You Cannot Censor Art – A Call To Ban Marvel Comics

Art is not meant to be censored. Here’s why I’m calling for a ban on Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics has pulled artwork by famed Italian illustrator Milo Manara from their upcoming variant covers for Thor #2 and Avengers and X-Men: AXIS #1 due to accusations of “sexism,” in what has been called “Spider-Butt-Gate” for another variant Manara did for Spider-Woman #1 by the press […]

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COMIC REVIEW: Chronicles of Hate — Book #1

Chronicles of Hate Book 1 Adrian Smith Top Cow Productions/Image Comics September 24, 2014 British artist/creator Adrian Smith — who cut his teeth in the early ‘90s working for independent publishers Apocalypse Comics and Iron Hammer Graphics before moving on to provide artwork for Warhammer 40K and Magic: The Gathering — isn’t a household name yet, but if he keeps turning […]

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Logan’s Last Days: The Death of Wolverine

Just released in a surprising move by Marvel Comics is The Death of Wolverine #1. Wolverine, a character known to many by his appearances in numerous cartoons, several summer blockbuster films and countless comic book appearances, will finally succumb to death’s touch. This may leave you with a few questions, such as why would Marvel Comics go and eliminate a […]

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TUFF GNARL CASTING CALL: Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns”

Many years ago, the now-defunct comic book periodical Wizard Magazine ran an ongoing segment entitled “Casting Call” in which they would envision a film based on another medium – comics, animation, literature, etc. – and suggest which actors would best portray the major characters in the story. Sometimes they hit the nail on the head, like when they chose Patrick Stewart to […]

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COMIC REVIEW: Aphrodite IX #11

Aphrodite IX #11 Matt Hawkins, Stjepan Sejic Image Comics/Top Cow Productions 2014 For ten straight issues, Aphrodite IX has delivered top-tier epic science fiction action and drama, gorgeously illustrated and brilliantly plotted, and here, in its 11th and final issue, everything that had been building up – the war between the Gen and Speros City, the realization of the Aphrodite […]

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review [Spoiler-Free]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Directed by Marc Webb Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner Starring Andrew Garfield, Jaime Foxx, Emma Stone A Studio Film by Columbia Pictures I grew up reading Spider-Man comics and justifiably still do, because they’re some of the most thought provoking, brilliant and innovative stories ever written. However, the characters of the Spider-Man comic book universe […]

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Mouth Artist Larime Taylor Explores the Noir Macabre with “A Voice in the Dark”

Larime Taylor draws with his mouth. He’s been doing so for his entire life. Born with arthrogryposis, a neuromusculoskeletal disorder which prevents him from using his arms extensively or walking, he uses a Wacom Cintiq tablet to bring his brainchild, the Top Cow comic book, A Voice in the Dark, to life. Revolving around budding serial killer and college disc […]

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Man of Steel Review

The film making scale of Man of Steel is right for the character. When Superman fights a group of Supermen it should basically bankrupt every insurance company on the planet. It should also make for buckets of popcorn being vacuum consumed by an engaged theater going public. The acting in Man of Steel was superb. From Russell Crowe’s Jor-El to […]

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