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Storytelling in Criminal: The Dead and the Dying

The Dead and the Dying, written by Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Sean Phillips, is the third volume of Criminal, and it marks the point where the series really hit its stride. This is where… [more]

Panther Beat: The Use of Beat Panels in Priest’s Black Panther

From literally beginning to end, Christopher Priest’s Black Panther made use of so-called ‘beat panels’ for comedic effect. Although Priest had incorporated beat panels into his repertoire prior to Black Panther, and would continue to… [more]

Thor ’77-’78: On the Never-Ending Road to Ragnarok, Part 10

The Mighty Thor #271: Thor – with other members of the Avengers – calls on Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. (which stood for the rather awkward “Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division;” were there other Divisions?).… [more]

Monster Mash: Saga of the Swamp Thing and Monster Tropes, Part 2

When Nature Attacks! Having achieved his goal of joining with the Green, Woodrue quickly begins his attack on the human race. Woodrue starts small but his escalation is devastating. The killing of a group of… [more]

Monster Mash: Saga of the Swamp Thing and Monster Tropes, Part 1

Joining the Monster Squad Monsters enter our lives at an early age. We are told stories about the things that dwell in the shadows and the corners of our minds. The creatures that we –… [more]

Sequart Releases Waxing and Waning: Essays on Moon Knight

Sequart is proud to announce the publication of Waxing and Waning: Essays on Moon Knight, edited by Scott Weatherly. Since Moon Knight first appeared as a villain in 1975, he’s spent the decades shifting and… [more]