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Anatomy of a Panel: Alex Sanchez Brings YOU BROUGHT ME THE OCEAN

Anatomy of a Panel: Alex Sanchez Brings YOU BROUGHT ME THE OCEAN

Comics history is intermedial, seeing its evolution as a journey of creative cross-pollinations with stage, photographic, musical, film, animation, radio,  and long and short form prose narrative arts. Along with this history, there have been notable creator cross-overs and bi-directional cross-flows. From comics to long form narrative fiction we have notables like Stan Lee, Alan

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #6

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! Events come to a head as the Legion fights to keep the Horraz from using Aquaman’s Trident to destroy New Earth. It’s been over two months, but Bendis, Sook, von Grawbadger, Bellaire, and Sharpe are back with a new issue of Legion of Super-Heroes. It’s both weird and somewhat comforting to be

From Earth Angel to the Grave: Burying Peter David’s SUPERGIRL

During this period of upheaval and death due to the COVID-19 pandemic, who among us doesn’t fear for the future? Alongside trying not to get sick, I’m worried about keeping my comic shop open, the health of my parents, and the life of my grandfather (who just suffered a major stroke and has the virus).

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #5

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! It feels weird to be writing a fannish examination of the latest Legion of Super-Heroes comic, ensconced in my locked-down New York City apartment. I haven’t been outside in three days, but my wife is a social worker in the ER of a large hospital. Today she went to work and saw

Transmyscira: Exorcising the Ghosts of the 20th Century with IRON MAN: EXTREMIS

Let us not become the evil we deplore. – Rep. Barbara Lee, September 14th, 2001   I couldn’t take it any longer. I grabbed a microphone and said, ‘I’m no fly on the wall. I am the hornet that stings.’ There was an immediate uproar, so not having anything more to say, I shouted out,

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #4

Welcome back! It’s issue #4 of the new Legion of Super-Heroes series and we finally get the backstory on the Legion’s foundation… Or at least, part of it. This issue starts with Superboy finally settling in to view the orientation the Legionnaires have been talking about since the first issue. He doesn’t quite get through

Health and Inclusivity: The Hard Road to Peace in FAR SECTOR

Sometimes, our journeys take us further than we ever expected. What we end up reaching has its own vestiges of our past as we uncover new experiences. In similar fashion, Sojourner Mullein, or Jo, is a new Green Lantern sent to the far reaches of space in N.K. Jemisin, Jamal Campbell, and Deron Bennett’s Far

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #3

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We’re back for another look at the latest issue of the current Legion of Super-Heroes series — that is, issue #3 by Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook, Travis Moore, Wade Von Grawbadger, Jordie Bellaire, and Troy Peteri. This month, we get more sense of the new status quo for Rimbor, we see

Transmyscira: Party Like It’s 1999 With LOIS LANE

I want to go back to 1999. – Charli XCX, 1999 In Russia, a journalist critical of the government has been found dead. Meanwhile in the United States another journalist — in the midst of a personal scandal — is expelled from the White House and loses her press pass for asking pointed questions about

A Holiday Special Edition: The Rise and Fall of TITANS’ Lian Harper

It’s Christmas, that special day of the year that also happens to be my birthday. And for my birthday I decided to do a little follow-up to my article on Roy Harper — one focusing now on his daughter Lian. With the end of DC’s “Doomsday Clock” in our rearview mirror and DC’s rumored “5G” plans

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