Even He-Man Has A Comic Book Multiverse Now

Multiverses! Don’t you know the key to comic book superstardom is an interconnected mess of alternate realities? Everyone has one, whether they’re tearing them up into a zillion pieces or slowly stitching them back together for the umpteenth time. The latest Comic to jump on the bandwagon? Why, He-Man, of course. » 6/19/15 9:20am 6/19/15 9:20am

A History of DC Crossovers: The Dark Age

Ooh boy. This is going to be a tough one. Previously, the Bronze Age ended with the publication of Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns. From now on, due to the success of those two books, comics would take a turn for the dark and the edgy. You think, “Oh, how bad can it be?” but I haven’t even gotten to the part where a… » 5/31/15 8:03am 5/31/15 8:03am

A History of DC Crossovers: The Silver Age

So last time, we examined the crossovers in the Golden Age between National Comics and All-American Comics before they were merged to create, essentially, DC Comics. (They wouldn’t officially call themselves “DC Comics” until 1977. Before that, they would brand their comics as “A Superman DC Production” or simply “A… » 5/27/15 3:00pm 5/27/15 3:00pm

The World's Strangest Heroes: Doom Patrol

Since it’s Friday and I’m bored, I’m going to write about the history of my favorite superhero team, the Doom Patrol. The Doom Patrol isn’t like any other team. Well, no, actually, strike that: superficially, they are like the X-Men. Their leader is in a wheelchair, they are feared by those they save. This wasn’t… » 5/09/15 8:07am 5/09/15 8:07am

Are Our Heroines Too Perfect?

Yesterday, I read a rather excellent article over a Comics Alliance titled “Smart, Nice and Sassy: ‘Good Girl’ Role Models Make Boring Heroes.” The central thesis of the article was that, yes, we’re getting more great female characters in comics these days, but is it possible they’re a little too great? More… » 5/08/15 10:02am 5/08/15 10:02am