Sequart : superhero
23h33 29  décembre
Wonder Woman 1984 Review
Matthew Kirshenblatt
SPOILER WARNING: Please don’t read this until you’ve seen the film I never wrote anything on Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. Well, that isn’t entirely true, as I’d admit if Diana of Themyscira’s Lasso is called& more
16h23 24  décembre
An Introduction’s Inevitable Conclusion: Art Spiegelman: Golden Age Superheroes were Shaped by the Rise of Fascism
Matthew Kirshenblatt
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since the Folio Society published Marvel: The Golden Age 1939-1949 as compiled and edited by Roy Thomas. I saw it as a sponsored Facebook advertisement& more
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
01h17 23  septembre
Different Men of Tomorrow: Superman and Providence
Matthew Kirshenblatt
Stop me if you’ve heard this story. A mild-mannered bespectacled journalist works at an American newspaper attempting to find a story, having to deal with a senior editor, a wise-cracking coworker, and a troublesome, opinionated& more
15h24 07  septembre
Panther’s Range: The History of the Black Panther Prior to Christopher Priest
Michael Hoskin
The Black Panther was a ground-breaking character in his 1966 debut. From his first appearance onward, he was seldom absent for long from Marvel Comics publications, whether as a guest star or part of the& more
07h46 18  août
Excerpt from Brett Dakin’s American Daredevil: Comics, Communism, and the Battles of Lev Gleason
Brett Dakin
INTRO: I never met Lev Gleason he died five years before I was born. My mother would tell me stories about her flamboyant, free-spending uncle from New York City, and I especially loved hearing about Uncle& more
17h25 03  août
Exploring White Privilege in Christopher Priest’s Black Panther: Part 2, Hunter, the White Wolf
Michael Hoskin
Hunter glided into the pages of Black Panther stealthily, first trailing him under a cloak of invisibility in the closing panels of issue #3, before fully appearing in issue #4. Even then, his back story& more
15h37 15  juillet
Exploring White Privilege in Christopher Priest’s Black Panther: Part 1, Everett K. Ross
Michael Hoskin
It seems shocking that it took more than 30 years for Marvel’s flagship black superhero Black Panther to have a writer who was himself black. This milestone on its own would have made Christopher Priest’s& more
17h18 01  juillet
Bold, Precise, Experimental: Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s Young Avengers and Their Coming-of-Age Story
Roque Briones
Whenever Kieron Gillen and Jaime McKelvie’s excellent run on Young Avengers gets mentioned online, it’s more often than not to talk about how diverse and inclusive is in regards of sexual identity. This is absolutely& more
21h43 08  juin
Thor ’77-’78: On the Never-Ending Road to Ragnarok, Part 4
Joe Muszynski
The Mighty Thor #265: This one is truly an ALL BATTLE ISSUE We left off with The Destroyer, a suit of indestructible-looking armor, powered by someone’s spirit force, crashing into battle with Thor. We find& more
21h20 28  mai
Green Lantern’s Burden: Re-Evaluating the Superhero Genre’s Woke’ Moment
Daniel Guy
At the turn of the new decade, as the euphoric epoch of the 1960s finally withered away, the symbols of American optimism took on new burdens and new crises. The superheroes of the 1970s, now& more
13h34 24  mai
With Great Power Comes Great Career Opportunities: A Character Study of Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell’s Zenith
James Heath Lantz
Colin Smith makes some valid points in his article He’s Not a Super-Hero, He’s Not Even a Very Naughty Boy: The Case Against Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell’s Zenith . Zenith isn’t a superhero. That’s the& more
01h00 14  mai
Jonathan Hickman’s New Avengers #1: Memento Mori
Matthew Brake
If Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers #1 begins with a creation story, his New Avengers starts out with a less hopeful proclamation: Everything Dies. Hickman’s New Avengers #1 opens with a one-page prologue providing a recap of& more
23h00 24  avril
There is Another World: Postmodernism and Identity in Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol
Roque Briones
Grant Morrison’s run on Doom Patrol is certainly not an easy book to recommend. On the surface, it’s a very dense work with dozens of different literary references hiding in every corner, and it can& more
13h00 11  avril
Judge Dredd and the Rise of the Police State
Douglas Rasmussen
The dystopian science fiction film Dredd (2012), starring Karl Urban as the titular Judge Dredd and Olivia Thirlby as his rookie-in-training Psi Judge Anderson, adapts the popular British comic strip character originally serialized in 2000AD& more
02h06 15  janvier
Send in the Clowns: Todd Phillips’s Joker
Matthew Kirshenblatt
Coulrophobia. A fear of clowns. It’s kind of an ironic fear when you consider the idea that clowns are humanity’s way of making fun of its own mortality. For the longest time, I actually thought& more
18h18 24  décembre
Van Jensen on His OGN Two Dead
Nathan Cabaniss
In America, no one is more powerful than a police officer, a character says at one point in Two Dead, the new crime graphic novel from publisher Gallery 13, a cop can detain you, hurt& more
17h34 21  décembre
Because I Am the Goddamn Batman: Political Ideologies and Transhumanism in Superhero Comics
KD Evans
Superheroes give us a way to get at the ideologies at work in transhumanism and politics. The genre of superhero comics is a fantastical take on an often dystopian version of our own real world.& more
15h00 07  décembre
David Seelow on Teaching with Comics and His Book Lessons Drawn
Nicholas Yanes
With over twenty-five years of experience in higher education, David Seelow’s career has been defined by his desire to develop new and innovative ways of educating students. In addition to his academic work, Seelow founded& more
17h13 28  septembre
Academics on the Legacy of Fox’s X-Men Films
Nicholas Yanes
Given how fast our current news cycle moves, it is often difficult to remember a time when comic book movies thrived before the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, if we cast our minds to the early& more
16h00 08  septembre
Hell is Other People: Superheroes, Outsiders, and Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan, Part 2
Jesse Berberich
Previously, I explored the themes of Chris Ware’s landmark graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth specifically the role and function of the superhero in this piece and even beyond in Ware’s& more
14h52 31  août
Hell is Other People: Superheroes, Outsiders, and Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan
Jesse Berberich
Chris Ware’s seminal graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth is a masterwork wherein Ware chronicles the struggles of main character, Jimmy, as he navigates through life, eventually meeting his estranged father for& more
14h00 28  août
Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers #1: An Avengers World is Born
Matthew Brake
Hickman begins Avengers #1 like a creation story, the theme of creation being prevalent throughout the three-issue opening arc: First there was nothing. Then everything. As we will see, this is juxtaposed against New Avengers& more
11h26 23  juillet
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 3
David Sweeney
In How To Read Superhero Comics and Why, Klock applies Harold Bloom’s concept of the agon’ to Ellis’s treatment of superheroes in his work for WildStorm. For Bloom, poets can only escape the anxiety of& more
13h00 22  juillet
Capes, Cowls, and Purple: How Prince Merged the Worlds of Music and Comics with Batman and Beyond
James Heath Lantz
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958-April 21, 2016), known throughout most of his career simply as Prince, had been an important part of music since his humble beginnings with the band 94 East in 1975,& more
11h00 01  juillet
The Road to Vertigo: The Suppression and Eventual Rise of Mature Comics and Their Readers
Mikayla J. Laird
The legacy of Vertigo recalls the very idea of comics finally being allowed to mature; letting people swear, drink, openly take drugs for recreation, and bringing in some serious ambiguity as to what it means& 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
15h00 08  juin
Academics on Avengers: Endgame, Part 2
Nicholas Yanes
As mentioned in Part 1, we got so many contributions that we had to split this article up into two parts. Below is the second half, and we hope you enjoy it. And again...BEWARE...FOR SPOILERS& more
01h00 08  juin
Ever to Ashes: The Unadaptable Nature of the Dark Phoenix Saga
J. Andrew Deman
INTRO As Hollywood takes its second big stab at The Dark Phoenix Saga, the most popular X-Men storyline of all-time, certain age-old arguments about the adaptability of comics properties find new footing in our collective& more
14h36 01  juin
Academics on Avengers: Endgame, Part 1
Nicholas Yanes
Avengers: Endgame is a cinematic generational event. The epic conclusion to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first arc that began with 2008’s Iron Man and encompasses twenty-two films. As of this posting, Avengers: Endgame has grossed& 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
01h00 18  mai
Suzanne Scott Discusses Her Career and New Book Fake Geek Girls
Nicholas Yanes
Currently an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at UT Austin, Dr. Suzanne Scott is a scholar focused on fan cultures, gender studies, popular culture, and the various ways they intersect. She has recently published a& more
13h00 11  mai
Avengers: Endgame, Iron Man, and America
James Rovira
Disclaimer: this article includes spoilers starting in the third paragraph, so I wouldn’t read too far if you haven’t watched Avengers: Endgame yet. It also won’t make much sense if you haven’t watched Endgame and& more
22h45 22  mars
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 1
David Sweeney
The title of this essay comes from lines spoken by the character Jenny Sparks in Warren Ellis’s first issue as writer on the WildStorm title Stormwatch (#37, July 1996), after she is recruited to the& more
00h06 13  mars
My Thoughts on Captain Marvel: It’s Complicated
Karra Shimabukuro
Here be spoilers& I went into my 10:30a showing of Captain Marvel not really knowing anything about Carol Danvers Captain Marvel. At a time when the entire media market is glutted with superhero films& more
18h00 24  février
Academics on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Nicholas Yanes
Released on December 14, 2018, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a movie that shouldn’t exist. Superhero movies have been dominated by live action adaptations for well over a decade, while animated comic book movies have& more
20h34 19  janvier
Too Much of Everything
Tom Shapira
Launched in the last month of 2018, TKO Studios is a new publisher that sets out to redefine the industry. Their first wave of announced comics includes titles like Sara - a World War II& more
18h29 27  octobre
Can Thanos Come Snap Comics TV Shows?: Titans Disappoints
Karra Shimabukuro
When Arrow first premiered on the CW, I was excited because the weekly format seemed the perfect fit for telling comic stories. As more shows got rolled out, I was even more excited. The Flash,& more
10h00 23  octobre
We Go Bigger : Diving into Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers
Matthew Brake
Jonathan Hickman’s run on the Avengers picks up just after Brian Michael Bendis’s eight-year run on the title came to an end. Bendis’s time on the title was a veritable event generating machine, beginning with& more
14h00 01  octobre
Jason Aaron & Steve Dillon’s PunisherMAX: Kingpin Becomes Walter White
James Kelly
Though many fans will rightfully clamor for Ennis’ Punisher, Aaron & Dillon’s 22-issue run on the Punisher is the greatest Punisher story ever told. Beginning with Wilson Fisk rising in the criminal world. more
14h00 04  septembre
Julian Chambliss Discusses MSU’s Comics Forum and Commitment to Pop Culture Studies
Nicholas Yanes
Leaving the peninsula of Florida for the peninsula of Michigan, Dr. Julian Chambliss is now a professor in Michigan State University’s Department of English. As a scholar of comic books and popular culture, Chambliss will& more
18h40 18  juin
A Flying Jatt: A Superhero Movie a la Bollywood
Brian Cowlishaw
No one knows better than Sequart’s readership that there are tons of superhero movies out right now. Especially now, in fact, as high popcorn movie season, a k a summer, is just beginning. If you know the& more
19h39 15  juin
Why Latinx Superheroes Matter: An Interview with Eisner Nominee Frederick Luis Aldama
Shawn Edrei
I first met Professor Frederick Luis Aldama in 2015, at a conference held by the International Society for the Study of Narrative in Chicago. His talk on mixed-race superheroes was part of a larger panel& more
23h16 26  mai
Also, It’s Congruent with Lovecraft’s Ideal State of Ataraxia& Providence #12 and the Acceptance of Apocalypse
Dave Whittaker
of all the space unoccupied by familiar material objects not one particle was vacant. Indescribable shapes both alive and otherwise were mixed in disgusting disarray, and close to every known thing were whole worlds of& more
14h00 25  avril
Alan Moore’s Marvelman, Part 2: Welcome to the Real World
James Kelly
What if Marvelman woke up in the real world? That was the simple and enticing high-concept that Alan Moore wished to explore when he began to write his graphic novel Marvelman. In the hands of a great writer something as simple as Superman landing in the Soviet Union can be developed into...
14h00 16  avril
Alan Moore’s Marvelman, Part 1: From the Ashes of Obscurity...
James Kelly
Alan Moore brought new life to one of the most unoriginal superheroes. See how Alan Moore utilized Marvelman to explore and critique the Golden Age of Comics. more
19h38 27  février
Zaki’s Review: Black Panther
Zaki Hasan
Black Panther is a movie that, of necessity, means different things to different audiences. As the latest entry in Disney’s expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe, it holds a specific appeal to longtime comic fans and those& more
18h17 18  janvier
The Tao of Alan Moore and Grant Morrison
Bobby Campbell
I have something of a fascination for the recurring manufactured drama between comic occult visionary writers Alan Moore & Grant Morrison. Often times billed as an epic magickal war, w thematic shades of Aleister Crowley vs. William Butler& 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
17h36 09  janvier
Shelley Barba and Joy Perrin on The Ascendance of Harley Quinn: Essays on DC’s Enigmatic Villain
Nicholas Yanes
Harley Quinn first appeared in a 1992 episode of Batman: The Animated Series. With no previous history in Batman’s lore, Quinn could have just been another random character created for an animated series. However, she& more