When you see a valuable comic locked up in a safe, it's fair to wonder whether it's really intended for people other than ardent fans to enjoy, or even to know about. But a new documentary airing on PBS uses superheroes to tell a larger tale of American popular entertainment.
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Glen Weldon gets the stink eye from a legend of the comics industry, enjoys hijinks onstage, and has to pee in the middle of the ceremony.
Glen Weldon gives close attention to a story from what he calls "Superman: The Crazypants Years."
Dissatisfied with the scope and costs of the biggest fan convention in the country, one fan started a new gathering of her own, and she quickly brought some big names in to help out.
The latest Iron Man installment continues an argument begun in last summer's The Avengers about two very different kinds of American exceptionalism.
Our comics blogger rounds up a long list of comics you may be able to find for free this weekend at your local comics shop and tells you which ones might work best for you.
A new documentary examines the history of women warriors and asks why we haven't had our Wonder Woman movie yet.
Cartoonist Lucy Knisley's culinary memoir/graphic novel Relish: My Life in the Kitchen is the work of a food enthusiast, not a food snob; she shares her love of delicious meals with an easy charm that'll send you into the kitchen.
Our comics blogger examines the controversy surrounding the decision not to release an issue of the popular SAGA series for Apple devices.
Bruce. Clark. Lois. Dick. What happens when fictional characters hang around long after their given name falls out of common use? Statistics provide a nerdy clue.
Glen Weldon wraps up his 2012 review with four graphic novels that cover territory from kids with secrets to ghosts in graveyards to a difficult experience in the art world.
Our comics bloggers shines a spotlight on his 5 favorite ongoing comics series, including an apocalyptic eco-thriller, a swooning space opera, and a smart, witty superhero book for people who hate superheroes.
Our comics blogger examines the new 'Man of Steel' from a historical perspective and asks, Is Zack Snyder making Ma and Pa Kent ... interesting?
Now that Clark Kent's abandoning print journalism for the web, our comics blogger ruminates on the reasons for his decision, and wonders where it might lead.
A new graphic novel tells a satisfyingly complex and layered story of the love between a Hudson River steamship captain and a mermaid who may be hiding a dark secret.