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Follow the Path – John Stewart’s Marine Background

This is the first installment in a new feature where I spotlight changes made to comic book characters that are based on outside media. I’m sure you can think of other examples, so feel free to e-mail me at if you want to suggest some other examples for future installments. We begin with the […]

Knowledge Waits: Every Marvel Assistant Editor’s Month Comic

This is the latest in a feature where I just share some bit of comic book history that interests me. With David Letterman retiring a few days ago, there were a lot of features written about Avengers #239, the issue where the Avengers go on Late Night with David Letterman (I wrote about that issue […]

The Wrong Side: Hawkeye and Wonder Man vs. The Abomination

In this feature, I examine comic book fights that were particularly notable in the wrong side winning (or at least that the fight wasn’t won the “right” way). This really isn’t a big deal, of course, as it doesn’t really matter if the “wrong” person won a fight. But it’s fun to talk about! If […]

“With Great Power Comes Great Marketability” Talking Hero Business With Bill Walko

Longtime Line it is Drawn artist Bill Walko is doing a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to do a print collection of his excellent webcomic, The Hero Business. I figured I’d have a talk with Bill about the project and the comic. Enjoy! What is The Hero Business about? The Hero Business centers around a […]

Jem and the Holograms #3 Review

First I put up my Jem and the Holograms #2 review up a week early and now I put up this Jem and the Holograms #3 review up a couple of days after the book hit the shelves – I gotta sync up better with #4! – BC One of the most impressive aspects of […]

The Week’s Commute… In The Stacks

By the time you read this, we’ll be on the road again. With Julie now established in her new job and our work schedules actually aligned for the first time in about five years, the holiday weekend– all three glorious days of i!– is ours to enjoy as we wish. As it happens, since I […]

The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So What Are Blade’s Powers Exactly?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically “overturned” by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An’ Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #524

Welcome to the five hundred and twenty-fourth in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the first five hundred (I actually haven’t been able to update it in a while). This week, what comic book writer is responsible for Spider-Man having […]

Out From Under the Covers: Expectations, Decompression, and Pleasant Surprises in A-Force and Silk, or Why Am I Paying $4 for a Comic

There’s been so much chatter and criticism thrown in the way of A-Force prior to its release that I was curious about what I’d find when picking up the first issue.  The detractors didn’t bother me (I’m not going to delve into the Jill Lepore thing, because even before I read the comic, it was […]

The Line it is Drawn #241 – Superhero/Rock Star Mash-Ups!

Welcome to our weekly gallery of amazing art by our great collection of artistic talent, all working from YOUR suggestions! Go follow Comics Should Be Good on Twitter (if you have Twitter, that is – if you don’t, you can go sign up). Here is our Twitter page… And here are the Comics Should […]

Cover Theme Game for 5/20

The cover theme game works like this: I’ll show you three covers. They all have something in common, whether it be a character, a trait all three characters share, a connection between all three characters, a locale, a trait all three creators share, SOMEthing. And it isn’t something obvious like “They all have prices!” “They […]

The Line it is Drawn Addendum – Wonder Woman Coloring Book Pages!

A few of the artists for last week’s The Line it is Drawn put together high resolution black and white versions of their pieces for coloring purposes for our suggestion-giver last week, 4-year-old Amelia. A number of folks have mentioned in the comments and in e-mails that they’d like to have access to those pages, […]

1987 And All That: Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #122-130

A column in which Matt Derman (Comics Matter) reads & reviews comics from 1987, because that’s the year he was born. Click here for an archive of all the previous posts in the series. Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #122-130 (Marvel) by Peter David (#122-123, 128-129), Roger McKenzie (#124), Danny Fingeroth (#125-126), Len Kaminski (#127), Bob Layton (#130), […]

Comic Book Questions Answered – Where Does Foggy Nelson’s Nickname Come From?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at Here is a link to an archive of all the past questions that have been answered so far. Reader Marijane G. wrote in to ask: Hi, I’m hoping you […]

The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 138

It occurs to me that it seems like many comic book covers are homages. Which is fine with me. I have no problem with it. It just made me think, though, how long could I go before I hit a week where NO new comic book was released that had a cover that was an […]

Hey, here’s a Kickstarter you guys might be interested in

Everyone loves Kickstarter, right? Tyler Chin-Tanner, grand poobah of A Wave Blue World, which has published some keen comics, including the quite good American Terrorist, recently asked me if I’d like to promote an anthology he’s putting together called Broken Frontier. I said sure, because Tyler is a nice guy and he’s out there making […]

Comic Book Six Degrees – Todd McFarlane to Robert Crumb

As suggested by Jenos Idanian #13, the idea behind this game is to connect two comic creators to each other through artists/writers that they have jointly worked together with, in as few links as possible. For instance, take connecting John Byrne and John Buscema. Byrne drew Captain America with writer Roger Stern Roger Stern wrote […]

She Has No Head! – Mad Max: Feminist Template For The World

So, I am a BIG Mad Max fan. Ever since I was a kid I loved these films (Thunderdome is my favorite because A) Thunderdome and B) Aunty Entity/Tina Turner. And it’s one of the same reasons I prefer Conan The Destroyer to Conan The Conqueror – i.e. Grace Jones). But I love them all. […]

25 Greatest Valiant Stories Ever Told Master List

Here is a complete master list of your votes for the 25 Greatest Valiant Comics Stories Ever Told! Click on any story on the list for a write-up on that story! 25. “Time and Space” (Eternal Warrior Vol.1 #6-7) 24. “Twilight of the Eighth Day” (Harbinger Vol.1 #23-25) 23. “Retribution” (X-O Manowar Vol.1 #1-4) 22. […]

Bonus Line it is Drawn – Wonder Woman Meets The Hero Business

The most recent Line it is Drawn was a special edition where our artists just drew suggestions based on ideas that a 4-year-old girl had. Former longtime Line it is Drawn artist Bill Walko is in the midst of doing a Kickstarter for a collection of his excellent web comic, The Hero Business, so I […]

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