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Colin Smith in Q magazineColin Smith in Q Magazine

The May 2012 issue of Q magazine debuts a new comics review column, written by none other than Colin Smith, Sequart friend and mainstay. And although Colin’s keen to emphasize that he’s hardly taken over the magazine,… [more]

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]

Eisner-BluddLife on Another Planet: Because the Options Here Don’t Look Great

The notion of discovering intelligent life on another planet and discovering new worlds in space might initially seem to be an exciting field of exploration rife with optimism.

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.

CoverOn Wally Wood and Stan Lee’s Daredevil #7

The years steam past, the comics pile up, and the canon for any single moment of time soon collapses to a ridiculously over-simplified, back-of-a-Trivial-Pursuit-card answer.

from Miracleman, chapter 4, title page (Eclipse version only)Miracleman, Chapter 4: “Dragons” (Cont.)

Last time, we began discussing the fourth chapter of Alan Moore’s Miracleman. This time, we conclude our look at that chapter.

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.”

batman spiritPluralistic Pulp

Like most writers, I enjoy seeing one of my assertions independently confirmed by a critic working in a parallel vein.

Morrison-HeroesGrant Morrison’s All-Star Superman: Science Fiction or Science Fiction Appropriated?

Like traditional literature, graphic novels and comics approach the science fiction genre in a variety of different ways, and this should come as no surprise given the various approaches to sequential art in the United… [more]

CoverOn Alan Moore’s WildC.A.T.s

Alan Moore doesn’t even slum it like the rest of us do.

From Miracleman, chapter 4, page 2 (Eclipse version)Miracleman, Chapter 4: “Dragons”

Having introduced Miracleman and discussed its first, second, and third chapters, as well as the interlude “The Yesterday Gambit,” we now turn to chapter four of Alan Moore’s Miracleman, in which the hero has his… [more]

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]

Daredevil_crossThe Adaptation of Daredevil into Film, Part 2

As described briefly in the previous article, Frank Miller had chosen to recreate Daredevil as a gritty, crime-film-influenced narrative.

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]

CoverOn the Sgt. Rock Story “Head Count,” by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert

Camus defined a rebel as a man who says no, and that’s exactly what Warrant Sergeant Hugh Thompson was on Saturday, 16 March 1968, when his helicopter flew over the Vietnamese village of My Lai.

From "The Yesterday Gambit," page 9“The Yesterday Gambit,” Part 4

We’ve introduced Alan Moore’s Miracleman interlude from Warrior #4, “The Yesterday Gambit,” and examined its first, second, and third segments. We now turn to its final segment, illustrated by Steve Dillon, in which Miracleman and Warpsmith return… [more]

Diagram for Delinquents PosterDiagram for Delinquents Update #21: Parents Just Don’t Understand

Hello Diagram for Delinquents supporters! It’s been sometime since we’ve had a blog update regarding the film. I’ve been busy working at the University, teaching, creating theater installations, and the like (A lot of which… [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.

Daredevil One sheetThe Adaptation of Daredevil into Film, Part 1

In any comic book adaptation, there are people who will criticize the film’s translation from the original comic book.

batman05_coverHow Digital Comics Change How We Read Comics

An early warning, I’m going to be talking about Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Batman #5 in this article and I will be spoiling some of what it does.

CoverOn Eloise de Montgri, by Hermann

Please do be aware: spoilers.

From "The Yesterday Gambit," page 6“The Yesterday Gambit,” Part 3

We’ve introduced Alan Moore’s Miracleman interlude from Warrior #4, “The Yesterday Gambit,” and examined its first and second segments. We now turn to its third segment, illustrated by Alan Davis, in which Miracleman and Warpsmith revisit… [more]

justiceleague4intA “Redundant” Justice League: An Analysis of DC’s New 52 in Light of Umberto Eco’s Theory of Narrative Redundancy

It can be argued that Justice League, the flagship title of DC’s “New 52,” is predominantly a narrative of images.

bode headThe Evolving Symmetry of Locke and Key

If there is one thing just brutally asymmetrical to the series Locke and Key is how overwhelmingly overlooked it is.

ImageLogoSequart Announces Next Documentary, The Image Revolution

We are proud to announce our upcoming documentary about the history of Image Comics!