Matthew Brake

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Matthew Brake is the series editor for the book series Theology and Pop Culture from Lexington Books. He is also the co-editor of the forthcoming Religion and Comics series from Claremont Press. He holds degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy from George Mason University. He also writes for Sequart and the Blackwell Popular Culture and Philosophy blog.

Review: THE OLD GUARD VOL. 1 – OPENING FIRE – Do You Want to Live Forever?

With Netflix releasing a movie based on the original story by writer Greg Rucka and artist Leandro Fernandez on July 10, 2020, it is...

Review: X-MEN – GOD LOVES, MAN KILLS EXTENDED CUT #1 – Reframing a Classic…but for the Better?

X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills is considered a classic X-Men story. Originally published in 1983, and the fifth graphic novel to be released by...

Review: DETECTIVE COMICS #1023 – A Few Talons More…

DC Comics released Peter Tomasi's Detective Comics #1023 on July 7th. Joined by artist Brad Walker, inker Andrew Hennessy, colorist Brad Anderson, and Rob Leigh on...

Review: X-FORCE #10 – A Minor Miscalculation?

Continuing the tale of Krakoa's "CIA," X-Force #10 gets released by Marvel Comics on July 8th. Writer Benjamin Percy, along with artist Joshua Cassara, color artist...

Review: STRANGE ACADEMY #2 – School’s in Session!

It's the first day of classes for the students in Strange Academy #2, released by Marvel Comics on July 8. The students of Dr. Strange's academy...

Review: THE FLASH #757 – The Legion of Zoom Attacks!

It's the beginning of the end of Joshua Williamson's Flash story in The Flash #757, released by DC Comics on July 7. Eobard Thawne...

Review: SUPERGIRL – BEING SUPER – Supergirl Done Right!

On July 7, 2020, DC Comics releases an updated edition of Mariko Tamaki and Joëlle Jones's limited series Supergirl - Being Super. With Sandu Florea...

Review: HAWKEYE FREEFALL #6 – How Far Can He Fall?

Marvel Comics releases Hawkeye Freefall #6 July 1. Written by Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Otto Schmidt and lettering by VC Joe Sabino, this...

Review: GREEN LANTERN 80TH ANNIV 100 PAGE SUPER SPECT #1 – A Green Lantern for All Seasons (Almost)

Continuing the trend of 80th-anniversary one-shots starring some of their iconic characters, DC Comics released its Green Lantern 80th Anniversary 100-Page Super Spectacular this week....

Review: THOR #5 – Facing the Black Winter!

Thor #5, part five of its "Devourer King" arc from Marvel Comics, hits your local comic book shop on June 24. Donny Cates continues...

Review: THE QUESTION: THE DEATHS OF VIC SAGE #3 – A Comic That Fires On All Cylinders!

DC Comics released The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage #3 this past week on June 16. Writer Jeff Lemire continues to weave a tale...

Review: NIGHTWING ANNUAL #3 – I Miss You Dick Grayson!

Nightwing Annual #3, out this week from DC Comics, tells a Nightwing story that longtime fans will love, in that it tells a tale...