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Moving TargetSequart Releases Moving Target: The History and Evolution of Green Arrow

Sequart is proud to announce the publication of Moving Target: The History and Evolution of Green Arrow, by Richard Gray. For 75 years, Green Arrow has been a part of the DC Comics world, working… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #70: The Saga Awards, Featuring Saga!

It’s our post-SDCC special as Shawn and Tom take time out from reviews to discuss the metric ton of trailers, previews, announcements, panels and discussion that Comic-Con has wrought – from the very last Alan… [more]

CCILogo-R_LargeSan Diego Comic Con 2017: A Disgusting Display of Fan Abuse by Hollywood and the SDCC Staff

I have have been going to San Diego Comic Con for the past 9 years. I have never experienced the pre-Twilight years of Comic Con where the atmosphere was significantly less hostile and relatively less… [more]

Batman_FinalLogo_1920x1080Batman: The Telltale Series Season 1 Review

To state the obvious, Batman has been a phenomenon that has transcended the realm of comics into a multimedia franchise powerhouse. Batman has conquered cartoons (most notably with Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond),… [more]

Valerian posterGo See Valerian

I fell in love with Valerian in the first ten minutes, and I never got over it. Let me explain — it’s not a serious spoiler. We start with human exploration of space, jumping forward,… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #69: Umbrella-ella-ella-eh

Tom and Shawn bid Joan Lee a fond farewell and ponder the passing of an age; Spider-Man: Homecoming breaks some new ground; a bit of DC drama knocks Shawn for a loop; Netflix’s next comics-related… [more]

Diana_Steve 2“What I do is not up to you”: Respect and Agency in Wonder Woman

Patty Jenkins’ exceptional Wonder Woman is rightly being celebrated as one of the most inspiring and exhilarating superhero films to date. Still, it has not been immune to criticism, especially with regards to the female lead’s… [more]

cat002Tim Hanley on The Many Lives of Catwoman

Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992) Tim Hanley (author of Wonder Woman Unbound and Investigating Lois Lane) is back with another superhero spotlight book, The Many Lives of Catwoman. I recently talked to Tim about all things… [more]

1 2Why You Shouldn’t Like Spider-Man: Homecoming, but Probably Do

The Catholic philosopher and theologian Peter Kreeft once quipped, “People will forgive you for being wrong, but they will never forgive you for being right.” I imagine that this is why my distaste for Spider-Man:… [more]

She Makes Comics Logo MediumShe Makes Comics Now Available on Amazon VOD and iTunes

Sequart Organization and Respect Films are proud to announce that She Makes Comics is now available on iTunes, Amazon VOD, and cable VOD. Directed by Marisa Stotter, She Makes Comics traces the fascinating history of women… [more]

Wonder Woman film image 1Academics Weigh in on Wonder Woman

Released on June 2, 2017, Wonder Woman was a movie decades in the making.  As Wonder Woman’s first solo movie, it not only had to do well at the box office but also had to… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #68: Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Neither rain, nor snow nor a throat like sandpaper is going to stop Tom and Shawn from talking about comics. The news of a possible new Watchmen TV show lead to a discussion about the… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #67: Gene Simmons v. Richard Simmons

This week, Tom and Shawn bid a sad farewell to the great Adam West, puzzle over Joel Schumacher’s strange apology, compare the triumphant roar of the Black Panther trailer to the pitiful meow coming from Marvel… [more]

malikkkkk4_edited-4-colours1 shrunkAll Hail the Queen Malika (and the Princeless Princess)

It’s tempting to compare Malika: Warrior Queen from YouNeek Studios to Black Panther from Marvel Comics. Both feature a heroic leader, the inheritor of a royal legacy, attempting to bring security to their fictional African… [more]

Holdier image 2Wonder Woman: More than Just an Object

What do armpits, a marketing campaign, and the United Nations all have in common? If you guessed “Wonder Woman,” then you’re close; more specifically, each of these things have been at the center of recent… [more]

bettercallsaul308-1170x658Better Call Saul Season 3, Episodes 8 and 9: Slipping and Falling

The last two episodes of Better Call Saul have been titled “Slip” and “Fall”, which pretty much sums up what’s happening to every character (except Gus and Mike). The victories that Jimmy and Chuck thought… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #66: Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

It’s Tom’s turn to drive down Fury Road as we discuss Zack Snyder’s recent tragedy and the uglier side of fandom, a new power couple rising in the industry, the August Previews bringing us unintentional… [more]

3The Classical Roots of Wonder Woman and Sandman

Note: Here I am primarily concerned with George Perez’s run as writer-artist, issues 1-25 Neil Gaiman likes to wear his influences on his sleeves. Every issue of Sandman has more than enough references to classic… [more]

Wonder Woman Ambassador of PeaceWonder Woman: Spirit of Truth and Child of Love

By the time this article is seen, Wonder Woman will return to Patriarch’s World on the big screen thanks to DC Comics, Warner Brothers, Patty Jenkins, and Gal Gadot. As such, I really wanted to… [more]

Wonder WomanBeyond the Sword and Shield: What Wonder Woman Stands for and Why She Serves as a Good Example for the Power that Modern-Day People Possess

It’s not difficult for a comic book fan to understand the reasons why Wonder Woman is one of the greatest superheroes in the extensive gallery that is the DC Universe. It is also just as… [more]

ww-tv-multiverse001Wonder Woman’s Origin is Clay to Be Molded

Wonder Woman is not an archetype. Actually let me rephrase that by saying her current origin of being Zeus’s (Greek God and serial cheater) progeny via an affair with Queen Hippolyte (Diana’s mother and hereafter… [more]

4-WW_Trinity“Where Have You Been?”: Wonder Woman and the Dawn of Justice in a Polarized World

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) “This is how a democracy works. We talk to each other. We act by the consent of the governed, sir. I have sat here before to say that… [more]

wonder-woman-gal-gadotWhat’s Really at Stake with Wonder Woman

I was born in 1976, a bicentennial baby as my mother used to say. One of my first clear memories is of going to see Star Wars in the theatre. For television, we only had… [more]

wonder-woman-pilotWonder Woman ‘11: Ill-conceived

There is nothing more frustrating than a squandered opportunity. In 2011, as the Smallville series was reaching its finale, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment attempted to capitalise on the interest in its superhero brands… [more]

WW scott artWonder Woman: The Promise of Hope

Superheroes are often symbolic representations of any number of emotional, psychological, or behavioral traits. In them, we see highly exaggerated and stylized versions of ourselves. Taking an oath to wage a lifetime war on crime,… [more]