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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]

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]

Milk and CheeseAlways Number One?

In 1991 Slave Labor Graphics published Evan Dorkin’s four issue series Milk and Cheese in a rather unique fashion – the issues were called Milk & Cheese #1, Milk & Cheese’s Other Number One #1,… [more]

Image 2Awards, Rewards, and Definitions: On Sabrina’s Man Booker Prize Nomination

On July 24th the longlist of nominations for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction was published. Not, in itself, news of much appeal to me (or to the usual sites I visit), but this… [more]

Image2 5“Be Careful”: Dumbest Advice Ever

Some cinematic clichés just refuse to die. We’ve heard these lines a bajillion times, and yet still, “They’re everywhere!” (another cliché). “You just don’t get it, do you?” “Are you crazy?” “I’m getting’ too old… [more]

19115 (Avengers 116 Cover)A Long Brush with Marvel Comics

Whatever confluence of events, whatever set of circumstance that attaches a child to a thing, in this case to Marvel Comics, is within the purview of the brain people and magicians.  It interests me that… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #75: The Smorgies 2017

FINAL ISSUE! Mighty Max Nestorowich returns to give the Smorgasbord a proper send-off! For the last Smorgie Awards ever, we pick our favorite characters of 2017, revisit the biggest flops and disappointments of the year,… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #74: More Weight on the Shelf

Tom and Shawn welcome special guest and Sequart co-founder Julian Darius to our penultimate episode, where we talk about some of our favorite comics of all time! Join us as we discuss omnipotent cats, an… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #73: Who They are, and How They Came to Be

Pick up your Secret Origins and your Years Zero as Shawn and Tom go on a flashback month to discuss their various entry points into the wonderful world of comics and how these points shaped… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #72: H.R. Giger’s Human Resources Department

Tom and Shawn play a game of “What If?” and peer into an alternate dimension where we run Marvel Comics. How would the Star Wars line grow? What could we do to fix the trade… [more]

21463268_10154716945221246_6229703584911269864_nLen Wein, 1948–2017

For those of us of a certain age, who grew up on comic books in the 1970s and 1980s, it seems like we’re losing far too many of the great creators who helped shaped our… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #71: Earthlets and Other Puny Animals

Shawn and Tom dedicate a special episode to talk all things 2000AD: past, present, and future. We discuss their new reprint programs, their attempts to bring back classic comics into their modern area, the problems… [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #65: The Allred Family Tree

The highs and lows of media adaptation are explored as we face future TV adaptations of Judge Dredd and Wayward, plus a Hellboy movie reboot by some guys Tom’s rather excited about. In the wild… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #64: The Dangers of Chris Inflation

The Eisner Awards (A.K.A. Brian K. Vaughan’s shelf holders) season is upon us, as well as a new Marvel movie, the first trailer for The Defenders, a TV show being cancelled with no one noticing,… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #63: Khatz in the Khradle

In which Shawn learns that Marvel’s definitions of “ongoing” and “miniseries” are more interchangeable than they should be; a Warren Ellis Plot Generator would inevitably become sentient and attack the United Nations while chain-smoking; Meredith… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #62: Shawn & Tom Kill the Marvel Universe

Go for broke! The news from the Marvel Retailer Summit have forced Shawn & Tom to discuss at length about all myriad problems Marvel actually have, as opposed to the problems they think they have.… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #61: Fist of Iron, Feet of Clay

Tom and Shawn call upon their inner chi to give Netflix’s Iron Fist a well-deserved beatdown; Paramount tries to solicit a Pro; Tom discovers that the pratfalls and faux pas of the comics industry don’t… [more]