Grounded

‘Funky Winkerbean’ Takes On J. Michael Straczynski’s ‘Grounded’ Story Arc. You Are Not Hallucinating This Headline.
‘Funky Winkerbean’ Takes On J. Michael Straczynski’s ‘Grounded’ Story Arc. You Are Not Hallucinating This Headline.
As regular ComicsAlliance readers know all too well by now, I have an all-consuming obsession with Tom Batiuk's Funky Winkerbean, a newspaper comic strip that is usually devoted to chronicling the various miseries of its characters. In last month's strips, a joke about the announcement of DC's relaunch raised the question of whether Batiuk was banking his strips a year in advance, and now, we hav
War Rocket Ajax #11: The Superman Exit Interview with Chris Roberson
War Rocket Ajax #11: The Superman Exit Interview with Chris Roberson
This week, ComicsAlliance's official podcast is proud to welcome writer Chris Roberson back to the show for an honest, open interview about his tenure as the writer of Superman, what it was like to take over the "Grounded" story, the stories he didn't get to tell during his run, and his take on what really happened to Sharif, Superman's Muslim ally in the controversial issue that got sh
Silver Age Remix Comics: ‘Superman: Grounded’ [Original Art]
Silver Age Remix Comics: ‘Superman: Grounded’ [Original Art]
From Blackest Night to Flashpoint, today's super-hero comics are all built around the Big Event. But what if those stories had happened forty, fifty, or even sixty years ago? That's the question that ComicsAlliance is trying to answer with the help of artist Kerry Callen (who drew the incredible "Silver Age Marvel" pieces), by reimagining how the biggest modern-day DC Comics event comics
‘Superman’ #707: Chris Roberson Turns It All Around
‘Superman’ #707: Chris Roberson Turns It All Around
Here at ComicsAlliance, we've expressed some pretty strong feelings about "Grounded," the much-ballyhooed story arc where writer J. Michael Straczynski and artist Eddy Barrows sent Superman on a walk across America. The whole thing's been a train wreck since day one, with terrible characterization and a smarmy, condescending version of the Man of Steel combined with late comics, equally
Superman To Walk Across America in ‘Grounded’ by J. Michael Straczynski
Superman To Walk Across America in ‘Grounded’ by J. Michael Straczynski
Superman is perhaps best known for the qualities that make him so different from the average American, like being able to fly, shoot lasers from his eyes, deflect bullets, and generally be a solar-powered, nigh-omnipotent alien. But despite his immigrant origins, the Man of Steel has always prided himself on his relationship to humanity and to America in particular, and in "Superman" #70