Once upon a time, when I was a boy, TV consisted of the three networks, one independent channel, and before long, one “education” channel. (“They actually had TV when you were a boy, Uncle John?” Yes. Quiet, you.) Every fall, each of the networks took a week to trot out their new and returning shows […]
Support this week's full-text RSS feed by buying Alison Bechdel's The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For Alison Bechdel just won a MacArthur Genius Grant, and while her two recent graphic novel/memoirs have raised her profile, her long-running alt-soap strip Dykes to Watch Out For is one of the best and most important comic works of the last 30 years. Show More Summary
The other evening I was frequenting my Facebook parents group and a post caught my eye. A mother had introduced her four year old to Batman. “Good for her!” I thought. She went on to say she was “horrified” by her son now calling her “stupid,” and to “zip her lip,” and he was becoming […]
Aku tries to exploit Jack's unexpected new flaw in Jim Zub, Andy Suriano and Ethen Beaver's "Samurai Jack" #12, on sale September 24 from IDW.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org […]
A Bunch Of Videos From SPX 2014, Now One Week In The Rear View Mirror
With a Deadpool-starring solo movie finally in the works, here are the five best comics to read in order to really get to know the merc with a mouth!
Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Marc Silvestri, and the issue is Web of Spider-Man #22, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated January 1987. Enjoy! By 1986, you could begin to see the style that Marc Silvestri would perfect […]
Comic creator Austin Tinius shares his collection of comics, graphic novels and more with ROBOT 6. Also find out how you can submit your own SHELF PORN!
The 1980s Marvel U was hounded by villain who killed other villains! Each death took place in different comics, and CSBG collects them in one post!
Louise Simonson and Derek Charm keep fighting the good fight in IDW Publishing and Cartoon Network's "Super Secret Crisis War!" #4.
During promotion for "Dracula Untold," Charles Dance revealed viewers "haven't seen the last" of his "Game of Thrones" character Twyin Lannister.
Dixon, Potts & Stroman lead "Alien Legion" through a cosmic brawl, while an alien priest is determined to wipe out all life on a peaceful planet.
Star Wars inspires a series of new collectibles of all shapes and sizes along with a new "Sons of Anarchy" figure and several E. Hondas from Street Fighter.
The top comics-related news stories from August 23 to August 29, 2014: 1. Alison Bechdel wins a genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation. 2. SPX, come and gone. 3. Four comics-makers and one sometimes comics publishing house support...Show More Summary
A discovery heats up Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra's "Prometheus: Fire and Stone" #2, plus a look at David Palumbo's cover for the March finale.
Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan and Mike Hawthorne test Deadpool's spider senses against a Spider Slayer. Preview the action in Marvel's "Deadpool" #35.