Community - Season 5Review of Community Season 5, Episodes 12 and 13

“What does this look like, an hour long episode of The Office?” The Dean says that, somewhere near the beginning of Basic Sandwich, the second half of Community’s two-parter season finale. The reason this episode’s… [more]

rat-queens-02-covA-webRat Queens: Smart, Funny, Sassy Fantasy

The slug-line description of Rat Queens that I heard continually at Vancouver Fan Expo last weekend as “LOTR as if it were written by Tarantino”. That might sound intriguing, but the more I thought of… [more]

1Brian’s Comic Book Grab Bag: Catwoman Volume 2 #20

This Christmas my brother gave me a booster pack of random, non-sequential issues from a variety of popular comic book titles that syndicated in the late eighties to mid nineties. The nineties was a time… [more]

2010 cover edited2010: The Year We Make Contact: An Adaptation of an Adaptation

For those who, like me, are longtime readers of Science Fiction, we’re very familiar that classic literature in this genre falls into a few recognizable categories. In general, either it’s concerned with plausible technology and… [more]

1985512-04Bugged Out! Scarab Reconsidered Twenty Years On, Part Ten

Welcome back to the nominally fictitious town of Whitehaven, North Carolina and the most delightfully repulsive story to ever go out under the Vertigo imprint — if you thought that the opening installment of Scarab’s… [more]

all scans are from 1998's Superman Adventures by Mark Millar, Mike Manley, Terru Austin et al“Nice to meet you, big guy” – The American Superhero Comics Of Mark Millar, Part 15

Continued from last week November 1998′s Superman Adventures #25 gave Millar one last substantial shot at depicting The Batman. Putting the overwrought misjudgements of the JLA Paradise Lost mini-series behind him, he returned to the… [more]

Russell Crowe as NoahExamining the Two Acts of Noah

Some major spoilers for a movie based on a 24,000-year-old portion of the Bible follow: The world in the first act of Noah is magical. It’s not just the Watchers, angels punished to serve their… [more]

Dark Knight Returns 2, cover“‘Cause It’s Witchcraft, Wicked Witchcraft”: Wicked, Broadway, and Revisionist Super-Heroes

When you write a weekly column, it doesn’t take long before you find yourself talking about something you don’t know anything about.  For me, that moment is now, and I just want to get that… [more]

imageReview of Community Season 5, Episode 11

This season of Community has, admittedly, been a little up and down. The show has been good, and is still better than the majority of network TV out there, but there have been a few… [more]

jack-kirby-frank-giacoia-y-stan-lee-captain-america-the-blitzkrieg-of-batroc-tales-of-suspense-nro-85-enero-de-1967-marvel-comicsCapital Thoughts: An Open Letter on The Winter Soldier

Dear Steve Englehart, This past week, I took my Graphic Novels class to the cinema to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The class has both serious and not-so-serious comic book readers: A few are… [more]

Many bugsplashDrugs, Bugs, Capitalist Thugs, and Deathless Communists: Impressions of Charlie Gillespie’s The Many: Once Upon a Time in Utopia

Charlie Gillespie, a longtime contributor to 2000AD and Judge Dredd magazine, ventures into new territory later this month with the digital release of The Many: Once Upon a Time in Utopia, a graphic novel written… [more]

AmazonComixology, Monopoly, and Technology: Comixology’s Acquisition by Amazon as a Short-Term Gain for a Long-Term Risk

I’ll come right out and say it: Amazon is amazing. Think about the lower prices, the short wait times and the amount of products that they have on their website. Think about the sheer volume… [more]

yggsadrasilTwilight of the (New) Gods Part 2

Death as a Beginning. Both Ragnarök and Final Crisis begin with the unthinkable: the death of a god. For Ragnarök, it is the death of Baldr that signifies that something is very wrong in the… [more]

arrow-2Review of Arrow Season 2, Episode 19

“The Man Under the Hood” starts out strong, showcasing Team Arrow demolishing a research division of Queen Consolidated with copious amounts of C4 to prevent Isabelle and Slade from utilizing the research to further their… [more]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 015.cbr - Page 13Buffy: Wolves At The Gate

After two big story arcs starting off Buffy Season 8, it’s really here at the third that the Slayer Army really gets “down to business”. Joss Whedon and his collaborators have set up the situation,… [more]

120Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol #19, Addendum

Doom Patrol Vol. 2 #19 “Crawling From the Wreckage” Written by Grant Morrison Art by Richard Case Ink by Carlos Garzon Published by Vertigo/DC Comics February, 1989 While reviewing my notes on Doom Patrol #19… [more]

hydra logoThe Winter Soldier as an Indictment of the Post-9/11 Military Industrial Complex

SPOILER WARNING… Much like Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier wants you to view the events through Steve Rogers’s World War II lens. The events are framed through the true evil… [more]

east_of_westEast of West #1-5: A Genre Mashup that Doesn’t Quite Work

The great thing about Westerns, as I often explain to those who don’t understand the genre, is that you can really “go there”. It’s a genre that contains within it the whole spectrum of that… [more]

Uncanny X-Men #231 coverX-Men: To The Outback & Beyond… Part 3

Continued Technically speaking, well rather chronologically speaking, the next issue to be addressed in this look back at my formative X-Men years would be #230.  Since I already addressed that story here on the site, I… [more]

Superior featuredMark Millar’s Superior: A Loving Tribute to the Super-Hero

“After all the deconstruction, Superior was planned as a RECONSTRUCTION of the superhero. A warm-hearted tribute to why we need them.” –Mark Millar, April 15, 2014 As longtime readers of Sequart may notice, I don’t… [more]

Daytripper CoverDaytripper: A Story of Life

Daytripper’s story follows the life of Brás de Olivia Domingos, the son of a famous Brazilian author. Living in his father’s shadow, he dreams of becoming a famous author himself and having his words live… [more]

photo 4The Grind: Nine to Five With Patton Oswalt’s Olympians

Truth be told, I have about three drafts sitting on my computer hard drive that constitute my attempts at writing this essay. I have never read anything like JLA: Welcome to the Working Week before,… [more]

guardians-of-the-galaxy-logoMarvel Studios, Risk, and James Gunn

This month’s release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier has once again reaped both high box-office numbers and critical praise for Marvel Studios. Their formula for success has been to bring fan favourite characters to… [more]

Martian Comics #1 cover by Darick RobertsonJulian Darius on Martian Comics

Julian Darius, founder of Sequart Organization, has a Kickstarter up for a comics series called Martian Comics, to be published by his company Martian Lit. The first storyline was co-created by Sequart contributor Kevin Thurman.… [more]

Cover to 1998’s JLA Paradise Lost #3, by Ariel Olivetti“Forgive me, Superman. I’m not very good at losing.” – The American Superhero Comics Of Mark Millar, Part 14

Continued from last week Some in the UK fan community saw Millar as Morrison’s heir apparent on the JLA. But despite later claiming that he’d once turned down the chance to write the Justice League,… [more]