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Sequart logoSmorgasbord #46: A Valiant Effort

Shawn & Tom talk about Valiant’s unexpected takeover of the Harvey Awards, Ron Wimberly vs. Erik Larsen, the latest round of casting news, and the wasted potential of Tom Felton. On the review side, it’s… [more]

wherenomanhasgonebeforehd013Star Trek Re-Watch, Episode 1: “Where No Man Has Gone Before”

“Where No Man Has Gone Before” is an important part of the building blocks of what we now know as Star Trek. Filmed mostly in the summer of 1965, this episode wasn’t aired until over… [more]

originalThe Great Star Trek Re-Watch: An Introduction

The argument hardly needs to be made that Star Trek should appear on the Mount Rushmore of not only science fiction, but world popular culture. Since arriving 50 years ago this year, it has become… [more]

hellblazer 81 coverSifting Through the Ashes: Analyzing Hellblazer, Part 68

Issue #81 “Rake at the Gates of Hell: Part Four” Writer: Garth Ennis; Artist: Steve Dillon; Colors: Tom Ziuko; Letters: Clem Robins; Editor: Stuart Moore; Assistant Editor: Julie Rottenberg; Cover: Glenn Fabry; Last we left… [more]

img4-632x480Portraits In Alienated British Youth Circa 1989-90, Part Twenty-Four : All Good Things

The consensus opinion among readers of John Smith and Sean Phillips’ Straitgate appears to be that this was “the story of a mass-shooter,” or words to that effect. But I think that I humbly —… [more]

img2-673x480Portraits In Alienated British Youth Circa 1989-90, Part Twenty-Three : Ka-Pow!

Well — hello again! An observant acquaintance on twitter recently remarked to me that he “hoped I’d get back to (my) ‘Portraits In Alienated British Youth’ series at some point,” and I had to make… [more]

NSPACE_WM coverNegative Space Gets a TPB Release This Week

Negative Space, by Ryan K Lindsay and illustrated by Owen Gieni, is one of the more astute and creative explorations of depression ever committed to the page, and this week it’s available from Dark Horse… [more]

hellblazer 80 coverSifting Through the Ashes: Analyzing Hellblazer, Part 67

Issue #80 “Rake at the Gates of Hell: Part Three” Writer: Garth Ennis; Artist: Steve Dillon; Colors: Tom Ziuko; Letters: Clem Robins; Editor: Stuart Moore; Assistant Editor: Julie Rottenberg; Cover: Glenn Fabry; As we’ve seen… [more]

Gaiman DD PicNeil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously is Now Available on Vimeo for Streaming Pre-Order

Sequart Organization and Respect Films are proud to announce that their newest documentary, Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously, has been picked up by Vimeo. The film is now available for pre-order and will be released on… [more]

Last Night book coverLast Night, A Superhero Saved My Life: Reading Comics to Live

While reading Last Night, A Superhero a Saved My Life (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, 2016), I was struck by how emotionally invested I became in these tales of lives saved and redeemed by comic… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #45: Quit Cloning Around

Shawn and Tom react to unwelcome events and crossovers at DC and Marvel, Ulises Fariñas’s new project is Buño and muy bueno, some unexpected names turn up in casting news for Supergirl and Spider-Man: Homecoming,… [more]

plutona05_Review coverPlutona #5: Kid Logic

The finale of Plutona’s five issue run is understandably dark, but then again, that’s basically the only place this remarkable series could go. The most interesting parts of this book have always been the relationships… [more]

Image1Overwatch: The Pleasures of Not Giving a Damn about the Story

Overwatch, launched just a month ago, is a new MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) in which teams of six human-controlled players battle six-person teams controlled by humans or the computer, your choice. Each player chooses… [more]

Journey to Star Wars - The Force Awakens - Shattered Empire Page 1Shattered Empire Fills in Some Intriguing Star Wars Gaps

One of the great things about a mythical universe such as the one created by Star Wars is that there’s plenty of room to tell many different stories, so long as they connect neatly with… [more]

hellblazer 79 coverSifting Through the Ashes: Analyzing Hellblazer, Part 66

Issue #79 “Rake at the Gates of Hell: Part Two” Writer: Garth Ennis; Artist: Steve Dillon; Colors: Tom Ziuko; Letters: Clem Robins; Editor: Stuart Moore; Assistant Editor: Julie Rottenberg; Cover: Glenn Fabry; Picking a mere… [more]

Comics in EducationThe Voice Of The Arts: Why The Philosophy Of The Liberal Arts Are Needed Now More Than Ever Before

The world sucks and people are sad. The news is reporting yet another disaster and more fear are being pumped into the subconscious minds of viewers everywhere. This is but a common experience people have… [more]

batman joker silhouettes 08Fear And The Batman: An Examination Of The Role That Horror Plays In The World Of The Dark Knight

A band of thieving criminals flee to a cornered alleyway, running from the stalking specter descending upon them. As they run they turn around a sharp corner and stumble into a dead end where they… [more]

Star Wars Special - C-3PO 001 Page 1Droids, Slaves and C-3PO’s Red Arm

The role of droids in the Star Wars universe has always been fairly clear, and yet tinged with some troubling implications. They’re servants, essentially, but they’re also companions and, most interestingly of all, they have… [more]

The Avengers posterThe Dawn of Cinematic Universes: What Shared Continuity In Film Is Telling Us About The Future Of Cinema

There is no secret that a new trend has emerged in mainstream films, a trend that is specifically connected to the inclusion of famous characters and epic worlds, all of which have now joined together… [more]

orange-new-black-season-4-trailerOrange is the New Black Season 4: Non-Spoiler Review

Orange is the New Black was always an interesting, innovative show, both in its subject matter and even its mode of distribution (Netflix). But last season, the narrative became unfocused, the hole at the centre… [more]

hellblazer 78 coverSifting Through the Ashes: Analyzing Hellblazer, Part 65

Issue #78 “Rake at the Gates of Hell: Parts One” Writer: Garth Ennis; Artist: Steve Dillon; Colors: Tom Ziuko; Letters: Clem Robins; Editor: Stuart Moore; Assistant Editor: Julie Rottenberg; Cover: Glenn Fabry; Despite the cyclical… [more]

static1.squarespaceDavid Brent – Life on the Road Now Coming to Netflix in August

“I’ve got one song, it’s about rock and roll, but it’s a metaphor for sex.” -David Brent In April, we were treated to the teaser trailer for David Brent: Life on the Road, with Ricky… [more]

ManifestDestiny20_review coverManifest Destiny #20: Big Feet and Bigger Eyes

“Captain Clark killed a curious animal… [one] never yet known in the United States.” That’s a quote from a member of the actual Corps of Discovery, and in that case it was the antelope, which… [more]

descender12_Review titleDescender #12: Brothers

One of Descender’s strongest themes has always been the notion of robots having souls — sometimes souls more pure and more sensitive than the flesh and blood humans that surround them. Our central robot character,… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #44: Hail to the King

A fairly quiet week of comic news brings with it a long discussion over recent casting announcements (from Captain Marvel to Mandrake, the Magician), as well as a debate over the viability of a certain… [more]