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World-BuildingSequart Podcast #3: World-Building

Host Cody Walker and guest Terry Bartley discuss world-building in corporate super-hero comics continuity.

240px-China_MievilleInterview with China Mieville

In November 2010, I interviewed China Mieville for my website, Popgun Chaos.

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.

Green_Lantern_Vol_2_18The Power Ring and the Comic Book (Part 3)

Green Lantern #18 reads like something of a reprise of issue #11, with Sinestro once again playing mind-games on the hero and luring him to Qward as well.  

Space Adventures 35Musings over Space Adventures #35

When I was a kid, I remember asking my dad which superhero was his favorite.

Cover 182 ResizeOn Alan Brennert and Jim Aparo’s Batman story, “Interlude on Earth-Two”

It may not seem like so at first, but everything is broken in Alan Brennert and Jim Aparo’s Interlude On Earth-Two.

Miracleman #1Miracleman, Chapter 1: “A Dream of Flying”

Having briefly introduced Miracleman, let’s begin looking at Alan Moore and Garry Leach’s earliest stories, which appeared in the legendary British magazine Warrior.

batman239How Batman Made Me a Buddhist

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

Improving the Foundations: Batman Begins from Comics to ScreenGet Sequart’s Book on Batman Begins for 99 Cents

Sequart’s Improving the Foundations: Batman Begins from Comics to Screen, by Julian Darius, is now available digitally for 99 cents.

Green_Lantern_Vol_2_9The Power Ring and the Comic Book (Part 2)

Green Lantern #3 makes the Weaponers of Qward the hero’s first repeat villains, as the extra-dimensional villains create an illusion to aid them in stealing Green Lantern’s power battery.

ultimate-thorUltimate Thor: Continuity Offender

Many mini-series set in the Ultimate Universe are known for being odd ducks indeed.

The Book Of Genesis IllustratedOn Robert Crumb’s The Book of Genesis Illustrated, Genesis Chapter 22

What to do when trapped with a front-line, world-class bore?

Miracleman #16 side viewWhy Miracleman Matters

Everybody talks about Miracleman, but few have read it. Far more people know of Miracleman’s importance than understand why it occupies such a crucial role in the history of super-hero comics.

Flashpoint Vol.2 #1Sequart Podcast #2: The Art of the Event

Guests Julian Darius and Kevin Thurman discuss event comics, their pitfalls, and their possibilities.

Daredevil-10The Art of the Cover: Paolo Rivera’s Daredevil Covers

The covers to most comics are a mixed bag. There are some that look so atrocious they would make Warren Ellis puke up his Red Bulls and shepherd’s pies. The cover, after all, is just… [more]

Showcase_Vol_1_23 (2)The Power Ring and the Comic Book (Part 1)

Whenever a critic speaks of any popular work as possessing a “mythology”—a term often applied to serial, fictional narratives—the most common objection is that popular fiction is too “low”—as in, “created for the lowest common… [more]

DCU TimelineContinuity Conundrum

Continuity can be a good thing.

5263948464_f1b8c6c6b8_bThe Bane / Venom Connection

Ok, so here’s a fun one.

Holy Terror pageReading Holy Terror’s First Act

After its three-page thematic introductory sequence, Holy Terror shifts to the Fixer chasing Cat Burglar across Empire City’s rooftops. It’s a sequence not without its charms, including a few powerful images. It depicts an eccentric, hard-boiled… [more]

The Stars My DegradationParody in Alan Moore’s The Stars My Degradation

Alan Moore’s early professional work (such as Maxwell the Magic Cat, Roscoe Moscow, and The Stars My Degradation) was firmly rooted in comedy, which may seem at odds with the more later dramatic work he became… [more]

stan lee readingStan Lee, Presented (Part 3)

In Part 2 of this discussion of editor / writer Stan Lee’s contribution to the creative process in the era of Silver-Age Marvel Comics, I argued that Lee had done far more than just dialogue… [more]

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.

Holy Terror page 3Reading Holy Terror‘s Introductory Sequence

It’s hard for me to describe the mixture of pleasures and pains, both of them quite intense, that I feel reading Holy Terror. The pleasure tends to be artistic, primarily visual. The pain tends to… [more]

Sequart Research & Literacy OrganizationSequart Podcast #1: The Changing Format of Comics

Guests Kevin Thurman and David Balan discuss the future of the comics form, and the implications of digital comics.