Graphic novels are sort of the hot but intense and moody cousins of comic books. They majored in philosophy and human behaviour and spend all day moping around while being beautiful and insightful. Sure, that’s not the rule. Some pretty great graphic novels are light-hearted and fun, but the ones we remember the most and stand the test of times are those that hold a crude mirror in front of […]
Comic books are not that easy to adapt. After what feels like a thousand different adaptations of Spiderman, it’s safe to say that it’s not enough to get a kid inside a custom, prop up the green screen and get on with it. Movies need to capture the spirit of the comic and not just the visual, so that they can actually become successful, or at least just so they […]
This British writer born in 1953 became famous for his work in the comic book industry, the different comics he has written are successful and popular but also quite controversial. Discussing political and social issues alongside his views on religion and mysticism contributed to the notion that comics are also for adults and can cover serious topics, he created new characters and worked with already established characters like Batman and […]
One of the most understated abilities of comic book writers is how they handle emotions. Though the stories of the most mainstream comics tend to be about powerful heroes changing the world and dealing with villains, they also have really heart-felt mementoes. In fact, some of them are so deep and melancholic, you forget you’re even reading a comic. It’s what elevates the medium from Sunday’s comic strips to an […]
Comic books have been around forever, so, of course, they were bound to reuse a couple of ideas every now and then. No matter how good the comic is, they’ve all fallen prey to at least one or two cringe-worthy clichés. And since comic books are having a Renaissance of sorts, there’s never been a better time to call writers out on overdone ideas and ask them to do better.
Superheroes would be nothing without an antagonist. And while the most popular villains have solid fanbases, there are some unsung ones that have been almost completely forgotten. It’s unjust, cause these guys and girls are some of the most entertainingly evil characters in their universes.
The classic: Riddler
The Riddler is an old-school villain, so he might seem a little stale and over the top to new readers. But in context, he […]
Comics have always been a booming industry. It seems like a few decades ago traditional comics were everywhere. Kids were breaking their bags just to get the latest issues, and anywhere you looked there was someone reading a comic book. Later on, it became a little less popular, and now they have seemingly disappeared, but actually, they have just shapeshifted. Comics are still insanely popular they’ve just gone digital. There’s […]