When I started soliciting questions for my Halloween-themed Ask Chris columns, one of the questions I got pretty often was about whether there was a comic book character that I found to be genuinely frightening. There are certainly a few, like the Invunche from Swamp Thing that are built from such disturbing, horrifying imagery that they stick with you
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One of those old saws that always gets tossed around every election year is that nobody who actually wants to be President should ever be given the job. If that's true, then I think we can all agree that it would be better if someone just woke up one morning and found out he was in charge of the country. And also -- a
Like a lot of comics readers, I'm usually of the mind that most things would be a hell of a lot better if they involved superheroes, even the American political system. I mean really, you might be interested in tonight's Presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but it'd probably be a lot more fun to watch if it was Batman demanding to see Superman's birth certificate and insinuating that he was some kind of Kryptonian Raoist sympathizer.
Last week, Captain Marvel Shazam Billy Batson and his super-powered alter ego returned to the spotlight in the pages of Justice League #0. For the new version, DC's going for a grittier, edgier version of the character that's sure to delight middle aged readers everywhere who want to see a little kid be a dick to everybody, but let's be honest: That grim darkness was always there, right from those original stories.
And to prove it, I'm
It's an Election Year here in America, which means that the strange eccentricities of our political system are in full swing. Don't get me wrong, it's not exactly a logical progression any other time, but it's only once every four years that things get truly insane, with mud-slinging ads, people pretending to be plumbers and the occasional celebrity yelling at a piece of furniture.
If you attended elementary school sometime in the past forty years or so, you may already be familiar with Scholastic Scope, a Language Arts-themed magazine for students put out in order to encourage reading, and therefore the purchase of the many fine books available from Scholastic Publishing. What you may
On the off chance that you missed it, yesterday was Jack Kirby's birthday. The King of Comics would've been 95, and it probably won't surprise anyone to learn that here at ComicsAlliance, we've been thinking a lot about the man and his contributions to the medium this week. That's why I decided
It wasn't that long ago that the Bizarro Back Issues column turned its focus to Action Comics #304 and "The Interplanetary Olympics," but there was something I didn't mention in the write-up of that story. As it turns out, the strange saga of Superman going out into space and totally choking at a sham Olympics that's actually just a cover for three
A few weeks back, I talked about Superman's ill-fated trip to the Interplanetary Olympics. In that story, the Man of Steel claimed that he could've won if he wanted to, but let's face facts here: When it came down to it, Super
I've never really been much of a sports fan, mostly because my enjoyment of a sport is based entirely on how often a steel folding chair is used as a weapon, and for some reason that never really happens in basketball. That