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Creating the Bat #1: Denny O'Neil

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Marc N. Kleinhenz

In a history loaded with famous people tackling the character, few are as famous or have proven to be as influential as Dennis O'Neil.

Chuck Dixon, Cannibal Gold and the Lure of Self-Publishing

Marc N. Kleinhenz | Posted 12.24.2013 | Books
Marc N. Kleinhenz

"I've written a couple thousand comic scripts and a dozen or so short stories in prose," Chuck Dixon says, but he never attempted a novel -- until he was given a deadline of only a month to do it in.

Getting Weird With God Hates Astronauts Creator Ryan Browne

Dave Scheidt | Posted 12.20.2013 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

God Hates Astronauts is probably one of the weirdest comic books I've ever read. I mean that in the most endearing way possible.

NYCC '13: 71 Reasons Cosplay Is For Everyone (PHOTOS)

Adam Clement | Posted 12.16.2013 | Entertainment
Adam Clement

Reporting from the show floor at this year's New York Comic Con this past weekend, I arrived at the Jacob Javits Center dressed in a cosplay of my own (my second go as Scott Pilgrim) with my barely-cutting-it-for-camera-quality iPhone in tow to capture just how diverse an otherwise minority obsession has become. Because whether you believe it or not, it's not just a hobby that enables us to be anyone -- it simply is for everyone. Here's why.

A Quick Chat With Geof Darrow About His Relaunched Comic Series Shaolin Cowboy

Dave Scheidt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

Dark Horse Comics is bringing back the title, originally published by Burly Man Entertainment with a four issue mini-series. I got to talk to Darrow about the new series. I cannot recommend the book enough.

Which Cosplayer Wins?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.14.2013 | Weird News

With New York Comic Con happening, and Halloween fast approaching, people everywhere are scrambling to get their costumes together fast. If you're hav...

Battling Boy: An All-ages Graphic Novel That's an Instant Classic

Dave Scheidt | Posted 12.04.2013 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

When you're a kid the world is only as big as the one you see around you. Everything is familiar and most of us live in a world where someone protec...

The Perfect Wedding For Comic Book Lovers

Posted 09.25.2013 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for September 25 is National Comic Book Day and we are celebrating our inner geek with a colorful wedding based on the ic...

DC Comics Reveals 2 New 3D Covers (EXCLUSIVE)

Bryan Young | Posted 11.10.2013 | Books
Bryan Young

Last month, we told you that DC Comics was going to let the villains take over the entire DC Universe. The good guys were going to be taking the back seat to the bad guys.

Would You Play With This Guy?

Posted 11.01.2013 | Comedy

Once again, Professor Live decided that if Spider-Man played basketball with some city kids, it'd be a blast. Guess what? He was right. (via Viral ...

Talking About Itty Bitty Hellboy With Art and Franco: An Illustrated Interview

Dave Scheidt | Posted 10.29.2013 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

Though Hellboy has always been relatively safe for a younger audience, its author always felt kind of iffy about having smaller kids read it, thus was the spark that lit the flame that is... Itty Bitty Hellboy.

DC Comics Kills the Heroes and Lets the Villains Take Over

Bryan Young | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Young

DC Comics was gracious enough to provide us with some exclusive artwork from the coming story lines, kicking off with this weeks conclusion to The Trinity War.

Why Comic-Con Is Dangerous to Our Intellectual Health

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Comic-Con -- and all that it represents -- is yet another pointless distraction, a way to keep the masses occupied while all the other important stuff goes down.

Katherine Brooks

Flaming Lips Frontman On His Surprising New Project | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.19.2013 | Arts

Wayne Coyne might as well be a modern day Renaissance man. The Flaming Lips frontman has tackled music, visual art, film and theater, spreading his ow...

Maureen Ryan

This Great TV Show Is Actually A Comic Book | Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.24.2013 | TV

Given that Comic-Con International begins in San Diego Thursday, it's only appropriate to spend a little time raving about one of my favorite comic bo...

Dust Off That Cape, It's Comic-Con!

Jordan Hart | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

There are plenty of geek conventions every year, but this is the biggest. Over 130,000-attendees, big. What began as a small comic book convention in 1970 has evolved into the largest pop culture event in the world.

5 Awesomely Geeky Comic-Con Panels to Check Out

Home Away | Posted 09.14.2013 | Travel
Home Away

Here are five intriguing programs on the schedule at Comic Con that you should seriously consider checking out, whether you're into anime, Star Trek, Thor, or something else equally geeky.

Why You Shouldn't Fall for a Superhero

Mark Juddery | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Juddery

Superhero movies show no sign of slowing down -- and for some of us, that's a problem. Now, even women love them, which is no fun for those regular, non-super-powered guys among us.

The Female-Centric Comic Book Series We Love

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.28.2013 | Women

Sometimes it feels like we hear too little about role model-worthy women. But one man is trying to change that -- through comic books. Darren G. Da...

10 Moments That Shaped LGBT History In Comics

| Posted 06.24.2013 | Books

Originally posted on Bookish: Comic books have made a fascinating forum for the real-life strides and setbacks of LGBT rights, from antagonism to ...

LOOK: Anderson Cooper Gets Animated

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Anderson Cooper has just became the subject of Bluewater Production's latest comic book. The biographical project will be released on June 19 and is t...

The Morals We Should But Don't Take from Superhero Movies

Troy Campbell | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science
Troy Campbell

Unfortunately, superhero movies (and their audiences) often simplify our view of the world to an absurd degree. In reality, the villain is a society of subtle sexism, cancer and poverty. In movies it's a single super-villain.

Upcoming Superhero/Comic Strip/Toy/Etc. Reboots

Spencer Green | Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Baz Luhrmann's Rex Morgan, M.D. -- The great Aussie director takes the good doctor on a fantastic journey as he is shrunk and injected into Liza Minnelli.

Exclusive: Which Villains Are Taking Over the Justice League?

Bryan Young | Posted 08.05.2013 | Books
Bryan Young

This September, the villains of DC Comics are taking over. We're getting dozens and dozens of stories told from the perspective of the most heinous villains the DC universe has to offer and I have an exclusive look at the nefarious baddies that will be taking over all four of the Justice League titles.

Grant Morrison's Breakthrough Classic Zenith to Be Reprinted for the First Time

Dave Scheidt | Posted 07.30.2013 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

So there's this guy, Grant Morrison. You may have heard of him. In August of 1987, British Science fiction anthology 2000 AD printed the first of...