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Marvel Super-Heroes #387Becoming Alan Moore

1. When did Alan Moore become ALAN MOORE? When did the promising prospect become the master Bardly craftsman? If his work for Marvel UK in the early 1980s is to be trusted, the graduation occurred… [more]

TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles_01_cvrSpreadTurtle Power

Hell hath no fury like a fanboy scorned.

dc-new-52-shazam-captain-marvelShazam Design

Whenever the phrases “we removed the circus strongman elements of his costume” or “the emotional journey of this troubled teenager” get used in an interview about a character’s redesign, I have to admit I get… [more]

widowMaking a Dirty Breast of the Matter

In “Pulp Friction” I addressed the logical problems inherent in the position of those fans I called “anti-pulpsters,” who oppose, in one way or another, the presence of extravagant sensationalism in superhero comic books.

Superman-Earth-2Earth-2 Fashion

Last week I went into some depth exploring the fan-made costume designs that are featured on the web site “Project: Rooftop.”

Rosy-HigginsProject Rooftop

If you’re a comic book aficionado and you’re not familiar with the design web site “Project Rooftop,” let me enlighten you (and ruin your afternoon as you spend the next several hours going over the… [more]

alan-moore-by-frank-quitelyInvasion of the Character Snatchers

In literature, I would say that it’s different. I would say, and it might be splitting hairs, but I’m not adapting these characters. I’m not doing an adaptation of Dracula or King Solomon’s Mines. What… [more]

Deathstroke1The Return to the New 52 and the New Adult Pulp

In “The New 52 and the New Adult Pulp,” I endorsed the notion of mainstream comics embracing their heritage (yes, heritage) of extravagant sensationalism.

Superman-First-Comic-Action-Comics-No-1Has Sequart’s Resident Marxist Lost His Mind?

I won’t name any names, but I once worked at a major retail chain where people would Stop to buy a video Game.

5818417205_972b74c8f0_oMarvel’s Spirit of Vengeance

A few days ago I donated some money to Gary Friedrich, the co-creator of Ghost Rider, one of Marvel Entertainment’s most popular properties.

Before WatchmenWhen Adrian Veidt Owns Shakespeare: Why I’m Against Before Watchmen

DC Comics recently officially announced that it would be reviving the characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s revered graphic novel, Watchmen, for a slew of prequel spin-off comics. In my opinion, these prequels are… [more]

Batman strollWhy Batman Isn’t a Wingnut

Recently, a friend of mine clicked on a Batman-related TV show clip that found its way to the front page of Reddit.

screen-shot-2012-01-09-at-9-09-51-amOn Breast-Feeding and Boobery

I know that in my column here, which is unofficially titled “Living Fiction,” I usually adopt the hippy dippy angle of “comics are more real than we think” or whatever and apply it to whatever… [more]

MoneyMan2010Rethinking “Modern Era Comic Books Aren’t Bad… They’re Just Not Worth the Money”

In the Spring 2010 newsletter of the Comic Book Collector’s Association, I wrote an article called “Modern Era Comic Books Aren’t Bad…They’re Just Not Worth the Money.[1]”

1325534654Superpowers, Reality, Celebrity

A new series launching from Image Comics in April titled America’s Got Powers will tell the tale of superheroes competing in an American reality show for a place on a superhero team.

52Five Years Later: 52, the New 52, and the Elusive “New Reader”

DC Comics has never been shy about branding, their long line of multiverse spanning event comics don’t always feature the same titular influence, but it always seems like there’s some new form of Crisis looming… [more]

DKRThe Girl with the Robin Tattoo

By now everyone has at least heard of, if not seen, David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, a film that many are calling one of the best of the year.

batman239How Batman Made Me a Buddhist

As I write this, Hanukkah is in full swing and Christmas is days away.

DCU TimelineContinuity Conundrum

Continuity can be a good thing.

5263948464_f1b8c6c6b8_bThe Bane / Venom Connection

Ok, so here’s a fun one.

Wait . . . are they in a snow globe or something?Super-Hero Prose: It’s About Damn Time

Marvel is branching out into legitimate publishing and I couldn’t be more excited.

superman-man-of-steel-set-photo-costume-henry-cavill-01-400x645Aiming Below the Belt

I was speaking to a friend of mine recently who lives primarily in Thailand but has been staying in the U.S. temporarily, and I asked her if she was familiar with Superman.

the-dark-knight-rises-baneScreen Villains

It’s often said that a hero is only as good as his villain. I think.

scary2Death and the Super-Hero

Let’s talk death.

000031-pageFrank Miller Controversy

Having written a recent column dealing with Frank Miller’s “Holy Terror” graphic novel, and subsequently one regarding the Occupy protests, I feel that it would be pertinent for me to follow them up with a… [more]