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Face Your Fears: Revisiting INFIDEL During Our Time of Revolution

Racism was woven into our cultural fabric before we would even call ourselves the United States. It's woven into the red, white, and blue...

The Building Blocks Of Story Telling In SLEEPING BEAUTIES

Sleeping Beauties is a visual treat and worth picking apart, layer by layer. The artistry on display is exceptional and complex

SPIDER-MAN LIFE STORY: The Potential For Multiple Spin-Offs

Spider-Man Life Story written by Chip Zdarsky with art by Mark Bagley is one of the best series of Marvel Comics in recent memory,...

Eye Grabbing Panels In UNDONE BY BLOOD #3

Undone By Blood is not bound by rules and instead demonstrates exactly what you can do with a page of panels and images.

DOOMSDAY CLOCK and Geoff Johns’s Apolitical Superman

Love it or hate it, Doomsday Clock and its publishing history have caused a lot of discussion about DC Comics and its future. Some...

How SHADOW SHOW: STORIES IN CELEBRATION OF RAY BRADBURY Pays Tribute to the Sci-Fi Author

Shadow Show: Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury is an anthology of short stories inspired by the late science fiction author. The stories included...

The Grammar Of Comics In BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR

Blue has a straightforward structure that the reader can follow to get the most out of the graphic novel without being overwhelmed by complex, medium specific, constructs.

How ALIENS: THE ORIGINAL COMICS SERIES Takes Advantage of Its Lack of Color

Most modern comic books make use of a colorist who plays a very significant role in the final art that a reader will see....

Self-Published Spotlight: CRIME-KILLER by Brian Judge

Welcome to Self-Published Spotlight, a regular interview column where I will be highlighting self-published comics and the creators and small print publishers who make...

How THE ULTIMATES Changed My Concept Of What A Comic Book Could Be

My first exposure to comics was in the early 90s. Born in 1984, the first comic I ever saw was the final issue of...

I’d Buy That For A Dollar: TERROR INC. #12 (Marvel Comics June 1993)

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....

The History of Shazam: From Fawcett Comics to the Big Screen

Since 1940 the World's Mightiest Mortal has been fighting crime, but his journey through the years has been long and difficult. Several times Shazam...

ELECTRIC SOUP: Frank Quitely’s Origin Story

The strips in Electric Soup may see like simple throw away gags but captured within them are the seeds of Frank Quitely's greatness.

SWAMP THING by Nancy A. Collins: A Nearly Forgotten Chapter

The work of southern-gothic horror novelist Nancy Collins on DC's Swamp Thing is a unique tale both in terms of the classic character and the...

I’d Buy That For A Dollar: BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE #4 (September 1996)

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....

I’d Buy That For A Dollar: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #156 (November 1989)

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....

Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris’ EX MACHINA: Where Heroism Goes to Die

Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris' Ex Machina ran on DC Comics' WildStorm imprint from 2004 to 2010, and sits as one of the more...

Unpacking The Destruction On The PLANET OF THE APES

The Planet of the Apes franchise, movies, books, and comics included, is packed with violence and destruction.

SUPERGIRL and COMBAT COLIN: Two Peas In A Pod?

When reading comics such as Supergirl from DC Comics it is important to look past expectations and embrace different modes of storytelling.

SUPERMAN FOR ALL SEASONS – A Boy Becomes A Man

To an outsider, Superman is not an easy character to like. He's an all-powerful boy scout with a stupid disguise and a cheesy suit....