These days, Comic Book reboots have become a normal part of the industry. Origins reworked, storylines updated and histories retconned. It’s become as synonymous with comic book storytelling as tights and capes. But that wasn’t always the case. In 1986, following the reality altering mega event The Crisis On Infinite Earths, DC Comics did … Continue reading Understanding DC Comics – Episode 3: A New Earth
The DC Universe. It can be a complicated and sometimes convoluted place. There are hundreds of characters, both heroes and villains, all with rich origins and histories. But after eighty years of stories, the DC Universe doesn’t have the easiest continuity to understand. Why were classic heroes so violent? Why are there two guys … Continue reading “Understanding DC Comics – Part 1: Crisis Of Continuity!”
With the world of comic books and pop culture ever changing, how are fans meant to keep up with trends in the industry? Is the new EVENT from the Big Two worth reading? What’s the story on that show from that network about that hero from that comic book? Can I trust a movie … Continue reading Current Issues – Episode 1 (Sep./Oct. 2019)
The act of telling a story, much less an interesting one, is not easy. Yes, we’re taught to place words in an order so they form sentences, and those sentences are meant to create a narrative others should be able to follow and understand. But that’s not always the case. Writing a story is hard … Continue reading The Write Stuff – Some Of Our Favorite Comic Writers
Few characters have stood the test of time like Peter Parker, the masked web head known as Spider-Man! With a plethora of comic books, film series and animated adventures, you’d have to go out of your way to NOT have encountered something attached to the wall crawlers legacy. Funny enough, in this age of streaming … Continue reading Observe & Report: The Spectacular Spider-Man!
If you were a child of the 80’s then it was a safe bet you experienced the Mega Marketing craze of that decade. A cartoon show would debut and with it an eye catching line of toys and a tie-in comic book. With so much sensory overload, what was an 80’s kid to do?! Beg, … Continue reading Most Wanted: G.I. Joe
The Academy Awards has given out honors to all kinds of films over the last 91 years since it’s inception. Dramas, comedies, war films, westerns, romances, musicals and animation. Horror films and fantasy films have also had their days, although few and far between, in the top spot at The Oscars. Even a few Science … Continue reading Crisis On Infinite Award Shows
This will change things…FOREVER! It’s phrases like that which grab a comic book readers attention. When we’re told that a character that we’ve grown up loving for so long is going to be put through a core shaking, life altering event, we grow concerned. What could possibly bend the unbendable, break the unbreakable? Three words … Continue reading Comic Event Fatigue!
Why are there so many commonly used tropes in comic book stories? The tragic origin story, we fixed things because of time travel, it wasn’t me, it was my evil gender swapped clone, and so on and so on. It’s not that these plot points aren’t cool and interesting. They are, or can be … Continue reading Overused Tropes In Comics!