Author Archives: Matt Santori

Interview: Julie and Shawna Benson Hit BIRDS OF PREY with Manslaughter

Interview: Julie and Shawna Benson Hit BIRDS OF PREY with Manslaughter

Batgirl and the Birds of Prey have been mighty busy the last few months. They learned the secrets behind their new “Oracle” Gus. They encountered one of their classic rogues. And they added two new members — two of the three Gotham City Sirens: Catwoman and Poison Ivy. And they’re not stopping there. This October,

Class Dismissed: The 10 Best Moments in GOTHAM ACADEMY

Every so often, a comic book series comes along that touches the heart in a way that few things have before it. When Gotham Academy #1 was solicited in 2014, fans didn’t quite know what to expect from the team of Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl. But it didn’t take long to find

Tugging at the Strings: A Guide to DC REBIRTH Threads

It’s been about 13 months since DC Comics released its 80-page giant of a comic declaring a brand new era for DC Comics. 13 months since writer Geoff Johns bid adieu to writing monthly comics after a five year run on Justice League, nine years re-imagining the entire Green Lantern mythos, two separate runs (no

COMIC LOVE: My Youth in Comic Book Detroit

Beginnings, in life and literature, make or break a story. Writers can agonize over their first line (as I, not coincidentally, just did) to ensure the reader is hooked immediately into a world about to unfold. Challenging, yet convenient, is the ability to rewrite, revise, and retcon your story until it is the perfect synthesis

Out, Online, and Proud: 40 LGBTA Webcomics to Know and Love

We’ve talked about indie comics and what they are doing for the LGBTA community of fans… but what could be more independent than webcomics? Often the product of a single cartoonist, webcomics offer a unique opportunity to showcase the queer community in all its glory. With hundreds of possible comics out there, this list barely

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