Category Archives: the Wednesday run
With the rising popularity of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series (wha-hoo!) and the anticipation mounting for the next Avengers film, Avengers: Age of Ultron, released next year, it’s a great time to revisit that stable of characters.
Of course, it’s also a perfect time of year to do that.
For those of you looking for a stocking stuffer, follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you why Avengers NOW! #1 makes for the perfect comic to fill that sock hanging off the mantle!
It’s the holiday season and that means, beyond the big hardcover and softcover collections of great comic book series you find on store shelves this time of year, you’re also likely to see holiday special comic books!
I’m not sure how she got this popular, but Harley Quinn, the fun and fetishly sexy side of Batman’s arch nemesis, the crazed Joker, has got her own Harley Quinn Holiday Special #1.
Follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you exactly what that means!
One of the coolest things about comic books is that they are beloved across globe and embraced by so many different nations.
Not only does that mean that there is a common visual language and understanding between people of disparate backgrounds, but that we also get to see different iterations of some of the most popular characters ever created. Of course, Batman is one of those characters, arguably at the top echelon of popular comic book characters.
Whether Italian, Indonesian, Brazilian or Swedish, Batman has been translated and, in some, cases, reimagined, under the pop culture auspices of various cultures.
Today, we get to see Batman as Japanese manga in Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga Book 1!
My essays were already about close readings of comic books before I even started higher education. The Sandman. Watchmen. Dark Knight Returns. They all made it as “Independent Study Projects” in my last days of high school. But during my time in the hallowed halls of post secondary education, I was reading the literary classics by Dante Alighieri, Sir Thomas More and Homer and, more than ever, I realized that university had come to comics long, long ago.
By the time I finished my first stint of higher education, I saw that comics had now come to the university. The bookstore was full of the titles that made up the content of all those essays I had written and were now part of course curriculums.
Today, we see another example of the university fiction-comic book relationship.
Ladies and gentlemen, after the jump, let’s go on an ODY-C.
Maybe it’s because of this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, one of the great superhero films made.
Maybe it’s because of the weekly Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series, which has been firing on all cylinders in its second season.
Maybe it’s because of last month’s pretty awesome Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer.
All of these things have got Captain America fans, old and new, whipped up into a bit of frenzy. And today Marvel Comics services that frenzy with two – count ‘em two – new Cap titles to read! Follow me after the jump for the goods…
The world-renowned superhero has got seventy-five years of archival stories for readers to consider, so it’s no wonder than fans of the Dark Knight can opine about various “favourite” single issues or storylines until the bat signal is swallowed up by the rising sun.
One of the greatest of the greatest Batman tales can be found in the graphic novel format. Today, Grant Morrison and Dave McKean’s highly regarded Batman: Arkham Asylum celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Follow me after the jump and I’ll tell you how series an event it is!
Summer’s well over and it already feels like Fall has come and gone – and Halloween is still a week away! That means December holiday shopping is just around the corner. If you haven’t noticed the holiday trimmings at your local mall yet, you will shortly.
But you’ve been good this year, haven’t you?
So, if you think it’s still too early to treat a loved one, how about treating yourself to a classic comic book that helped changed the comic book landscape here in North America, collected in a new hardcover format?
Treat yourself to the new Deluxe Edition of Frank Miller’s Ronin.
Have you been watching Gotham, the new fall television show that centers around the death of an important, rich couple, the start of one good man’s policing career, and the origins of a despicable, crime-ridden city that will eventually require another man to dress as a bat, meting out vigilante justice to help keep order amidst sheer chaos?
It’s a smash hit – a program I make sure to set my schedule around every Monday night.
A riddle, then, in honour of that new television show: Where can you go in order to fully understand all that you already know?
It’s a simple riddle, really. Follow me after the jump and I’ll point you to the right answer!