyclopedic Comic Book

When my son was much younger, we visited his classroom one evening, to meet his teachers and to see the work he had produced over the course of the year.  As he showed me around… [more]

Rothfuss CartoonSix Reasons Why the Kingkiller Chronicle is the Next Game of Thrones

Everyone knows about Game of Thrones – seriously, everyone. Fantasy fiction fans can gloat that they’ve known about it since 1996, when George R. R. Martin published the first Thrones novel. The HBO series has… [more]

Miss Manga mascaraManga Make-Up Hits U.S.

It’s sadly rare that we have an occasion to talk about make-up on Sequart. But then, it’s rare that a brand as big as l’Oréal Paris has a line named after comics.

from 1990s Firestorm 90, by Ostrander, Mandrake et alKilling the Planet: The American Superhero Comics of Mark Millar, Part 22

Continued from last week. Those first four issues of Swamp Thing by Morrison and Millar set the template for the rest of the series. The pretence of an everything-you-know-is-wrong reboot was swiftly abandoned, and “Alec… [more]

Whistler's DaughterWomen in Super-Hero Movies: We Still Have a Long Way to Go

I was watching Tomb Raider last night, and while I love Angelina Jolie and the movie, there is one scene that makes me absolutely crazy at the beginning: Angelina Jolie’s character, Lara Croft takes a… [more]

Last Week Tonight title cardLast Week Tonight is Mandatory Viewing

When Last Week Tonight was announced, given John Oliver’s past work as a fill-in host and a correspondent for The Daily Show, it was easy to see Last Week Tonight as a Daily Show clone… only aired… [more]

When Manga Came to America: Super-Hero Revisionism in Mai, the Psychic GirlSequart Releases When Manga Came to America: Super-Hero Revisionism in Mai, the Psychic Girl

Sequart Organization is proud to announce the release of When Manga Came to America: Super-Hero Revisionism in Mai, the Psychic Girl, by Julian Darius. The first manga widely available in English, Mai, the Psychic Girl — written… [more]

Layout 1Not Your Father’s Classics Illustrated

“Who’s there?” It’s the opening line of William Shakespeare’s most famous play, Hamlet, and it’s also one of the most important.  Like all great opening lines, “Who’s there?” sets the tone for the entire story. … [more]