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
Comic books are, for better or worse, an industry first and an art form second. While graphic novels and independent artists revel in the freedom the medium provides, the major companies got to the dominant position they currently hold by being frugal and adhering to a strictly-business mentality. If a certain line of comics or… Read More 20 Comics Canceled for Shocking Reasons
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
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
Long before the world was introduced to the cult of Superman (Action comics#1, 1938), Batman(Detective Comics#1, 1939), Captain America( 1941). Long before comics was a way of life to the Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X or Millennials; there was a silent history painted with Yellow in the silent dingy alleys of New York.… Read More The History in Yellow
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?
Tintin turned 88 this week on January 10th though technically he still is somewhere between 15 and 19 years old. The reporter-sleuth who was more of the latter than the former as his report on Soviet Union in his very first appearance ‘Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, 1929’ was perhaps ironically his only… Read More Tintin turns 88