• In light of the new "WTF Certified" publishing initiative for April announced by DC Comics, I kind of realized that there's a lot of things that three specific groups of people can do to help preserve comics (specifically those published by the Big Two). With that in mind, I decided to publicize my pleas to creators, fans and critics on how to make the industry one of quality.


    Creators:

    Don't Antagonize Fans: You'd think that this would be a no-brainer. And while both superhero publishers are


  • I'm unashamed in my love for Superman.

    Most people have set ideas about Superman, usually about how Batman or any Marvel character are better than him. These ideas have always bugged me, so I'm trying to set the record straight in the only way I know how.

    But first

  • I’ve written and written about how much I love Image Comics. I religiously pick-up every #1 issue they put out, because nine times out of ten, it’s something that I very much enjoy, and occasionally fall entirely in love with.

  • I had an English teacher this year that was something of a scholar when it came to Vampires. That sounds ridiculous (and it is ridiculous, but in a nice sort of way), but it’s true. And, because it was an English class, there were thorough amounts of dicking around and generally not getting any work done. One of those instances lead to a surprisingly compelling tracing of the sexiness of Vampires. How

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    I’ve decided, because I’m an adult and occasionally have the weight and power to decide things, that I’m going to start writing blogs about each of the Trades that I read. Though there are some weeks where I get my fill of writing from reviewing alone (and unfortunately, those weeks have not been common recently), I find myself to be

  • On behalf of myself , Stephen & Bobby, Comics The Gathering wishes everyone a safe & Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

    Remember to take full advantage of your time off to relax, have a nice eggnog with rum & read a shit load of comics. And a special thanks goes out to all our writers like Eric Halloran, ToriBee, JohnP (the Dynamite

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    Welcome to the conclusion of my 8 examples of exceptional art in comics. Continuing in the same vein as Part 1, this is a list of 4 more comics that succeed in providing a distinctive mix of originality and excellence in their illustrations.

     

    With this list I have tried to keep a steady balance of both popular and underrated books. Now obviously, with only eight examples, I cannot help but leave out many noteworthy mentions that have more than earned their right for attention. These are not the absolute eight best drawn books ever published; they

  • 10. Legend of Luther Strode #2 (of 6)

    Writer: Justin Jordan   Artist: Tradd Moore

    Release Date: 1/9/13

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    The 90's were hard times for comics. I could spout off an abundance of cliches regarding Rob "Pouches" Liefeld and the general bombast of the industry at the time, but that would be cheap.


    All I really have to say is: Superman had a mullet. Anything else one can say about the dark blot of comic book history between 1986 and 1998 becomes redundant in light of this.

     

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    Comics are a wonderful literary medium; in their pages we find some of the most heroic characters, fantastically enticing stories, and remarkably cerebral plotlines. They possess the funniest of dialogues, and detail the most tragic of misfortunes. They give us all of the wonders that we find in the greatest of novels, but also something more. The true draw of a comic isn’t simply its masterful writing—it’s the combination of an excellent script and beautiful illustration. It is the artwork that truly sets the comic apart.

     

    With that in

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