Finally, an October Surprise for this year's US Presidential Election that we think is actually worthy of the title. Forget Donald Trump being nosy about passports and college applications, the real news is that Buffy and Firefly creator (and Avengers screenwriter and director) Joss Whedon is endorsing Mitt Romney - and he's asking you to, as well. Click through to watch his explanation, and gain a whole ne
The Allegra LaViola Gallery in New York City plays host this week to artist Casey Jex Smith, whose exhibition will kick off Wednesday night with a performance based on role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. With Smith as the Dungeon Master and audience members in control of the game dice, actors representing President
Humor: How It Should Have Ended turns its attention to The Amazing Spider-Man.
Interviews: Sean T. Collins talks to Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez all at the same time and somehow manages not to turn into Chris Farley. You'll want to read this.
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Community activists United NY staged a costumed demonstration in Manhattan on Thursday to protest economic inequality on the final evening of the Republican National Convention. The action made more explicit a connection first observed by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh: the homophonic relationship between Bain Capital, the private equity firm co-founded by Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and Bane, the Batman villain of DC Comics and The Dark Knight Rises. While Limbaugh's extremely tenuous connection of the two was designed to cri
Comic books have a history of attempting to tie-in with US Presidential Elections; in 2008, remember, Image Comics' Savage Dragon endorsed Barack Obama before the election, and Marvel Comics' Amazing Spider-Man hung out with him following his inauguration. But no comic's storyline has ever
You probably know about Rush Limbaugh's latest embarrassing conspiracy theory, whereby DC Comics writer and artist Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan created the villain Bane 20 years ago as a spectacularly circuitous eff-you to Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who likes to brag about founding the investment firm Bain Capital, during his presidential campaign this year. Well, on last night's episode of TBS' Conan, comedian Conan O'Brien put forth some "evidence" that Limbaugh may not be as dumb as we thought.*
*As you can see, it was all a joke. R
Having observed the tremendous popularity of DC Comics New 52 initiative, whereby the publisher relaunched its entire line of superher titles with designed costumes, retooled creative teams and updated origins, cartoonist Ward Sutton wondered if the same kind of aesthetic overhaul could be helpful to politicians. With that in mind, Sutton created a series of amusing portraits for The Village Voice that imagi