Do the Best Comics Come From Auteurs or Collaborators?
August 07, 2015
The Fantastic Four was created by quarreling duo Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Was it an artistic success, or just a commercial one?
Ted Cruz Isn't Wrong to Call Watchmen's Rorschach a Hero
July 27, 2015
The character is the moral center of the comics book, rather than a satire of right-wing superheroes.
Stop Making Superhero Movies Just for Grown-Ups
July 16, 2015
'Batman v Superman' and 'Suicide Squad' are everything that's wrong with the genre today.
An Illustrated History of the American Frontier's Peace-Loving, Apple-Growing, Mystical Hero
July 13, 2015
The travels and travails of Johnny Appleseed.
Drawn + Quarterly Comics Enters a New Era
July 08, 2015
The company turned comic books into art.
Sheldon Adelson Turns Israel Into 'The Walking Dead'
May 14, 2015
Behold, the "only zombie democracy in the Middle East"!
The Risks of Siding With French Secularism
May 10, 2015
The National Front's defense of 'Charlie Hebdo' should make the mag's progressive American defenders wary.
The Aesthetic Failure of 'Charlie Hebdo'
May 08, 2015
The French satirical magazine refuses to evolve, using a stale artistic strategy from the 1960s.
'Charlie Hebdo' is a complicated issue, so it's worth going to informed sources, not instant experts.
What Netanyahu Will Say About Arabs 9,738 Days From Now
March 23, 2015
Walking back his pre-election comments for years to come.