5 Super Sons Team Ups We Need to See

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on February 18, 2017. Super Sons #1 landed this week and it is already one of our favorite series of the DC Comics Rebirth. Of course, this concept isn’t brand new. Throughout the current run of Superman the idea of a young Jonathan Kent learning about his responsibilities […]

The Many Origins of Wonder Woman

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on July 6, 2016. Think of the word origin. Now think of Superman. Your mind summons images of an exploding planet, kindly farmers in the Midwest, and a baby wrapped in a blanket with the most inspirational “S” you’ll ever find. Now think of Batman. You’ll likely imagine […]

Leading Questions: 10 Questions for 10 Columns

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on January 21, 2016. Every two weeks in a new installment of “Leading Questions”, the young, lantern jawed Mark Stack will ask Comics Bulletin’s very own Chase Magnett a question he must answer. However, Mark doesn’t plan on taking it easy on Chase. He’ll be setting him […]

Superhero Films Open the Door to Women in Hollywood

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on May 25, 2015. This year will see the release of at least 13 films budgeted at over $100 million, possibly more depending on films like Ant-Man, which may come close. While 2014 saw that many productions breach the $150 million mark, that’s still a lot of money […]

Planetary #10: Secrets, Lies, and Death

This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on November 18, 2014. Ray Sonne: Time to be afraid. Time to be very afraid. Warren Ellis and John Cassaday turn their critical eyes back to the superhero genre in Planetary #10 and there is a lot to deal with in this issue. We open to a […]

Wonder Woman #35 is a Conclusion Worthy of a God (Review)

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on October 31, 2014. The announcement of the New 52 promised something big. It promised an opportunity for the characters and properties at DC Comics to be imagined anew by some of the best creators in the industry. It promised a fresh starting point with exciting perspectives. DC […]

DC Comics Presents: Representation

This article was originally published at ComicBook.Com on October 22, 2014. Warner Brothers’ CEO Kevin Tsujihara released the biggest movie news of 2014 at a meeting for investors. He revealed a film schedule leading to 2020, which included a minimum of two superhero films every year starting in 2016. In addition to the specific films […]

10 Great Superhero Cosplays for Young Women

This article was originally published at The Nerd Cave on May 9, 2014. I sit on the volunteer board for a charity race held in Omaha called the 5K Superhero Run for CASA. It is a superhero themed run that supports child advocacy efforts in the Omaha area. Although the race is still growing, it […]

12th Level Intellect: Wonder Woman: Azzarello, God of Conflict

This article was originally published at DC Infinite on March 18, 2014. Wonder Woman has been one of the most critically successful titles since the New 52 initiative was launched two and a half years ago. It’s also one of only four (1) DC comics to maintain its original creative team. This is due to the high quality […]

Friday Followup – 04/19/13

Chew #33 After the climax in issue 30 of “Chew”, it’s becoming exceedingly clear that John Layman is building towards his end game. Like much of the series issue 33 stands on its own fine, with lots of goofy, new, “chew-tastic” details bouncing around the page. The fabulous Navy sailors and their seal sidekicks fit […]