Louise Simonson’s total awesomeness is noted everywhere — except the end credits of X-Men Apocalypse


This New York magazine profile of the great Louise Simonson found universal acclaim when it appeared yesterday. Not only is Weezie one of the nice people of the world, but an immensely talented writer/editor whose impact on comics history is undeniable, from co-creating Power Pack to co-creating Cable and Apocalypse and Steel and editing some […]

Louise Simonson and Jan Duursema are working on a new comic – and it’s got pigs


As we’ve been mentioning, it seems everyone is working on something for the new comics app Stela which launched last week with a line-up of free preview comics. Eventually, all the new chapters of the comics will be available for a $5 a month fee – so maybe THIS is the Netflix of comics. While […]

On the Scene: what the New Jersey Comic Expo debut says about the state of comic cons


[Disclosure: I was a guest at the NJCE and participated in the programming so bear that in mind as you read what follows.] Are there too many comic cons? Absolutely. Is there room for one more? Almost certainly. That’s the paradox that I had on my mind as I went out to Edison, NJ for […]

On the Scene: WonderCon 2013, Ann Nocenti and Jim Lee Enthuse about Comics


On March 30th, WonderCon attendees got treated to a bonus feature in a Spotlight panel with Ann Nocenti, Jim Lee acting as her interviewer. The two had so much shared history that they reminisced about the “good old days” at Marvel as well as plunging into the current artwork that most impresses them on their […]

Review: The Death of Superman


Nowadays we think of it as the pre-mullet era of Superman, but at the time The Death of Superman was an incredibly big idea for DC. A story which killed off their main signature hero was not only an eventual inevitability, but also an idea which would actually have some resonance for the company. Superman […]