Road Diary: My Exclusive with "Before Watchmen"... →
A few days before Easter I was invited to DC Entertainment’s New York City offices for an eyes only preview of the comics comprising the New 52’s second wave and Before Watchmen. This is the story of that visit, the comics I saw and how I learned to break my own rules.
Review: Batman #9 →
The Metaphors and Mythology of “Batman #9” The back-up has a strong gothic feel, most notably derived from the artwork of Rafael Albuquerque. The panels are beautiful in their sinister and menacing rendering. It is the most stylized art of the whole issue…
It’s not always easy to distinguish between existentialism and a bad mood.– Matthew Stover, Blade of Tyshalle (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
Interview: Dial H writer China Miéville →
“I want the run to be an absolutely faithful homage to the original,” China Miéville says when asked about working on the new Dial H from DC. “But there would be no point to doing that if you couldn’t also go somewhere new with it.” Read my interview with China Miéville: “To Dial 4376: The PopMatters Exclusive Interview with China Miéville”
Review: Blue Estate #11 →
What the eleventh and near-final issue of Blue Estate presents is a fairytale where the starlet princess is rescued by the AA assassin prince charming… it’s pure E! True Hollywood Story-noir. Read my full review of Blue Estate #11: A Fairytale of LA.
Review: Dial H #1 →
The new Dial H has an aesthetic and sense that hovers somewhere beyond the palpable routine of superhero stories, as an exercise between the high culture of literature and the publicly perceived low culture of comic books. Read my full review for PopMatters: The Robust Recontextualization of Dial H.