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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....

JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE is Really About Superheroes and Their Costumes

Comics have historically presented a complex relationship between superheroes and their costumes. The Amazing Spider-Man #50 famously sees Peter Park dump his costume in...

UNDONE BY BLOOD Is Not Trapped By Restrictive Panel Layouts

There are a lot of exciting things happening in Undone By Blood and page 4 of issue 2 is a work of genius.

OPED: Why GOTHAM CENTRAL Wants Us To Hate Batman

Gotham Central takes every superhero comic and places them under a microscope. It takes the Deus ex machina of decades gone by and asks,...

Longbox Legends: URTH 4 Holds A Key To Comics’ Future

Urth 4 is a superhero team book published by Continuity Comics, and their first issue solves a mystery about what's been missing from comics...

EVIL ERNIE: How The Wild Youth Horror Became Tame

Evil Ernie is creator Brian Pulido's earliest success in comics. A product of the Dark Age of comics, Ernie alongside Lady Death, brings about...

Longbox Legends: Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch’s THE AUTHORITY

Superheroes in the most classical sense are designed to be the best possible versions of humanity to strive for. They are creations of myth...

JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL: Bravely Going Where We’ve Been Before

There is so much to love about the Justice League International series from 1987. Writers Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis keep us readers on our toes...

THE HITCH HIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY Comic Will…

The comic book adaptation of The Hitch Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is for the hard core fans of the franchise. Not because it’s any good, the opposite in fact.

WHAT IF Comic Books: Where Should You Start Reading?

The What If comic books by Marvel Comics offer a look into what could have happened in Marvel continuity if events had a different...

CEREBUS THE AARDVARK: The Narrative Reflection of Dave Sim

Cerebus The Aardvark is a series with as divisive a reputation as its creator. Depending on the source, the series is one of the...

I’d Buy That For A Dollar: DETECTIVES INC. #1 (Eclipse Comics April 1985)

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....

OPED: FABLES or the 150 Issue How-To on Killing Your Darlings

Thirteen years is a lot of years. One hundred and fifty issues is a lot of issues. Yet somehow, writer Bill Willingham and artist...

The Everlasting Power of Tite Kubo’s BLEACH

If you're looking to get into manga but don't know where to begin, you won't find a much better starting point than Bleach, a...

BATMAN: GOTHIC – Why More People Don’t Talk About This Series

During the first half of 1990, two much-beloved creators wrote a five-issue Batman story, Batman: Gothic, alas, 30 years later, it's hardly spoken of. Although...