Author Archives: Michael Hale

Review: SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #23

Review: SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #23

SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #23 Written by Dan Slott and Christos Gage Art by Humberto Ramos, Victor Olazaba, and Edgar Delgado Published by Marvel Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 The ride that has been The Superior Spider-Man thus far has been a spectacular (nay, superior?) one. Slott’s idea for a Peter Parker with the mind of

The Comics Classroom: Practitioners of the Bizarre — Part 2

Few names in the field of magic and mysticism perhaps send as many shivers up the spine as Merlin. As a literary figure, Merlin has a few possible points of textual origin, chiefly that of Myrddin Emrys (although this spelling as multiple variations). Looking back on Myrddin, before Monmouth or de Troyes got to him,

Review: HELLBOY: THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS HC

HELLBOY: THE MIDNIGHT CIRCUS HC Written by Mike Mignola Art by Duncan Fergredo and Dave Stewart Published by Dark Horse Comics Release date: October 23, 2013 Few comic titles have a steady run of main title releases with as quality story (even in the spin-off comic titles) as the Hellboy series. While the ongoing efforts

The Comics Classroom: Practitioners of the Bizarre — Part 1

Mage. Witch. Heretic. Sorcerer. Mystic. Wizard. These are but a few of the terms applied to countless comic characters across numerous pantheons of characters — some good and some evil. The characters that wield the art of “magic” are about as varied in comic history as the sources their mystic powers come from. These characters

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