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OPED: Tom Taylor Is The Master Of Tragedy Through Levity

For more than a decade now, Tom Taylor has been bringing us to tears with his comics. He writes the kind of scripts that...

SPAWN: The Retroactive Redemption of Todd McFarlane

Spawn is a character that needs very little introduction. He's the character who puts Image Comics on the public radar thanks to the cultural...

What Will A Post-Crisis Comic Book Industry Look Like?

With COVID-19 shutting down Diamond Comics Distributors and comic book shops around the world for an indefinite period, the question needs to be asked...

I’d Buy That For A Dollar: SLASH MARAUD #1 (November 1987)

Welcome to 'I'd Buy That For A Dollar' a column where I will be exploring the weird and wonderful world of dollar bin diving....

Aric of Dacia: Tolerating Life’s Changes With X-O Manowar

Aric of Dacia, that's a name Valiant likes to use regularly in X-O Manowar, but people still don't know who he is. That's mostly...

Are Alternate Comic Book Sizes Better Than the Standard Format?

The size of Comic books has remained relatively constant since the Golden Age, but through printings such as DC Comics’ Black Label line, we...

How DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN Changed My Concept Of What A Comic Could Be

Alan Moore and Frank Miller ushered the comic book world into a new age in 1986. Gone were any traces of the slapstick humor...

KING OF NOWHERE: Master of Letters

King of Nowhere is a masterclass in comic book storytelling with Andworld Design owning the page with outstanding lettering.

Best Comic Books Of The Month – February 2020

February is officially in the books, so we are counting down the best comics of last month according to our staff! We ranked our top...

The Steel Age Of Comics: Renaming And Predicting The Modern Ages

The Steel Age of Comics is a working title for the comic books that came out between 2011 and 2026. But where is this...

How THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN Changed My Concept Of What A Comic Book Could Be

Prior to the Winter of '92, comics in print were largely relegated to darkly lit comics shops or the poorly-maintained spinner rack in a...

Personality Profiling in ANGEL #9

In Angel #9, the artist Gleb Melnikov creates an intense atmosphere that sets the reader on edge and builds character in every panel.

GOING TO THE CHAPEL: How To Make A Dysfunctional Family Sitcom

Going To The Chapel by David Pepose and company is a sitcom that hits notes similar to The Simpsons. Unlike that show and many...

IDW’s SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Runs Free Of Archie Comics’ Past

As the Sonic The Hedgehog series celebrates its first milestone by reaching 25 issues with IDW comics, its time for fans of the Archie...

Silence Is Golden: The Wordless Panel

Silence is indeed golden and also wonderful tool for any comic creator to keep in their box. 

The Irredeemable Ant-Man: Who Is The Worst Ant-Man?

The Irredeemable Ant-Man, who deserves that title the most? OG Ant-Man Hank Pym, who created Ultron and punched his wife. The reformed thief Scott...

How His Past Prepared James Tynion IV for His New Batman Run

James Tynion IV is the newest writer of Batman, with his first issue -- Batman #86 --having premiered early this January. Before we get...

Grand Admiral Thrawn: Before and After Disney Takeover

Grand Admiral Thrawn, a most cunning and intimidating force in Star Wars' Galactic Empire. A fan favorite from what is now the Legends canon...

JUSTICE LEAGUE #39 Shows Us Why The World Still Needs Superheroes

We still need superheroes, especially when things look pretty bleak.

On Reading the 1st Year of Li’l Abner: Li’l Abner’s Villains

Whether Capp's pastiche is accurate or not is open to interpretation, but none can deny its charm or Capp's obvious devotion to his subject.