By this time, long-time readers of Comic POW! will know that I have been exploring pulp comic storytelling via Dynamite’s offerings. As the main deal-makers with many of the rights holders of the old pulp characters, Dynamite is leading the way in neo-pulp in comics.
When I started the relaunch of Comic POW! while taking Christy Blanch’s gender dynamics-based comics MOOC, part of the premise was that comics are a product of the times in which they’re created. This has been true of many of the comics I (and other
For my final interview of the convention, I spoke with Jamie Portillo who wrote Hell Paso. He has a passion for history that he’s converted into a series of historical fiction graphic novels.
Intrigued by Mercy Sparx, I decided to speak with Josh Blylock of Devil’s Due Entertainment. (Which has just merged with 1st Look) The books turned out to be deeper and more exciting than I expected.
I was told that I had to go talk to the guys at PLB Comics. Turns out they’re a local publisher putting out neat, pulp comics. There’s a lot more to what makes then unique. Check it out:
Volume 5 is all over the place, but it does seem to continue to follow Willingham’s trend of providing some thematic respite after a heavy plot. So this volume starts off with the notion of Bigby’s spies around the world, particularly Cinderalla who, with me
Back in 2012 when I was writing for Player Affinity (now called Entertainment Fuse), I had the opportunity to speak with Cara Nicole aka Arizona Powergirl. This year she came back to Baltimore, so I took the opportunity to catch up with her.
Really, the only bad thing about this panel was that it could easily be a semester at college. So it felt a bit compressed for a one hour panel.
After the Boom! Studios panel I started thinking again about gender and sexual fluidity in comics. Long-time readers will remember I recently wondered about this in the Sunstone article. As James Tynion IV had spoken about his experiences growing up and being excited just to
The biggest takeaway I got from Scott Snyder’s panel at Baltimore Comic-Con was that Scott has a thesis for each story arc he does on Batman. Each is him exploring a new idea with Batman – including recently the father/son relationship he has with Alfred.
This year’s show was, like any other, a mixture of the usual characters in their usual costumes, the usual characters in unique permutations, and characters rarely seen at Baltimore Comic-Con. Overall, the level of costume quality continues to increase year-on-year and it’s exciting to see
Sword and Sorcery are back! With Robert Kendzie at the helm, you’re in for a romping good time. As you hear during our interview, he’s got a fun little twist on all the usual adventure tropes. Dire Destiny is a series to watch!