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 want to set the tone for this blog entry: I am going to table the "god-like" powers for now. While I can easily make the case that Superman isn't "too powerful", I won't. That really isn't the point. Ultimately, powers are secondary to character. If the robust nature of Marvel's

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. But I hadn’t read Saga. I hadn’t read Saga, yet. Now I have. It’s everything I love about Image rolled up into a beautiful, comfy ball that’s also kind of disgusting, but still in a cute way. In a nutshell, Saga is about two parents of different of different races who fell in love in the middle of a galactic war

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 exactly, did our culture take us from Dracula (the book) to True Blood and The Vampire Diaries? The obvious (and wrong) answer is Twilight, and while those movies were aberrations all

            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 relatively insatiable in that regard, and so I’ve created a new outlet for myself out of thin air. But Brad, you say, how will you talk about these Trades? Aren’t they (quite literally) old

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 Kid), Alex J, funwithjedi, josh.long (where you been man?), Wombat, Max M, MadxHatter0, tskavian, vannarysok, Mike Busch, Favian C, BRONKO, Ian Fyfield, BradBadendir, Dave Morris, conan, loafandjug & anybody else I might of forgotten.

  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 are simply a collection

10. Legend of Luther Strode #2 (of 6) Writer: Justin Jordan   Artist: Tradd Moore Release Date: 1/9/13   Why it made the list: Coming off the surprise hit of "The Strange Talent of Luther Strode," Issue 1 kept up the series success. Issue 2 promises more answers to the mysteries of the end of 'Strange Talent" and we are excited about if it can keep the momentum up after all these strong issues.   Max M.- I cant wait. Issue 1 blew me away with it's quality and Jordan is now becoming a more complete writer.     9. Swamp Thing #16 Writer: Scott

  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.   The Marvel Versus DC paperback is a prime case in point of why the 1990's were rough. Within these pages, the DC universe and the Marvel universe are embodied by two immense titans who aim

  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 mind I have decided to

  A frequent debate I have often entertained with other history geeks goes something like this:  If you could chose, would you rather live during the dawning of a great civilization such as Greece or Rome, or would you rather experience the final days that great civilization?  It is an incredibly interesting question that can ignite many an argument.  You see, being born during the formation of a great civilization or empire means a lot of hard work, but at the same time it means being a part of the creation of something fantastic.  The men and women who undertake the


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