Black Mask Creators Unite to Discuss All Things Comics

Black Mask Creators Unite to Discuss All Things Comics

With San Diego Comic-Con just days away, the monstrous metroplex between Los Angeles and San Diego has begun to fill up with the best, brightest, and most legendary comic book creators in the world. Last night, independent publisher Black Mask Studios and The Nerdist assembled a panel of Black Mask’s most notable creators past and present, along with newly minted Black Mask contributor and comic book industry legend Grant Morrison. The panelists included Black Mask…

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BACK ISSUES: Beyond Ms. Marvel – Middle Eastern Heroes

BACK ISSUES: Beyond Ms. Marvel – Middle Eastern Heroes

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Just a few days ago, ABC news and Marvel released an online digital comic called “Madaya Mom”, which details the harrowing and inspiring experiences of a mother of five living in Madaya, a city in Syria one hour away from Damascus. The people there are trapped, under…

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BACK ISSUES: Does the World Need A Superwoman?

BACK ISSUES: Does the World Need A Superwoman?

Earlier this week, TV’s Supergirl returned to our screens for a second season on its new network home, the CW. Just as the series kicked its new season off to fans’ delight, Supergirl faced a surprising new foe; Miley Cyrus. In a recent interview with Variety, the pop star commented on the concept of Supergirl: A lot of it could be changed if we had a female president. That would give us a subconscious boost….

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BACK ISSUES: Black Lightning – Ready to Strike

BACK ISSUES: Black Lightning – Ready to Strike

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where each week I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Just over a week ago, we reported that Greg Berlanti, the producer behind such popular CW TV super-hero series as “Arrow”, “Supergirl”, “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow”, will be producing a new pilot for Fox starring DC’s long-time supporting hero Black Lightning. The series, if picked…

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BACK ISSUES: Super-Weird Superman

BACK ISSUES: Super-Weird Superman

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where each week I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Sometimes the column’s informative, sometimes I hope it’s weighty, and other times I just want to point out how downright bonkers comic book storytelling has been over the decades. This particular column is going to be the latter. Superman is the gold standard when it comes…

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Sequart Announces New Book on Big Three Creators Moore, Gaiman and Morrison

Sequart Announces New Book on Big Three Creators Moore, Gaiman and Morrison

Sequart Organization, which has spent two decades promoting comics and sequential art as an art form, has released their longest book yet. The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer traces the phenomenon of the 1980s when comic book creators from Great Britain reinvigorated comics around the globe with their startlingly bold and innovative take on comic storytelling. The book, written by Greg Carpenter, will focus on three of…

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Point of Entry: Extraordinarily Uncanny X-Men

Point of Entry: Extraordinarily Uncanny X-Men

There’s very few series as convoluted and winding as the X-Men, featuring over two dozen main titles since it’s creation in 1963. This week’s Point of Entry will try to unravel the main storyline through the X-Men universe, focusing on six key jumping on points. The X-Men have been many things over the years, mostly a reflection for the world, pointing out prejudice and racism. Many of their enemies are relegious zealots or groups that would…

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Point of Entry: The Many Masks of Batman

Point of Entry: The Many Masks of Batman

No other characters have such a massive amount of stories written about them as Superman and Batman. Heck, just with their titular series, there’s 773 issues each. With Detective Comics (only starring Batman) and Batman combined, there’s 1681 issues as of publication date. So, where do you even start with that ridiculously towering number!? Good thing Capeless Crusader has an in house comic historian to guide you through the confusing world of comics. Batman, whether he’s…

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TPB ANALYSIS: Trees Volume 1 – The Role of Gender in Comics

TPB ANALYSIS: Trees Volume 1 – The Role of Gender in Comics

Welcome, reader, to a new kind of review format here at Capeless Crusader. Normally we review comics while trying to put them into a social or political context, if possible. But this is much more in-depth than any standard review. So, we’re calling this an analysis of the first trade paperback of Warren Ellis and Justin Howard’s Trees published by Image Comics. It’s a review that will ultimately end with a number rating. But it is also a thorough examination…

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Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham’s NAMELESS gets a second printing

Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham’s NAMELESS gets a second printing

Image Comics has announced that award-winning writer, Grant Morrison (Batman, The Invisibles), and New York Times bestselling artist, Chris Burnham (Office Downe, Batman Incorporated), will be getting their new dystopian horror series, NAMELESS, a second printing on it’s first issue. The order for NAMELESS to get a second printing, according to an Image Comics press release, was in order to keep up with the growing demands from fans, and has received some positive yet bloody…

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