The River’s Edge | Riverdale Pilot Commentary

Obviously the inspiration for this adaptation, particularly in tone, is more owed to the recently rebooted Archie comics than the old school originals that began in the golden age of comics during the 1940s. So going in with that and the fact that it’s a modern day teen show on the CW with a mysterious…

Comic Book Fetish Faves of 2016

There’s nothing like being fashionably late, is there? Last year was probably my biggest in a very long time, if not ever. Probably at least 50 different titles sampled, with about 30 or so of them regularly read as series and collected. So here I present, without any further ridiculous delay, my personal Comics List…

10 Comic Books Are Nominated in the 28th GLAAD Awards [Reblog]

  2016 may have been a dumpster fire of sorts, particularly in the political ring, but you can’t deny some of the awesome things we got too. For one, it’s been a great year in genre entertainment. GLAAD took note of plethora mediums that highlighted positive representation of the LGBTQ community and announced their nominees…

CELEBRATE IMAGE DAY ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017

On February 1, 1992, seven comics superstars Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino came together to form their own company that would change the landscape of comics forever. Current partners McFarlane, Valentino, Kirkman, Larsen, and Silvestri collectively have brought creator-owned comics to the forefront of industry…

Reading Comics As An Experience of Mythic Time | Hannah Means-Shannon

by Hannah Means-Shannon Over the holidays, I visited a number of bookstores as I traveled around for festivities, and was particularly interested in history and anthropology books since non-fiction is my current trend in prose. In comics, I seem to be jumping off the deep end in fantasy world-building, particularly impressed when a creative team…

Image Comics 25th Anniversary Variant for DEADLY CLASS — Outright Geekery

IMAGE COMICS KICKS OFF 25TH ANNIVERSARY THEME VARIANTS WITH DEADLY CLASS’ NOD TO CYBERFORCE Image Comics is pleased to announce monthly theme variants in celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary this year. The series of variants will launch with Rick… The post Image Comics 25th Anniversary Variant for DEADLY CLASS appeared first on Outright Geekery. via…

Comic Book Fetish Pull List | Jan 2016

~ For January 2017 ~ ~ VERTIGO ~ Frostbite #5 ~ IMAGE ~ Birthright #21 The Fix #7 Green Valley #4 Image+ #10 Kill or Be Killed #5 Lazarus #26 (?) Loose Ends #1 Moonshine #4 Saga #41 & 42 Southern Bastards #16 & 17 (?) ~ MARVEL ~ Jessica Jones #4 ~ AFTERSHOCK ~…

Podcast: The Undertow

Thanks to the A CRIMINAL Blog, I recently stumbled across this podcast series that is devoted to the crime comics of writer Ed Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or simply stream it via Podbean here.

Video | I is for Image

Make mine Image Comics. As a reader. As a future creator. Video originally published on Jul 23, 2014

Buzz – The CBU | Superheroes Having Kids

A question that came up in a comic book group on Facebook that I just had to share with my own Facebook group, The Comic Book Underground. What’s your thought on Superman and Batman having kids?  Does it change the characters? Does it age Superman and Batman? Does it bother you? Mine and my guys…

Quote | THE FIX artist Steve Lieber in IMAGE+ #3

Was re-reading the third issue of Image Comics’ awesome comics magazine, IMAGE+ (June, cover dated September), and in that issue there is an interview with THE FIX co-creator and artist Steve Lieber that I think is worthy of spotlight. I think his words here highlight one of the main issues many have with the company-owned comics, whether it’s…