Author Archives: Michael Hale



JUSTICE LEAGUE #13 Written by Tim Seeley Art by Scot Eaton, Wayne Faucher, and Gabe Eltaer Published by DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2017 Despite what has been a fairly amusing event through the Justice League vs. Suicide Squad storyline, Justice League #13 seems not only bizarrely disconnected from that event’s importance, but it


GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER #4 Written by Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan, and Karl Kerschl Art by Adam Archer, Sandra Hope,  Msassyk, and Serge Lapointe Published by DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2017 If there is any proof to the notion that Gotham Academy is an exciting place, even with a sub-par story, this issue


ALL-STAR BATMAN #6 Written by Scott Snyder Art by Jock, Francesco Francavilla, and Matt Hollingsworth Published by DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2017 After the exciting conclusion of the “MY OWN WORST ENEMY” storyline, it appears evident that Snyder’s ability to craft new ways of showcasing classic bat-rogues continues to both entertain and impress

MS. MARVEL: Reflecting on Kamala Khan, Part 2

This column is the second part in a two-part series. You can find part 1 here. So, Kamala Khan is a young character whose comic has been a big hit. So what? How has she changed anything at Marvel directly? I believe that Kamala’s sales, sales which were fueled by Kamala’s young character and youthful

MS. MARVEL: Reflecting on Kamala Khan, Part 1

Marvel Comics has had a unique variety of female superheroes among its ranks, but the iconic persona of Ms. Marvel has been one with a unique history going back to the late 60s. Originally, Ms. Marvel was a persona that was adopted by Carol Danvers, a U.S. Air Force officer. While Danvers and her title


DOCTOR STRANGE #13 Written by Jason Aaron Art by Chris Bachalo, Antonio Fabela, Java Tartaglia Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: October 19, 2016 If the realm of magic and mystery lends itself well to perhaps any one kind of story over another, it is dreams and nightmares. The fabric of such stories inherently begs

Buttkick’n Moms in Comics: Beowulf, Aliens, and Lois Lane

While Beowulf might not be one of the most beloved texts in the Western world (due largely to the fact that few are going to appreciate things forced on them in high school), there is one element that always struck me as being interesting about the story: man, Grendel’s mom sure loved her kid. For