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Blue Beetle and the Last Days of the Bronze Age

Discussions of DC Comics in the 1980s tend to focus on works like The Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen, and Crisis on Infinite Earths. That’s fitting, because all of these were game changers for the industry,… [more]

Lake of Fire #1: Crusaders vs Aliens in an Innovative, Compelling New Comic

There’s been quite a lot written about The Crusades, but it seems like modern historians agree on one thing: they were a great excuse for Christians of a certain persuasion to engage in some serious… [more]

Interview with Production Designer Sean Haworth

At San Diego Comic Con 2016, Sean Haworth appeared on the panel, “The Production Designer; Architect of Imagination.” His work includes movies such as Deadpool and Ender’s Game. You can view his website here. WARNING:… [more]

Interview with Production Designer Suzuki Ingerslev

At San Diego Comic Con 2016, Suzuki Ingerslev appeared on the panel, “The Production Designer; Architect of Imagination.” Her work includes television shows such as Colony, Hand of God, and True Blood (pictures from the… [more]

Interview with Production Designer Dave Blass

At San Diego Comic Con 2016, Dave Blass appeared on the panel, “The Production Designer; Architect of Imagination.” His work includes television shows such as Preacher and Constantine. You can view his website here. What… [more]

Manifest Destiny #22: The Eyes Have It

Like many men of their era, Lewis and Clark were “blessed” with an overabundance of positivity and confidence (more for Lewis than Clark, but they each believed in the soundness of their society and their… [more]

Sequart Releases The British Invasion

Sequart Organization is proud to announce the publication of The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer, by Greg Carpenter. Moore. Gaiman. Morrison. They came from… [more]

Descender #14: Bandit’s Lonely Vigil

The latest issue of Descender is the third in a series of five issues termed “Singularities” by the comic’s creators, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, but it’s easily the most creative and appealing thus far.… [more]

Give the Devil His Due: Review of Lucifer Season 1

Even before Lucifer premiered its pilot episode on 25 January 2016 it was already disliked and panned by fans of the comic, Lucifer and the character’s original presentation in Sandman. The advanced reviews were not… [more]

Traveling to A Hundred Thousand Worlds: A Conversation with Bob Proehl

CAMPOCHIARO: Let’s start with your origin story, along with the origin of your debut novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds. What is your relationship to the worlds of comics, sci-fi, fandom, and the myriad others that… [more]

I’m Just a Kid from the Lower East Side Brooklyn: Steve Rogers’s Shifting Working Class Background

Today Steve Rogers is branded as “I’m just a kid from Brooklyn.” His class and geography marks him as much as his old-fashioned ideals and morals do. He is a man of the people, but… [more]

Smorgasbord #48: Fall of the House of Warner

This is the post-SDCC world, and while most of the news have discussed to death, Shawn & Tom still want to talk a bit about the Eisners, some selected trailers, spin-offs for low-selling books, and… [more]

Descender #13: Telsa

Descender #13 is ostensibly about Captain Telsa, the red-haired, firey Captain from the UGC, sent to retrieve TIM-21 and the codex he carries in his electronic DNA that may hold the key to understanding the… [more]

Mr Clarke from Stranger Things: The Importance of Experts

The pop cultural touchstone of the moment (or, at least, one of them) is the Netflix series Stranger Things, created by the Duffer Brothers and currently drawing the appreciative fascination of the world. With its… [more]

Manifest Destiny #21: Leadership

One of the many challenges that the historical Lewis and Clark expedition had to surmount was simple hunger. They weren’t as badly off as some, and fared far better than some of the more northern… [more]

The Purge: Election Year and a Reflection of Society

The Purge film dynasty has created a huge following of watchers and viewers because of its presentation of a society where all manner of sin, debauchery, and impulse is disregarded for one government-sanctioned night of… [more]

A Novel Approach to Comic Books

Tokyo-based Australian creator Andrez Bergen has two literary books out this year, on top of a continuing stream of comic titles that he both scripts and often illustrates. What makes the back-to-back novels – Bullet… [more]

Finding Dory: A Textbook Family Movie

I occasionally cry when I watch movies. That’s not unusual; lots of people cry during movies. What I find interesting is the fact that I have never cried during a movie with an MPAA rating… [more]

Smorgasbord #47: Liberty’s Lingerie

This week, Tom and Shawn discuss Frank Cho’s line in the sand, 9-year-olds who love V for Vendetta, Joe Casey’s auto-plagiarism, Justice League finally getting some Action, and October Previews. We also review The Hunt… [more]

Black Road #4: A Walk in the Snow

It’s too easy for us today to slip into a simplistic stereotype of the “dark ages”,  or the early medieval period. Barbarians roaming across the countryside, committing unspeakable acts of carnage and pillage, and scared… [more]

When Reach Exceeds Grasp: Fant4stic

We’ve all heard terrible things about this film.  Last fall, I decided to investigate further and see if it was the train wreck everyone was claiming.  There appears to be plenty of blame to go… [more]

Sifting Through the Ashes: Analyzing Hellblazer, Part 70

Issue #83 “The End of Rake at the Gates of Hell” Writer: Garth Ennis; Artist: Steve Dillon; Colors: Tom Ziuko; Letters: Clem Robins; Editor: Stuart Moore; Assistant Editor: Julie Rottenberg; Cover: Glenn Fabry; Endings are… [more]

Star Trek Beyond Expectations

A five year mission may sound easy, but the first thing we’re shown in Star Trek Beyond is how long five years can really be when one has to spend it cooped up with 400… [more]

Congratulations to the 2016 Eisner Award Winners

Our series on the Eisner Awards was never meant to be predictive of who would win — quite the contrary, we were only trying to profile some of the nominated titles, because they’re all worth… [more]

A Hundred Thousand Worlds: Fandom, Friendship, and Love

There are moments in Bob Proehl’s debut novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds that will affect readers even after finishing the book. These are bighearted yet subtle moments that stick with you, like when one of… [more]