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Van Jensen on His OGN Two Dead

“In America, no one is more powerful than a police officer,” a character says at one point in Two Dead, the new crime graphic novel from publisher Gallery 13, “a cop can detain you, hurt… [more]

Because I Am the Goddamn Batman: Political Ideologies and Transhumanism in Superhero Comics

Superheroes give us a way to get at the ideologies at work in transhumanism and politics. The genre of superhero comics is a fantastical take on an often dystopian version of our own real world.… [more]

David Seelow on Teaching with Comics and His Book Lessons Drawn

With over twenty-five years of experience in higher education, David Seelow’s career has been defined by his desire to develop new and innovative ways of educating students. In addition to his academic work, Seelow founded… [more]

Clark Bint on Frank at Home on the Farm #3

Frank at Home on the Farm is a wild and unique book from publisher Mad Robot Comics. Created by writer Jordan Thomas and artist Clark Bint, Frank is a psychological horror mystery set in a 1920s… [more]

April Wright on Her Career and Documentary Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace

A cinephile from a young age, April Wright only began pursuing filmmaking 15 years ago, after building a financially successful career in another field. Since her first script got made in 2005, Wright has made… [more]

Bulent Hasan on Black Project

Black Project is an upcoming comic by Bulent Hasan currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo. PHILLIPS: What inspired you to enter the indie comics arena? HASAN: I’ve been a comic book fan all my life, and to… [more]

Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers #2: We Were Avengers

Issue #2 acts as something of an interlude in the first three issues of Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers. As Captain America prepares a new team to go to Mars, Ex Nihilo’s speaks with the imprisoned Avengers,… [more]

Academics on the Legacy of Fox’s X-Men Films

Given how fast our current news cycle moves, it is often difficult to remember a time when comic book movies thrived before the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, if we cast our minds to the early… [more]

Tony McMillen on Serious Creatures

Recently, Sequart sat down with Tony McMillen to chat about his new comics series Serious Creatures. He talks about the comic itself, his ‘70s & ‘80s horror movie effects influences, his early Image Comics &… [more]

Hell is Other People: Superheroes, Outsiders, and Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan, Part 2

Previously, I explored the themes of Chris Ware’s landmark graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth — specifically the role and function of the superhero in this piece and even beyond in Ware’s… [more]

Beehive Books Celebrates Trailblazing Feminist Painter Artemisia Gentileschi in New Kickstarter

PRESS RELEASE: Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Rubens; these old masters are celebrated historical figures and household names. But there was one among their number — a woman who created Baroque masterpieces when she was just a teenager… [more]

Hell is Other People: Superheroes, Outsiders, and Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan

Chris Ware’s seminal graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth is a masterwork wherein Ware chronicles the struggles of main character, Jimmy, as he navigates through life, eventually meeting his estranged father for… [more]

Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers #1: An Avengers World is Born!

Hickman begins Avengers #1 like a creation story, the theme of creation being prevalent throughout the three-issue opening arc: “First there was nothing. Then everything.” As we will see, this is juxtaposed against New Avengers… [more]

Jordan Thomas on Kickstarting and Frank at Home on the Farm #2

Frank at Home on the Farm is a wild and unique new book from publisher Mad Robot Comics. Created by writer Jordan Thomas and artist Clark Bint, Frank is a psychological horror mystery set in a… [more]

Grand Slam Romance #1 Review

Written by Olivia Hicks Drawn by Emma Oostherhous In the afterword for the first issue of Grand Slam Romance, both of the creators involved admit they do ‘not know much about softball.’ It is exactly… [more]

Strange Sentiments: Stranger Things and Nostalgia

“Stranger Things Season Three, and the Limits of Nostalgia” – the Week “In Stranger Things’ Third Season, the Nostalgia Well Runs Dry” – Slate “Stranger Things Doesn’t Know How to Grow Up” – Vanity Fair… [more]

“I won’t wear one of those damnfool spandex body-condom things. I don’t have the bust for it”: Superhero Costume in the WildStorm Comics of Warren Ellis, Part 3

In How To Read Superhero Comics and Why, Klock applies Harold Bloom’s concept of the ‘agon’ to Ellis’s treatment of superheroes in his work for WildStorm. For Bloom, poets can only escape the ‘anxiety of… [more]

Capes, Cowls, and Purple: How Prince Merged the Worlds of Music and Comics with Batman and Beyond

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958-April 21, 2016), known throughout most of his career simply as Prince, had been an important part of music since his humble beginnings with the band 94 East in 1975,… [more]

Casino Royale: Taking It in the Cojones for Her Majesty’s Secret Service

The fifth and final installment of James Bond starring Daniel Craig as Bond, currently titled only Bond 25, is set to be released in 2020. It’s notable not only because it will be Daniel Craig’s… [more]

The Road to Vertigo: The Suppression and Eventual Rise of Mature Comics and Their Readers

The legacy of Vertigo recalls the very idea of comics finally being allowed to mature; letting people swear, drink, openly take drugs for recreation, and bringing in some serious ambiguity as to what it means… [more]

JLA: New World Order Revisited or, What Makes a Story Essential?

The world of cape-comics has a rather tortured relationship with certain sets of words used to describe a character, creator or project. ‘Iconic,’ for instance, is probably one of the most overused words in our… [more]

Finding Hulko: Secondary Colors

With the Infinity War storyline wrapping up, it might be useful to take a fresh look at a pre-MCU Marvel Film, the 2003 Hulk. 2003 saw the release of both Eric Bana’s Hulk and Disney… [more]

Women Like Barbara Shermund Have Always Worked in Comics & Cartoons

If you’ve spent much time in the world of comic book fandom, you know there are certain fault lines that, unfortunately, can be divisive among fans. One of those fault lines is the issue of… [more]

Maia Kobabe Discusses Eir Career and Eir Book Gender Queer: A Memoir

Maia Kobabe (pronouns e/em/eir) is a nonbinary, queer writer and illustrator. A graduate of California College of the Arts, Maia has quickly built a tremendous portfolio of work – much of which can be found… [more]

Captain Video: Forgotten Father of the Sci-Fi Franchise

Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Luke Skywalker, the Doctor, Captain James Tiberius Kirk, Captain Video… What do those names have in common? If you said they are protagonists that launched science fiction franchises you’d be correct,… [more]