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Having slammed Justice League #1 so severely in the last week, I feel as if I’d be remiss not to point out how excellent Action Comics #1 is and how it gets right virtually everything… [more]
I’m astounded. We shouldn’t even be having this conversation. Yet here we are. Racist tweets by comic shops, Glenn Beck talking about Spider-Man and the change of traditions, and a “radical” Superman. What the hell… [more]
The air has been cleared a bit regarding Superman’s status in the DCnU, and (of course) it’s caused people to flip out a bit. Here is a quick rundown of the major changes: 1) A… [more]
Within the narrative of Final Crisis, Morrison wrote a two-issue mini-series called Superman Beyond 3D (2008-2009). This story was placed into the Final Crisis collected publications, forming an integral part of the complete narrative.
Long before Alan Moore delved into literary pornography with Lost Girls, he was infusing his work with a broad understanding of human sexuality as natural. And this wasn’t limited to auteur projects like Lost Girls… [more]
Fourth Age of Comics is an excellent blog site that examines modern comic book storytelling with a particular focus on the types of issues superheroes can effectively be used to address.
With the news that Superman and Lois Lane will no longer be married after DC’s relaunch, super-hero comics have said loudly and clearly: they hate their characters being married because it makes for less drama.
At Halloween, superhero costumes are a popular choice for many Trick-or-Treaters. (We had two Iron Men and a Spider-Man come to our door last year.) This is a departure from the original concept behind Halloween… [more]
Action Comics #1 is the quintessential comic book. Beyond simply being Superman’s first appearance, the cover is iconic, and it holds the distinction of being the most expensive comic book of all time. If ever… [more]
A professor at my school has started buying comics for his son, and he asked me to suggest some titles. He had purchased a few issues of Morrison’s Batman and a few of Levitz’s new Legion… [more]
Grant Morrison has been one of the three most influential writers working in mainstream comics over the last 20 years (the other two being Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman).
Seeing opportunity in the wake of changes to the next Superman film, Mark Millar offered to write the character’s next cinematic installment… for free. Millar, a longstanding Superman fan, made the offer on Monday in… [more]
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]
We have read the stories before. The stories of the tragic hero: where the hero will fight for what is just, for what is right, but in the end that hero will die. All Star… [more]
It is hard to see Superman with some kind of religious connotation. The God-like savior from a distant world, sent to Earth to hear our cries for help and protect us from harm. He answers… [more]
First story: “The Many Deaths of Superman” A very clever recap of the many ways that have been found to destroy the supposedly invulnerable Man of Steel. Art by Art Adams is beautiful as always.… [more]
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]
Hello again, my minions, and welcome to a new edition of Tact is for the Weak, the column that still believes Rumsfeld was behind 9/11. As many of you know, director Richard Donner (of “The… [more]
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]
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]
And so the plot thickens…. “No, curse you, Turturro (if that is, in fact, your real name!), for trying to foil my plot! Yes, I’ll admit it to you (and you alone): I am, in… [more]
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]
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]
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]
How did Lex meet that girl Kitty anyway? Or that widow Gertrude? And what exactly was he up to for five years?