There's something essential about the superhero that can be easy to overlook in today's cultural climate, and that's the idea that these heroes can inspire us to become better people, by setting an example, striving to do the right thing and using their gifts to create a better world for everyone
Happy Chanukah, everybody! Even though we've just crossed the halfway point of the Jewish festival of lights, it's not too late to buy some gifts for some of your chosen friends. Luckily, the world of comics has provided us with a whole range of books with Judaic appeal
The way that Sarah Glidden tells it, her graphic novel How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less started as an argument with her mother. They were debating the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, a topic that hits close to home for American Jews.
"Maybe before you make up your mind, you should actually go there and see it. Why don't you go on that Birthright trip. You're running out of time, you know."
It was this su
Saturday's Image Comics Show at New York Comic Con provided fans with some updates on upcoming projects from the publisher, plus a couple of exclusive announcements about new books, including a new book from rising star Nick Spencer called "The Infinite Vacation," a five-issue miniseries from Spencer and artist Christian Ward scheduled to begin in January 2011. Check out the video trailer after the jump, along with announcement
At today's BOOM! Studios' "Irredeemable"/"Incorruptible" panel, writer and Chief Creative Officer Mark Waid and Editor in Chief Matt Gagnon sat down with fans for a friendly and informal discussion about the company's signature superhero books. Waid spent the bulk of the panel engaging directly with fan
With the release of "Franken-Castle" #21, the year-long saga that cast the Punisher as a movie monster is finally drawing to a close. The move back to "Normal Punisher" (if there ever was such a thing) has been pretty inevitable; there was clearly no way that Frank was going to spend too much time with an engine on his back and tubes sticking out of his chest. On the other hand, it's a shame that we have to say goodbye to h
If you scan the credits of some of your favorite Marvel books, it's pretty likely you might see Nathan Cosby listed as an editor. In the past few years, he's established himself as an editor attached to creative projects that appeal to a variety of audiences including the pulpy action of "Agents of Atlas," fan-favorite "Thor the Mighty Avenger, and the Eisner Award-winning "Wonderful Wizard of Oz
This week marks Joe Quesada's tenth anniversary as Editor-in-Chief (and now Chief Creative Officer) at Marvel Comics and there is most definitely cause for celebration. It's been a pretty great decade for Marvel if you reflect upon the assortment of engaging stories, creative risks and majo