While superheroes do their best to not only save the world and fight crime, one of the few nuisances in their lives is the plague of omniscient imps, thunderbolts and djinns. Here's more about the ones from DC.
Enjoy the delicate and complex mixture of school life, romance, and love as you read and indulge yourself into the manga like "Ao Haru Ride" (Blue Spring Ride).
Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory had once said, “I couldn’t become Green Lantern unless I was chosen by the Guardians of Oa, but given enough start-up capital and adequate research facility, I could be Batman." In saying that he's exposed a universal truth about comic book heroes. A person with enough drive, ability, intelligence, and resources could, indeed, become a comic book hero in reality.
There are some people who think that Namor and Robin are lame characters in the comic world. Well, I can tell you that there are some really lame characters out there, and I have five prime examples from DC that you can read about right now. If you think you know lame, you don't know anything yet.
The use of metals within every universe is important regardless of whether they’re used for good or for evil. The same blacksmith that shoes a horse is usually the same one that makes chainmail.
This article includes a list of the best light and web novels featuring an overpowered main character.
Do you like the idea of supreme beings, mythical creatures, and fantasy world mash-ups? Then, you might enjoy reading some other manga that are similar to "Overlord"!
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.
Manga has been around for so long in the comic industry, but Manhwa is slowly gaining recognition as well. Which one do you prefer?
Have you read Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) and loved all the despair and brutality it showcased? How about the action, thrill, and overall development? Well, just read on to find similar manga!
Knowledge is power. Super knowledge is superpower. The Marvel Universe has its share of smarty-pants wearing heroes and villains. Here I list many of the big brains of the MU.
J Scott Campbell is a superstar American comic book artist. His highly stylised and sensual drawings have garnered a huge fan following among the comic book community. He created Danger Girl.
A chronological guide to Spider-man comics for new readers and/or fans of The Amazing Spider-man movies.
A book report on "V for Vendetta" by Alan Moore: A summary and analysis of the five senses, anarchy and fascism.
The power your character has (or doesn't have) is a key part of your story that needs to be figured out early because it will shape the past, present, and future of your superhero or supervillain.
Shirou tries to stop Rider and take down the Boundary Field around the school. Saber arrives to rescue her Master. What will he do when Rin Tohsaka offers to make an alliance with him? Is the manga adaptation of Fate/Stay Night worth your time and money? Let's find out!
Just when I thought it was a herculean task to find and comment about five of the lamest Marvel villains, I found something even more difficult - DC Villains. While Marvel has had more than its fair share of lame villains, I really had to check all of my resources to find them.
Not every Marvel villain is a superstar. While some of them deserve more attention, others are just your average bad guys.
The Walking Dead comic book series was created by Robert Kirkman and ran from 2003 to 2019. The series has become immensely popular, has a huge number of devoted fans and has spawned the equally successful TV series. As a result of its popularity, back issues have become highly collectible, with some attracting very large values. Here is a brief guide to the highlights in the series from a collector's perspective.
With all of the hype that’s gone on in the last few months over the Avengers Movie and The Amazing Spider-man, you’d have to have been living under a rock to not know that comic book fiction is making a definite comeback into popular culture. Sure, we all know all of the major characters from television and some of the movies that have been made over the last decade. The characters of the Hulk, Spider-man, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and Thor are best known. These are the other guys.
Immortal gods are supposed to have supernatural powers. However, Honir is the antithesis of that rule. Here is a brief history and story of one of mythology's least significant god.
Hoping to find a good reading material? Then you've found the right place. Here are a few recommendations for light novels with overpowered protagonists.
Comics books are usually great, but sometimes they can be awful. Read more about the worst comic books of all time!
So you want to know how to start reading Loki comic books? Here's a chronological guide for comics featuring Thor's adopted brother.
Selling vintage comic books can be a fun hobby and business, but these items need special care when shipping to preserve their valuable condition. These detailed instructions show you how to package comic books for shipping. Proper packaging will help guarantee happy customers and positive feedback!
Looking to start reading DC comics for the first time? Here's your guide to the New 52 Batman and "Bat-family" comic books.
The Marvel Universe is a vibrant living thing with new characters coming out every day. Today, I want to talk about six of the forgotten women in their cast of characters. Each has a story.
In the midst of a stagnant and depressed world, heroes like Batman, Robin, and Lao Tzu (Laozi) teach us that true strength comes from within. It is up to us to fix the problems we see in the world. The world is a battleground. If we don't take action, darkness will win.
If you're into harem, here are the top 10 stories. Whether you want to laugh, cry, smile, or go crazy, these series are for you!
This article provides a guide for those of you looking to get into reading superhero comic books for the first time.
Which superheroes are lesbians? Read on to find out about all of the cool lesbian superheroes in comic books today!
Due to the premise of DC’s 52, Earth appears to be the keystone which keeps the DC Multiverse together. So, luckily, we always get a front row seat to the menace du jour. And we speak of menaces and threats to this universe. Some enemies were old favorites and were easy to see. Some required a bit of research and personal recollection and analysis.
Being a hero is hard. Enemies attack from every direction. However, the hardest enemy to defeat is the one that comes from inside them. Here are six heroes who had to overcome addiction.
Doctor Bruce Banner, bathed in gamma radiation, becomes the gray giant known as the Hulk in this inaugural issue. How does the Hulk's origin follow the path Propp's morphology dictates?
This is a guide for those of you looking to get into reading DC comics for the first time, starting with the New 52.
An examination of Neil Gaiman's third volume of the Sandman series, "Dream Country," using various literary criticism techniques.
The Marvel Universe, while being quite progressive to the plight of the Native American, still has a good amount of ridiculous stereotypes that don't belong in any kind of publication.
This is my analysis of the breathtaking Korean manhwa, "Annarasumanara." This page contains spoilers, so if you have not read "Annarasumanara," I recommend doing so before reading this analysis.
Can Vladimir Propp's analysis of Russian folklore be applied to the modern-day comic book industry? We'll find out by exploring the origins of one of the most famous Marvel heroes of all time: Spider-Man!
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.
The legendary Wolverine made his first full appearance in Incredible Hulk #181 in 1974. It's a Holy Grail book for comic collectors and many years ago I foolishly let one slip through my fingers!
Characters like The Swamp Thing, Animal Man, Aquaman, and The Flash had simplistic origins that evolved into more sophisticated backstories. In them, we find a new wrinkle in the way their powers work
I explain how fans of superhero movies can start to learn about, read, and collect comic books based on these movies.
Spidey's faced a plethora of villains over the years, and a lot of them have been created fairly recently. Despite his enormous rogues gallery, Spidey keeps picking up new baddies that stick around.
Joe Kelly brings Black Cat into the Brand New Day setting, Marc Guggenheim resolves his Velociraptor plot, and Kelly returns to bring Deadpool into the mix as The Gauntlet draws near.
Some of the best horror comic books, manga, and graphic novels like North 40 and Uzumaki send shivers down my spine. They have a gripping plot, excellent artwork, and a compelling and bizarre theme. Here are some of the rarest and best horror comics and manga of all time.
You say love and romance, I say Horimiya! That's right! This is the place that lists the various manga titles like Horimiya.
Over the last 50 years, Marvel Comics has amassed some pretty powerful villains. However, the term "villain" and "threat" are not necessarily synonymous. Should you see any of these characters within the plot, you should be a little worried for the hero or team.
The Green Lantern Power Corps Power Ring is one of the most powerful items in the universe. What does the GLC ring do? Here is a list of all of the lantern corps power rings from the entire emotional spectrum. Red lanterns, blue lanterns, orange lanterns and more!
Stan Lee co-created Spider-Man in 1962 and wrote the first 100 issues of "The Amazing Spider-Man." Steve Ditko helped invent the hero and provided stellar artwork on the first 38 issues of ASM. I'll be pulling out five of the best stories that Lee and Ditko created about the web-slinging superhero.
Robots and androids play an important role in the Marvel Universe. Artificial intelligence does not necessarily mean artificial life. Learn more about these synthetic super beings who are not human.
While this article is in no way, shape, or form intended for body shaming, there are characters within the Marvel Universe who are morbidly obese. For them, their size defines them.
Ever since the Human Torch entered the public consciousness in the golden age of comics, we've been fascinated with fire-based characters. Here are 13 from Marvel Comics for your consideration.
No one bats a thousand. My point is that for every Spider-man idea there are thirty Speedballs and OMACs littering the landscape. And every once in a while, we see a character that is just plain sad.
The Sand Superman was born from the atomic kryptonite explosion that hit Superman which was so powerful that it left an inter-dimensional doorway at the impact site where Superman hit the sand. The doorway was from the Quarrm dimension and an entity traveled through it using the life energy that Superman had. As Quarmers don’t have a general shape it used the impression that Superman left with his body after the explosion to mold around itself.
Marvel has all kinds of strange beings within its collective universe. With the MCU digging into the mythology, we should talk about the immortals called "The Elders of the Universe."
DC Comics has made some very risky decisions over the last few years with their comics, the most recent and controversial being the New 52. This is an assessment of how DC has gone wrong in their "big" events and have easily alienated old fans and confused new ones.
Liking the game-world/other-dimension theme in "Re:Monster"? Then here are ten more manga like "Re:Monster" for you to read and venture into!
First appearing in 1961, the Fantastic Four graced the pages of their own comic in both human and superhuman ways. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's classic comic book tale is discussed at length here.
If you're looking for more manga like "One Piece," this is the place to find it! Grab one of these similar manga and get your fill of adventure!
Here's a look at the different comic book characters to have taken on the identity of Batman’s sidekick, Robin.
One of the many epic potential character lines to come from the mind of Jack Kirby was The Eternals. Within that mythology, he works in Celestials, Eternals, and Deviants. Here's your primer.
If you hear of a DC character, they will use them despite how obscure. I’ve seen characters make appearances on the animated The Brave and The Bold that made me sit back and remember that some of these characters still had some life. For example, the rarely used character Batman Zur-En-Arrh was recently unearthed in both television and in print. Although the silver age version of the character was essentially “Batman from another planet”, the modern age version is a backup personality that Bruce
With the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" in the summer of 2012, let's take a look at the leading characters and examine why Spider-Man is better than Batman.
This list curates manga/manhwa like "Tales of Demons and Gods." So, if you like stories involving any of the following; demons, gods, spirits, or reincarnations, then these are for you.
What if Supergirl and Wonder Woman fought each other? Who would win? Who would lose? How would the fight go?
Looking for more manga like Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)? Then you've come to the right place! Listed here are several similar manga you may be looking for.
There weren’t many characters to draw from. I was leery from the start that DC could invent a good Native American character after coming up with embarrassing concepts like ”Pow Wow” Smith. Here is a list of some Native American characters in the DC universe.
This article includes a count down the ten strongest host-bonding symbiote creatures in the Marvel universe!
So, I heard you're fascinated by fantasy worlds and gaming dimensions and are hooked on "The Gamer"... Well, I present to you the best manga/manwha like "The Gamer!"
The isekai genre is booming in Japanse manga, light novels, and anime. As an avid reader, here's a top five list of my favorite isekai manga and light novels.
Because I'm a collector, I've found that it is wiser to buy some of the trade paperbacks of comic issues that I've already bought. If you are going to collect, it's good to read the issue once or twice and then board, bag, and box it for safe keeping. As the trade graphic novels don't have as much collector's value, it allows for multiple reads without the concern of damaging the actual book.
People start reading comic books and graphic novels for a variety of reasons. The one common denominator I've found is that they rarely begin without someone introducing them to the medium. In recent years, I've taken the role of indoctrinating many people to this fantastic medium.
The comic book scene of the early 1990s gets a pretty bad rap. Is it well-deserved? Well, yes. Here's why . . .
Do you favor assassins, stories with conspiracies, and world-shaking shadowy secrets? How about action, dark twists, and tragedies? Well, here is a list of manga similar to Akame ga Kill for you to read!
Among all the villains in the Marvel Universe, Spider-Man has the most colorful. When the first bad guys fought Spidey, they broke the mold. The second guys were as dangerous as bathroom mold.
If you're looking for manga like "Ana Satsujin" (Peephole) with all the psycho and crazy stuff, then you're in luck because you'll find them here! Feel the thrill and suspense as you read them all!
Here is an attempt to dissect just what goes through the Joker's head and answer several questions about his character.
Here are the top 10 best romance manga that will tug all of your heartstrings. Fall in love and experience all the romance you can while reading these tales of love.
If you’ve ever wanted to be a superhero, now is your chance! Superhero names are fun to come up with, and there is a superhero name for everyone! Take a look at this list of epic names!
Choosing which key issues or stories to add to your comic collection is always a challenge. Here's a tip: Choose something you think you'll enjoy. It will make collecting comic books a lot more fun.
Tired of mucking through mounds of political pap in search of a little liberating sunlight? Time to escape into the Libertarian land of ink and artwork: The comics!