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Comic Book Legends Revealed #505

Welcome to the five hundred and fifth 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, it’s an all Spider-Man edition! Does Marvel allow the […]

The Line it is Drawn #222 – Star Wars Team-Ups and 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 […]

Another View 2: Thanos vs. Hulk #1 Part 08

What is Thanos? Everyone seems to think he’s a villain, because, once upon a time, he was a villain. There are a few of us who see him in a bit more of a shade of grey than black based on his actions post-Infinity Gauntlet, the last time, up until the end of The Infinity […]

Cover Theme Game for 1/7

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 […]

1987 And All That: Captain America #325-336

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. Captain America #325-336 (Marvel) by Mark Gruenwald, Paul Neary (#325-329, 331), Tom Morgan (#330, 332-336), John Beatty (#325-327), Kent Williams (#326), Vince Colletta (#328-329, […]

Another View 2: Thanos vs. Hulk #1 Part 07

There are three pairs of big man/little man combos in Thanos vs. Hulk #1. That seems like it should mean something. Starlin has a tendency to pit larger, more muscular characters against smaller, leaner ones, but that’s not exactly what happens here. We have Hulk/Bruce Banner, Blastaar/Annihilus, and Pip/Thanos. These pairs aren’t mutually exclusive, of […]

Comic Book Easter Eggs – Stan Lee Marvel COMIC BOOK Cameos!

In this feature, I share with you three comic book “easter eggs.” An easter egg is a joke/visual gag/in-joke that a comic book creator (typically the artist) has hidden in the pages of the comic for readers to find (just like an easter egg). They range from the not-so-obscure to the really obscure. So come […]

The Orange Won’t Peel | God’s last cigarette

Harold | Antoine Cosse | Retrofit Comics by Alec Berry Available here Antoine Cosse’s Harold is an experiment in atmosphere, I think, though it certainly shows interest in character. The way to explain it properly is by the contents: a dystopian future, celebrity obsession, nostalgia, oral storytelling, cars, architecture, landscape and a race of cloned bodyguards […]

Committed: Links

In lieu of my column I thought I’d share some comic book-related links which have made me happy this week. As insane as it must seem to not take a break from producing my column over Christmas and New Year, it was easier to write over the holidays because all my design clients took time […]

Went to Tell Everybody – Nate Powell’s Swallow Me Whole

This is the beginning of a new weekly feature where I ask comic creators that I like a lot to recommend a great comic that they’d like to see spotlighted. We begin with Jeff Lemire, the star writer of Justice League United, Futures End, Teen Titans Earth One, The Valiant and the upcoming Hawkeye relaunch […]

Comic Book Six Degrees: Girl Genius to Boy Genius

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 […]

Another View 2: Thanos vs. Hulk #1 Part 06

Not only is there no fight between Thanos and the Hulk in Thanos vs. Hulk #1, there are no fights period. This is a comic billed as one big fight (if one were to go by the title) and, yet, the first issue is decidedly fight free across the board. The closest we get to […]

Boys, Toys, Electric Irons, and TVs 33: Futures End #34, New Avengers #28, and Futures End #35

The similarities pile up… now, we see the group of ‘heroes’ who reject someone with more knowledge of the problem that they face based on odd moral grounds that seem downright short-sighted when staring oblivion in the face. Are we supposed to cheer this decision? Are we supposed to feel good about their placing their […]

Another View 2: Thanos vs. Hulk #1 Part 05

One of the things I love most about Jim Starlin is how he’ll do something visually that you don’t usually see in superhero comics. He has certain visual motifs that recur in his works like the energy being silhouettes with a mix of a single primary colour and white. Or even the hulking, bald, thick-ridged […]

She Has No Head! – Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 Is Criminally Cute And That’s A Great Thing

So, I had the honor of reading an advance copy of THE UNDEFEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1 (releases this week – 1/7/15!) and I am here to tell you that it’s criminally cute and MUST be purchased by anyone interested in variety in their big two comics, or anyone just interested in great fun comic books […]

Silver Age Sunday – “The Human Torch Meets Captain America”

Every Sunday, I will spotlight a cool Silver Age comic book story. Here is the archive of the Silver Age stories spotlighted already (I did a month’s worth of them back in 2011, so I’ll just pick up from where I left off then). Today we take a look at the story that served as […]

Another View 2: Thanos vs. Hulk #1 Part 04

Thanos vs. Hulk was originally intended to be Savage Hulk #7-10. As I’ve mentioned before, Jim Starlin has done three previous Hulk stories. Only one of those were a solo Hulk story (Rampaging Hulk #4), while the other two were a Hulk/Thing story (Incredible Hulk and the Thing: The Big Change) and a Hulk/Thing/Dr. Strange […]

The Abandoned An’ Forsaked – So Why Did Reed Richards Support the Superhuman Registration Act?

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 […]

Two Weekend Outings

“We have to cancel our trip,” I told my bride. “There’s just no way we can pull it off. Too broke.” Julie didn’t take it well, because the promised weekend in Portland, we had agreed, would be our Christmas gift to each other. But between car repairs and prescriptions and, well, food and shelter, there […]

Another View 2: Thanos vs. Hulk #1 Part 03

The biggest surprise, for me, of Jim Starlin’s work for Marvel in 2014 is how willing he seems to be to recognise and accept what has been done with Thanos, Adam Warlock, and his other stable of characters. In the past, Starlin has recognised Marvel continuity involving other characters, but has been largely dismissive of […]

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