League CenturyWhere’s Our Moon Over Soho in Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Part 2

In Part I of “Where’s Our Moon Over Soho in Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” I talked about The League and three major characters in its story line and some… [more]

The League of Extraordinary GentlemenWhere’s Our Moon Over Soho in Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Part 1

I’m not really sure how to start this one. I feel like I might be writing about this subject a few years too late, but it’s taken just as long to get to the point… [more]

better-call-saul-sunk-costs-photo004-1492804729125_1280wBetter Call Saul Season 3, Episode 3: Sunk Costs

The latest episode of Better Call Saul is the closest the series has come yet to feeling like Breaking Bad. The cold, meditative opening that’s paid off at the end, the long sequences set in… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #63: Khatz in the Khradle

In which Shawn learns that Marvel’s definitions of “ongoing” and “miniseries” are more interchangeable than they should be; a Warren Ellis Plot Generator would inevitably become sentient and attack the United Nations while chain-smoking; Meredith… [more]

MatrixI’m Afraid I Must Apologize: The Matrix Rebooted

There has been talk about a reboot of The Matrix. In 1999, I didn’t really know what that was. The Matrix was created by the Wachowski sisters that took me a while to see. All… [more]

better-call-saul-giancarlo-esposito-gus-fring-1600x600 copyBetter Call Saul Season 3, Episode 2: Witnesses

The title of this episode of Better Call Saul is “Witness”, which is very fitting, since this episode in particular is about the act of watching and being watched. This is rich material, cinematically speaking… [more]

Star Wars Junior Jedi KnightsStar Wars Legacy: Junior Jedi Knights When The Force Awakens

I remember watching Star Wars for the first time. My parents rented them from the now defunct-Hollywood Movies video store before we got our own VHS collection set. We got one movie a week and… [more]

spreadWe Are All Children of the Atom: Marvel’s X-Men Gold Controversy, the Qurʾān, and the Problem of Diversity

[Note: This article originally appeared on Mizan Pop on the 10th of April, 2017. Since its publication, Marvel has terminated Syaf’s contract.] The recent launch of the new comic series X-Men Gold has generated international controversy… [more]

godshaper_coverGodshaper #1 from Boom! Studios Divinely Blurs the Lines

In some cases, the divide between religion and magic, between the divine and the supernatural, is a narrow one. In BOOM! Studios new series Godshaper, that distinction is blurred further with the addition to commerce.… [more]

lead_960Better Call Saul Season 3, Episode 1: “Victory”

The first image we see in the third season opener of Better Call Saul is the word “Victory”. This is such a literate show, so profoundly aware of the visual language of cinema and its… [more]

Samurai Jack Vs. AkuSamurai Jack: Aku’s Folly

I knew about Samurai Jack for a long time, but I never really got into it. It was just another cartoon that my brother and some friends were into that I just, at the time,… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #62: Shawn & Tom Kill the Marvel Universe

Go for broke! The news from the Marvel Retailer Summit have forced Shawn & Tom to discuss at length about all myriad problems Marvel actually have, as opposed to the problems they think they have.… [more]

ct-apb-fox-tv-review-ent-0206-20170203Why APB’s Revision of the Lessons of RoboCop Should Disturb You

APB is a new FOX series that focuses on Gideon Reeves, a Tony Stark character whose best friend is killed in a bodega hold up and as a result Reeves decides to use his maverick… [more]

Image1 34 3 2 1: Paul Auster’s New Postmodern Masterpiece

First, turn off your computer or smart phone—yes, right now—grab 4 3 2 1, and plow straight through it. True, it’s almost 900 pages long, but trust me, you won’t want it to end. I’ll… [more]

legion supervSequart Interviews Jon Morris of “Gone & Forgotten”

MICHAEL CAMPOCHIARO: Your site, Gone & Forgotten, is one of the longest-running comic book blogs on the internet, going on twenty years now. What led you to not only start the blog, but to focus… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #61: Fist of Iron, Feet of Clay

Tom and Shawn call upon their inner chi to give Netflix’s Iron Fist a well-deserved beatdown; Paramount tries to solicit a Pro; Tom discovers that the pratfalls and faux pas of the comics industry don’t… [more]

World Without EndOn the Origin of the Sexes War: Jamie Delano and John Higgins’ World Without End

I found World Without End almost completely by accident, or rather, in a chain of events that led to a name and a title. It began when I finally read AARGH! for the first time.… [more]

all2_1920The Incredible Burt Wonderstone: A First-Class Cult Movie

Everyone seems to have their own definition of what constitutes a “cult movie”. For my part, I’d define it as a movie in which the main narrative, the overall plot, isn’t very interesting, but there… [more]

Necropolitan #1 (Jan 2017).cbz - Page 1Mike Phillips on Necropolitan

Necropolitan is an exciting new comic book from publisher Martian Lit’s growing line of titles. Created by Mike Phillips, Julian Darius, and Steven Legge, the recently released Necropolitan #1 is a fresh take on the… [more]

American GodsWhen Shadow Returns: Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

For a while, I thought I had a horrible feeling why Shadow left America. If you don’t want any spoilers for either the book or the upcoming television series, please read no further. If not,… [more]

starsrright“…Without Doubt the Fullest and Truest Expression of Ethereal Genius…” Tragedy, Transition and Triumph in Providence #11

“…fantastic references to some plan for the extirpation of the entire human race and all animal and vegetable life from the earth by some terrible elder race of beings from another dimension. He would shout… [more]

Bright Eyes, Ape CitySequart Releases Bright Eyes, Ape City: Examining the Planet of the Apes Mythos

Sequart is proud to announce the publication of Bright Eyes, Ape City: Examining the Planet of the Apes Mythos, edited by Rich Handley and Joseph F. Berenato. “A planet where apes evolved from men?” With… [more]

The Velvet Underground and NicoOn the 50th Anniversary of The Velvet Underground and Nico

The first album of the Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground and Nico, was released, after a long delay, 50 years ago today. It’s hard to find words adequate to express what a landmark event this… [more]

Sequart logoSmorgasbord #60: Infinite Midlife Crisis

It’s a new day and a new format for Smorgasbord, as Shawn and Tom discuss of what the reception for Logan means for the future of comic book movies, the end of Island, the resurrection… [more]

Buffy1bCelebrating the 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Twenty years ago, the landscape of television, drama and popular culture changed with the debut of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, created by Joss Whedon. Looking back at the first shaky season of what was then… [more]