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Deltarune Title ScreenEarthBound Dress Rehearsals and The Beginnings of Interaction: Toby Fox and Gaster’s Deltarune Part I

It feels like everyone, and their mother too, has already been talking about the first chapter of Toby Fox’s new video game Deltarune, the spiritual sequel to the popular 2015 independent game Undertale. So many… [more]

MaherWhy We Should Roll Our Eyes at Bill Maher

As a group, we comic book fans have certainly had to take a lot of crap over the decades. Our interests have been belittled, derided, and even threatened with government sanction. These days however, comic… [more]

ward1So Long, Iron Fist—We’ll Miss Ward Meachum Most

Netflix recently cancelled Iron Fist after two frustrating seasons of mediocrity. At least season two was a marked improvement in many ways over the first—robbing Danny Rand (Finn Jones) of the Iron Fist and giving it… [more]

Woke GamingProfessors Kishonna Gray and David Leonard Discuss Video Game Studies and Their Latest Book Woke Gaming

Even though video games have only grown in popularity, scholarship on this medium has been lacking in quantity. As scholars of culture and mass media finally begin to deeply dive into the subject, we are… [more]

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Minutes to Midnight (revised first edition)Spotlight on Alan Moore

Here at Sequart, we’ve published dozens of books and movies. Today, we thought we’d tell you about a couple that address comics legend Alan Moore. Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen, edited by Richard Bensam, examines Watchmen… [more]

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina logoChilling Adventures of Sabrina Represents the Worst in Demonic Male Fantasies

Historically, witch narratives follow two, often parallel, paths. One is the patriarchal narrative, where men demonize women who threaten their authority and power. Independent women. Loud-mouthed women. Women who veer from their prescribed roles. These… [more]

Dick Grayson TitansCan Thanos Come Snap Comics TV Shows?: Titans Disappoints

When Arrow first premiered on the CW, I was excited because the weekly format seemed the perfect fit for telling comic stories. As more shows got rolled out, I was even more excited. The Flash,… [more]

Bendis and Maleev's Daredevil #26Spotlight on Daredevil

In time for the debut of Daredevil season 3 on Netflix, we want to remind you about our book The Devil is in the Details: Examining Matt Murdock and Daredevil, edited by indy comics phenom Ryan K.… [more]

Avengers World“We Go Bigger”: Diving into Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers

Jonathan Hickman’s run on the Avengers picks up just after Brian Michael Bendis’s eight-year run on the title came to an end. Bendis’s time on the title was a veritable event generating machine, beginning with… [more]

How to Talk to Girls at Parties CoverThere is Punk and Heart in How To Talk To Girls At Parties

I’d read Neil Gaiman’s short story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” a long time ago now, back in 2006 when it had been published in Fragile Things. It’s hard for me to remember… [more]

Batman ContagionBatman: Contagion Review

It wouldn’t be out of order to consider 1995 to be the year of the virus. In the real world, there was an outbreak of Ebola in the Congo which claimed 224 lives. The event… [more]

Moving Target coverSpotlight on Green Arrow

In time for this week’s debut of Arrow season 7, we want to remind you about our book Moving Target: The History and Evolution of Green Arrow, by Richard Gray, covering all aspects of the archer’s history.… [more]

Teenagers from the Future (revised first edition)Spotlight on the Legion of Super-Heroes

Just in time for the debut of Supergirl season 4 (on which the Legion of Super-Heroes will debut TV’s first trans super-heroine), Sequart would like to remind you of its big book on the Legion, Teenagers from… [more]

The-Death-of-Stalin-SmallThe Death of Stalin Review

How can a movie about Josef Stalin’s death be funny? [more]

b09f865f5411b4e785997cc8b552372cFirst Man Is a Remarkable Cinematic Achievement

Damien Chazelle’s First Man portrays space flight in a way audiences have never seen before. We’ve experienced the mythic macho of The Right Stuff, the absorbing tension of Apollo 13 and there’s also a small… [more]

DreddCursed Earth Carlos: In Memoriam of Carlos Ezquerra

I didn’t know Carlos Ezquerra, but I met him once at a con. He autographed the comics I held, and then I moved on and he preceded to do the same for the next hundred… [more]

K4An Open Letter to Guys

Editor’s Note: The author of this piece requested anonymity. Dear Guys, It sucks being a woman these days. I am a straight, cisgender, white woman, and there is not a day that goes by that… [more]

Kingpin coverJason Aaron & Steve Dillon’s PunisherMAX: Kingpin Becomes Walter White

Though many fans will rightfully clamor for Ennis’ Punisher, Aaron & Dillon’s 22-issue run on the Punisher is the greatest Punisher story ever told. Beginning with Wilson Fisk rising in the criminal world. [more]

Image1 9Review of A Study in Honor

(I am a Harper Voyager Super Reader: HarperVoyager gives me free advance copies of upcoming science-fiction and fantasy titles, and in return I write honest reviews. This one is spoiler-free; I reveal nothing you couldn’t… [more]

Battle of BLackwaterReview of George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings

In honor of George RR Martin’s 70th Birthday, here’s a review of the second book in Martin’s captivating series. [more]

Classics on Infinite EarthsSpotlight on Classics on Infinite Earths

With DC expanding its movie and TV offerings, we thought we’d remind you about our big book on the Justice League and DC’s universe-wide crossovers, written by Julian Darius. In this series, acclaimed comics scholar… [more]

Sarararara 1Sarararara: All-American Girl Review

I got a chance, recently, to read through the first print collection of the web-comic Sarararara: All American Girl (by Olivia Hicks, with some pages contributed by Robbie. D. Kieran, Georgia Battle, David Robertson, and… [more]

British Invasion coverTwo Sequart Products Spotlighting Comics History

Most Sequart books and movies address some aspect of comics history, but the two releases below are especially designed to investigate and further our understanding of the history of this medium we love. The British… [more]

MSUComicsForum2019Julian Chambliss Discusses MSU’s Comics Forum and Commitment to Pop Culture Studies

Leaving the peninsula of Florida for the peninsula of Michigan, Dr. Julian Chambliss is now a professor in Michigan State University’s Department of English. As a scholar of comic books and popular culture, Chambliss will… [more]