Superhero posts

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: International Journal of Comic Art Vol.12 #1

Posted by on March 27th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Every spring and fall, dependable as the equinox, a great brick of a periodical comes wrapped in a manila envelope to my mailbox. It’s a biannual issue of the International Journal of Comic Art. The most recent arrival, Vol. 12, #1, boasts 27 articles supported by the usual book and exhibition reviews, publication roundup, as well as a gallery of global cartoons. It weighs in at 537 pages, neither a record nor an abnormality.

Chaykin’s Crusade

Posted by on March 23rd, 2010 at 2:44 PM
Howard Chaykin is back, triumphant, with the four-issue miniseries Dominic Fortune, which revives the Chaykin rake from the mid-1970s in an orgy of nonstop tasteless, sexist and racist action set in the Depression years of yore. *Contains NSFW images.

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Siege: Embedded #2

Posted by on March 19th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
On the march to Asgard with Glenn Beck's haircut. Or, Marvel shows how to do a weightless epic.

Spider-Woman #1

Posted by on March 18th, 2010 at 8:00 AM
Thinking about Wolverine during Jessica Drew's night of the soul.

Possibly in conjunction with acid-washed jeans, I don’t know.

Posted by on March 11th, 2010 at 2:28 PM

It’s come to this. If the Cartoon Art Museum raises $5,000 by Wondercon, my husband will get the Bat-Symbol shaved into his head. I guess I always knew it was just a matter of time.

Assault on New Olympus #1, Incredible Hercules #140

Posted by on March 10th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Crossovers: Big and dumb, so why don't kids like them?

Rich Kreiner’s Yearlong Best of the Year: Gotham Central Book Two by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka

Posted by on March 3rd, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Not being a reader of detective novels or viewer of cop shows, I didn’t know there were such things as “police procedural tales” until I read the introduction to Gotham Central Book Two: Jokers and Madmen.

Rich Kreiner: Meet the Comics Press: MELUS Vol. 32 #3

Posted by on February 26th, 2010 at 9:00 AM
At their best, academic journals are driven by useful ideas devised with rigor and discrimination. Their treatments explore intriguing themes and rewarding connections unlikely to be supported in other venues. Abstract concepts are habitually framed with an exacting, developed language in order to capture with precision the full subtlety of their thought.

TCJ Audio Archives: Todd MacFarlane

Posted by on February 22nd, 2010 at 1:09 AM
New to the website! It's a clash of titans as executive editor Gary Groth confronts the Spawn creator and Image Comics co-founder in a no-holds-barred debate over artistic and commercial freedom vs. responsibility, originally recorded in 1992 for TCJ #152. Click here to download: Part One (14.5MB MP3 audio file, 63:28 minutes) Part Two (4MB MP3 audio file, 17:39 minutes)

Douglas Wolk interviews Kevin O’Neill Part Five (of Five)

Posted by on February 22nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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