By Alicia Korenman
  • Avenge Me! (Plus Free Comics!)

    May 4, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Guys, it’s May, and that means two AWESOME things are happening this weekend! First, this Saturday, the 5th, is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.  Yes, this is a day where you can go to a comic book store and GET FREE COMICS. Good ones, too! And there’s lots of stuff for all ages (I’ve already been […]

  • I Heart Love and Rockets

    April 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Love and Rockets has probably been my favorite comic book series for over a decade now. Though it’s been running since the early ’80s, I didn’t discover it until Penny Century #1 came out in the late 90s — I was immediately drawn to the cover art (as seen here), and the story within wasn’t […]

  • Two Guys, A Girl and a Pop Tate's Place

    April 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

    This week I’m going to do a little news round-up, because a few interesting headlines hit recently. First off, let’s catch up with the wonderfully wacky world of Archie! (I’m perpetually fascinated with the Archie universe.) Anyway, the big news right now is that issue #636 will feature a gender-swapped version of the cast after […]

  • Come Into My (Alternate) World

    April 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    So the big comic book news story this week (to me, anyway) is THE MEETING OF THE SPIDER-MEN. “Spider-MEN?” you may be asking right now. Yes, that’s right, there is more than one, due to the many, many Spidey-related books that Marvel is putting out at any given moment (although this is true of all […]

  • Eisner on the Prize-ner

    April 6, 2012 at 10:56 am

    The Eisner Award nominations were announced this week, which is huge news in the comic book world—these awards are basically the Oscars of comic books. So if you’re looking to get into comics, checking out the nominees isn’t a bad place to start—they run the gamut from single issues of superhero comics to books aimed […]

  • Adventure Comics (not that one)

    March 30, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Inspired by last week’s Hunger-Games-frenzy (I loooooooved the movie and basically cried for the whole thing. What did you guys think? Obviously the books have a lot more details, but I really liked the movie version, especially the behind-the-scenes stuff), I’m going to tell you guys about some GREAT adventure series for a variety of […]

  • Appropriate For Hunger Audiences

    March 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

    OK, I know I’m supposed to be talking about comics, but I am WAY too excited for the Hunger Games movie to talk about comics! But just so I’m not completely off-topic, here are two Hunger Games-related comics by Faith Erin Hicks (whose Friends with Boys I recommended a couple weeks ago. The first  is […]

  • Tie-In Time Again

    March 16, 2012 at 11:00 am

    The recent news about the apparent failure of the John Carter movie (which even I, a die-hard Michael Chabon fangirl [he wrote the script], have no interest in seeing) has me thinking about comic book movie adaptations—and adaptations of movies into comic books. The latter is actually more interesting to me–comic book movies, of course, […]

  • Female Heroes in Mainstream Comics

    March 9, 2012 at 11:59 am

    These days, I hear a lot about sexism in comics, and I agree that it’s a huuuuuuge problem (especially in mainstream superhero comics)—read Kelly Thompson’s essay if you don’t believe me. So today I’m going to tell you about some of my favorite women characters in mainstream comics who are done well (I’ll probably talk […]

  • Shock And Archie

    March 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Another week, another comic book controversy. You may be surprised to hear that, of all things, Archie Comics has stirred up a fuss, but that isn’t actually surprising at all (which I’ll get to in a moment). This week, the issue is that the American Family Association noticed an issue of an Archie comic that […]