» August 22, 2019

You could do worse, as law enforcement in a superhero universe, than putting everyone on a watchlist who’s ever publicly proclaimed “I’ll show ’em! I’ll show ’em all!” This half […]

» August 15, 2019

Jack-In-The-Box! Jack-In-The-Box!!                  Everyone, I love Jack-In-The-Box. Always have. When you look at Jack-In-The-Box, you immediately think Spider-Man – urban acrobatic crimefighter who immobilizes people with string he shoots out of […]

» August 8, 2019

Now that’s a cover. Issue #34 concludes this three-part reunion with Steeljack by having him confronting the villain, in an underground lair that is directly underneath his restaurant (this is […]

» June 1, 2019

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.

» April 6, 2019

“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 […]

» April 5, 2019

There has to be a Them. Doesn’t there?

» March 28, 2019

(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 […]

» February 14, 2019

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 […]

» February 7, 2019

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 […]

» January 31, 2019

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 […]