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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.

The Insane True Story of How Doctor Wesley Snipes Wrote His First Novel

Column by Max Booth III August 18, 2017
It's an urban fantasy supernatural spiritual thriller.

10 Things About Writing I (Re)Learned From Graphic Novels

Column by Gabino Iglesias May 26, 2017
Graphic novels are a unique kind of literary creature, but binge reading them helped me remember a few things that all writers should keep in mind.

Book vs. Comic vs. Film: "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" vs. "Nada" vs. "They Live"

Column by Christopher Shultz
What better time to re-examine John Carpenter's satire on Reaganomics and its source material?

Comics And Comics Movies Need Good Villains

Column by Peter Derk April 14, 2017
Where have all the villains gone?
Bookshots: 'Bullet Gal' by Andrez Bergen

Bookshots: 'Bullet Gal' by Andrez Bergen

Review by Bart Bishop
A review of Andrez Bergen's 'Bullet Gal', an adaptation of his comic book series that takes an irreverent look at superheroes.
Stumbling Towards Jerusalem: Part 1

Stumbling Towards Jerusalem: Part 1

Review by Keith Rawson April 3, 2017
Part 1 of Keith Rawson's review of 'Jerusalem' By Alan Moore.

5 Comics Every Crime Writer Needs To Read

Column by Repo Kempt
Crime writers can learn a lot about their craft from well-written comic books. Here's five superb crime comics to whet your appetite.

Dystropia: The Threat Of Rape As An Agent of Fear

Column by Christopher Shultz
It's a trope so pervasive, you probably don't always register it when you see it...and that's a serious problem.

8 Lessons Bookstores Could Learn From Comic Book Stores

Column by Peter Derk
Listen up, bookstore snobs. Comic shops have something to say.
Comics, Writing, Classes, Delilah S. Dawson

A Quick Chat with Delilah S. Dawson About Her New Comic Book 'Ladycastle'

Interview by Rob Hart
Delilah S. Dawson has written in multiple genres, dabbled in the Star Wars universe, taught for us at LitReactor... and now she's making the move over to comic books!

How to Fight Fascism with Superheroes

Column by Bart Bishop December 15, 2016
A look at 'Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life', a collection of essays on how superheroes inspire— specifically Ron Currie Jr.'s take on the 1982 Wolverine mini-series and masculinity.

The 11 Best And Worst Comic Book Things I Did This Year

Column by Peter Derk
How do you fall in love with comics again?
To Kill A Mockingbird: Chelsea Cain, Twitter, Comics, And Online Harassment

To Kill A Mockingbird: Chelsea Cain, Twitter, Comics, And Online Harassment

News by Peter Derk October 31, 2016
What the hell is going on with comics, Chelsea Cain, Twitter, and Mockingbird?

Manga For Beginners: Horror!

Column by Christopher Irvin
Manga For Beginners! A column dedicated to introducing readers to a range of fantastic Japanese comics.

6 Horrible Comic Book Presidents (and One Good One)

Column by Bart Bishop October 20, 2016
A look at the last 40 years of comic book political satire, with real presidents turned into supervillains and supervillains turned into presidents.

Why Luke Cage is the Superhero We Need

Column by BH Shepherd
A look at the cultural significance of a superhero like Luke Cage.
Bookshots: 'Triggerman' by Walter Hill and Matz

Bookshots: 'Triggerman' by Walter Hill and Matz

Review by Bart Bishop
A Review of Walter Hill's new comic book, 'Triggerman', from Titan Comics, in collaboration with crime novel publisher Hard Case Crime, with art by Matz.

6 Independent Comics and Graphic Novels You Need To Read This Fall

Column by Leah Dearborn September 16, 2016
A list of comics and graphic novels that would be perfect for a fall day and a mug of apple cider.

Teenage Wasteland: Please, No More Teenage Superheroes

Column by Peter Derk August 25, 2016
Hey teens! Get off my lawn and out of my comics!