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]

Charlie Gibson and Sarah PalinThe Politics of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

CHARLIE GIBSON:  Do you agree with the Bush doctrine? SARAH PALIN:  In what respect, Charlie? GIBSON:  The Bush — well, what do you — what do you interpret it to be? PALIN:  His world view. GIBSON:  No,… [more]

Batman Year OneSuperhero Accessories: Part Three: Mo Bat-Money, Mo Bat-Problems

…continued from here. It’s worth noting that the original Klan and the fictional KKK seen in The Birth of a Nation were both begun by young rich white guys who lived in mansions. The hero… [more]

Slade Wilson Arrow DeathstrokeReview of Arrow Season 2, Episode 18

In just about any story, the hero has to be laid low before the climax. Doing so serves multiple purposes, it showcases that the hero is fallible and must struggle greatly to succeed while also… [more]

1The Sandman Overture #2 Review

Written by: Neil Gaiman Art by: J.H. Williams, III Cover by: J.H. Williams, III Dave McKean Variant Cover by: J.H. Williams, III Dave McKean Rating: 9 (of 10) After two delays and much anticipation, the… [more]

bates yakuza00033Hannibal vs. Bates Motel: One Kills the Other

Sometime last year a friend of mine recommended I watch Bates Motel, a show about a young Norman Bates. For those of you who don’t know who Norman Bates is – we can’t be friends.… [more]

FinalCrisisTwilight of the (New) Gods, Part 1

Introduction “This is the way the world ends…” William Blake. Ever since the moment humanity began to ask about its origins, we also began to wonder about our ultimate end, and what, if anything, comes… [more]

Amazon-buys-comixology-app-665x385Thoughts on Amazon, Comixology and Digital Comics

The recent announcement of Comixology and Amazon merging has some people all in a flutter once again about the rise of digital comics. Other than the obvious advice (calm down), I think some historical and… [more]