Most of the time when talking about great comic book artists, people immediately think of Alan Moore, Stan Lee, and Kirby. Yes, they were all amazing and produced the kind of work we’ll still be talking about for decades to come. But there’s also a new-ish breed of amazing comic artists you should know. Whether they’ve been in the industry for a while and just now getting recognition, or they’re […]
It usually goes the other way around, a comic becomes successful and some big studio orders a movie based on it. But there have been quite a few instances in which a movie or a show is so great, that fans demand more stories and a new comic book is born. These are just some you should check out.
It would have been stupid not to make a comic out […]
It’s not often that a secondary character is so compelling that audiences want to know everything about their backstories. Usually, they aren’t developed or interesting enough to warrant any attention. Though, every now and then comes a character that completely steals the show and makes you want to spend more time with them. That’s the case of these 4 awesome characters fronting successful spin-off series.
Jessica Jones’ Hellcat
Trish Walker, of Jessica […]
Joss Whedon’s Buffy has given way to a lot of content throughout the year. There’s Buffyology, the formal academic studies of the series structure, aesthetics, gender constructs, and main themes. And, of course, there’s the continuation of the Buffyverse through comics.
Since its ending, countless fanfiction pieces and comics have come to light. More notably, Dark Horse, the one penned by Whedon himself that offers a continuation of the series up […]
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 […]