To examine how comics changed in 1986, we should begin by looking at what comics were like in 1985.
Saga of the Swamp Thing #27 “By Demons Driven!” Cover date: August 1984. Writer: Alan Moore. Penciller: Steve Bissette. Inker: John Totleben. Letterer: John Costanza. Colorist: Tatjana Wood. Cover: Steve Bissette and John Totleben. Editor:… [more]
In which the interview with Al Ewing — begun last week — is concluded. COLIN SMITH: To what degree does the writer of fantastical fiction have a political responsibility, and who’s that responsibility to? To… [more]
Earlier, we discussed how Dredd is faithful to its source material, to the extent that it could be described as a violent morality play. Today, I’d like to discuss the film’s narrative choices, because I… [more]
Valiant Comics has made a huge comeback this summer with the relaunch of X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong.
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]
The term Afrofuturism was coined in 1995 by cultural critic Mark Dery in his essay “Black to the Future.”
In subject matter, history, and art style, From Hell stands apart from other works written by Alan Moore, but that hasn’t made it obscure, rather notorious.
I’d struggle to overstate how much I enjoy and admire Al Ewing’s work.
Dredd is a far better, smarter, and well-made film than anyone had a right to respect. It gets nearly everything right. It’s visually beautiful, even when disgusting. It’s entertaining. But it’s also disturbing and thought-provoking.… [more]
As a longtime writer of Wolverine both in Wolverine and the X-Men and the X-Men solo series, Jason Aaron knows the character well. But what is it that makes Wolverine such an enduring presence
Jim Valentino is one of the seven founders of Image Comics. He is also the founder of his own imprint at Image known as Shadowline.
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]
While one certainly should not judge a book by its cover, applying this adage to the cover of a comic book can be problematic.
Saga of the Swamp Thing #26 “A Time of Running” Cover date: July 1984 Writer: Alan Moore. Penciller: Steve Bissette. Inker: John Totleben. Letterer: John Costanza. Colorist: Tatjana Wood. Cover: Steve Bissette and John Totleben.… [more]
By design and chance, Tales to Astonish #44 had presented a fledgling romance between Pym and Van Dyne which had the potential to constantly and plausibly generate both conflict and reconciliation over and over again.… [more]
With Grant Morrison’s departure from JLA in 2000, DC made the absolute best decisions possible for the title’s new creative team. As writer, DC chose Mark Waid. Waid had written Kingdom Come (which had inspired… [more]
Rob Liefeld has long been a controversial figure in the comics industry. He’s been criticized for many reasons, one of them being his, what would some say, excessive use of pouches!
Rich Johnston is the most infamous man in comics.
Over the course of the coming months, Sequart will be serializing chapters from my forthcoming book, currently titled 1986: The Year That Changed Comics, here on their website.
Issue 3 of Flex Mentallo brings us into the “dark age” of super-hero comics, starting with the Dark Knight parodying cover, which even features faux autographs from the creators.
IDW has recently made a name for themselves by crafting crossovers between the various licensed properties that they produce.
Suddenly, Ant-Man’s wife was dead.
While many celebrate Gardner Fox’s inaugural run on Justice League of America, comparatively few appreciate the run that immediately followed it: that of Dennis “Denny” O’Neil and penciler Dick Dillin (who had illustrated Fox’s final two… [more]
Scott Williams is one of the most acclaimed and in-demand inkers in comics, best known for his twenty years of collaboration with Jim Lee.