BACK ISSUES: The Working-Class Villains of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

BACK ISSUES: The Working-Class Villains of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine characters, concepts or themes making waves in comics today through issues from the past. When Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theatres today, audiences will watch Tom Holland‘s wall-crawler face off against the Michael Keaton‘s Vulture. But those might not be the only Spider-Rogues popping up in the film. This edition is going to look at the comic book history of the Vulture as well as three…

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BACK ISSUES: Essential Wonder Woman

BACK ISSUES: Essential Wonder Woman

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. This edition we shine the spotlight on one of comics’ most enduring and iconic heroes in honor of her big screen debut; Wonder Woman! Today marks the premiere of DC Entertainment’s “Wonder Woman,” the latest instalment in the DC Entertainment Universe from Warner Brothers, based on DC’s legendary comic…

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BACK ISSUES: Big Space Weirdos – Marvel’s Elders of the Universe

BACK ISSUES: Big Space Weirdos – Marvel’s Elders of the Universe

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. This week sees the opening of the latest film from Marvel Studios, James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the second instalment in the adventures of Marvel’s space-faring band of rascally reprobates. The first film represented Marvel taking a giant step into the cultish and more than…

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BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

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. Today, we look at the history of the Hero for Hire, Luke Cage! Tomorrow the latest Marvel TV series debuts on Netflix. Luke Cage joins Netflix’s line of Marvel series, which include “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones”, both of which have been hits with audiences as well as…

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DC History: Saga of the Swamp Thing Book 1 (of 6)

DC History: Saga of the Swamp Thing Book 1 (of 6)

Going back through comic book history, especially with DC, is always a magical and often surprising experience, and, boasting some of the most established and respected writers and artists in the business, there are generally no shocks in finding some of the best comics series ever created among the legends that make up that history. And adding into that mix a name that has always created controversy, but also wonder, respect and awe—such as Alan…

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REVIEW: “Ozymandias #1”

REVIEW: “Ozymandias #1”

You read it here first: Ozymandias may very well be the sleeper-hit of Before Watchmen. Admittedly, when I first heard about this event I was more interested to see what would become of fan favorite characters like Nite Owl and The Comedian. However, after a single issue of Len Wein and Jae Lee’s Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, I found myself heavily invested in the journey of titular anti-hero Adrian Veidt—perhaps more so than anything else released…

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