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Remember to Forget – Falcon’s Past as a Street Hustler

This is the first in a new series spotlighting never retconned comic book plot points that I think SHOULD be retconned, or at least completely forgotten. We begin with the Falcon’s past as a street hustler. Captain America #186 has one of the most controversial retcons in Marvel Comics history, where we learn that Captain […]

Committed: A Job in the Arts (or “Comics are actually really easy if you’re willing to work your balls off.”)

It has only recently become obvious to me that designing for comic books has absolutely changed my life in a number of unexpected ways. While I always hoped the work would be enjoyable, I didn’t expect to find out so much about my own taste and style. I’d always thought of myself as a cautious, […]

The Great Comic Book Cover Homage Streak: Week 98

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 […]

Review time! with Displaced Persons

“In the wind we hear their laughter, in the rain we see their tears” Derek McCulloch is one of those writers who ought to be more widely known, but he isn’t. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t write comics too often, but he’s written some really good comics. His last book, Gone to Amerikay, was excellent, […]

Year of the Artist, Day 224: Tony Harris, Part 3 – Obergeist: Ragnarok Highway #2

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Tony Harris, and the issue is Obergeist: Ragnarok Highway #2, which was published by Image/Top Cow/Minotaur and is cover dated June 2001. Enjoy! After leaving Starman, Harris worked with Dan Jolley on Obergeist, their creator-owned series […]

Comic Book Six Degrees: Miracleman to Stardust the Super Wizard

I name two comic book characters. You then have to connect the two using only shared appearances in comic books (official appearances in comics only – no cameos like Terry Austin sneaking Popeye into the background of a panel and no outside comic book appearances, like cartoons and the like). You have to do so […]

Year of the Artist, Day 223: Tony Harris, Part 2 – Starman #43

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Tony Harris, and the issue is Starman #43, which was published by DC and is cover dated June 1998. Enjoy! Harris might be most famous for Starman, which is a tremendous comic (it’s the next thing […]

She Has No Head! – Sony Makes Their Move

Just an hour before my column about the ladies of the Marvel Studio movies went up, a column that in part lamented our lack of announcements on female-led films, we got an announcement. UTTER JOY!!! But that announcement came not from Marvel Studios but Sony. MUCH MORE RESTRAINED JOY. It’s not rocket science. While Marvel […]

Year of the Artist, Day 222: Tony Harris, Part 1 – Green Lantern Corps Quarterly #7

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Tony Harris, and the story is “Ashes to Ashes” in Green Lantern Corps Quarterly #7, which was published by DC and is cover dated Winter 1993 (it shipped in October). Enjoy! Early in his career, Tony […]

The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – Did Squirrel Girl Just Beat Up the REAL Thanos?

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 bcronin@comicbookresources.com […]

Year of the Artist, Day 221: Bill Sienkiewicz, Part 5 – Rocketeer Adventures (volume 2) #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bill Sienkiewicz, and the story is “The Ducketeer” in Rocketeer Adventures (volume 2) #1, which was published by IDW and is cover dated March 2012. Enjoy! So IDW hired Bill Sienkiewicz to draw Peter David’s story […]

Saturday’s Reflex Reaction

My friend Mike Gillis at Radio Vs. The Martians dared me to write this one. So blame him. It started when we were talking about this particular upcoming project. We were agreed that it would either be genius or it would be terrible, and we were also certain that somehow, some way, it would involve […]

I Love Ya But You’re Strange – The Time a Guy Used the Powers of a Grumpy Orange Cat to Seduce a Beguiling Neighbor Lady

Every installment of I Love Ya But You’re Strange I spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories. Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have a suggestion for a future installment! Today’s story is presented to you by Jacque Nodell of Sequential […]

Year of the Artist, Day 220: Bill Sienkiewicz, Part 4 – Big Numbers #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bill Sienkiewicz, and the issue is Big Numbers #1, which was published by Mad Love (Publishing) and is cover dated April 1990. Enjoy! Big Numbers always makes me melancholy when I think of it, because I […]

Comic Book Legends Revealed #483

Welcome to the four hundred and eighty-third in a series of examinations of comic book legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous four hundred and eighty-two. This week, was there really a sexually suggestive Mickey Mouse milk ad from 1934? How did Casper the Friendly Ghost […]

The Line it is Drawn #201 – Comic Book Crossover Battles!

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… http://twitter.com/csbg. And here are the Comics Should […]

Boys, Toys, Electric Irons, and TVs 13: Futures End #14

I can’t say if I’ve yet to do a post where I directly and honestly state what I think about Futures End. Usually, I hone in on an idea or an approach and run with it, more interested in the exercise than what I actually think as a reader. It makes for a more interesting […]

Year of the Artist, Day 219: Bill Sienkiewicz, Part 3 – Elektra: Assassin #1 and 8

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Bill Sienkiewicz, and the issues are Elektra: Assassin #1 and 8, which were published by Marvel and are cover dated August 1986 and March 1987. Enjoy! By 1986, Sienkiewicz was almost at the point where he […]

I Love Ya But You’re Strange – The My Little Pony/Quantum Leap Crossover You Never Knew You Needed!

Every installment of I Love Ya But You’re Strange I spotlight strange but ultimately endearing comic stories. Here is the archive of all the installments of this feature. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have a suggestion for a future installment! Today we take a look at an amazing crossover in the […]

Cover Theme Game for 8/6

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 […]

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