The American Psychological Association's annual convention went retro this year, when a speaker mentioned that comic books may have a negative effect on the young boys of today. According to Dr. Shar
In general, it's the comic book heroes who are held up as romantic prospects. Their noble quests, taut abs, and forthright expressions make them the most eligible non-vampire fictional characters. They also have personal lives designed to garner sympathy; they'll relate on-panel to relatives, friends, partners or just people in the street in ways that show us that beneath their rough exterior, they're good people. If only someone could reach them! Add to this the inevitable holiday issues in which they give presents to orphans or save puppies, and readers will ignore the much more romantically suitable element of the average comic book: Supervillains.
A few months ago, I wrote about a white lantern ring being sold on eBay. The plastic ring was one of the set of rings which were promotional giveaways, sent out by the bagful to comics shops along with certain issues of "Blackest Night." While they were given out free to customers, they quickly found a price on eBay. Most valuable were the "error rings,
With all the death, destruction, heartbreak, misery, and Nazi gorillas of modern comics, it's nice to see certain blogs which focus on the sweeter aspects of comic books. They keep us from forgetting that there's a lot of fun stuff mixed in with the sturm und drang. Ultra-l
In the past decade, we've seen that comic book movies, even relatively obscure comic book movies, have the ability to transcend their genre and be very impressive films, while making boatloads of sweet, sweet money for their creators. Still, not all comic book characters auto
Generally you don't hear much about comic book characters' religions, unless it's a holiday special or they're making the sign of the cross over a man they just killed. Which makes sense. Religion can b
Every comic book collector experiences a certain moment. Maybe after a long, complicated move, one of our long boxes is a little lighter than it was in the old apartment. Maybe after a visit from nieces or nephews our coffee tables aren't as crowded with comics as they once were
A documentary about Grant Morrison has gained a distributor, and comic book fans have gained one more thing to be excited about. The documentary is entitled "Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods"; a good title that hints at not only Morrison's reputation as the ecstatic mystic of the comic book world but the awe he inspires in the vast majority of comic book fans.
Comic books give a lot of clues about exactly how rich their very richest citizens are. There are casual references to buying an island just for a quiet place to stay, buying a hotel so a lady friend can have a swim in a fountain, and of course, Kevlar doesn't come cheap. But