Todd MacFarlane

Medieval Spawn and Witchblade #2 cover by Brian Haberlin

Medieval Spawn and Witchblade #2 Review: Better Pacing and More Charisma

The story turns its attention to the previous wielder of the fabled Witchblade and how she fell. We meet Sea Hawk, a seeker of artifacts of power. He learns of Starling, a young girl of magic blood who could wield the weapon should she find it. Sea Hawk decides to take Starling under his wing, […]

Spawn #285 cover by Francesco Mattina

Spawn #285 Review: Interesting Allegory Buried in Text

Spawn is captured by the United States government. He’s not speaking to them, and his status as an unidentifiable individual sparks a media and federal firestorm as the U.S scrambles to find out what to do with Al Simmons. Disclaimer time: I’m not especially familiar with Spawn. This is the first comic about the character […]

Spider-Man is Back in Black in Spider-Man #800

The infamous Black Suit returns starting in Amazing Spider-Man #800. The once alien symbiote was one of the most dramatic costume changes of all time and spawned one of the greatest villains/anti-heroes of Marvel Comics: Venom. It stuck with the Webhead some time before attaching itself to Eddie Brock — about five years. Later, Black Cat would give […]

AMC Releases Teaser For ‘Robert Kirkman’s Secret History Of Comics’

Robert Kirkman‘s six-part examination of the stories, people and events that transformed the comic book industry as an early holiday present just released its first teaser trailer. AMC Visionaries: Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics premieres on AMC as a two-night television event starting on Sunday, November 12, at 11:00 pm ET, followed by a second episode in its […]

Four Color Roots Part 2: A Strange Brew of Art Brut (1990)

By Christopher Smith In this, the second installment of our ongoing column series, Christopher Smith takes us on a tour through his own back pages as a comics fan, going down unexpected dark alleys and digressions. Focusing only on the comics and pop-cultural touchstones he experienced at the time, he reconsiders their (at times unlikely) […]