One of the quintessential Spider-Man stories. You can’t fully understand the character without reading these issues. Peter Parker might get older, get married, and go through many of life’s ordeals, but If This Be My Destiny...! captures that desire to do whatever it takes to protect a loved one. It’s the heart of the character of Spider-Man and his heroic nature.
There is a certain simplicity when it comes to The Riddler as a character that is very appealing and that makes him a good contrast to Batman, who is motivated by his desire to protect people. I think that could be an interesting perspective to show in the upcoming Matt Reeves film: how a man takes the mantle of a bat-inspired by his own personal loss while another basically does it to feed his own insanity. I don’t think we’re going to see that, but it’s what I would do from that perspective.
Last of Irin is a promising story. There are many interesting elements here, with a solid foundation where a great comic can grow. Like I have mentioned before, characterization is an aspect where the writer needs to improve, but that is the part of a writer’s journey: to grow and improve as they practice.
Batman/Predator might not be a masterpiece, but it is a fine example of how to make comics, of how to tell an exciting story and of how impactful and valuable quality art is. It demonstrates a great understanding of franchises you are working with and overall shows respect for the medium as a form of entertainment.
The Eighth is a solid series and I do truly believe this. Adam Lawson has a very clear idea of what he was aiming for and manages to accomplish his goal with strong dedication. This is a comic that combines very dark elements with an urban feeling. It’s messy, dark and lots of fun, which is something many writers struggle with, so props to him for managing to do that in such a capable manner.
Adam Lawson, who has worked in film and TV for quite some time, and who recently finished his crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for his own comic book creation, The Eighth, which we reviewed in this blog. We were interested in knowing about the process behind that comic, and so we contacted Adam to do an interview. We had a very friendly discussion about comics, writing, how to use crowdfunding, and a lot more. I hope you enjoy it!
The Punisher is not an outdated character. In fact, he is timeless. He is the perennial story of a man seeking revenge and justice. He is an example of a broken man that will do what the law didn’t’ do for him. And if he makes you feel uncomfortable or out of your comfort zone as far as morals go… then good. He is meant to do that.
Adam Lawson does a great job delivering this story. The Eighth has a strong concept and contains graphic scenes of sex and violence. Because of the writing style, the story is fast-paced with ever-changing events and many action scenes.
We were able to sit down and interview the legendary comic book artist and writer William Messner-Loeb. Bill Loeb is famous for his work on popular titles such as The Flash, Wonder Woman, and Johnny Quest. In this interview, we go over his most recent work and answer questions about some of the most popular titles he's worked on during his career.
The Archer’s Quest is a reminder of how great Green Arrow can be done right and how using continuity as a source of inspiration can lead to some very interesting stories. That’s why I like this period of DC’s history so much: they were relying a lot more on continuity and it was a great way to showcase how the characters evolved throughout the years and how others came and became part of the family.
Now, we all know Thor, especially now that he is more popular than ever due to Chris Hemsworth’s portrayal in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But I often feel that the vast majority of readers and viewers have a somewhat rudimentary knowledge of Thor and what makes his character tick, which is why I wanted to address why he is quite likely the clearest example of an epic hero in pop culture nowadays.
Like many of you, most of us have also been stuck at home during the coronavirus quarantine. While you are staying safe and being a hero at home you may have exhausted all of the to watch items on your Netflix list. Don't fear, as we've put together a list of highly underrated comic books you can read during the quarantine to keep you entertained.