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Superheroes Get Religion, Or The Other Way Around?

S. Brent Plate | Posted 06.07.2013 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

As we await the messianic Man of Steel in theaters this summer, we might recall the Jewish roots of messiahs, recall again the sacredness of the superhero, and wonder what exactly it is they need to save us from, save ourselves.

Jews Reveal Our Secrets to Controlling the Banks (VIDEO)

Nato Green | Posted 06.03.2013 | San Francisco
Nato Green

To get the Jewish side of the story, I paid a visit to the Purim carnival at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center to hear from Jews in their natural habitat.

How to Get Lucky This St. Patrick's Day (Hint: It Involves Hard Work)

Roadtrip Nation | Posted 05.15.2013 | College
Roadtrip Nation

If you've ever been even semi-lucid on a St. Patrick's Day, you're probably familiar with the phrase 'luck of the Irish.'

Brian Wood Talks About His Latest Epic Comic Series, The Massive

Dave Scheidt | Posted 05.15.2013 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

On March 20th, Dark Horse Comics will release the first volume of The Massive, written by Brian Wood and Illustrated by Kristian Donaldson and Garry Brown.

Tales From The Crypt's Jack Davis: Still Scary After All These Years

Dave Scheidt | Posted 03.13.2013 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

Being born in the late '80s, I was first introduced to Tales From The Crypt from the television series of the same name. My sister and I would stay up...

Marvel Makes A Bold Move

AP | MATT MOORE | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment

-- In comics, the first issue is where the story starts and the legend begins. For readers, a print copy of issue one can be hard to find and expens...

How Comics Helped My Kid Love Reading

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Without graphic novels, I'm sure my son would still be reading, but I'm not sure he'd be enjoying the process quite as much.

Now You Can Self-Publish On ComiXology

Posted 03.07.2013 | Books

Self-publishing a comic book has traditionally not been an easy way to reach an audience. But a new offering from ComiXology might change that. A l...

'Avengers' Director Slams 'Nonsense' Rumor

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.05.2013 | Entertainment

Fans of Mark Ruffalo's portrayal of the Incredible Hulk will be disappointed to hear that Joss Whedon is throwing some cold water on rumors of an all-...

Exclusive: MAD Magazine Takes Over Batman's Cover...

Bryan Young | Posted 05.04.2013 | Books
Bryan Young

We're unveiling to you exclusively the desecrated cover of Batman #19, written by Scott Snyder and with art by Andy Kubert and Sandra Hope. The original cover to Batman #19 teases the idea that Bruce Wayne might be using a gun, which is antithetical to his moral code.

2 Classic Characters Team Up For New Comic Book Series

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | Books

PHILADELPHIA — DC Entertainment says it will unveil a new ongoing series focusing on Superman and Batman, two of the publisher's best-known and ...

Black, Female and Super Powered: An Interview With Grace Gipson on Black Comic Book Super Heroines

Yolo Akili | Posted 04.16.2013 | Black Voices
Yolo Akili

This difficulty to write white female superheroines has fallen down even more so on black female superheroines, who not only become victims to the white male sexist imagination, but, among other things, it's racist stereotypes.

Here's What a Class of Fifth Graders Think About Comic Books

Dave Scheidt | Posted 04.13.2013 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

"Yes, I do like comic books. I like them because they are funny and you get really interested in them. There are great pictures and you don't have to read plain old paragraphs all the time. One comic book that is good is definitely Amulet. This is why I love comic books so much!"

Green Lantern Writer Stepping Down

AP | MATT MOORE | Posted 04.13.2013 | Books

PHILADELPHIA — Writer Geoff Johns has taken DC Entertainment's Green Lantern and its associated characters through brightest day and blackest ni...

Why Do You Think Comic Books Are Awesome?

Dave Scheidt | Posted 03.30.2013 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

You want to get into comics but don't know where to start? Ask a store owner! Ask someone online! Google it. Ask a guy looking at comics at a bookstore, ask on Twitter. We love new readers.

Unusual Celebrity Hobbies

Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 01.24.2013 | Celebrity

Celebrities, they're just like us. Only weirder, sometimes. Though $20 million paychecks may bring to mind the kind of fun us laymen can't afford -...

The History of the Black Male Superhero in Comic Books: An Interview With Dr. Jonathan Gayles

Yolo Akili | Posted 01.24.2013 | Black Voices
Yolo Akili

Superman, Batman and the Flash -- you know those super heroes right? But do you know Power Man? The Black Panther? Icon? If not, you need to rush out and watch the film White Scripts and Black Supermen, which traces the early history of black male comic book heroes.

Exclusive Preview of Before Watchmen: The Minutemen

Bryan Young | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Bryan Young

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IMAGES: The Joker Gets Nastier

Bryan Young | Posted 03.19.2013 | Books
Bryan Young

Who is the bigger sadist: the Joker? Or the man writing the actions of the Joker, Scott Snyder?

The World's First Cross-Dressing Superhero

hyperallergic.com | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts

I received an email this week about an unknown artist Arthur Ashod Pinajian (aka Art Pinajian), who, the email described, was: "a boy growing up i...

How I Came to Love the Punisher

Dave Scheidt | Posted 03.11.2013 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

Growing up reading comics I was into a lot of characters, but the Punisher was never one of them. Years passed and I'm not entirely sure how it happened, but I came across a copy of it and things started to make sense.

Get Geeky, D.C.!

Posted 12.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you're a fan of burlesque, faeries, science, the DC Rollergirls, medieval weaponry, dressing like a pirate, horror movies, robots and...

A Conversation With Gerard Way About His New Series Killjoys, Comics and Integrity

Dave Scheidt | Posted 02.20.2013 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

The best storytellers carry their ideas in the brain like a burden. It's not a manner of wanting to tell a story, it's a need.

WATCH: 'X-Men' Cartoon Opening Like You've Never Seen It Before

Posted 12.18.2012 | TV

The 1990s "X-Men" cartoon holds a special part in the hearts of many, partly for the epic theme song. Ever imagine what it would look like done with a...

The Walking Dead and Other Brainy (So to Speak) Graphic Novels I'm Gifting

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 02.03.2013 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

The following graphic novels all helped the medium gain that elusive respect, by offering narratives that qualify as fine literature, combined with artwork that's frame-worthy. And yes, some do feature superheroes in spandex.