3 Things We Learned From Latest Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer

The latest “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” trailer has finally dropped, giving a further glimpse into the second chapter of Marvel’s intergalactic, sci-fi, action, comedy blockbuster. This trailer introduced characters and weaved new themes that set the tone for what may be a more serious, but still funny sequel. So lets look at three […]

The LEGO Batman movie — or, return of the not-so-serious Batman, Part 2

In my last post, I talked about the history of whimsical, light-hearted interpretations of Batman, from the kid-friendly adventures of the 50s and 60s to modern revivals like the Brave and the Bold animated series and the delightful Batman ’66 comic. As much as I enjoy talking about that kind of thing, though, I had an ulterior […]

Grim avenger of the night? The return of the not-so-serious Batman, part 1

Comic fans know Batman as a dark, moody character, a brooding avenger who haunts the rooftops of Gotham City and periodically swings down to punch clowns in the face. That’s the Batman who’s been the more-or-less standard comics version of the character since the 1980s, when works like Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke, […]

Felicity Grows Past Her Limits in New Breast Expansion Series

Criminal intrigue and sexual exploits reach bra-busting proportions in Felicity, a new series from The Breast Expansion Story Club. Author Fahzbehn returns in brilliant fashion with a titillating premise and a captivating cast of characters, while the art of J.J. McQuade perfectly complements the fast-paced, winding tale of riveting sex scenes, enthralling breast expansion, and […]

More Than Comics: The Importance of Backmatter to the Reading Experience

While the days of mail order ads and snail mail letters are gone, comic book backmatter is as important as ever. Particularly with creator-owned comics, single issues and collected editions are coming with all kinds of extra content that provides readers a more immersive experience. Story Related Writer Jonathan Hickman is notorious for putting his […]

The Rise of Comics as the Birth Place for Pop Culture

From Peanuts and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to The Avengers and The Walking Dead, comics have long been fertile ground for fresh ideas, birthing some of the most beloved properties in American entertainment. Whether due to the budgetless nature or singularity of vision, comics have flourished as a place where distinct voices, creative concepts, and […]