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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]

armageddon2001SPOILER WARNING! (or, Stop the Presses!)

*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]

xo cover 3The Valiant Tangent — X-O Manowar #1-4 (Retribution, Part 3)

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]

Why Comics MatterWhy Comics Matter

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.

tilting at windmillsComic Book Retailing Part 1: Why Do I Do This?

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]

supermandeancainIn the Beginning… #1

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]

ww 1Things I Learned in China (or, Oyster Tumors of Wisdom)

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]

crazyPekar, Piskor, and a Preview of Macedonia

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]

52 #5The Good Stuff

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]

Infinite_Crisis_Special_-_Rann_Thanagar_WarYour Guide to Infinite Crisis: The Rann / Thanagar War Special

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]

20130612Non-Dominant Hands and Off-Beat Superheroes

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]

Sin CityComic Book Films and Visual Style

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]

AsterixBandes Dessinées in a Material World

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.

ascFear and Loathing: Dan Clowes’ Art School Confidential

Sequart.com as a site likes to look at comics as they impact other art forms, especially film. While the various superhero movies receive plenty of notice here, I thought I’d review a film that comes… [more]

TSN1_cover_front_FINALThe Super Naturals #1: Premise and Promise

Book: The Super Naturals #1 Writer: Toney Tapia Pencils / Inks: Jamie Biggs Colors: Lawrence Basso You’re the main character, and you don’t have any superpowers, but everyone else does. To the reader, you look… [more]

Hawkman #49 (Apr 2006)Your Guide to Infinite Crisis: “Coalition in Crisis”

With Hawkman #46, which ended with Hawkman and Hawkgirl contacted by Adam Strange, the Hawks’ narrative met up with that of The Rann Thanagar War (a mini-series that had already concluded at that point). The following three… [more]

VI Wanna Be In Pictures

Everyone who makes or sells a product wants it to become a part of “pop culture.” Wikipedia defines pop culture this way: Popular culture, or pop culture, the vernacular (people’s) culture that prevails in any… [more]

rogue trooperAre Comics and Videogames Reading from the Same Page?

Bit of a tangent this time but part of my job as Clubs & Technology Editor here at The List is to review video games. And with the recent release of Rogue Trooper (another classic… [more]

coverSuper Girls and Vibrator Oaths

This week’s reviews are of material a bit lighter in tone than I’ve been reading recently. There’s satire in the Harvey Kurtzman tradition with Stan Yan’s THE WANG: WHO’S YOUR DADDY? (www.squidworks.com). Also, I examine… [more]

x-men 3We Need a Hero! (or, The Right? Stuff)

Howdy, pardners! It’s time to grab your partner and romp through another edition of Tact is for the Weak, the article that would NOT marry its sister…even though she’s really, really hot… It’s inherent in… [more]

Natalie Portman in V for VendettaThe Two Faces of V

With a movie having just been made of V for Vendetta, it’s inevitable that comparisons are drawn between the original and the adaptation. What is surprising is that many seem to consider the movie equal… [more]

X-O ManowarThe Valiant Tangent — X-O Manowar #1-4 (Retribution, Part 2)

Welcome back to The Valiant Tangent, the series whose goal it is to chronicle some of the stories and characters of Valiant Comics and the things that made them not only cool, but some of… [more]

1 Year Later bulletRetailer Ranting

After not writing a rant-out-loud column for a while, I thought I’d make it up to everyone with a column including a few good ones. Most of the time, comic book retailing is status quo… [more]

backward folding mirrorAutobiographical Surrealism

It’s a bit difficult to give a proper critique of Henry Chamberlain’s ALICE IN NEW YORK. The author informs us from the start that it’s the beginning of a graphic novel. As such, it feels… [more]

fla5438_400x600smInfinite Hangover (or, Jesus Crisis, What a Party!)

All aboard! It’s time for another tear-jerking episode of Tact is for the Weak, the article that puts sugar in the other articles’ gas tanks! Well, two and a half years and seven issues (plus… [more]