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john-blake-dark-knight-risesNo 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]

OmegaTheUnknownTPBEverything 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.

e180ff36456353ecc12e0ba320bdbcad-d4e3kj6Galacta: Daughter of the Anti-God

Yes, I love Galactus. We all love Galactus.

The-Amazing-Adventures-of-Spider-Man-Electro-1024x1024Jamie 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.

Darkseid cupcakeThe 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.

659590_1923607_bShoot 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.

arrow-2Archer Archetype

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.

Batman-and-Catwoman-batman-7454606-600-365Young Romance

If there’s been one thing on my mind lately, it’s love.

xmen90sX-Men: Protecting a World that Makes Them Irrelevant

“Protecting a world that hates and fears them.”

Spider sheetsI 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?

tumblr_m65t82pILK1qe2qqzo1_1280Fashion Parasite

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]

58Rippers 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]

BatmanWhy 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

HNYS1 -- 2Hot 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.

Superman Maggin & Moore 001Roots: 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]

564365_300580083351242_101198429956076_664060_986584987_nSpider-Man, Boy Genius

Thwip!

Screen shot 2012-05-19 at 11.38.27 AMThe 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.

The-Amazing-Spider-ManSpidey Suit

Spider-Man is known for taking chances with his wardrobe.

goblin“We’ve Got to Make Superman, Spider-Man, and Everyone Dance”

Music and super-heroes have, for some reason, never been able to get along. Looking at the track listing for the Avengers sorta-kinda movie soundtrack, Avengers Assemble, we can see right away that finding songs to… [more]

406px-UltimatevenomThe Venom Formula

If there’s one character who is constantly in need of a makeover, it’s Venom.

Screen shot 2012-04-21 at 2.01.38 AMSoul Silver Surfer

After my recent column about Galactus, I’ve had an urge to rediscover a character that I’ve never really given enough attention to: Norrin Radd, the Silver Surfer.

03_BusShelterComic Book Dads

Yesterday, my friends Wes and Andrea welcomed into the world their beautiful new daughter, Annabelle Fay. I was there along with members of their family to accompany them on their big day, and even though… [more]

CouriersThe Spectator Left: Self-Disgust and Self-Mockery in Brian Wood’s Channel Zero and The Couriers

As Brian Wood branches out into more mainstream work with Conan the Barbarian and X-Men, it’s important to peer back to his formative days.

VoodooNot the Way We Play the Game

I’ve never once criticised the work of another blogger in public, so why start now? Yes, Gene Phillips’s Making a Dirty Breast of the Matter (parts 1 and 2) are appallingly written pieces which express… [more]

BuffyMaking a Dirty Breast of the Matter, Part 2

I want to focus on one remark made by Kelly Thompson in the essay “No, It’s Not Equal,” regarding the inequitable objectification of male and female characters in superhero comics: