Naruto Shippuden anime airs finale on 500th episode

All good things must come to an end at some point, including the adventures of everyone’s favorite  ninja, Naruto Uzumaki. Indeed, it is an end of an era, as the anime adaptation of the internationally beloved Japanese “Naruto Shippuden” franchise will wrap up after airing its 500th episode on March 23. After delighting audiences for… Read More Naruto Shippuden anime airs finale on 500th episode

One of the most iconic, violent manga series is becoming a Netflix-exclusive anime

Netflix is producing one of its most ambitious anime projects yet after expressing interest to grow out its division. Devilman, created by Kiyoshi Nagai (better known as Go Nagai), initially ran as a manga between 1972 and 1973. It was also adapted into a television anime series in 1972. The manga, which follows a teenage… Read More One of the most iconic, violent manga series is becoming a Netflix-exclusive anime

There’s Gonna Be a Whole Lot of Batman in DC Comics’ Next Big Event

Ever since Flashpoint, DC Comics has tried not to stray too far into roster-wide comic book event series. That’s going to change this year with Dark Days—a big new project being pitched as what could be an over-the-top sendoff to Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s run on the Dark Knight. Today DC announced that Snyder,… Read More There’s Gonna Be a Whole Lot of Batman in DC Comics’ Next Big Event

A Cult Of Violence: Comics, Propaganda, And The Information War, Part I Read More: A Cult Of Violence: Comics And Propaganda, Part I

As Russia and America circle each other in this rapidly evolving Cold War 2.0, combat is waged in multiple theaters: cyber war, spy war, proxy war, cultural war, and an information war fueled by a persistent flow of disinformation and propaganda that hijacks narratives and distorts reality. In this series of articles, John Parker examines… Read More A Cult Of Violence: Comics, Propaganda, And The Information War, Part I Read More: A Cult Of Violence: Comics And Propaganda, Part I

P. Craig Russell on the Art of Adapting American Gods into Comics

The work of quintessential whimsysmith Neil Gaiman doesn’t often boil over with searing political commentary. No doubt, the fantasy icon’s 30-plus-year career includes bits of topicality, but compared to contemporaries like Warren Ellis or Alan Moore, Gaiman prefers to mine the history of lore with more subtle nods to humanity’s current plights. But American Gods,… Read More P. Craig Russell on the Art of Adapting American Gods into Comics

Meet the artist who turned Apple legalese into a fun comic book

Artist Robert Sikoryak has a knack for introducing skittish readers to dense classic literature with comic book adaptions. Try Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment with a 1950s-era Batman with blood on his ax. But would you consider reading Apple’s terms and conditions user agreement for iTunes as a graphic novel — all 20,699 dry, legalistic words?… Read More Meet the artist who turned Apple legalese into a fun comic book

How Iron Fist connects to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

As the fourth and final series to be introduced to the Marvel Netflix universe, Iron Fist has a lot of established characters to draw on — and it also has the job of making the final narrative preparations for The Defenders. What are the wider Marvel connections and cameos in Iron Fist? Let’s walk through… Read More How Iron Fist connects to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

How the Unlikely Duo of Marvel and FX Turned Legion Into a Hit

They agreed to be partners, not rival suitors for creator Noah Hawley Legion is the first Marvel live-action series that didn’t air on Netflix or ABC When it came to live-action television series, Marvel for the past few years was only in the ABC and Netflix business. But that changed in February, when the company… Read More How the Unlikely Duo of Marvel and FX Turned Legion Into a Hit

DC Comics Reclaim “Justice League Detroit” For A JLA Omnibus Next Year

“Justice League Detroit” was the mocking name given to a certain era of the Justice League Of America when it was filled with what were regarded as “second stringers”. Trying to “teen up” the comic in the mid-eighties Gerry Conway and Chuck Patton saw Aquaman dissolve the League and rewrite its charter to allow only… Read More DC Comics Reclaim “Justice League Detroit” For A JLA Omnibus Next Year