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Arrow Season 3 Episode 21 Review

It’s amazing what a little focus can do. “Al Sah-Him” is an episode of Arrow that’s trimmed away just about any useless parts. Even regular cast member Paul Blackthorne fails to make an appearance as… [more]

Joss Whedon: Where He is, Where He was, and Where He May be Going

It is no doubt that Avengers: Age of Ultron will be the biggest blockbuster hit this year and Joss Whedon is the man that brought it to us. But after it’s all said and done,… [more]

What Classics on Infinite Earths Means to Me

I’ve been writing this book for ten years, and it’s hard to believe it’s finally done. At over 160,000 words, Classics on Infinite Earths is the longest book Sequart’s ever published. Flashback: it’s 2005, and… [more]

If I Cannot Inspire Love, I Will Cause Fear: More Frankesteins and Flying Turtles

” The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from earth. Such a man has a double existence: he may suffer misery, and be overwhelmed by disappointments; yet, when he has retired into himself, he will be like a celestial spirit that has a halo around him, within whose circle no grief or folly ventures.” [more]

Buffy, Angel, and the Guidebook to Growing Up, Part 1

“It’s hard and it’s painful and it’s every day.” For those of us that grew up watching these two shows, consciously or not, we learned life lessons from them. Over the course of twelve seasons… [more]

Descender #3: Early Review

It’s becoming clear what Descender is really about as we reach issue #3, and the good news is that it’s about something very interesting. This is really a story about “descent” in the biological sense… [more]

Sequart Releases Classics on Infinite Earths: The Justice League and DC Crossover Canon

Sequart Organization is proud to announce the publication of Classics on Infinite Earths: The Justice League and DC Crossover Canon, by Sequart founder Julian Darius. In this series (which is currently slated as a tetralogy),… [more]

Movies You Should Watch: Network

Movie You Should Watch. In which the overly long motto is: The title of this article isn’t meant to be a command. It’s not “you” the reader so much as it is a proverbial “you.”… [more]

Superhero Movies and the Curse of Familiarity: The Age of Ultron

The art of adaptation as well as the challenge of sequels is to allow the audience to experience things in new ways—strange ways—in order to destabilize us. [more]

Avengers: Age of Ultron Has Second Biggest Opening Weekend Ever

Avengers: Age of Ultron, directed by Joss Whedon, took in an estimated $187.7 million domestically through Sunday. Those who wish to spin this negatively will point out that this comes in under the first Avengers… [more]

Avengers: Age of Ultron is Conflicted

I’m very conflicted about Avengers: Age of Ultron. Not about what sort of movie it is: this is a wall-to-wall headache-inducing, exhausting action-fest where lots of stuff blows up. I’m sure there are lots of… [more]

The Flash Season 1 Episode 20 Review

A good villain is one of the most important parts of just about any superhero story. Antagonists and conflict are essential to just about all sorts of drama, but when it comes to superheroics there’s… [more]

Netflix’s Daredevil: Episodes 12-13, “The Ones We Leave Behind” and “Daredevil”

In the end, this first season of Daredevil was an origin story. It’s a form that’s grown tired over the past decade or so as nearly every new superhero story has felt compelled to tell… [more]

From Batgirl to Comicgate?: The Variant Cover Controversy

The Joker would be proud. On 13 March, DC Comics unveiled a set of variant covers for title due to be published in June. To mark the 75th anniversary of Batman’s archenemy, each of the… [more]

Netflix’s Daredevil: Episodes 10-11, “Nelson v. Murdock” and “The Path of the Righteous”

Episodes ten and eleven of this first season of Daredevil slow things down a little; by necessity the show needs to take stock of itself before plunging ahead into the climax of the season, and… [more]

Community Season Six: “Intro to Recycled Cinema”

The sixth season of Community seems to be shying away from some of the high concept event episodes of seasons past. The latest episode, “Intro to Recycled Cinema” probably comes closest. The episode blends scenes… [more]

Sifting Through the Ashes: Analyzing Hellblazer, Part 28

Issue #32 “New Tricks” Writer: Dick Foreman Art: Steve Pugh Colors: Tom Zuiko Letters: Gaspar Saladino Cover: Kent Williams Following The Family Man Jamie Delano hands the title off to Dick Foreman before returning to… [more]

Netflix’s Daredevil: Episodes 8-9, “Shadows in the Glass” and “Speak of the Devil”

Daredevil isn’t exactly breaking new storytelling ground, which isn’t saying particularly much since it’s simply a new version of a superhero story that’s been told before. What it is doing effectively is reinvigorating some of… [more]

Julian Darius on Improving the Foundations

As part of its ongoing Patreon campaign, Sequart runs a Book / Movie of the Month Club. Patrons get a digital copy of a Sequart book or movie at the beginning of each month, and they’re invited… [more]

DC and Marvel: The Politics of Universes

The superhero world is in bit of a rumble. Recently, Zack Snyder dropped another of his completely predictable little bombs, and we suddenly have a very familiar looking Aquaman on the blocks. (Did anyone notice… [more]

Smorgasbord #17: The Big Red One

Giant-sized issue! Shawn and Tom discuss the Eisner nominations, July’s Previews, Netflix’s Daredevil, and Marvel and DC playing Musical Director’s Chairs. Plus: the Batman v. Superman trailer leads to Jesus, while the Fantastic Four trailer leads… [more]

Invisible Republic #2: From Strength to Strength

Science Fiction, it almost goes without saying, is replete with parallels and metaphors for real society and true history. Invisible Republic is literally about the process of making, recording and retaining history, told from two… [more]

Arrow Season 3 Episode 20 Review

Despite all the problems with Arrow’s third season, “The Fallen” manages to work, tying together many disparate plots into one cohesive hour that is propulsive, full of emotion, and driven forward by the strong characters… [more]

Netflix’s Daredevil: Episodes 5-7, “World on Fire,” “Condemned,” and “Stick”

Daredevil is pretty easily the darkest piece of storytelling that Marvel has ever attempted in live action. It’s brutal, bloody, and gruesome and while it was apparent the show would be going darker than prior… [more]

The Flash Season 1 Episode 19 Review

Characters crossing over between shows is getting to be something of a pattern with both The Flash and Arrow. “Who is Harrison Wells?” marks the third straight episode that has featured at least one cast… [more]