One of the most exciting developments in the comic book industry in my lifetime has been the increased diversity, both in content and in creators. It is no longer a given that only straight cis white men can be writers, artists, or heroes. It’s something we champion here at ComicMix. Many of our contributors […]
If you know Gerard Jones from his work this century, you probably think of him as a comics and pop culture historian. And he fills that role well in books like Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book and Killing Monsters: Why Children Need Fantasy, Superheroes and Make-Believe Violence. Show More Summary
EMPRESS, MERRY MEN, THE SWEETNESS… and other comic books.
Hero, anti-hero, thief, archer, gorgeous and… gay? In a new comic book series by Oni Press, the legendary swordsman known for his good looks and for robbing from the rich to give to the poor, as well as his Merry Men friends are a bunch of burl… Read The post Robin Hood, Merry Men Reimagined as Gay ‘Burly Men in the Woods’ appeared first on Towleroad.
New comic book series Merry Men turns the legendary tale on its head.
While mighty superheroes wielding fantastic and often supernatural powers may look very impressive, it appears that famous British comic book artist John Higgins’ sympathies lie with ordinary men and women, like Russian cosmonauts, who fight their battles using their inner strengths.
While comic book flicks are usually visual masterpieces with stunning effects, it seems unlikely that movies about men flying around in tights would be so universally adored. So the question that rises is: why the hell do we love superhero movies so much?
Death has symbolism. Sometimes how you die can be just as important, if not moreso, than how you live. The last issue of The Omega Men cements the DC Comics series as one of the best superhero books ever, with a finale that has me wondering if it was meant to be an improvised explosive device all along. Read more...
A comic book fan discusses "Iron Man and Philosophy." The post Book Review for “Iron Man and Philosophy” appeared first on The Good Men Project.
This past weekend, I dusted off my sweatpants and trekked to the movies to see the latest Marvel cinematic adventure, Captain America: Civil War. It was a good comic book movie—great, even. I normally have a hard time sitting in a dark...Show More Summary
AMC’s love of comic book culture has spread like wildfire in recent years, from two Walking Dead series to Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Men to Preacher, and now Dead creator Robert Kirkman will fan the flames. The network has officially commissioned a new History of Comic Books docu-series exploring the medium’s very origins into 2017. Continue reading…
How Daredevil and Batman helped one man get through childhood and early adulthood. The post How Comic Books Changed My Life appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Looking forward to Captain America: Civil War? I am. Along with Free Comic Book Day, it marks the beginning of the summer entertainment season. It’s enough to make a person want to invest in popcorn futures. (Is there even such a thing as popcorn futures?) While I won’t defend them as pieces of art, I […]
"Merry Men," a new comic book from Oni Press, reimagines Robin Hood as a gay outlaw.
In anticipation of its May 10 arrival onto a shelf near you, two of the men who brought you DEADPOOL have been making the rounds talking up the film and the future. Producer Simon Kinberg, who fought to get the film made- and made the...Show More Summary
Phoenix Jones, who has made headlines as a "real-life superhero" operating in Seattle, visits AMC's "Comic Book Men" with tales of his capers.
Adam celebrates one of his favorite comic book characters by bringing a piece of Hellboy's demon-slaying arsenal to life. The post Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Hellboy Sword! appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Apparently, these variant covers are partly inspired by other upcoming covers--but with a sexy twist, I guess? Either way, these are leaving comic book fans with some mostly mixed reactions. What are your thoughts on the "Mighty Men of Marvel" variant covers? In the case of Captain America, that's one oddly revealed nipple.
The comic book industry has often been characterized as an all-boys club, but its female artists beg to differ.
Original Media, the production company behind such unscripted series as Ink Master and Ink Master: Redemption for Spike, Swamp People for History and Comic Book Men for AMC, has signed with CAA. Founded in 2002 by Charlie Corwin, Original...Show More Summary