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July 29, 2014 3:57 pm When you were talking about Batman, I kept thinking how much I would love to see a Batman/Riddler dance-off as drawn by Mike Allred...
July 21, 2014 11:58 am Ms. Marvel was definitely my pick as well. The series has been absolutely wonderful, and its filled the hole that the loss of earth-bound Capt. Marvel has left. I still am enjoying Capt. Marvel, but I feel like it's lost some of the magic that it had earlier - particularly in regards to the characters (Capt. Marvel had a great supporting cast on Earth) and the art (wonderfully unexpected art for a big two book). Hopefully it'll pick some of that charm and heart back up again. But, then again, her popularity may be her undoing. More popular = more mainstreamed.
July 7, 2014 11:24 am Re: Supergirl/Red Lanterns. Supergirl became a red lantern in her own book and is also appearing in the Red Lanterns book. I think it's only going to be this one arc. Red Lanterns is actually really good. It's being written by Charles Soule and it features Guy Gardner as the leader of the Red Lanterns. Soule described it as his "biker gang" book. I'd recommend giving the Red Lanterns book a shot if you like Charles Soule's work and if you've liked "Green Lantern" stuff in the past. It's really not connected to whatever is going on in the other books, as far as I can tell. In any case, it's the only Lantern book I'm reading, and I've been enjoying it. Soule's run starts with issue #21 - there's a couple of cross-over issues (24-25). I think you can safely start at issue 26 and get up to speed pretty quick if you want to avoid the cross-over and the old GL universe.
April 28, 2014 1:50 pm re: Father stories. The first chapter of Superman For All Seasons, narrated by Pa Kent, is fantastic. That was the first time I really understood Superman. I agree that most of the parenting material in superhero comics are punch-in-the-gut stuff. Remender seems to be another person who can't write a sentence without it being about fathers: first volume of his Captain America, most of Uncanny X-Force, his run on Venom, Fear Agent - in all of those stories, "fatherhood" and its consequences are pretty important themes. But, again, not terribly positive (can't remember which way the Fear Agent angle on fathers was... remember it being there though).
March 24, 2014 11:08 am Re: non-big two superheroes, mark waid's Incorruptible and Irredeemable (both published by Boom) are quite good, as is his Insufferable (thrill bent / comixology).
February 17, 2014 9:35 am Baneplay! HA! Classic.
February 17, 2014 9:30 am re:Andrew's question. What about the flip-side? If you break up with your significant other because they *liked* a certain comic book (or related media item), what would it be? Namely, what display of just horrible taste would be worth breaking up for? e.g. if a girlfriend thought Episode 1 was the best of the Star Wars movies, she's gotta go.
October 14, 2013 8:36 am Three was my pick as well. I'm buying additional copies to pass out to all my friends who teach Classical Studies. I'm sure in a few years, this will be regularly read in college Classics courses.
September 15, 2013 11:06 am Deadpool was my pick of the week as well. When he says "she was too beautiful" and "do you remember the first time you looked at your son," that got me welling up. It's so true about how when you have a funny/comedic book or character, the shift to a more serious tone is all the more powerful.
September 8, 2013 6:21 pm Re:comics in college, it's becoming much more prevalent. In my field (classics and religious studies) there's even been two edited volume of scholarly papers - Classics and Comics, edited by George Kovas, and Graven Images: Religion in Comics and Graphic Novels, edited by A. David Lewis. Both are quite good. What I've been impressed by is the movement beyond the memoir genre. It used to be that only books like Maus, Blankets, Fun Home, etching.. we're deemed "appropriate" for the college classroom.p (and occasionally Watchmen and Sandman). But, and I think is has a lot to do with the quality of the independent comic publishers like Image, you're starting to see a greater variety. In my own courses, I've assigned the first trade of Alan Moore's Promethtea (course on ancient magic, also watched the documentary about Moore), "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader" (introductory course on the study of religion, unit on mythology). One of my colleagues taught Pride of Baghdad along side Euripides' Trojan Women, and another colleague might use The Infinite Horizon in her reception of homer course.