• Kirby Five-Oh: Celebrating Fifty Years of the King of Comics

    Kirby Five-Oh: Celebrating Fifty Years of the King of Comics

    All hail the King! Matthew Moyer finds Jack Kirby’s comics legacy well-preserved in this pair of retrospectives from Twomorrows Press.

  • The Incredible Hulk

    The Incredible Hulk

    Bruce Banner is on the run as he tries to control the beast inside of him. You wouldn’t like Rob Levy when he’s angry, but you’ll like him even less when he’s disappointed by a summer blockbuster.

  • John Romita… And All That Jazz

    John Romita… And All That Jazz

    Still depressed over that last Spider-Man movie? Matthew Moyer recommends you pick up this collection of interviews with Spidey artist extraordinaire Romita and travel back to a simpler time in Marvel Comics. Face it tiger, this is your lucky day!

  • Brush Strokes With Greatness

    Brush Strokes With Greatness

    All hail the lowly inker, whose work in comics is always seen but rarely noticed. Matthew Moyer takes a gander at this retrospective on Marvel’s Joe Sinnott and feels the impact.

  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four

    “Flame on!” With that iconic phrase, Marvel Comics’ first super-group — the Fantastic Four — finally make their appearance on the big screen this summer. Can Tim Story’s presentation of the classic comic book possibly live up to the hype? More importantly, does the movie reach Spider-Man levels of filmmaking genius…or will it join Hulk and Elektra in the dustbin of superhero duds? Our resident Jack Kirby worshipper, Steve Stav, just might have the answer.

  • The Collected Jack Kirby Collector: Volume One

    Jack Kirby was the creator or co-creator of almost every Marvel Comics super-hero and villain you ever heard of, including The Fantastic Four, Magneto, the X-Men, and Doctor Doom. Ben Varkentine says this book may not be the place to start for newcomers, but fans will have a picnic.

  • Dick Giordano: Changing Comics, One Day At A Time

    Artist and editor Dick Giordano headed DC Comics’ editorial department through the ’80s. By a strange coincidence, that happens to have been the decade of Ben Varkentine’s "golden age" as a fan, so he’s here to get filled in on all the details.

  • The Life and Art of Murphy Anderson

    Comics legend Murphy Anderson finally gets his own biography, an event big enough to draw in reformed comic geek Aaron Shaul, who actually learns a thing or two along the way.

  • X2: X-Men United

    In reviewing the second installment of the X-Men series, Steve Stav reveals his secret alter-ego of "comic-book geek." Guilty pleasures (and spoilers) await…

  • Spider-Man

    Director Sam Raimi brings the Marvel Comics hero who "does whatever a spider can" to the big screen for the first time. Can he swing from a thread? Take a look at Ben Varkentine’s review to find out!

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