Critiquing the Superior Spider-Man Design
While we’re on the subject of Spider-Man character designs and concepts, let’s talk about this Superior Spider-Man thing for a second. This is the Marvel NOW! refresh of the Spider-Man line, which switched from Amazing… [more]
A New Look for Doc Ock and Gobby
For the most part, I’m not a very big fan of the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon series.
Why Flash Thompson was the Top Character of 2012
If you had told me last year that Flash Thompson would be on my list of favorite comic characters by the end of 2012 I would have told you,
I think it is part of human curiosity to be drawn to controversy.
Change or Die: A Farewell to The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man got me in to comics.
Theology and Bullshit
To be honest, the end of the world has always scared the shit out of me.
Bringing Superman Out of the Dark
Last week, I called DC a bunch of tone-deaf morons (or something along those lines) and said that they need to lighten up in their approach to super-hero cinema.
Changing of the Spider-Guard
There is a new Spider-Man in town and his name is Peter Parker….wait… If that statement seems a little off to you then you may not have read the shocking conclusion to Amazing Spider-Man #698.
No John Blake for Justice League, Please
A few days ago, some friends and I were embroiled in a discussion about the rumors surrounding the new Justice League movie. This is the film that Warner Bros. and DC have been talking about… [more]
Everything I Know I Learned from Comics: Some Words of Advice for the Inquisitive Child
I remember the moment I learned who I was as a reader.
Galacta: Daughter of the Anti-God
Yes, I love Galactus. We all love Galactus.
Jamie Foxx, Electro
I know I’m a little late piping up about this, but there’ve been some major shake-ups on the Spider-Man movie front.
The Lighter Seid of the Dark: Q&A with the Sovereign of Apokolips
Darkseid turned 42 years old this month but his unique Omega brand still gains attention to comic book aficionados and critics alike.
Shoot First, Shoot Second, Shoot a Bit More, and then Stab Somebody: The Jason Todd Investigative Methodology
Of all the wards that Bruce Wayne took into his home as the sidekick Robin, the most hated would almost unanimously be Jason Todd.
On October 10, American audiences were introduced to the newest attempt to bring super-heroes to television in the form of the CW’s Arrow.
If there’s been one thing on my mind lately, it’s love.
X-Men: Protecting a World that Makes Them Irrelevant
“Protecting a world that hates and fears them.”
I Don’t Want to Grow Up
Does being a fan of superhero comics at 28 years old make me immature and ill-prepared for the world ahead of me?
As I write this, it is Fashion Week in New York City, and since I don’t have the money or the credentials to get into any of the big runway shows, I figure I’d bring… [more]
Rippers and Republicans
A few weeks ago, I was reading back over Alan Moore’s seminal take on the story of Jack the Ripper, the telephone book-size graphic novel, From Hell, when an odd news story came at me… [more]
Why We Still Need Heroes
I am not sure how I stumbled across it, as I was so appalled by its content that I chose to quickly navigate away from it in disgust
Hot New York Summer, Part 1
I live in New York now. New York City, NYC. Which means I need to remember to change that in my bio for the site.
Roots: Elliot S! Maggin, Alan Moore, Superman & “Last Son Of Krypton”
1. Wherever you look, there he is. And if he isn’t there, well, why not? Because even today in 2010, there’s still something distinctly peculiar about any modern-era superhero comic which appears to bear no… [more]
Spider-Man, Boy Genius
The Venom Formula, Part 2
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about the new version of Venom as he appears in the cartoon series Ultimate Spider-Man.