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nasa-mohawk-guyNASA vs Popular Culture: They’re Cooler Than You Think

Along with several others in the Sequart family, I’m going to be attending San Diego Comic-Con this week. One of the panels I’m excited to see is hosted by Seth Green and called “NASA’s Next… [more]

Jeff Baldwin Supes picPower Fantasies: Superman, Jeffrey Baldwin and the Worth of a Publishing Brand

Jeffrey Baldwin was powerless. The five year-old had lived, and died, locked in a cold bedroom in the Toronto house where he was left unchecked after being removed from the custody of his parents. In… [more]

shepherd-bookSerenity is Really Missing its Shepherd and Companion

Looking back over the now-complete series Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, which will mark the beginning of a continuing Serenity comic series, as well as the other short-run “miniseries” of Serenity comics that have emerged… [more]

Death-of-Wolverine-McNiven-coverThe Possibilities of Death

It is summer time again, which means it is time for comic publishers to unveil their big story lines for the year, and likely kill a beloved character. Marvel has been teasing that Wolverine may… [more]

Image1An Open Reply to Fantasy Author Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick, In your most recent blog post, you replied to an article that I wrote for Sequart, “Six Reasons Why the Kingkiller Chronicle is the Next Game of Thrones.” You wrote: “Over the years, I’ve been… [more]

Pam NolesAn Apology to Pam Noles

Early this year, I wrote an analysis of an interview Alan Moore did with Pádraig Ó Méalóid. One day after it went live, I learned that the “Batman scholar” referenced in the interview (whom I’d… [more]

Call me a snob if you want, Brusha, but I’m judging Fly before I read it.Zenescope’s Joe Brusha and the Problem with Provocative Covers

Founded in 2005 by Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, Zenescope’s notorious covers have been a topic of intense conversation within the comic community for the entirety of the company’s history.  From souped-up, sexy Dorothy and… [more]

jason-mewesJason Mewes Survives to Age 40

The day has come that many would have bet every farm in the Midwest we would never see: Jason Mewes has just turned 40 years old. Mewes is the Sid Vicious or Keith Moon of… [more]

Strange Tales FeaturedI Read an Old and Valuable Comic… And Liked It

I was recently reading my tattered paperback copy of Bester’s The Stars My Destination for a future article and happened to check on when this very beat-up book was released. It turns out that I… [more]

Star Wars Planet of the ApesWhat’s a Franchise and Which One is the Best?

I wrote about which film series count as franchises and which one I thought was the best. And used math to prove my point! Here’s a clue – it may be related to the series I’ve been reviewing for weeks. [more]

janie as velmaThe Importance of Consent at Conventions

“Could I take your picture? I’m collecting pictures of all of the cosplayers and making them into trading cards.” This was 2006, and I was dressed – I feel very convincingly – as Velma from… [more]

Whistler's DaughterWomen in Super-Hero Movies: We Still Have a Long Way to Go

I was watching Tomb Raider last night, and while I love Angelina Jolie and the movie, there is one scene that makes me absolutely crazy at the beginning: Angelina Jolie’s character, Lara Croft takes a… [more]

wallHugs1American Dad Finishes its Run on Fox

Although this weekend saw the release of Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, it also saw the first weekend without one of his other shows, American Dad, on Fox. After nine… [more]

Electricomics logoWhat is Electricomics? Right Now, It’s an Illustration of Comics “Journalism”

Over the previous few days, virtually every comics site has covered the announcement that Alan Moore’s creating a new app which will somehow revolutionize digital comics. It’s called “Electricomics,” and it’s been reported as both… [more]

faceLife Behind the Visor: Tracking Cyclops through the X-Men Films

I went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) with one smoldering purpose — to find out what happened to Cyclops. I don’t mean ‘what happened to his characterization.’ Granted, it’s nothing like the… [more]

Edgar WrightWhy Edgar Wright Leaving Ant-Man is a Big Deal

On Friday, news broke that Edgar Wright was leaving as director of Marvel’s Ant-Man film, which he’d long helmed and represented to the public. Wright is probably best known for 2004′s Shawn of the Dead. That… [more]

Teen Titans 01An Almost Unnoticed Side-Effect: Thoughts on the Janelle Asselin / Teen Titans Cover Controversy

Heard about the recent Teen Titans controversy? For any mainstream comics fans living under a rock the last several weeks, the latest development in the recent series of social justice related uproars in the comics… [more]

X-Men: Days of Future PastWith Days of Future Past Released, Where Does Fox’s Cinematic Universe Stand?

With the release of Days of Future Past, it’s time to reassess how Fox’s X-Men movie universe is progressing — and what it needs to do, if it’s going to be able to mount a… [more]

Sensational She-Hulk 34.cbz - Page 1Is She-Hulk Too Sexy?: Goyer vs. Lee

I can’t be the only person on this planet who finds She-Hulk sexy. That combination of va-va-voom curves, strength and intelligence (the last is important) is a hugely attractive blend. So, the only question is… [more]

Batfleck (first look)Some Cautious Thoughts on Zach Snyder’s Batman v Superman

Yesterday, Batman v Superman got a subtitle — Dawn of Justice — and began filming. I wrote about the film in a news story, but I thought I’d complement that with a few brief thoughts,… [more]

© Jem YoshiokaIt’s a Hard Life Out There for a Fan

Tellingly, I was going to title this article, ‘It’s a Hard Life Out There for a Lady Fan’. But then I realised, that’s stupid. There are men, there are ladies, and then there are fans,… [more]

e7eb52c0-dabd-11e3-928d-790595b088b3_batmobileWhy It Doesn’t Matter What Ben Affleck’s Batman Costume Looks Like

A rational person bases their judgement on previous experience. This applies across the board, but is often forgotten, particularly in emotional situations involving childhood memories. That’s the best explanation I can come up with for… [more]

Rolling Stone logoGathering Moss: On Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Non-Superhero Graphic Novels

Last week Rolling Stone released its list of “The 50 Best Non-Superhero Graphic Novels.” Writer Joe Gross wrly notes that assembling such a list is tantamount to placing a large target on his back. A… [more]

hannibalCancellations and Renewals: What’s Happening to my Favourite Shows Next Year

I’ve mainly talked about two TV shows on this site, and that’s not by accident. I reviewed the whole fifth season of Community and wrote about why you should watch Hannibal. Some of you went… [more]

WW175, ParadiseFound,PhilJimenezDear Zack Snyder: Get Wonder Woman Right!

“You’ll never believe this, but the Dredd movie is fantastic!” my brother Brian informed me. “Oh?” I didn’t want to say that all I really cared about was the portrayal of Psi-Judge Anderson, but …… [more]