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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.


Review: "The Death of Superman"

In 1992, DC shocked the world by killing their flagship hero. How does the story of the Man of Steel's demise play out thirty years after its initial publication?


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.


Most Valuable Marvel Bronze Age Comics

Discover the greatest Marvel Bronze Age key comics based on high-grade sales and values. Some sold for record-breaking prices! Comic investing is a thing and very real. See for yourself.


Review: "Watchmen"

For nearly four decades, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' comic series has received buckets of praise for its rich narrative and characterization. We'll see how the plot, characters, and details soar in our examination of this epic entry in graphic literature.


Review: "Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying"

In the wake of Jason Todd's death, Batman needed a new Robin. Marv Wolfman introduces Tim Drake in this story arc, creating a new Robin far different from both his predecessors.


The Top 10 Sexiest Batman Characters

This article ranks the 10 sexiest women in the Batman series. It provides a brief overview of each lady's powers, abilities, as well as their overall appearance.


Review: "Batman: A Death in the Family"

Jim Starlin's controversial story arc saw the Joker murder Jason Todd, the second Robin . . . though Batman fans themselves had a hand to play in the young man's untimely demise.


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.


Review: "Fragments of Horror" by Junji Ito

Terror is one of the most primitive human sensations, sometimes difficult to explain, and Junji Ito plays with this ambiguity in his works. "Fragments of Horror" is a unique, personal and different work of the absurd and grotesque.


The Top 10 Sexiest Comic Book Characters

This article ranks the 10 sexiest comic book characters, using both Marvel and DC Comics as the primary source of inspiration. It provides a brief overview of each figure, including a description of their powers, abilities, and general appearance.


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


Review: "Superman: The Man of Steel"

John Byrne's seminal limited series updated Superman's origin for an entire generation. How does Byrne give the timeless tale of an earth-sent orphan from Krypton a facelift for the 1980s?


Review: "Batman: Year One"

Frank Miller's post-Crisis take on Batman's origins remains one of the best renditions of the Dark Knight's early days of crimefighting


Review: "Crisis on Infinite Earths"

Marv Wolfman and George Perez's classic saga saw worlds collide and universes decimated, but how do characters express their humanity and heroics amidst all the chaos and carnage?


"Spy × Family" Review: De × Lightful

"Spy × Family" by Endou Tatsuya follows a makeshift family made up of a spy, an assassin, and an esper who don't know each other's secret. Interesting concept, but is it actually worth your time?


"Uzumaki" by Junji Ito: Review

"Uzumaki" by Junji Ito is not only one of the best horror manga ever, but it is also one of the best examples of body horror in any medium.


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.


Review: "Daredevil #1"

Daredevil's origin is told courtesy of Stan Lee and Bill Everett—the adventures of a young man left blind by an accident who becomes not only a promising lawyer but rises above his handicap to achieve superhuman greatness.


Review: "Giant-Size X-Men #1"

Marvel's classic mutant team gets a facelift in this memorable one-shot that introduced a new generation of readers to a new generation of X-Men and kicked off a famed era of uncanny comics.


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!


Top 10 Strongest Quincy in "Bleach"

Explore the ten strongest Quincy characters in the "Bleach" anime!


The Significance of Sailor Moon's Daughters

Since 1999, hope has held out for a new series based on the progeny of Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. Could these girls carry on the legacy of this mahō shōjo juggernaut?


"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 Top 10 Sexiest Women of Marvel

This article examines the 10 sexiest females of Marvel Comics. It provides a brief overview of each woman's power (and abilities), personality traits, and overall appearance.


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?


Review of Criminal: Wrong Time, Wrong Place

Read some comic books because Seth Tomko reviews the seventh volume of Criminal.


The Top 10 Sexiest Women of DC Comics

This article examines the 10 sexiest women of DC Comics. It provides a detailed analysis of each character's powers and abilities, personality, and general appearance.


Review of Criminal: The Last of the Innocent

Remember your youth with nostalgia because Seth Tomko reviews the sixth volume of Criminal.


10 Super Short Manga for People in a Hurry

Ten carefully selected single-volume manga that you could finish in one sitting.


Review of Criminal: The Sinners

Request absolution because Seth Tomko reviews Criminal: The Sinners.


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?


Shoujo Manga Guilty Pleasures

We look at some of the best guilty pleasure manga from the shoujo (girls') genre to read on your summer break.


Review: "Batman: Vengeance of Bane"

Writer Chuck Dixon introduces readers to Bane in this one-shot, delving into the villain's deep and dark history, from his tormented childhood to his first interaction with the man who will become his greatest opponent: Batman.


The 4 Best '90s Shoujo Manga

I look at some of the best manga for '90s girls, '90s guys, and '90s kids at heart.


Review of Stumptown, Volume 1

Roll those dice because Seth Tomko reviews the first volume of Stumptown.


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.


10 Facts You Didn't Know About Doctor Octopus

Learn ten surprising facts about Spider-Man villain Dr. Octopus you probably didn't know about!


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.