The number of visual art forms is staggering. Film, Television, live Theater, sculptures and paintings. None of those get us more excited than comic books! They may have been deemed the cause of juvenile delinquency over an half century ago, but today, comics are finally being recognized as the legitimate art form that they are! … Continue reading The Art Of It All: Some Of Our Favorite Comic Book Artists
Few characters have stood the test of time like Peter Parker, the masked web head known as Spider-Man! With a plethora of comic books, film series and animated adventures, you’d have to go out of your way to NOT have encountered something attached to the wall crawlers legacy. Funny enough, in this age of streaming … Continue reading Observe & Report: The Spectacular Spider-Man!
If you were a child of the 80’s then it was a safe bet you experienced the Mega Marketing craze of that decade. A cartoon show would debut and with it an eye catching line of toys and a tie-in comic book. With so much sensory overload, what was an 80’s kid to do?! Beg, … Continue reading Most Wanted: G.I. Joe
The Kree/Skrull War. The star-spanning saga that laid the groundwork for New Avengers: Illuminati, Young Avengers, Secret Invasion and MORE Marvel history-in-the-making! Annihilus, Ronan the Accuser, the Super-Skrull and alien fleets have targeted Earth, and the Avengers must defy them all – If they can avoid being shot down by their own government first! Filled … Continue reading The Kree/Skrull War!
Death is a fact of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. No matter the connection, family, friend, co-worker, the loss of someone from your life has an impact. The same can be said for fictional characters. When we invest our time into reading a book series or watching a long … Continue reading Death In Superhero Comics
The Academy Awards has given out honors to all kinds of films over the last 91 years since it’s inception. Dramas, comedies, war films, westerns, romances, musicals and animation. Horror films and fantasy films have also had their days, although few and far between, in the top spot at The Oscars. Even a few Science … Continue reading Crisis On Infinite Award Shows
This will change things…FOREVER! It’s phrases like that which grab a comic book readers attention. When we’re told that a character that we’ve grown up loving for so long is going to be put through a core shaking, life altering event, we grow concerned. What could possibly bend the unbendable, break the unbreakable? Three words … Continue reading Comic Event Fatigue!
Why are there so many commonly used tropes in comic book stories? The tragic origin story, we fixed things because of time travel, it wasn’t me, it was my evil gender swapped clone, and so on and so on. It’s not that these plot points aren’t cool and interesting. They are, or can be … Continue reading Overused Tropes In Comics!
Spider-Man. Batman. Spawn. Wonder Woman. Doctor Doom. Savage Dragon. The Flash. Captain Marvel. Some comic book characters need no introduction. They’ve been around so long or have gotten so much media attention, just seeing an image of them brings thoughts of their origins, their greatest victories and most crushing defeats. Then there are those … Continue reading Our Most Wanted – Maggott
Alternate Realities. Parallel Universes. Infinite Multiverses. These concepts have become a staple of the modern day superhero comic book story. With series like DC’s Elseworlds and Marvel’s What If…?, readers get the opportunity to see their favorite characters, stories and events play out differently than they had seen before. Questions can be asked, such as … Continue reading Elseworlds and What Ifs?