Investigating the corpus of Gaiman’s literary contributions draws fruitful results when contemplating his creative process. Earlier works often foreshadow later ones, the latter being throwbacks to ideas at their genesis, now fully developed theses. American… [more]
Curing the Postmodern Blues: Reading Grant Morrison and Chris Weston’s The Filth, by Tom Shapira, is available for sale in comics specialty stores today. Published in 2002-2003, Grant Morrison and Chris Weston’s The Filth is disgusting,… [more]
Ultimate Spider-Man #1 is one of the most important comics issues of the 21st century. The series was the brainchild of Marvel publisher Bill Jemas, who wanted to create a Marvel universe that was accessible… [more]
Continued from last week. The image of Millar as a tykish, daring and promising newcomer was wearing through by the end of 1992. What had at first seemed like boyish ambition, conspicuous potential and a novice’s… [more]
In this video, Julian Darius discusses his theory about what happens at the end of Batman: The Killing Joke. For more on Julian’s theory, check out the Bleeding Cool story on it. And of course, you… [more]
We’ve begun discussing chapter ten, the conclusion of Book One (parts one and two), of Alan Moore’s Miracleman, illustrated by Alan Davis. Today, we continue our exploration of that chapter.
Today, Sequart celebrates its 17th birthday. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible — from our contributors to our readers, from the comics professionals who have embraced our projects to the fans who… [more]
Trillium #1 Written by Jeff Lemire Art by Jeff Lemire Colors by Jeff Lemire and José Villarrubia Published by DC/VERTIGO Comics Rating: 8.5 (of 10) “Trillium #1 is a captivating and skillful slice of sci-fi… [more]
Rachael Smith is an exemplary cartoonist. After her first book, The Way We Write, it was easy to see she was talented, but Rachael Smith is becoming a creator to watch. In a world of… [more]
As I wheeled my Honda minivan into the parking lot of the Kustom Thrills Tattoo Studio, I didn’t realize I had a cop on my tail. I had come for the opening of Eric Powell’s… [more]
Previously we looked at Tyrant’s letter pages, issue one, issue two, issue three, and issue four. Steve Bissette’s Tyrant leaves us with more questions than it does answers. The series came to a crashing conclusion with… [more]
Sullivan’s Sluggers originated as one of the many Kickstarter grassroots projects that have flooded the internet in recent years. While it pigeonholes itself comfortably into predictable tropes familiar to the horror genre, it exhibits more… [more]
Sequart Research & Literacy Organization is proud to announce the release of Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan, edited by Chad Nevett.
Continued from last week. Despite years of cold shoulders and rejection letters, Millar’s determination to write for the major players in the American comics industry never seems to have wavered. In particular, he continued to long… [more]
We’ve begun discussing chapter ten, the conclusion of Book One, of Alan Moore’s Miracleman, illustrated by Alan Davis. Today, we continue our exploration of that chapter.
In issue number 301 of The Comics Journal, there are articles critiquing two major spiritual works in the graphic tradition. One of these works is R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis, the other Dave Sim’s Cerebus. While the latter… [more]
After taking an issue off to visit Earth 23 and President Superman, Morrison returns the narrative back to Maxim Zarov (also known as Nimrod the Hunter) who was last seen killing a T-Rex at the… [more]
Through the Sandman, one recurring theme endures that tempers the fantasy offered by Gaiman and his titular protagonist. This is deconstructing the fantastic and popularizing ancient tales into pedestrian tongues. He is contextualizing tales culturally… [more]
Warning: If you somehow have managed to not see Man of Steel or had its controversial ending spoiled, turn away. In The Man of Steel from 2013, Superman faces a man that appears to be… [more]
Continued from last week. The Spider wasn’t the only long-unseen British superhero to be radically reworked by Millar in Vicious Games. He also briefly laid claim to Tri-Man, who’d been a far more conventional example of the… [more]
We’ve previously introduced Miracleman and discussed all but the final chapter of Book One. We now continue this critical examination with chapter ten (written by Alan Moore, illustrated by Alan Davis) of this celebrated but long-unavailable series that… [more]
Superior Spider-Man #14 Written by Dan Slott Art by Humberto Ramos and Victor Olazaba Colors by Edgar Delgado Published by Marvel Comics Rating: 9 (of 10) “Otto’s ambition, confidence and preparation in Superior Spider-Man #14… [more]
(Sorry about the headline. Low-hanging fruit.) A few months ago I sort of picked apart the trailer for The Wolverine and voiced my disappointment in the direction that they’d seemingly taken the movie in. I… [more]
Walking Dead #20 opens with Rick Grimes and his group of survivors in unfamiliar territory. For the first time in the series’ short history, the group has emerged victorious when faced with circumstances that threatened… [more]