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Ms. Marvel #1 Review

Barbara Holm | Posted 04.21.2014 | Arts
Barbara Holm

My expectations were happily exceeded by the funny, charming writing of this premier issue. The first of what will be a new monthly series, this issue introduced us to the new Ms. Marvel, a 16-year-old Pakistani-American Muslim girl named Kamala Khan.

My First Panic Attack

Sarah Fader | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Fader

Not only was I going to die someday, but I was very small in comparison to the rest of the world, which was rather large. I couldn't get over how small I felt. I was an ant and the universe was expansive and I was drowning in the hugeness of it all.

Talking The Royals and "Destruction Porn" with Rob Williams

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Set amidst World War II, the story revolves around the British royal family -- which just so happens to be super-powered.

Indie Comic Super! and the Quest for Global Domination, Part II

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 04.12.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Following up on our previous conversation, the duo discusses their influences, the various natures of parodies, and their (ongoing) attempts at working with traditional publishers.

Tesla Comic Inspires STEM Learning

Ravé Mehta | Posted 04.12.2014 | Education
Ravé Mehta

If we are to truly solve our energy crisis, then we must engage a lot more children today in learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). With our current education system, we are going in the opposite direction.

Seth Rogen Brings 'Preacher' To AMC

Posted 02.06.2014 | TV

Put on your Sunday best! "Preacher," the popular Vertigo comic from the '90s is finally being adapted into a television series, with help from Seth...

6 Reasons To Check Out NYC's Smallest Comic-Con

Eric Larnick | Posted 03.26.2014 | New York
Eric Larnick

This Saturday, the New York City comics community descends onto a gathering that is proudly proclaiming itself the "smallest Comic-Book Convention ever in the smallest comics store in the world."

Indie Comic Super! and the Quest for Global Domination, Part I

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 03.23.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Super!, a brand-new, Kickstarter-backed indie comic book, is all over the place. It has superheroes, as the name might suggest, but it also includes robots, drunkards, and corporate entities that seem too big to fail.

What If We All Had Superpowers?

Matt Murrie | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Who didn't spend their childhood wondering what it would be like to fly through the air, shoot lasers from your eyes, or read people's minds? But what...

Creating the Bat #11: Jason Fabok

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 03.18.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

As Batman: Eternal looks to start up in the very near future, Jason Fabok has ended his tenure on Detective to be the primary artistic force on the new weekly series.

6 Times The Beatles Invaded Comic Book Culture

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Everyone knows Beatlemania took over the minds and bodies of 1960s youth, spreading the band's signature skiffle rock and mophead hairdos far and wide...

Creating the Bat #10: John Layman

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 03.10.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

John Layman took over writing duties on Detective Comics in October 2012, just over a year after the title's relaunch. Though his has been, as of yet, a short run, his time with the character has already proven to be memorable.

Creating the Bat #9: Dave Taylor

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Dave Taylor is a British illustrator who's seen more than his fair share of projects -- and his roles on them -- over the years. Taylor, however, is arguably best known for his work on Batman.

Creating the Bat #8: Scott Peterson, Part II

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

"Creating the Bat" takes just a short peek into this never-ending process, asking five quick questions to the creators who have helped to make the Batman what he is today.

Creating the Bat #7: Scott Peterson, Part I

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Scott Peterson joined DC Comics as the assistant to Batman Group Editor Denny O'Neil in 1991. Peterson quickly established himself as a capable and knowledgeable overseer and was rewarded by being promoted to an editor in his own right.

Creating the Bat #6: Graham Nolan

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Graham Nolan worked in the Bat-universe from 1992 until 1998, most usually with writing partner Chuck Dixon. Although collaborating on a great number of stories together, the one that the artist has become the most famous for is Vengeance of Bane.

Max Brooks Goes To Hell In "Shadow Walk" Comic Book

Aaron Sagers | Posted 02.03.2014 | Weird News
Aaron Sagers

"Shadow Walk" follows a team of soldiers, a priest and a scientist into a mysterious portal where the characters must confront their fears -- and establish whether they've stumbled onto a gateway to hell.

Creating the Bat #5: Chuck Dixon

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 02.03.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Of all the writers who have tackled the Dark Knight over the past seven-and-a-half decades, none has written more individual issues, miniseries, or one-shots than Chuck Dixon -- he has over 300 Bat-stories under his belt.

Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Comic Book Superheroes (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 12.05.2013 | Books

Who is the fastest man alive? What sort of pizza do the Ninja Turtles eat the most? These and more pressing questions are answered in Super Graphics [...

'Arrow' (And The Flash) Hit The Target

Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.02.2014 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Arrow" is one of the best-directed shows on TV.

The Great Comic Creator Mixtape Volume II

Dave Scheidt | Posted 02.01.2014 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

We're back with a whole new batch of creators and awesome playlists that you should check out, and maybe it will inspire you to create something as well!

Born Dead, Still Weird: The Spooky World of Cartoonist Gahan Wilson

Dave Scheidt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

I'm not sure I remember the first time I saw a book simply titled I Paint What I See by Gahan Wilson but I know once I did, I could never get it out of my head even today.

70-Year-Old Woman Auctions Off $1 Million Worth Of Comics

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 11.22.2013 | Arts

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — Holy auction block, Batman! Comic book collector and industry legend Maggie Thompson of Wisconsin has decided to put som...

Creating the Bat #4: Norm Breyfogle

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

Breyfogle initially left the Bat-family in order to pursue other projects, including a comic character he himself created, before returning to pull off a few more memorable stints with his first love, including, most recently, Batman Beyond Unlimited.

Ed Piskor Drops Knowledge With Hip Hop Family Tree

Dave Scheidt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

The stories have a warmth and familiarity to them, almost as if you are sitting in a room listening to an old MC talk about the first time he rocked a party, or how he had the loudest pair of speakers in Queens.