The Tear-Stained, Forgotten World of Comic Books for Teenage Girls

There have always been female fans of comics, even if the business hasn’t played to that audience very faithfully. But for a brief moment, teenage girls and young women were one of the biggest demos in the industry. Specifically, during the 1950s boom in passionate, dramatic, tear-stained romance comics. “In the ’50s, every publisher had… Read More The Tear-Stained, Forgotten World of Comic Books for Teenage Girls

10 Things Dc Comics Wants You To Forget About Catwoman

Catwoman is one of the Batman series most popular characters. Initially a villain, the feline-themed thief has had a long history serving as a romantic foil to the Dark Knight, flirting with him even as he hands her over to the authorities. Over the years, Catwoman has moved more towards heroism, protecting and looking after… Read More 10 Things Dc Comics Wants You To Forget About Catwoman

Rare Superman-Muhammad Ali comic art on display in NYC

Superman vs. Lex Luthor? Sure. Superman vs. Batman? If you say so. Superman vs. Muhammad Ali? Wait, what? It’s true. The unlikely showdown between the Man of Steel and the Greatest was immortalized in an oversized 1978 comic book illustrated by famed artist Neal Adams — and now, nearly 40 years later, the original art… Read More Rare Superman-Muhammad Ali comic art on display in NYC

Has the Marvel Cinematic Universe become too complicated to enjoy?

The biggest moments of the MCU can be tremendous, unusually impactful viewing, like a season finale to a great TV show – it’s really not the same as watching a traditional trilogy of movies. The payoff can be a lot bigger. To new viewers, though, watching the season finale isn’t much use without watching the rest of the show first.… Read More Has the Marvel Cinematic Universe become too complicated to enjoy?