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Comic Book Plot Developments That Are No Longer Twists

Column by BH Shepherd March 12, 2013
A list of plot twists that have been used and abused so often they have lost their capacity to surprise.
comiXology Self-Publishing Service 'Submit'

comiXology Announces Self-Publishing Service 'Submit'

News by Christopher Shultz
Indie comic book artists now have a chance to bypass traditional publising routes, though it's not as easy as you might think. Is it a worthwile endeavor?
Three More Short Films From Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins

Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins Releasing Three More Shorts

News by Dean Fetzer
At a recent appearance, the duo talked about forthcoming short films connected to ‘Jimmy’s End’ and ‘Act of Faith’.
Record Number of Comics Ordered for ‘Free Comic Book Day’

Record Number of Comics Ordered for Free Comic Book Day

News by Dean Fetzer
According to organisers, the volume of comics ordered in anticipation of the annual giveaway on the 4th of May has topped 4.6million - a record!

Orson Scott Card’s Personal Beliefs Are Appalling, But...

Column by Kelly Thompson March 7, 2013
DC has hired Orson Scott Card to write a Superman story. Will you read it? Do you support creators with abhorrent personal beliefs? Why or why not? And where do you draw the line?
Wolverine gay kiss

Wolverine and Hercules Share Intimate Kiss in Alternate Universe Series

News by Christopher Shultz March 4, 2013
While DC Comics faces fierce criticism for their writerly choices, Marvel continues to trailblaze positive LGBT depictions with the latest issue of "X-Treme X-Men."
Batman Inc #8

DC Makes a Bold Batman Move (Spoilers!)

News by Christopher Shultz February 28, 2013
The Caped Crusader faces dark times in the wake of a prominent character's demise.

The Only Question Every Story Must Answer

Column by BH Shepherd February 26, 2013
There is only one question that truly matters. What is it, and how do you answer it?

Seduction of the Innocent: The Story Behind the Story

Column by Max Allan Collins
A fascinating look at the censorship witch hunt of comic books in the 1950s as reflected in the exciting new noir novel, "Seduction of the Innocent" by Max Allan Collins.
Craig Yoe & Yoe Books

A Conversation With Craig Yoe about Yoe Books, His Partnership With IDW Comics, Sex in Comics and More

Interview by Bree Ogden
Craig Yoe, author & comic historian, takes so much pleasure in the salacious and gruesome classic moments in the comic industry and perfectly preserves the past so we may experience and enjoy it.

5 Ways Looking At Comics Can Help The CWs "Amazon"

Column by Kelly Thompson February 19, 2013
With the news that CW's Wonder Woman television show "Amazon" continues to live in limbo, here are five key things from the comics that the creators would do well to remember.
anti-gay Orson Scott Card to pen new Superman storyline

DC Comics Face Boycott by Stores and Fans Over Anti-Gay Author

News by Dean Fetzer February 15, 2013
Unashamedly homophobic author Orson Scott Card has been chosen to write a portion of an upcoming storyline in ‘The Adventures of Superman’, but the decision has sparked a backlash.

10 Reasons Why Dredd Is The Best Comic Book Movie Of 2012 You Didn't See

Column by Kelly Thompson February 7, 2013
In a year with box office busting comic book films like "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises," it was tough to be the little guy, but "Dredd" has real staying power and here's why...
Carrey and Sandler Guardians of the Galaxy

Adam Sandler and Jim Carrey Rumoured for Marvel’s ‘Guardians of The Galaxy’

News by Dean Fetzer January 24, 2013
It appears Marvel is ‘courting’ the comedic stars for roles in the 2014 film to be directed by James Gunn.

Extraordinary Leagues: Crossovers in Fantasy

Column by Rajan Khanna January 22, 2013
From the Wold Newton Universe to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, there is a rich history of crossovers between characters from different worlds and literary traditions.

Five Characters From 'Arrow' That Would Make Better TV Than 'Arrow'

Column by BH Shepherd January 15, 2013
Although there are many DC characters that would make a better show than "Arrow", here are five taken from the series' own cast.

10 New Comics To Try In 2013

Column by Kelly Thompson January 11, 2013
10 new comics to keep an eye out for in 2013!
‘Y: The Last Man’ Dan Trachtenberg

‘Y: The Last Man’ to be Directed by Dan Trachtenberg

News by Dean Fetzer January 11, 2013
The popular comic series by Brian K. Vaughan is to be directed by the former ‘Totally Rad Show’ host.

LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2012 - Genre Edition

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky December 27, 2012
Submitted for your approval (or derision): Members of the LitReactor staff offer up their favorite reads, old and new, of 2012-- genre style!
The Amazing Spider-Man #700

SPOILER ALERT: Last Issue of Amazing Spider-Man Contains a Surprise for Fans

News by Dean Fetzer December 27, 2012
As the 50-year-old Amazing Spider-Man series comes to an end, the creators have a shocking ending in store for the fans.
Steve Niles 'Final Night' Interview

Steve Niles Creates As He Destroys: A Look At Final Night

Interview by Bree Ogden
Steve Niles sits down to answer some of fangirl Bree Ogden's geeky questions about her wet dream: 'Final Night."

10 Comics Related Gifts For The Comic Geek In Your Life

Column by Kelly Thompson December 17, 2012
Don't want to give comics but know some comics geeks that need some gifts anyway? Here are 10 great options to get you started!
 Zack Snyder's Superman Trailer

New Trailer For Zack Snyder's Superman Movie Hits, Looks Amazing

News by Rob Hart December 11, 2012
This trailer really soars! Get it? Because Superman flies. GET IT?! Seriously though, this movie looks great.

10 Awesome Comics To Give and Receive For The Holidays

Column by Kelly Thompson December 6, 2012
A list of the best comics to give and receive this holiday season. There's something for just about everyone on this list-- even YOU.

5 Reasons Why Hawkeye Might Be The Best Superhero Comic I've Ever Read

Column by Kelly Thompson November 27, 2012
A new ongoing series by Matt Fraction and David Aja featuring The Avengers' Hawkeye in his non-Avenger "downtime" is perhaps the best superhero comic I've ever read. Find out why!