In the Night, He Listens

Archie Goodwin is probably the best editor Batman comics ever had, but he might also be one of the best writers to ever tackle Bruce Wanye and his caped alter ego. Collaborating wth Howard Chaykin, José Muñoz, Walt Simonson, Gene Ha, Jim Aparo and others, he defined and redefined the Dark Knight.

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Who Is the Author of a Comic?

Comics are often extremely collaborative, many owned by companies, not individuals, so who are the real authors? How do we define author in the case comics? Does Frank Miller or Joh Romita Jr bear the responsibility of visuals in Superman Year One? How did a Gisèle Lagacé comic almost have its cover redrawn and recolored by the printer? What is an auteur, a mangaka, a gensakusha? Why should we, as audience, fans, or professionals, care?

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Stay Liminal: Giant-Size X-Statix!

Peter Milligan, Michael Allred, and Laura Allred present the glorious return of X-Statix and their descendents, in Giant-Size X-Statix #1! Thrill as Katie learns her true heritage and how to work her pelvic floor for fun, fame, and to save lives! See Guy cry! Enjoy gentle bedroom reassurances! Doop has a camera! He speaks funny!

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It’s About the Fights

Ma Wing-shing’s Chinese Hero, Blood Sword and Blood Sword Dynasty in English, revolutionized Chinese comics and cemented Ma as one of the world’s great comics authors. But, what makes Chinese Hero what it is? And, what is it, that no other comic can be?

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Learning Respect

Maybe you can’t learn to like a comic, but you can learn to appreciate a comic, a human being, a publisher, style or an audience. You can learn to acknowledge their impact, their influence, the hopefully positive effect they have on things you do love.

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