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Review: 'Serious Creatures' by Tony McMillen

Indie Comics Review: 'Serious Creatures' by Tony McMillen

Review by Peter Derk
Creature feature nostalgia, teen angst, and beautiful watercolors: Tony McMillen's 'Serious Creatures.'

Comics vs. Television: "The Boys"

Column by BH Shepherd
A critical comparison of "The Boys" season one and its comic book source material.

29 Binge-able Comics For Your Weekend

Column by Peter Derk
Presented for your pants-less weekend enjoyment

With Great Responsibility: How a Comic Book Icon Inspired my Own Noir Novels

Column by Alex Segura
Alex Segura explains how Webslinger Peter Parker begat hard-luck hero Pete Fernandez.

A Series of Small Circles: How "Endgame" Engineered an Effective Ending

Column by BH Shepherd
A deep look into how "Avengers: Endgame" crafted such a satisfying final chapter.

Writing Comics vs. Writing Novels

Column by Tony McMillen
Tony McMillen, "An Augmented Fourth" author and creator of the comic book "Lumen", talks the difference between writing prose and writing for comics.

20 Comics To Cure Your 'Avengers: Endgame' Hangover

Column by Peter Derk
And just maybe cure the old fashioned kind of hangover while you're at it.

The Feminist Fairy Tale of Captain Marvel

Column by BH Shepherd
"Captain Marvel" is not just a woman superhero movie, but a superhero movie about being a woman.

Required Reading: Hellboy And The Mignolaverse

Column by Peter Derk April 11, 2019
It starts with Hellboy, but it ends with a ghost man in a bubble suit, a plague of frogs, and a Screw-On Head.

Comics vs. Television: The Umbrella Academy

Column by BH Shepherd
A comparison of The Umbrella Academy TV show with its comic book origin.

Captain Marvel: Primer Plus Predictions

Column by Peter Derk
Headed to the theater to see "Captain Marvel"? Read this first!

The Best of Stan Lee's Soapbox

Column by Peter Derk
A sensational send-off for the spectacular Stan Lee!

When Calvin Met Hobbes: Calvin and Hobbes' Most Memorable Christmases

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
What better way to get in the holiday spirit than revisiting the adventures of precocious six-year-old Calvin and his anthropomorphic stuffed tiger, Hobbes?

Dear Mr. Gaiman: Why I Can't Re-Read Sandman

Column by Peter Derk
For Neil Gaiman's birthday: an apology, a thank you, another, unrelated apology, and a question about the value of memory.

Daredevil Season 3: Reconstruction

Column by BH Shepherd
A critical look at Season 3 of Marvel's "Daredevil" on Netflix.

Comics vs. Television: Iron Fist

Column by BH Shepherd
Why is Iron Fist the one hero Marvel can't spin into gold?

How Did Comics Become a Social and Political Battleground?

Column by Peter Derk
Drama of the highest order! Anger! Outrage! Defensiveness! Spider-Men!

Thanos: Marvel's Greatest Movie Villain

Column by BH Shepherd
What Thanos the Mad Titan can teach us about being a great villain.

Speculation On The Upcoming Marvel Movies

Column by Peter Derk
What will the six unnamed Marvel movies be? We dunno. But we can make some good guesses. And some really, really bad ones.

The Evolution of Brian Michael Bendis as A Writer

Column by Bart Bishop
From Luke Cage to Superman: As Brian Michael Bendis leaves Marvel for DC, we take a look back at his definitive run on "New Avengers".

What Do Superheroes Read?

Column by Gabino Iglesias January 22, 2018
They fly and run really fast and punch and save the world, but what do superheroes read? I interviewed a few of them and found out.

Netflix's 'The Punisher': Aggressively Average

Column by BH Shepherd December 5, 2017
A look at how faithful the new Punisher Netflix series is to its original source material.

13 Reasons Charles Addams is an Unsung Master of Horror

Column by Peter Derk
If you're a true horror fan, you need more Charles Addams in your life.

The Defenders: Defeated by Dull Writing

Column by BH Shepherd
An examination of how "The Defenders" failed to become more than the sum of its parts.

When Books and Music Meet: 18 Literary Creations That Rock

Column by Annie Neugebauer August 25, 2017
Music & books: every once in a while, an artist comes along who manages to build a bridge between the two, and when that happens the results can be pretty awesome.