How Astro City Helped Breathe New Life Into Superhero Comics

It's the 20th birthday of Astro City, Kurt Busiek's brilliant creator-owned comic about a superhero universe that feels like a more grounded, realistic version of the DC and Marvel universes. And now's a great time to discover why Astro City is such an important contribution to superhero comics. » 1/08/15 2:36pm 1/08/15 2:36pm

Don't Remake These Movies, Film These Books Instead!

Hollywood's addiction to remakes and reboots continues unabated, with dozens of films in development. And meanwhile, bookshelves are straining with hundreds of original, thrilling novels that have never been adapted to the screen. Here's a second dose of our list of books that should be adapted instead of yet another… » 9/27/13 3:16pm 9/27/13 3:16pm

Comics Epic Astro City Will End With Super-Pets Playing Poker

A big reason why the character names and designs are so cool in Kurt Busiek's Astro City is because Busiek reaches beyond comics for his retro characters. He pretends that Astro City Comics is a publisher that's operated since the 1940s, and reaches into broader trends in popular culture, from Liz Taylor's Cleopatra… » 2/22/08 5:07pm 2/22/08 5:07pm