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Sex Criminals Vol 2: The Honeymoon’s Over

Reading Sex Criminals Vol 1, one almost feels like Fraction and Zdarsky never expected to be able to get away with this comic. It’s almost even neatly wrapped up by the end in the sense of one of those stories that leaves more questions unanswered

Sex Criminals Featured Image

Sex Criminals: Making the metaphor a little less subtle

We are used to comics containing metaphorical representations of puberty. With the X-Men it is no coincidence that the mutant powers kick in when the characters reach puberty. There’s no better metaphor for the inexplicable changes the body partakes during puberty than to suddenly start

Hawkeye: Un-Avenger-like

Why is Hawkeye Striking a Nerve?

Everyone who is talking about comics has already written about what a great run Fraction’s Hawkeye is. Here at Comic POW! it was Dan’s best Marvel comic of 2012 and Kari explored the amazing art. But what is it about Hawkeye that’s so resonant right now?

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Images Comics wants all your Money

While I was on vacation last week Image Comics announced a boatload of new series coming out soon. Here they are: The Fade Out I’m not a huge fan of Ed Brubaker, but I do respect his work on Fatale. It’s going to be ending

Iron Man 3 Promotional Picture: This image of the Mandarin did not reassure me.

The Mandarin: Reimagining Problematic Characters

Iron Man 3 has just been released on DVD, which makes now the perfect time to discuss some of the controversy surrounding its primary antagonist. The way the movie handled the character of the Mandarin upset some long-time comic fans and relieved others. When I

Satellite Sam #2 - Frustration

Sex, TV, and Murder (Satellite Sam #1 and #2)

I’m a history buff that has a huge breadth of knowledge. I know a bit about nearly every period in history and I know more than a bit in subjects that fascinate me. I’ve considered media history to be one of those areas where I’ve

Sex Criminals Finally Gets a Release Date

I’ve bee waiting for this series ever since I first heard about it. It has Matt Fraction (who I LOVE from Hawkeye, Fantastic Four, and The Defenders) and it has a ridiculously fun sounding premise. Suzie has a secret. When she has sex, she stops

Satellite Sam #1

New Image Series and One Awesome Surprise

The AMAZING Matt Fraction (see today’s post in which Kari explores his teamwork with Aja on Hawkeye) will be teaming up with Howard Chaykin for a new black and white series called Satellite Sam. I’m extremely excited for this series both because of Fraction’s involvement

Hawkeye #1 cover

Art and the Feel of Hawkeye

When I’m reading a story – in comics or otherwise – I do my best to notice and evaluate all of the elements that the creator or creators have included. It’s easy for me to do in novels; years of English classes from grade school

2012′s Comics of the Year (video follow-up)

Dan and I take some time to discuss our top picks from the 2012’s Comics of the Year. Top Marvel Book: right at the beginning Top DC Books: 7:20 Top Creator-Owned Book 12:40 sec Top Marvel Arc 19:14 Top DC Arc 23:46 Top Creator-Owned Arc