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A Change of Consciousness: The Legacy of Alan Moore

Few writers in any language have been able to bring about a flurry of political and artistic discussion upon the release of each new...

Music In Comics: Breaking Not Just The Sound Barrier

The music scene and the comic book industry have been trying to sing in harmony for quite some time, but they might finally be...

What Does LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #1 Mean For Rebirth?

With Brian Michael Bendis' Legion of Superheroes #1 finally hitting the shelves this week, many of us are wondering: What does this mean for...

How ALL-STAR SUPERMAN Changed My Concept of What a Comic Book Could Be

In a time when countless comic book writers have attempted to give dark twists to the characters we know and love, All-Star Superman stands out...

When Is A Movie Not A Movie? The Beauty Of Comic Book Adaptations

Times have changed, however, comic book adaptations of movies haven’t gone away, instead they have evolved over time, embracing endless possibilities.

How Grant Morrison’s ANIMAL MAN Changed My Concept of What a Comic Book Could Be

The relationship between art and the artist has always been intriguing. The complicated, messy balance between self-infatuation and emotional sacrifice has perhaps never been...

10 Scary Image Comics to Read on Halloween

The big two comic book houses have their share of horror books to read on a chilling Halloween night. But it’s safe to say...

How GROO Changed My Concept of What A Comic Book Could Be

A bulbous, busted nose and a goofy grin, framed by a barbarian’s standard-issue headband and matted, unbarbered mane. Balloon-like muscles and ham-sized hands clutching...

8 Spooky Comics for Kids in time for Halloween

Before bestowing your young ones with more mature comics like The Sandman or 30 Days of Night, there are plenty of spooky books to...

Archie 2020 And Beyond: Predicting The Trends For The Next Decade

The decade is almost over, so let's look back on Archie's ten-year evolution and speculate on his future. The first half experimented with different...

30 Years of ARKHAM ASYLUM: A SERIOUS HOUSE ON A SERIOUS EARTH

Grant Morrison and Dave McKean's Arkham Asylum celebrates its 30th anniversary this year; let's take a look back and see what makes the story such...

Why You Should Start Reading Mike Mignola’s HELLBOY Universe

From massive monster battles to complex character drama, Mike Mignola's Hellboy universe has Gothic horror for everyone. SPOILER ALERT: Minor spoilers for Hellboy and B.P.R.D....

How GIANT DAYS Changed My Concept Of What A Comic Book Could Be

In an industry dominated by cape comics, Giant Days gives you a peek at what else the medium has to offer. Part of this...

AGE OF APOCALYPSE – The Love Story The Comic Universe Needed

The first X-Men comic I read was Uncanny X-Men No. 144. Cyclops was center stage against D’Spayre with the help of Man-Thing in the...

How SANDMAN Changed My Concept Of What A Comic Could Be

After being drawn into comics by superheroes, Neil Gaiman's Sandman showed me how much more the medium had to offer. When I first started reading...

The Immortality of Horror Comics: A Continuous Resurrection

Horror is one of the most popular genres in the entire comics medium. In more recent years, it's found as much critical success as...

10 Scary DC Comics in Time for Halloween

While DC Comics is known for their superhero work for the better part of a century, they’ve also produced top quality scary books in...

Review: PAPER GIRLS #30 and the Pain of Nostalgia

Well, this is it. After nearly four years, Paper Girls #30 signals the end to the strange, time- and space-traversing adventures of four girls...

Why DAWN OF X Is Different From Previous Relaunches

We are now living in the age of Jonathan Hickman's vision for the X-Men. We've seen plenty of line-wide relaunches for Marvel's beloved mutants, but this time is different.

Why SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN Is One Of This Summer’s Most Anticipated Comics

One of this summer’s most hotly anticipated comics is a Superman title that isn’t about the Man of Steel at all, but his pal...