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Oped: THREE JOKERS, Batman Inc., and the Problem with the Red Hood

DC Comics has a Jason Todd problem. Jason Todd, the second Robin, was unceremoniously killed by a fan vote in 1988's Batman: A Death in...

Review: Comics Studies: HOW TO STUDY COMICS

if there is one thing that this book makes clear, it is that, with 44 pages, you can only scratch at the surface of the Comics Studies field

Op Ed: RYAN CHOI – Defined In DEATH METAL: THE LAST 52

Ryan Choi is a character DC fans will be aware of, thanks to his appearance in Injustice 2. But who is this version of...

Comics Studies: Questions of ADAPTATION

When we discuss movie adaptations of comic books there is a desire to compare the two versions but is this a fair to either form?

Oped: Re-Reading Marvel’s (First) CIVIL WAR in the Age of Trump

Remembering 9/11 If you were alive in 2001, you have your "9/11" story. Mine is pretty unexceptional. I was asleep until 11:00am that day, when...

Comics Studies: SUPERMAN and Transmedia Myth Making

Superman has become a part of popular culture, reaching audiences who have never read a superhero comic.

Comics Studies: STAGED And Television As Comics

Staged is a television show that borrows heavily for the Comics lexicon to create a challenging narrative form

X OF SWORDS Aftermath: Looking Back on Jonathan Hickman’s Big X-Event

When Marvel Comics launched Jonathan Hickman's X-run, House of X/Powers of X was strong out of the gate. A lot of titles, particularly X-Men, seemed...

X OF SWORDS Aftermath: 4 Ways That X OF SWORDS – DESTRUCTION #1 Is Like AVENGERS: ENDGAME

X of Swords - Destruction #1 brings to a close the long, drawn-out event which altered the status quo of the X-books moving forward, and...

X OF SWORDS Aftermath: EXCALIBUR #15 Heralds the Arrival of a New Captain Britain Corps

With Annihilation/Genesis refusing to accept the results of her duel with Apocalypse, Amenthi forces attack Otherworld. There are a few cool moments in this book,...

Five Non-Fiction Graphic Novels You Should Read

Since the early days of the medium, graphic novels have proven to be well-suited to non-fiction storytelling. But among the glut of superheroes and...

Comic Book Fandom vs Reality, The TOM KING Edition

Few fans are harder to keep happy than comics fans. I know because I'm one of them. When fans are displeased with a writer,...

X OF SWORDS Aftermath: The Quiet Council is Shaken and a Team of Heroes are Reborn in X-MEN #15

As Apocalypse faces off in a final contest with his long lost wife Genesis, Scott and Jean confront the Quiet Council with the news...

X OF SWORDS Aftermath: A Call to Mom and Dad Sets the Finale in Motion in CABLE #6

X of Swords has been a little slower as an event than I'd like, but this issue sets things in motion for the final...

X OF SWORDS Aftermath: Mr. Sinister Makes a…”Sinister” Move in HELLIONS #6

When the Hellions set out into Otherworld, it intended to enter Arakko to stop their ten champions before they could engage in Saturnyne's tournament...

X OF SWORDS Aftermath: Arakko Runs Up The Score And Storm Beats Death In X-FORCE #14

X of Swords comes to a close this week, and while these articles will avoid any in-depth discussions about how these remaining issues lead...

X OF SWORDS Aftermath: Wolverine’s Mistakes Catch Up With Him in WOLVERINE #7

This may be the coolest X of Swords issue so far, not just in terms of action and visuals, but even in terms of plot twists. Wolverine...

X OF SWORDS Aftermath: Things Shatter and Get Joined Together in EXCALIBUR #14

Part 15 of X of Swords marks the beginning of the tournament to determine the fate of Krakoa. While the first half of this series consisted,...

X OF SWORDS Aftermath: Fakeouts and Anti-Climaxes in MARAUDERS #15

X of Swords is turning into a bit of an anti-climactic affair. While I enjoy fake-outs and character moments, this event is a talkfest that...

Western Webtoons: How Indie Publishers Embrace Digital Comics

In this day and age, comics are entering a new era of distribution and presentation. After some inspiration from South Korea's webtoon industry, some...