Magazine Archives for:

February 2015

asdfSifting Through the Ashes: Analyzing Hellblazer, Part 16

Issue #18 “Hate Mail and Love Letters” Writer: Jamie Delano Art: Mark Buckingham, Alfredo Alcala Colors: Lovern Kindzierski Letters: Elitta Fell Cover: Dave McKean As stated previously, The Fear Machine’s main focus is on dichotomies.… [more]

Ego Hubris CoverHarvey Pekar Tells the Michael Malice Story in Ego and Hubris

I’ve never read a comic book quite like Ego and Hubris: The Michael Malice Story. Like so much of Harvey Pekar’s work, it’s deceptively intellectual material presented in an underground comix style (art by Gary… [more]

IMG_0917Will Fame Spoil Stanley Kubrick?: On Seeing the Kubrick Exhibit

Southern: You have won ‘unreserved critical praise for a least three of your pictures. At 33 you have already directed one of the biggest pictures ever made. Will success spoil Stanley Kubrick? Kubrick: Fifth Amendment. [more]

3x11 (2)Arrow Season 3 Episode 11 Review

“Midnight City” looks like the episode where all of the third season’s various parts finally snap into place. Arrow’s been plagued this year by a myriad of plots that have never cohered, and while many… [more]

xch0i7woyo0uazzhfe07Greetings, Starfighter: A Tribute and a Drinking Game

The Last Starfighter was released in the summer of 1984, which back then meant that in the winter of 1985, it was making the rounds on home video. It seemed like everyone I knew that… [more]

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABobcat Does Bigfoot: Willow Creek

Some preamble on Bobcat Goldthwait. I first heard of Bobcat when I read Filmcrithulk’s review of God Bless America. I quietly filed the director and his films away for later exploration. Then somewhere in there,… [more]

1x11 (3)The Flash Season 1 Episode 11 Review

There’s something about “The Sound and the Fury” that just doesn’t work. Perhaps it’s that the villain never really sparks, or maybe it’s that the episode does plenty of teasing in regards to Dr. Wells’… [more]

Gotham Academy Report Card logoGotham Academy Midterm Report Card

Will Brooker: Gotham Academy got off to a good start, immediately making friends and mixing well. As a fresh new face in the DC Universe, it arrived in October with its big sister title, Batgirl… [more]

Android's dungeonAmazon Killed the Comic-Book Store

Author’s Note: The following editorial is intended to highlight the ramifications of digital distribution, the overhead in producing printed comics, and what changes this could bring to the industry as brick and mortar publishing companies, including DC and Marvel, increasingly… [more]

Sex Criminals 010 (2015) (digital) (Minutemen-Spaztastic).cbr - Page 7Sex Criminals #10: Come Together

As I have probably mentioned before in discussing Sex Criminals, it’s not really about sex. Of, of course there’s a lot of sex in the comic, and that’s a major plot point, and it’s dealt… [more]

5645J.M. DeMatteis and His Neglected Contribution to the Revival of DC

“Has our world become so twisted, so violent, that this is the kind of hero we produce?” Lois Lane, in a different world, types on her computer a new story and reveals to the world… [more]

The Future of Comics, the Future of Men: Matt Fraction's CasanovaSequart Releases The Future of Comics, the Future of Men: Matt Fraction’s Casanova

Sequart Organization is proud to announce the release of The Future of Comics, the Future of Men: Matt Fraction’s Casanova, authored by Geoff Klock (How to Read Superhero Comics and Why). Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá,… [more]

Six Million Dollar ManThe Sixty-Seven Million Dollar Man*: (*Adjusted for Medical Inflation)

“It feels like a Six Million Dollar Man night tonight!  Who’s with me?” Those were the words that escaped my lips last Tuesday evening.  I still don’t know where they came from.  It wasn’t anything… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #11: Rage against The Dying and the Dead

Tom and Shawn are in it for long haul as they discuss a metric ton of news, including but not limited to the supposed end of the Marvel Universe, the resurrection of Milestone Media, Image… [more]

sdfaOh, My Aching Cranium!: Jack Kirby’s OMAC Deconstructed And Reconstructed, Part Twelve

Before we get into the beginning of the end here, I suppose we’d better talk about that cover first. Yeah, it’s not by Kirby. In fact, I’m willing to bet that even if his distinctive… [more]