Superhero posts

Golden Age Friday: Alex Schomburg

Posted by on July 16th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Superhero inferno with Timely's Big Three

G. Willow Wilson Interview conducted by Ian Burns Part Two (of Three)

Posted by on June 24th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
In Part Two of a three-part interview, Wilson talks about how it's harder to break into comics than The New York Times, writing superhero books in continuity, and how she scripts.


Posted by on June 23rd, 2010 at 11:17 PM

Wednesday Shop Talk

A few weeks ago, the last issue of Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Amanda Conner’s run on Power Girl shipped. I was looking forward to that issue because I truly enjoyed almost every bit of that book, but I hated that it was the last issue featuring that creative team. The whole point of the Power Girl series (a creatively peaking, truly collaborative artistic team directing a great character with worlds of potential) seemed to have vanished after the publication of #12. After having just read #13 (written by Judd Winick) tonight, I can say with regret that my suspicions were accurate. As good as Sami Basri’s art is, this series should have ended at 12 issues. The fate of Power Girl has gotten me thinking about DC’s track record when it comes to periodical publications. As it turns out, 12 is about as close as it gets to a magic number for this company....

Grim and gritty vs. revisionism

Posted by on June 22nd, 2010 at 7:23 PM
An attempt at a definition

False Starts, Part Three of Three: Dazzler #1

Posted by on June 16th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Of the small set of comics I'm reviewing in this series — all of them, current Marvel #1s — the Dazzler one-off is actually the best. The comic is, at least, in touch with its own kitsch.

False Starts, Part Two of Three: Astonishing X-Men #1

Posted by on June 15th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The first issue in the new Astonishing X-Men series doesn't manage to astonish in the least.

False Starts, Part One of Three: Avengers #1 and Secret Avengers #1

Posted by on June 14th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
In the abstract, one might assume that the first issue of a new series would represent a fresh start, and that one might pick it up and simply read it, without wading into a morass of back-story dozens of titles wide and hundred of issues deep. In the Marvel Universe, at least, that assumption would be wrong.

Marvels Project #7

Posted by on May 21st, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Damn, my feet hurt; or, Doing time in Marvel's World War II museum.

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Point-Counterpoint: Gavin Lees’ Concluding Kick-Ass Argument

Posted by on May 13th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Point-Counterpoint: Simon Abrams’ Concluding Kick-Ass Argument

Posted by on May 13th, 2010 at 12:00 AM

It's interesting that you should mention the Crank movies because they're, to my mind, the cinematic equivalent of everything that Millar's recent creator-owned series have tried and failed to be.

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