Author Archives: Matt Santori

COMIC LOVE: Who Is Donna Troy? (And Why Do I Love Her So?)

COMIC LOVE: Who Is Donna Troy? (And Why Do I Love Her So?)

It’s probably pretty clear by now that I’ve read more than my share of comic books. I have more than 15 thousand in my personal collection, curated carefully over the last 35 years, not to mention the thousands more I’ve read and subsequently donated to worthy causes. I still pick up an insane number of

Exclusive Interview: Sean E. Williams Introduces COMICKER Season 2

A little over a year ago, Comicker Press took their digital format creator-owned comics and ran a fantastic Kickstarter to get those stories bound and in the hands of the fans as books. Today, the publisher has diversified onto more platforms and is ready for Round Two, launching a Kickstarter to print five — count

Review: NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER #1

NIGHTWING: THE NEW ORDER #1 Written by Kyle Higgins Art by Trevor McCarthy, Dean White, and Clayton Cowles Published by DC Comics Release Date: August 23, 2017 In 2028, Dick Grayson made a decision that changed the world. He detonated a bomb that removed the super-powers from almost every meta-human on Earth — super-villain and super-hero

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

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