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Batman #673 (Mar 2008)Batman #673: The Lingering Shadow of 1963

Grant Morrison’s Batman has been courting controversy since it began. Batman has a son? Man-Bats learned ninjitsu? Comics can be full of words instead of pictures?

page from Batman #663Batman #663 Review

Believe it or not, Grant Morrison’s “The Clown at Midnight,” published in Batman #663 (Mar 2007), has a lot in common with J.D. Salinger’s final published short story, “Hapworth 16, 1924.” Having crafted The Catcher in the… [more]

JLA 5Meltzer’s Justice League of America: Now That We’ve All Calmed Down, Was the Comic Any Good?

This summer, hot off the fun of my “debate” with Douglas Wolk about New Avengers, I asked Andrew Gardner, comic fan and intelligent British guy, to begin an e-mail discussion with me about Brad Meltzer’s… [more]

Batman #668Batman #668 and Agatha Christie

Batman #668, by Grant Morrison and J.H. Williams III, is an excellent comic book. As the second installment of the three-part “Club of Heroes” story, it expands the story both inwardly and outwardly, creating a… [more]

Batman #667Batman #667: Bringing 1950s Characters into the Present

Eight months ago, in a Wizard Universe article / interview, we read the following words:

Batman #666Batman #666: The Future Looks Back to the Past

Batman #666 begins with a Golden Age homage to the origin of Batman, featuring the words “Who He is and How He Came to Be,” just like in that classic Bob Kane story.

Batman #665Batman #665: The Doppelgangers Three

Ah, Batman #665. Morrison seems to be disappointing critics with his run on this title, and I find myself constantly defending the work. I trust him enough as a writer to wait and see how it… [more]

Batman #664 (May 2007)Batman #664: Bruce Wayne is Cool

So Grant Morrison follows up an intruiging Batman prose story full of dense allusions with… this. And the internet scratches its head.

Batman #663 (Apr 2007)Batman #663: “The Clown at Midnight”

Batman #663 has already generated much commentary and consternation around the world with its prosaic depiction of the Caped Crusader.

alex-ross-green-lantern-hal-jordan-imageThe Sequart Detective: A Matter of Justice, Part 8

THE SEQUART DETECTIVE: A MATTER OF JUSTICE Analysis #8: Reviewing half of Justice #4. My name is unimportant. What’s important is…I’m a detective. WARNING: Not only does this article contain spoilers for the Justice issues… [more]

justice# 4The Sequart Detective: A Matter of Justice, Part 7

Analysis #7: Reviewing half of Justice #4. My name is unimportant. What’s important is…I’m a detective. WARNING: Not only does this article contain spoilers for the Justice issues reviewed, it attempts to deduce the plots… [more]

justice3_cover_fullThe Sequart Detective: A Matter of Justice, Part 6

Analysis #6: Reviewing the last third of Justice #3 . My name is unimportant. What’s important is…I’m a detective. WARNING: Not only does this article contain spoilers for the Justice issues reviewed, it attempts to… [more]

Omega_Men_v.2_1Here Comes the Son (or, Super-Baby-Daddy Drama)

Oyez, oyez, dear readers, and welcome to the court of Tact is for the Weak, the column with the honorable Brian Graiser presiding all UP in that grill! Recently, writer Grant Morrison whipped up a… [more]

justice3_cover_fullThe Sequart Detective: A Matter of Justice, Part 5

Analysis #5: Reviewing the first two-thirds of Justice #3. My name is unimportant. What’s important is…I’m a detective. WARNING: Not only does this article contain spoilers for the Justice issues reviewed, it attempts to deduce… [more]

52_20Week 20: Bald Moon Rising

This week’s column is brought to you by the letter B for BALD and by Brian Michael Bendis. Basically, I’m updating one of my favorite theories I’ve written so far. The 52 List -Pg.1 Batcave… [more]

justiceThe Sequart Detective: A Matter of Justice, Part 4

My name is unimportant. What’s important is…I’m a detective. WARNING: Not only does this article contain spoilers for the Justice issues reviewed, it attempts to deduce the plots and mysteries of future issues as well.… [more]

52 #19Week 19: I Think You Look Good When You Wear Gold

Last week the last few things I wrote seemed a little disorganized, instead of going back and editing them or apologizing to you I’m retconning. That’s right I’m going to retcon the continuity of my… [more]

who wants to be a superheroTake the Superhero Test! (or, Excelsior!)

Land ho! It’s once again time to batten down the hatches and weather another installment of Tact is for the Weak, the column that did not buy a pirated copy of Mission: Impossible III from… [more]

justiceThe Sequart Detective: A Matter of Justice, Part 3

My name is unimportant. What’s important is…I’m a detective. WARNING: Not only does this article contain spoilers for the Justice issues reviewed, it attempts to deduce the plots and mysteries of future issues as well.… [more]

250px-SupermanredsonIn the Beginning… #3

Search for a Superman When I started getting into comics, friends began recommending trade paperbacks for me to read. I was told I should read The Dark Night Returns, The Long Halloween, Batman: Year One… [more]

one year laterWhat a Difference a Year Makes #1

Greetings, and welcome to what I hope to be the first of many articles in this series. As the title implies, I will be discussing the events surrounding DC’s “One Year Later” (OYL). The events… [more]

justice6signedrosskruegerThe Sequart Detective: A Matter of Justice, Part 2

My name is unimportant. What’s important is…I’m a detective. WARNING: Not only does this article contain spoilers for the Justice issues reviewed, it attempts to deduce the plots and mysteries of future issues as well.… [more]

5902_180x270Draft Dodging (or, All You Need is Guy Gardner)

Well well, look who’s come crawling back! That’s okay, I forgive you; welcome to the latest chapter of Tact is for the Weak, the article that can eat 34 hotdogs in five minutes! For months,… [more]

imagesThe Sequart Detective: A Matter of Justice, Part 1

My name is unimportant. What is important is…I’m a detective. It was late summer in the year 2005 and, not having a case of my own, I checked around the local informational sources looking to… [more]

x-men 3We Need a Hero! (or, The Right? Stuff)

Howdy, pardners! It’s time to grab your partner and romp through another edition of Tact is for the Weak, the article that would NOT marry its sister…even though she’s really, really hot… It’s inherent in… [more]