Review: “Batman: Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth”
Grant Morrison's grim graphic novel adds depth and history to one of the most famous locations in Batman history... as well as insight into its colorful inhabitants and the Dark Knight himself.
Marvel's Kate Bishop in the Comics vs. the "Hawkeye" TV Show
Let's explore some differences in the character of Kate Bishop between the comics and the 2021 Disney+ "Hawkeye" series. Learn about the comics that inspired the hit show starring Hailee Steinfeld and Jeremy Renner.
Review: "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns"
Frank Miller's seminal classic reimagines Batman as a retired vigilante pulled back into a world of capes and cowls. Featuring a definitive take on the Caped Crusader, Miller's series inspired generations of readers and writers in a story consistently hailed as the greatest Batman story ever told.
How to Collect Spider-Man’s “Clone” Stories
Spider-Man's history with genetic duplicates isn't just limited to the infamous "Clone Saga" of the '90s. He's experienced quite a few wacky clone stories; here's a list so you can figure out which ones you're interested in (if any) and how you can read them.
4 Eternals Stories to Read Before You See Their Marvel Cinematic Universe Debut
The Eternals are coming to the big screen as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's 26th film and an important stepping stone in the movie mogul's Phase 4. Right now is the perfect time to dive into their comic book basis and uncover some of the team's history
9 DC Universe Superheroes With "Star" in Their Name
You can't throw a stone in the DC Universe without hitting someone with "star" in their name: Starman, Star Girl, Star Boy, the Star-Spangled Kid—there are so many. Here is what they're all about.
Superhero Academy 101: Secret Societies—AIM and MODOK
Where would the Marvel Universe be without its seedy underbelly of evil scientists bent on world domination? Today, we are going to focus on a specific group of criminal scientists: Advanced Idea Mechanics aka A.I.M. and its leader, MODOK.
Graphic Novel Review: "Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" by Neil Gaiman
Batman is dead, and friends and foes alike are attending his funeral, telling stories about him, how he lived and how he died as Bruce watches from the "afterlife." Are Neil Gaiman's "Batman" stories worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Graphic Novel Review: "Batman & Robin Vol. 1: Reborn" by Grant Morrison
Look out, Gotham, there's a new Batman and Robin in town to fight crime. Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne take up the mantle of Batman and Robin, but so are Red Hood and Scarlet. Which team will protect Gotham from criminals? Is this graphic novel worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Graphic Novel Review: "Nightwing: Year One" by Chuck Dixon
Dick Grayson is "fired" from being Robin by Batman. Now he has to discover what he's going to do with his life and how he's going to continue helping others by fighting crime. Is this classic "Nightwing" story worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Graphic Novel Review: "Batman: The Long Halloween" by Jeph Loeb
Batman, Jim Gordon, and Harvey Dent take on the mob in Gotham while a mysterious serial killer murders mobsters on holidays. This is the origin story of Harvey Dent/Two-Face and shows how he came to be. Is this graphic novel worth your time and money? Let's find out!
"Crimson Flower #1": A Bold New Story From Matt Kindt
Matt Kindt's new Dark Horse comic book series features an unreliable protagonist/narrator who may or may not be hunting her father's killer. It's a trippy start to what looks to be another winning series from Kindt and artist Matt Lesniewski.
A Review of "I Breathed a Body #1" From AfterShock Comics
The new comic book series from writer Zac Thompson is an indictment of social media platforms that he claims "engender and profit from" a vitriolic environment.
"Scout's Honor" Adds Twist to Post-Apocalyptic Storytelling
This comic book series from AfterShock kicks off with an exciting, intriguing first chapter. Spoilers follow.
The 4 Superhero Archetypes: Which Is the Best Archenemy?
How do villains pick their foes? What thoughts pass through their minds when they decide to rob a bank in Metropolis or Gotham? Which hero would you try to best with your dastardly schemes?
Come for the Ride, Stay for the Murder Mystery
Best known for their run on Dark Horse Comics' "Clone War Adventures," Matthew and Shawn Fillbach have also produced a number of creator-owned projects, mostly for 1First Comics. Their most recent Shotgun to Sugarland is a gut-punch to the psyche.
Graphic Novel Review: "Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than Batman (Rebirth)" by Tim Seeley
Dick Grayson once again dons his "Nightwing" costume as he attempts to sabotage the Court of Owls from the inside. He is partnered with the mysterious vigilante Raptor, but Raptor has his own agenda. And what is Raptor's connection to Dick? is this graphic novel worth your time? Let's find out!
Graphic Novel Review: "Dick Grayson: The Lost Carnival" by Michael Moreci
Dick Grayson has grown tired of performing the same acrobatic routine for small crowds. He wants to find his own way in the world outside of being a "Flying Grayson." He stumbles onto a mysterious Lost Carnival and meets a mysterious girl named Lucina. Is this YA graphic novel worth your time?
Superhero Academy 101: Vampirism—Science, Magic, and Psychology
The Marvel Universe has kept the spirit of vampires alive through new stories using classic monsters as well as making new kinds of vampires based in science. Here we learn more about these blood-sucking monsters like Dracula and Morbius.
4 LGBTQ+ Superheroes Who Broke Stereotypes in Film, TV, and Comics
Some comics portray a muscled, manly, straight, cis superhero swooping in to save the city from bad guys, but semi-recently, as of the '90s and on, LGBTQ+ superheroes have become a topic of immense interest.
Review of Black Science, Volume 9: No Authority But Yourself
Clean your mess because Seth Tomko reviews the final volume of Black Science.
5 Iconic Comic Characters Shaped by the Death of Loved Ones
Tragic pasts may have far greater consequences than we can fathom, especially for comic characters.