By Alicia Korenman
  • Sandman to Teen Titans To X-Babies!

    July 20, 2012 at 9:31 am

    As I predicted last week, a LOT of exciting news came out at SDCC, hitting pretty much every corner of the comic book world — there should be something for everyone in this post! First up, what I personally am most excited about: MORE SANDMAN! Not only is Neil Gaiman writing this new miniseries, but […]

  • Things That Are On My Monkeybrain

    July 13, 2012 at 9:03 am

    This weekend is San Diego Comic-Con, probably the biggest annual event for comic book fans–and since the Con has begun branching out to tv shows and movies, for popular culture in general. In fact, it’s become so popular to premiere big things at the show that this year’s lucky fans will get to see new […]

  • Spider-Ennui Tingling!

    July 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

    So the new Spider-Man movie opened this week, and you probably think I’m excited about it! But I’m really not. For one thing, there are only so many superhero movies I can be interested in, and right now my brain space is reserved by the Avengers and all its related movies, and the Christopher Nolan […]

  • Born on the Fourth of July

    June 29, 2012 at 9:30 am

    In honor of the upcoming July 4th holiday, today I’m going to devote this column to Captain America, patriotic superhero! Cap is one of the original superheroes, created by comics legends Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, debuting in 1941 as a deliberately political/patriotic character (since, of course, America was then at war). Captain America was […]

  • HeroesCon Be Choosers

    June 22, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Another weekend, another AMAZING COMIC BOOK CONVENTION IN NC! Wait, what? Yes, it’s true, Charlotte NC is home to one of the awesomest comic book conventions out there—HeroesCon, which has its 30th anniversary this weekend and is celebrating by being even better than ever. If you’ve never been to a comic book convention, don’t be […]

  • Home of the Brave

    June 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Today I’m taking a break from my usual comic-book coverage to talk about another big summer movie that should appeal to comic book fans—and don’t worry, it’s not The Avengers again! I was lucky enough to see a sneak preview of Brave this week andjust have to take the time to tell everyone how AMAZING […]

  • An Interview with Alex Wilson

    June 8, 2012 at 10:36 am

    In super exciting comic book-related news, local author Alex Wilson has won an Eagle Award! The Eagle Awards are a long-running comic book competition presented annually at the MCM Expo London Comic Con, and this year they featured a special award sponsored by Snow White and the Huntsman, the MCM Expo Award For New Visionaries, […]

  • Recommendations for the Younger Set

    May 31, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I’ve spent lots and lots of time lately talking about superheroes, superhero comics, superhero movies, etc—which is a little bit odd, since superhero comics are by no means my favorite genre in the world of comics. So today I’m going to tell you guys about more great comics for kids—specifically elementary and middle school readers. […]

  • Good Characters Who Happen To Be…

    May 25, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    It has been kind of an interesting week for comic book fans this week, at least in my RSS Reader! For one thing, both DC and Marvel seem to be trying to get in on the Archie team’s talent for getting press coverage by making announcements about gay characters. In Marvel’s Astonishing X-Men, there’s going […]

  • From All Avenging Angles

    May 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    So I imagine most everyone has seen the Avengers movie by this point, judging by the fact that it had THE BEST OPENING WEEKEND EVER FOR A MOVIE and whatever other records it smashed. I hope all of you stayed through ALL the credits, because there were two extra scenes after the movie ended (one […]