A recent Washington Post article reveals that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor was a serious comic book fan in her youth, and such an avid reader of comics like "Archie" and "Casper" that her family became concerned that they might "corrupt" her:"The females were expected to achieve more," said her younger brother, Juan Sotomayor. She loved comic books -- Archie, Casper, Richie Rich -- so much that, after her father died, her paternal grandmother and aunts once convened a family meeti
A few weeks ago I rounded up all the Obama cameos in comics I could find, but it turns out that the Obama tie-in train is impossible to stop, and they just keep on coming. I've got a new batch that includes everything from a tale about Obama as an adorable little boy growing up in Indonesia to a completely out of control erotic manga featuring the President and the P
ComicsAlliance runs down the biggest -- and best -- books of the week.
GRATEFUL FOR A STORY LONG OVERDUE IN Detective Comics #854. When DC reintroduced the character of Batwoman, the mainstream press had a field day with the announcement that she was a lesbian. Executive Editor Dan DiDio said, "th
We've talked a lot about the Obama-as-superhero theme, and College Humor has the latest take -- and one of the most enjoyable. It comes complete with a catchy theme song and animated video where you can watch Obama fight the recession, global warming, giant robots, pirates, Al Qaeda, and bears
Salon.com has an article today about the similarities between President Obama and Spock from Star Trek, from his mixed race heritage to his passion for logic:
"Like Spock, part of what makes Obama so appealing is the fact that although he's an outsider -- "proudly alien," as Leonard Nimoy once put it -- he uses that distance to cultivate a sense of perspective. ... Nimoy's alter ego was the harbinger of a future in which logic would reign over emotion, and rati