A fanfiction about how events become iconography, just in time for Superman Day.
We live in the age of the pop culture revival, and the arrival of the eternal film and movie franchises, all born or borrowing from the model of superhero comics storytelling. Astro City, one of the most storied and beloved superhero comics of all time, went through a revival of its own in 2013, and that it came back as strong as ever was a miracle in and of itself. Over the course of a year, Charlotte Finn will be examining this miracle – all 52 issues – as she spends A Year in the Big City.
“Why don’t they just get a job?” It’s one of the oldest questions that get asked of supervillains; if they have technology or powers that can do that, why rob […]
There has to be a Them. Doesn’t there?
(What a month this week’s been. Sorry this fell behind. If you don’t know why, trust me: it was a good reason.) This week’s issue is focusing on a creature […]
There’s a saying, that no plan survives contact with the enemy. The same could be said for propaganda. When we left off last week, Zozat – our young bug-boy empath […]
The one thing that everyone hates, yet is seemingly inevitable, is the monoculture alien race. You know the one – the one where all the aliens are either warriors or […]
You know exactly when you’ve run into a non-American superhero when you encounter the cliché about their national identity. The best example is Alpha Flight, the Canadian starring the guy […]
Comics are weird when it comes to video games. Part of it’s because the two are vastly different media, with the closest crossover being either choose-your-own-adventure comics or sprite comics, […]
Twenty years. Wow. Okay, not twenty continuous years – Kurt Busiek’s famous (and scary) brush with mercury poisoning meant that he had difficulty writing at the level that Astro City […]