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William Blake JerusalemA Journey Through Alan Moore’s Jerusalem: A Host of Angles

You know there’s going to be a story when you’re told, flat out, that the protagonist is going to go insane. I feel like for every detail I catch in my reading of Jerusalem, there… [more]

mirihd248Star Trek Re-Watch, Episode 11 – “Miri”

The most significant event in “Miri”, the twelfth episode of Star Trek – halfway through the first season – was the arrival, behind-the-scenes, of a new producer named Gene L. Coon. Whenever the production and… [more]

Bash Back Lawrence Gullo Page 51The Family and Identity in Bash Back

In Part I of this article, we examined some of the possible origins, influences, resonances and echoes behind Issue #0 of Lawrence Gullo, Fyodor Pavlov, and Kelsey Hercs’ Bash Back: A Story of the Queer… [more]

Kirk_Adams_Chair_2266Star Trek Re-Watch, Episode 10 – “Dagger of the Mind”

“Dagger of the Mind” (which aired almost exactly 50 years ago, on November 3, 1966) is one of a few episodes of the original Star Trek to deal with psychology. Obviously, Gene Roddenberry had a… [more]

Bash Back Geeks Out Present POWER coverNot By Something as Accidental as Blood – Bash Back

It’s funny what you can find hidden right in plain sight. Sometimes you know it’s there, but you just don’t know where to look. Perhaps you’ve seen it in other forms, in various other permutations.… [more]

whatarelittlegirlsmadeofhd237Star Trek Re-Watch, Episode 9 – “What are Little Girls Made Of?”

Robert Bloch, who wrote the script for “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” was a big fan of HP Lovecraft. That’s probably the key to understanding what makes this peculiar episode of Star Trek interesting.… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #53: We’re With Her

Having officially broken DC’s numbering system, Tom and Shawn celebrate by taking a contemplative look at Edison Rex, a harsh look at Marvel’s failure with Chelsea Cain, a confused look at the Logan trailer, an… [more]

Alan Moore JerusalemA Journey Through Alan Moore’s Jerusalem: Work in Progress

This is an experiment, you understand. I haven’t written for Sequart in quite some time and in addition to other articles I want to write, I’ve decided I wanted to try something I haven’t really… [more]

The British InvasionThe British Invasion in Current Previews Catalog

If you like to make all of your hard-copy purchases through your Local Comics Shop, and you want The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer… [more]

southernbastards15_Review coverSouthern Bastards #15: The Taste of Ribs and Defeat

Here we are again in the steaming tribal vendetta-filled world of Southern Bastards. Craw County continues, here in issue #15, to be a community that measures is worth based on the standing of its high… [more]

Spidey Super StoriesDesign Sense: Steve Ditko’s “Jack” is an Ace Compared to Marvel’s

Few images are as iconic in Western culture as the grinning gourds that populate our harvest festivals. Initially, such sturdy fruits made practical lanterns. The artistry of carving faces, and weaving religious and secular folklore… [more]

LakeofFire03-review coverLake of Fire #3: Oaths

The situation faced by the crusaders in Lake of Fire is becoming increasingly desperate in issue #3. Theo has been badly wounded, the Keep is surrounded by aliens intent on getting in, the people are… [more]

descender16_Review. coverDescender #16: A Real Killer

All of the characters in Descender (with the possible exception of the TIMs) have an undercurrent of rage and confusion. Their world changed so dramatically, and so quickly, with the Harvester attack that it re-drew… [more]

large_fj3SKugJjiyJNwgtBaSNzsJV1KwWhy Daughters of Darkness is the Classic You Should be Watching this Halloween

With Halloween coming up, the need to compile a list of horror films to watch increases, so consider this my modest proposal for a film you may not be familiar with. True horror aficionados may… [more]

sinnermancoverSinner Man: Lawrence Block’s Long Lost Novel is Back in Print

Lawrence Block’s Sinner Man was originally published under a pseudonym, nearly fifty years ago. This month, Hard Case Crime is bringing the book back into print under Block’s own name. The story behind the book’s disappearance… [more]

Romulan_Commander_on_Enterprise_ViewerStar Trek Re-watch, Episode 8 – “Balance of Terror”

“Balance of Terror” is one of those Star Trek episodes that fans often rank as one of the best of the original series, and deservedly so. It’s suspenseful, exciting, intelligent sci-fi action, essentially an extended… [more]

14699985_10154552534255645_378303889_nRob Salkowitz on His Book, Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture, and the State of the Comic Convention Industry

Rob Salkowitz is a leading expert on the comic book industry and entertainment in general. Salkowitz regularly writes for Forbes (his profile is here) and ICv2 (you can find these articles here). After learning about… [more]

yoga-hosersYoga Hosers: A Kevin Smith Film, Through-and-Through

It’s difficult to review a movie like Yoga Hosers. It’s so deliberately made for a specific group of people who are immersed in jokes and references from the podcasts of Kevin Smith that one wonders… [more]

ManifestDestiny24_review coverManifest Destiny #24: Making Camp

The latest Manifest Destiny brings the “Sasquatch” story arc to an end in fairly spectacular fashion. These story arcs function quite a bit like seasons of television, and Chris Dingess has fashioned a whopper of… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #52: Barbarians at the Gate

After a short vacation, Shawn & Tom return to discuss the post-NYCC news avalanche, including creators behaving badly, the un-shocking return of old comics imprints, new publishers making big steps, and the casting announcement that… [more]

arrow-flash-legends-supergirl-posterBerlanti Drops the Ball on CW-DC Universe

I have reviewed CW’s DC superhero shows since Arrow first appeared. Despite its rocky first half season, I had high hopes that it would find its footing in the second half of its freshman year… [more]

636083288106602353-MASCOTS-1sht-USChristopher Guest’s Mascots Delivers to the Fans

Christopher Guest movies are endearing because they’re about people who are this close to stardom, but there’s a narrow and deep chasm between them and their dreams. Even Spinal Tap (which of course was not… [more]

Ben-Mendelssohn-in-Rogue-One-Trailer-e1460230079604The New Rogue One Trailer Shows Us the New… And the Old

The new trailer for Rogue One has the distinction of explaining the film’s title (unsurprisingly it’s a callsign), and it also reveals something of the film’s plot. The character played by Felicity Jones, named Jyn… [more]

reborn01_Review coverReborn, from Mark Millar and Greg Capullo Makes Its Debut

The long-awaited collaboration between Mark Millar and Greg Capullo is now here in the form of Reborn, which debuts today. The book is certainly blessed with a deep bench of talent (Jonathan Glapion is the… [more]

Charles_EvansStar Trek Re-Watch, Episode 7 – “Charlie X”

“Charlie X”, like many of the early episodes of Star Trek, has a strong science fiction idea at its core, but stumbles a bit with the execution, producing an episode that’s intriguing but sometimes feels… [more]