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PrechaerPreacher: Texas and Beyond

Hello, there, and welcome to another New Comics Day. This week I’m taking the easy way out and reprinting an old essay I wrote for the now-defunct Savant. It’s older material, but I’ve gone through… [more]

Mark Millar's Spider-ManMarvel’s April, American Flagg!, and More Cancellations

Marvel’s New SolicitationsApril looks like Marvel’s month (Jim Lee’s debut on Superman notwithstanding). Major projects or launches include the following: The debut of Mark Millar’s Spider-Man, an ongoing through Marvel Knights. Millar’s plans for the… [more]

230px-StanthemanNews From Yesteryear

Lee Entangled In Alliteration Of His Own Devising For Five Hours (1968) Work in the Marvel offices grinded to a halt last Thursday when famed funnybook frontman Stan Lee became entangled in a labyrinthine alliteration… [more]

wizard-logoOn the DC / Humanoids Deal, Cancelled Marvel, and Online Comics News

The Comics Blotter now returns after a hiatus caused by the fact that I’m busy working on a Ph.D., working on the Continuity Pages and this site’s chronologies, and writing my own work, not to… [more]

The_Spectacular_Spider-Man_Vol_2_8A Day at Borders

Greetings, and welcome back. I just got back to Chi-town on an Amtrak train, just in time for the inaugural edition of New Comics Day 2004, the first after our holiday hiatus. Good to see… [more]

Weapon X #16Optic Verve X-Travaganza!

Just for the sake of doing something different (y’know, like me reviewing more than one book a week), I thought I’d take advantage of the fact that four books with X’s in their titles all… [more]

planteary 18On Planetary #18

Planetary #18 DC Comics / Wildstorm – Warren Ellis (w); John Cassaday (a)Maybe you didn’t notice, but most mainstream comics stopped having letter columns on their back page a year or two ago. For a… [more]

Catwoman #26On Catwoman’s New Direction

Catwoman #26 DC Comics – Ed Brubaker (w); Paul Gulacy (p); Jimmy Palmiotti (i) Kinda torn here, to be perfectly honest. The thing that initially caught my eye about Brubaker’s Catwoman (because it debuted in… [more]

Caper_Vol_1_2Comics Hype and a Christmas New Comics Day

Welcome to the year’s final installment of New Comics Day. I’ll be taking off for a couple of weeks to recover from the annual post-Christmas, post-Day After Christmas, post-New Year’s Eve hangovers. NCD should be… [more]

Ultimate Spider-Man #49Tremble in Fear, Hollywood!

Hey, gang — welcome to another New Comics Day. I’m screwing around with the format of the column (again). Look for some more changes in the coming weeks. If you hate the new format and… [more]

Understanding_ComicsThe Sequart Manifesto

What do we call our medium? The most common answer is “comics.” Some would say otherwise, offering “comix,” “the ninth art,” or “sequential art.” Others abroad would say “manga” or “les bandes-dessinés.” All, however, are… [more]

Robin121An Advance Look at Bill Willingham’s Robin

Robin #121 DC Comics — Bill Willingham (w); Rick Mays (p); Aaron Sowd (i)I’ve never made a secret of the fact that though my fanboy fanaticism rarely rears its head, when it does, it’s usually… [more]

Catwoman #25The Call for a Mainstream

Welcome to another New Comics Day. Sorry about the delay — the Day of Gorging and Celebrating the Massacre of the Natives really saps my energy. Just think, the day of Commercialized Spectacle and Consumer… [more]

Action Comics #810Superman Plans, Bill Jemas Dismantled, Secret War, and More

Superman Plans AnnouncedSome of this is old news, but it bears being lumped together. December issues of the Superman titles will see the end of the present creative teams. Action Comics #810 — scheduled for… [more]

Sgt._Rock_-_Between_Hell_and_a_Hard_PlaceAzzarello and Kubert’s Sgt. Rock

Quick apology to my folks at Sequart.com: I’ve been basically without a computer for about the last ten days. First the Blaster worm took me down, and then Windows ME refused to reinstall my cable… [more]

Planetary_16_Future Previews Solicitations Revealed!

In an effort to keep you up to date with all the latest comics news, we here at Sequart.com have managed to obtain several solicitations from Previews… from the future! Ah…yeah. In the year 2017…… [more]

Ultimate Spider-Man #49Down with Comics Activism!

The lights are out at O’Malleys and the greatest y’allternative bluegrass band in the world, The Woodbox Gang, are twanging up my stereo with devil songs. The ol’ wallet is considerably lighter thanks to beer… [more]

Amazing Spider-Man #1Reviews out of Time 3: Amazing Spider-Man #1

Greetings, True Believers! Welcome to the third installment of my continuing attempt to enlighten you about the weird comics I’m discovering down at Clark’s Drugs! And man, have I got a weird one for you… [more]

Caper_Vol_1_1Caper #1 Reviewed

Caper #1 DC Comics — Judd Winick (w); Farel Dalrymple (a) In late 19th-century San Francisco, a random act of violence leaves two young, inner-city Jewish boys (Jacob and Isadore Weiss) fatherless and distraught. Faced… [more]

Batman_620_coverNew Batman Team, DC Sellouts, and More

First off, I want to thank comixpedia.com and addblog.com for covering the creation of this news column. The previous week included a bit of older information because it was the first installment. Expect more timeliness… [more]

Caper_Vol_1_1Comics News from Yesteryear

Salutations, all, and welcome to a special edition of New Comics Day. Rather than slaving away drunkenly at a computer trying to come up with new material, I spent several hours drunkenly culling through the… [more]

new x-menSequart.com News

The biggest news to report is, of course, this column. Why’s it here? Well, Sequart.com has become a major comics site. And, really, it needs some news. I fucking hate news. I’m focused — and… [more]

Sword of Dracula #1Optic Verve Spooktacular 2003

This column is published for one reason and one reason only: my girl’s favorite holiday is Halloween. Well, that and the fact that I’ve been looking for a reason to do a horror-themed column. Now,… [more]

Batman #620Comics: Making You Look Like A Winner Since 1937

Hello, all, and welcome to New Comics Day. It’s going to be a short one this week, folks. Apologies. Next week’s column, already in the hopper, should be interesting and should also feature a lot… [more]

Bill JemasBill Jemas Autopsy

Bill Jemas was for a few years the man everyone loved to hate. He played the bad guy to Joe Quesada, who more effectively cultivated himself as the “people’s man” in Marvel Comics’ administration. Now… [more]