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Robert Crumb's Comic Nightmare

Posted 07.25.2013 | Arts

Robert Crumb's adult cartoons give a feeling similar to being insulted by a kindergartener. The kid is presumptuous, offensive and totally out of line...

Why Superman Is The Best Superhero

Larry Tye | Posted 08.16.2012 | Books
Larry Tye

The most enduring American hero of the last century is someone who lived half his life in disguise and the other half as the world's most recognizable man. He is not Jack Kennedy or Joltin' Joe DiMaggio, Batman or Jerry Seinfeld, although all of them were inspired by him.

PHOTOS: The Faces Behind Your Favorite Comic Books

Posted 05.07.2012 | Books

Superheros are often maligned as being only for children and geeks; "Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics" (powerHouse Books, $35), ...

Author: My Cat Inspired A Viral Phenomenon

Simon Tofield | Posted 07.03.2012 | Books
Simon Tofield

I've enjoyed drawing since I was a little boy. Back then I used to amuse my school friends with drawings of characters I would create from my imagination. A lot of those early characters were based on animals.

Cher Is The Newest Comic Book Queen

Posted 02.17.2012 | Arts

The newest comic book hero may or may not have a cape, but we can guarantee that her costumes are hotter than hot. The multitalented singer, actress a...

Huff Post Review: Thor

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.04.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Despite Marvel and Paramount's best marketing efforts to convince otherwise, Kenneth Branagh's Thor is a perfectly satisfactory piece of popcorn entertainment.

Check Out This 1960s Comic Book Ad For Public Libraries!

Boing Boing | Cory Doctorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nick Page found this 1960s comic book advert extolling the virtues of public libraries. Especially poignant as public libraries around the world strug...

Near Forgotten MLK Comic Gains Fans in the Middle East

Barbara Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Barbara Becker

In 1958 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the real-life superhero of a comic book that inspired disenfranchised American youth to take action against segregation. Today, the comic is finding a new audience in the Middle East.

Electron Boy: Comic Book Artist Gives 'Superpowers' To Boy With Cancer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Matt Campbell of Canon City is an illustrator and comic-book artist. And oh yeah, he helped give super-powers to a Washington State boy who needs them...

Comic Book Of 'The Communist Manifesto'

Geekosystem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Sure, everybody has that story about parents throwing away their comics, but this one seems particularly relevant now that George Rigakos has written ...

Sarah Palin Stars In New Comic Book

Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Female Force: Sarah Palin, Act 2 focuses on Palin's life after the 2008 presidential elections. The book examines the reasons behind Palin's increasin...

Are Comic Book Investments Recession Proof?

Wall Street Journal | KATHERINE BINDLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"When the recession hit, the market took off," said Stephen Fishler, chief executive officer of ComicConnect, the online marketplace that will offer t...

NY Man Hires Thieves To Run Stolen Comic Book Ring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A western New York businessman enlisted thieves and sold on eBay a huge assortment of their stolen merchandise, including vintage comic books believed...

Do Graphic Novels Work Better Than Prose For Non-Fiction? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Had the same story been told in prose, it would have certainly been different, but would it have been as powerful? As the cliche goes, a picture is wo...

Breathtaking Adaptations: 13 Classic Books Transformed Into Graphic Novels (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

First there was the book. Then there came the film. Or sometimes, there is the comic book, and then there is the film. Case in point: "Scott Pilgrim V...

Graphic Books Best-Sellers: The Power of Green

The New York Times | George Gene Gustines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While the Comic-Con hordes are poised to get their first look at the "Green Lantern" feature film, that righteous, ring-bearing superhero is already a...

PLAN ForYourArt, February 11-14

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Each Week, ForYourArt highlights select cultural offerings throughout the week ahead to help you Plan ForYourArt.

Digital Comics and the iPad Opportunity (video)

Daisy Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daisy Whitney

The comic business is estimated to be a $1 billion business annually, but it's one of the few media forms that hasn't yet fully transitioned to the digital world. That may change with the coming influx of Apple iPads.

Japan Looks To Comic Books To Rescue Economy

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While other countries bail out banks, slash interest rates and prop up struggling industries, Japan is pinning its hopes for economic recovery on a le...

Michelle Obama Comic Book To Be Released In April

Chicago Tribune | Stacy St. Clair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

She's not faster than a speeding bullet or more powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Hardly. But First Lady Mi...

Review: Watchmen (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The production is handsome, the acting is exceptional, and the special effects are mostly effective. But, at the end of the day, Watchmen is not an exciting story.

First Superman Comic Book Goes On Sale

CNN | Kara Yates CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After being hidden away for years, a copy of the original "Superman and Friends" comic book will make a comeback -- at a price of about $400,000, a co...