Sequart : DC
23h30 04  décembre
Citizenship 101: The DC Public Service Announcements of the 1950s and 1960s
Brian Puaca
An unlikely 1949 brown paper schoolbook cover produced by DC Comics and distributed by the Institute for American Democracy (IAD) received a great deal of attention following the violent protests in Charlottesville in August 2017.& more
14h00 25  juin
JLA: New World Order Revisited or, What Makes a Story Essential?
Tom Shapira
The world of cape-comics has a rather tortured relationship with certain sets of words used to describe a character, creator or project. Iconic,’ for instance, is probably one of the most overused words in our& more
14h21 01  juin
I won’t wear one of those damnfool spandex body-condom things. I don’t have the bust for it : Superhero Costume in the WildStorm Comics of Warren Ellis, Part 2
David Sweeney
The Authority’s sister’ title, Planetary was also launched in 1999, following a preview story included in the WildStorm titles Gen-13 and C-23 in September of the previous year. Conceived as a series in which Ellis& more
20h20 11  janvier
Larry Nevin Should Never Have Been Taken Seriously, or Why the Super Sons Matter
Benjamin Hall
DC One Million and Batman Beyond along with many other examples suggest that the concept of legacy characters and superhero parenthood can work. Yes, this ages the characters, but we have been stuck in the& more
19h50 11  septembre
Len Wein, 1948-2017
Michael Campochiaro
For those of us of a certain age, who grew up on comic books in the 1970s and 1980s, it seems like we’re losing far too many of the great creators who helped shaped our& more
16h00 04  septembre
The Early Superman
Joe Muszynski
Though I was never a regular reader of Superman comics, his presence was felt. In the Justice League comics and on cartoon shows of the era, Superman was always featured, his powers looming large over& more
09h00 02  novembre
The British Invasion in Current Previews Catalog
Mike Phillips
If you like to make all of your hard-copy purchases through your Local Comics Shop, and you want The British Invasion: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, and the Invention of the Modern Comic Book Writer& more
14h29 25  août
Blue Beetle and the Last Days of the Bronze Age
Michael Campochiaro
Discussions of DC Comics in the 1980s tend to focus on works like The Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen, and Crisis on Infinite Earths. That’s fitting, because all of these were game changers for the industry,& more
22h30 06  juin
The Complicated Legacies of Wonder Woman and Lois Lane
Michael Campochiaro
Throughout the history of DC Comics, two female characters stand above the rest, in terms of appearances and popularity in the broader culture: Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) and Lois Lane. It can be argued that& more
20h00 04  juin
Super Karate Monkey Death Car: Geoff Johns and the DC Universe
Mark J. Hayman
It’s true, pobody’s nerfect. We live with our foibles and imperfections, our biases and misconceptions, and hope that they don’t cause too many problems for ourselves or those around us. The human failing that most& more
15h40 01  juin
Smorgasbord #43: With Treelike Reptile Erections
Tom Shapira
As the Internet rages at Rebirth and Nick Spencer, Tom and Shawn discuss the passing of Darwyn Cooke, the latest desperation tactics at Marvel and DC, casting news for Thor: Ragnarok, and August Previews. We& more
01h30 15  mars
The Near and Distant Horizon
Mark J. Hayman
Timeliness is next to prescience, or something like that. Here I was preparing this screed when I chanced upon an article by a person who insists that the survival of comic books is dependent upon& more
17h00 05  décembre
Superheroes: The American Mythology Part I
James Kelly
Beginning in 1938, two simple creators will develop an entire genre of entertainment that will change the world. The humble beginnings of superheroes as pure heroes to guide America through the Great Depression. more
11h00 15  octobre
Believe the Aquaman: Why the King of Atlantis is the Real Deal
Jarrett Mazza
If you consider yourself familiar with comic’s most popular super heroes than you are capable of identifying those that are considered the best: Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and& more
11h00 12  septembre
Why I Am Not A Superhero Fan
Ian Dawe
I’m fairly open about my own tastes and predilections when it comes to comics, or any other medium. I’ll freely admit to anyone who cares to ask that, while I love comics, I’m not that& more
11h00 18  juillet
And Then It Was Continued Thereafter. Unto All Eternity. : A Quite Unexpected Afterthought on The Multiversity
Dave Whittaker
By far the biggest news to come out of SDCC, for me personally, was She Makes Comics winning best documentary at the independent film festival. Second to this was the fruit borne of the Multiversity& more
15h00 16  juillet
Richard Bensam on Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen
Mike Phillips
As part of its ongoing Patreon campaign, Sequart runs a Book Movie of the Month Club. Patrons get a digital copy of a Sequart book or movie at the beginning of each month, and& more
11h00 29  avril
DC and Marvel: The Politics of Universes
Debarghya Sanyal
The superhero world is in bit of a rumble. Recently, Zack Snyder dropped another of his completely predictable little bombs, and we suddenly have a very familiar looking Aquaman on the blocks. (Did anyone notice& more
11h00 05  avril
The Good and Bad of Diversity in Comics
Ed Cambro
Diversity has always been a problem in comics. In the early days, minorities were nigh invisible, and women were usually relegated to romantic interests damsels in distress. In the modern era, however, DC and Marvel have& more
12h00 17  février
DC is Re-Branding (or De-Branding) Its Universe. So What?
Ryan C.
Note: This is a companion editorial of sorts to the Marvel Is Rebooting Its Universe. So What? piece I wrote for Sequat on Wednesday, January 21st. Apparently there’s something of a PR war going on between the& more
12h00 01  février
Oh, My Aching Cranium : Jack Kirby’s OMAC Deconstructed And Reconstructed, Part Twelve
Ryan C.
Before we get into the beginning of the end here, I suppose we’d better talk about that cover first. Yeah, it’s not by Kirby. In fact, I’m willing to bet that even if his distinctive& more
21h00 17  janvier
Image Comics Launches Mail-Order Service: A Threat to Comics Ecology?
Ian Dawe
Image Comics announced this past Thursday that they will now be offering a direct mail service to their US customers for over 35 of their most popular titles, including Rat Queens, Sex Criminals, The Walking& more
21h00 04  janvier
Comics Were Everywhere in 2014& Just Think of What 2015 Can Bring
Ian Dawe
Comics were everywhere in 2014, and not just from my perspective. Check your Facebook page, or Twitter feed, and if you’re anything like me you’ll see at least one (probably three) Cyanide and Happiness, for& more
11h00 13  octobre
Obsession and Superhero Movies: Scenes from a Comics Convention, Part 2
Greg Carpenter
If you read last week’s column, you know that I recently attended the second annual Nashville Comic Con. This week, I’d like to talk about one of the panels that made a particular impression on& more
19h59 29  septembre
The Last Temptation of Supe: Christian Overtones in For the Man Who Has Everything
Ian Dawe
On those rare occasions when I teach students about superhero comics, one question that always comes up is what defines a hero . Is, for example, a hero simply an individual who does heroic things? Or& more
17h00 24  septembre
Is Having No Wonder Woman Movie Better than Having a Bad One?
Ian Dawe
A recent clip of Fox Newsbots prattling on about superheroes without any tangible connection to reality has been making the rounds this week, just as has happened many times before. Among the many idiotic things& more
17h00 26  juillet
Power Fantasies: Superman, Jeffrey Baldwin and the Worth of a Publishing Brand
Anthony Castle
Jeffrey Baldwin was powerless. The five year-old had lived, and died, locked in a cold bedroom in the Toronto house where he was left unchecked after being removed from the custody of his parents. In& more
11h00 23  juillet
As Human as You Want to Be: A Review of Charles Soule’s Swamp Thing: Seeder
Noel Thorne
It’s an obvious pun when the subtitle here is Seeder , but Charles Soule’s first Swamp Thing book is such a scattershot of ideas and beginnings that it’s like he’s planting the seeds of larger storylines& more
11h00 16  mai
Follow me; I seek the everlasting ices of the north& : DC’s Frankenstein in Post-Millennial Publication, Part Two
Dave Whittaker
We left the last article after establishing various conventions of the Creature and ended on the discussion of a crossover and crisis event. We begin this article with another company-wide crossover and crisis event. To& more
11h00 08  mai
Brian’s Comic Book Grab Bag: Tangent Comics: Nightwing Volume 1 #1
Stuart Warren
This Christmas my brother gave me a booster pack of random, non-sequential issues from a variety of popular comic book titles that syndicated in the late eighties to mid nineties. The nineties was a time& more
11h00 24  avril
Brian’s Comic Book Grab Bag: Catwoman Volume 2 #20
Stuart Warren
This Christmas my brother gave me a booster pack of random, non-sequential issues from a variety of popular comic book titles that syndicated in the late eighties to mid nineties. The nineties was a time& more
18h00 12  février
Harley Quinn #2 Review
Dave Whittaker
They say never judge a book by its cover, and yet comic books in some sense urge us to do so. Comic book covers are in essence what hook many of us into purchasing a& more
12h00 28  janvier
Just Don’t Do It Again : The American Superhero Comics of Mark Millar, Part 4
Colin Smith
Continued from last week. How was it possible for Millar to show so much respect for Bruce Wayne’s back story while portraying such a deeply unconvincing Dark Knight? Though the writer’s take on Wayne was ludicrously& more
02h37 26  janvier
What Batman vs. Superman Could Get Right (And Wrong)
Amy Maynard
Last year when Man of Steel came out, I was reminded of the line uttered by Chastity (Gabrielle Union) in 10 Things I Hate About You: I know you can be overwhelmed... and you can& more
12h00 23  janvier
Thus strangely are our souls constructed& : DC’s Frankenstein in Post-Millennial Publication, Part One
Dave Whittaker
Frankenstein (or, rather, Frankenstein’s creature): that oft studied literary figure, that icon of cinematic horror and, upon closer inspection that almost universal and perpetual figure in the comic art. Appearing in various titles from a& more
12h00 21  janvier
There are Some Things in Life It’s Best not to See : The American Superhero Comics of Mark Millar, Part 3
Colin Smith
Continued from last week. The suspicion that Millar idled his way through his years at 2000AD is at least in part countered by the contents of Favourite Things. For it seems unlikely that he would have& more
12h00 14  janvier
Yes, Alfred. Time for Bed. : The American Comics of Mark Millar, Part 2
Colin Smith
Continued from last week. Favourite Things was the first mainstream superhero tale that Millar had ever sold. Previously, he’d depicted the costumed crimefighter as a horror-hybridised symbol of corruption and cruelty, as with The Saviour and& more
12h00 07  janvier
Enter Mr. ... Miller?: The American Comics of Mark Millar, Part 1
Colin Smith
Continued from here. Exactly when Grant Morrison landed Mark Millar the job of scripting Swamp Thing is hard to pinpoint. Millar has hinted that the GLASCAC comic convention in the late April of 1993 may have& more
18h00 26  décembre
Harley Quinn #1 Review
Dave Whittaker
With last month’s zero issue restoring my - and no doubt many other people’s - faith in the Harley Quinn character, as presented in DC’s new continuity, this month’s issue was eagerly anticipated. And it& more
12h00 24  février
That Cowardly and Superstitious Batman, That Heartlessly Persecuted Joker: On Batman #17
Colin Smith
Well, why doesn’t the Batman simply kill the Joker? You’d think the answer would be obvious. Yet fans the blogosphere over appear quite flummoxed, if not dangerously apoplectic, about the matter. The Joker can’t be& more
12h00 23  février
Marvel Now-ish
Tom Shapira
One of the good things to come of Marvel Comics frankly insane shipping schedule in their latest relaunch scheme is that it allows the poor sideline commenter the chance to quickly appreciate the general trend& more
12h00 08  février
Ctl-Alt-Delete: Retcon, Relaunch, or Reboot?
William Proctor
According to Cody Walker, reboots and relaunches have been a part of comics for decades now i : From Julius Schwartz’s revisionist techniques that birthed the Silver Age in DC Comics - Barry Allen as the second& more
12h00 21  janvier
On Invasion, Written by Keith Giffen and Bill Mantlo
Julian Darius
Published in late 1988 as a three-issue monthly crossover mini-series, the central premise of Invasion (titled Invasion , with an exclamation mark, on the cover) was simple: aliens invade the Earth. The series was plotted by Keith& more
12h00 17  décembre
The DC Canon
Julian Darius
This is the beginning of a series of articles on classic works of the DC Universe. It is the contention of this series that the DC Universe has been around long enough and has produced& more
03h43 04  décembre
Karen Berger to Leave DC
Julian Darius
After a long career that included creating and helming DC’s Vertigo imprint since its inception, Karen Berger is departing DC Comics. In an industry where few editors are known to readers and fans, Karen Berger& more
11h00 05  octobre
Interview with Sue from DC Women Kicking Ass
Cody Walker
DC Women Kicking Ass is a popular blog that addresses gender issues within the comic book industry or, to quote the site itself, it is a place for Thoughts, pictures, reviews and other stuff about& more
17h40 18  août
On Rorschach #1
Colin Smith
In which the blogger attempts to review Rorschach #1, despite the experience proving a thoroughly enervating one. Visitors should be aware that what follows contains spoilers and, uniquely for this article, a moment or two& more
11h00 05  août
Grant Morrison on Experimental Writing in Doom Patrol
Patrick Meaney
Grant Morrison used a variety of experimental techniques during his surrealist run on Doom Patrol. He discusses them here in a clip from the special edition of Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, now available for& more
07h48 04  février
When Adrian Veidt Owns Shakespeare: Why I’m Against Before Watchmen
Mike Greear
DC Comics recently officially announced that it would be reviving the characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon’s revered graphic novel, Watchmen, for a slew of prequel spin-off comics. In my opinion, these prequels are& more
12h00 19  janvier
Five Years Later: 52, the New 52, and the Elusive New Reader
Logan Ludwig
DC Comics has never been shy about branding, their long line of multiverse spanning event comics don’t always feature the same titular influence, but it always seems like there’s some new form of Crisis looming& more