What Bryan Singer has done, with Superman Returns, is to create something lastingly sublime.
In my last piece, I discussed why I became a comic book retailer, as well as why some other folks got into the business as well. There were a couple of key points in that… [more]
Gabrielle Bell has taken a career course that is not unfamiliar in the arts-comics world: an early series of minis where she experimented with different styles and learned her chops; a number of memorable appearances… [more]
Maybe you overheard a conversation between two strangers on a bus debating the moral and ethical implications of a superhero registration act. Perhaps a favorite writer of yours just announced a new project – in… [more]
Hi, everyone. I’m going to be doing an issue by issue review of Peter David’s first run on X-Factor. Thanks to Sequart.com for allowing me to do this (and let’s hope they don’t end up… [more]
Aloha, my tactless brethren, and welcome to another installment of Tact is for the Weak, the article that has naked pictures of all those other articles from that one really crazy party back in January!… [more]
Matthew Pustz, author of Comic Book Culture: Fanboys and True Believers, argues that any serious comic book reader can remember his or her very first comic. Many readers recall a surprising amount about the book… [more]
Besides being featured on a few pages in Infinite Crisis, Donna’s group starred in five issues once they took off into space on New Cronus.
Call me crazy, but I want to write about Sovereign Seven. Why? Well, because for a short time, Chris Claremont wrote for DC Comics. And no one seems to care. Besides Stan Lee, no one… [more]
Just a few quick hits this week; I have a big project brewing for my next column. But this is a good time for some recommendations: ** If you’re doing some comics-related travelling this summer… [more]
I’m a relative newcomer to comics. In fact, my first exposure to the American side of things only came a few years ago in the form of Ultimate Spider-Man #1, which was released in an… [more]
Spider-Man is Marvel’s greatest icon, its most instantly recognizable contribution to pop culture. Endless merchandise and two blockbuster hit films have brought the company millions upon millions of dollars from this one character since his… [more]
*ATTENTION ALL READERS* As most of you are aware, this week’s Tact is for the Weak has NOT been published at its regularly-scheduled time of 12:00 PM on Friday afternoon (which you SHOULD already know;… [more]
Welcome back to The Valiant Tangent, the articles whose goal is to chronicle some of the stories and characters of Valiant Comics and the things that made them not only cool, but some of the… [more]
The following video consists of a lecture I delivered on 5 January 2006 at Glen Carbon Centennial Library in Glen Carbon, Illinois. The total runtime is 46 minutes.
In my next several articles, I plan on discussing, in great detail, more about being a comic book retailer. This piece gives some insight into why I’m in this business of comic book retailing. Future… [more]
The Beginning of the Beginning… Hi, welcome to my new article on Sequart.com. As it’s my first article allow me a minute to suck up a little. Sequart.com is great isn’t it? What I like… [more]
Hide your children and avert your eyes! Run for the hills! After almost a month-long stretch of peace and quiet, the prodigal son has returned to reclaim his thrown and crown! Yep, you guessed it;… [more]
Even the most casual of comics fans is probably familiar with Harvey Pekar, thanks to the film success of AMERCAN SPLENDOR. Pekar is one of the trailblazers of autobiographical comics, focusing on the insights that… [more]
Greetings and Salutations! My name is Michael Blanton, and I’ll be bringing you reviews of books I think are solid investments each week. I’m more of a Johnny DC than a Marvel Zombie, but when… [more]
Over the past months, we’ve examined a hell of a lot of Infinite Crisis. In the process, this study has come to exceed 160,000 words! In fact, our coverage of the Rann-Thanagar War alone runs 40,000 words… [more]
I happen to love comics anthologies, in all their beautiful sloppiness. I love panning for gold in them, hoping to get at least one great story even in an anthology that’s otherwise a waste of… [more]
Abstract This extended essay investigates the visual nature of three popular, recent comic book films. It will determine whether efforts taken by filmmakers to represent the source material onscreen are successful and if they are… [more]
My name is Nicolas Labarre. I am French, and while completing my Ph.D., including a dissertation on “Theories of Mass Culture in the United States,” I write comics. Or more precisely, bandes dessinées.