Category: Retrospectives

Reading SECRET WARRIORS Before the SECRET WARS

Reading SECRET WARRIORS Before the SECRET WARS

Secret Wars is right around the corner so this seems like a good time to read Secret Warriors, right? That’s what Kelly Harrass thought. Join him as he reads through the entire series and provides commentary as he’s reading the trades.

Whatever Happened to the New 52? Part 2

Whatever Happened to the New 52? Part 2

This look back at the original line up of DC’s New 52 titles was too huge for one post to contain it. Today, we’re taking a detailed and comprehensive look back at the teams that made the titles from the second half of the alphabet.

Whatever Happened to the New 52? Part 1

Whatever Happened to the New 52? Part 1

We’re living in a post-New 52 world now. Let’s take a comprehensive and detailed look back at the original crop of 52 titles and see what happened to each of them throughout their runs.

The Daredevil Deliberation: Mark Waid

The Daredevil Deliberation: Mark Waid

Mark Waid made Daredevil a happy man and after all the darkness, it was kind of needed. Today we discuss Waid’s great work along with the work of his art partners like Paolo Rivera and Chris Samnee.

The Daredevil Deliberation: Andy Diggle and Shadowland

The Daredevil Deliberation: Andy Diggle and Shadowland

Sometimes you hit a little bump in the road. That’s what Shadowland was for Daredevil. Kelly Harrass and Lee Rodriguez discuss what went wrong this week in the Daredevil Deliberation.

The Daredevil Deliberation: Ed Brubaker

The Daredevil Deliberation: Ed Brubaker

The Daredevil Deliberation is back for another week and this time we’re talking about the work of Ed Brubaker. It starts with Matt in prison and ends with him in an even more surprising place.

The Daredevil Deliberation: Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev

The Daredevil Deliberation: Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev

This week the Daredevil Deliberation looks at the amazing run of Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev. Spoiler alert: we gush about this run. A lot.

The Daredevil Deliberation: Kevin Smith, Joe Quesada, and the Marvel Knights

The Daredevil Deliberation: Kevin Smith, Joe Quesada, and the Marvel Knights

This week in the Daredevil Deliberation: Lee, Ben, and Kelly take a look at the relaunch of Daredevil under the Marvel Knights banner by Kevin Smith and Joe Quesada.

The Daredevil Deliberation: Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr.

The Daredevil Deliberation: Ann Nocenti and John Romita Jr.

Today in the Daredevil Deliberation we’re talking about the long and often overlooked run of writer Ann Nocenti and her most famous artistic collaborator, John Romita Jr.

The Daredevil Deliberation: Frank Miller

The Daredevil Deliberation: Frank Miller

It’s the debut of the Daredevil Deliberation! Frank Miller’s work on Daredevil is legendary and PoP! is taking a look back at his work. See what Lee, Ben, and Kelly have to say in this roundtable discussion.

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 14: Let’s Wrap This Up

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 14: Let’s Wrap This Up

Kelly Harrass is finishing up his reread of Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern and he’s here to share his final thoughts on the run. He talks the highs and lows of one of the highest profile superhero comic runs in the past decade.

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 13: The End

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 13: The End

We’re at the end of the line and Johns is getting ready to sign off. New GL Simon Baz takes on the Third Army and EVERYBODY fights the epic threat of Volthom, the First Lantern.

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 12: The New 52

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 12: The New 52

We’re almost at the end of the road for Johns’ Lantern run, but before that happens it’s time for the SORTA NEW, KINDA DIFFERENT New 52. We’ve got Sinestro, Indigo Lanterns, Black Hand, and more!

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 11: The Movie

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 11: The Movie

Because the Johns run made it happen, we have to talk about the movie, right? Parallax is a cloud, Hector Hammond screams a lot, and Sinestro doesn’t do very much. It’s time to talk about Green Lantern.

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 10: War of the Green Lanterns

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 10: War of the Green Lanterns

Krona has stolen the Entities and has declared war on the Green Lanterns. He’s got the GLC, the Guardians, and the Entities under his control, what can Hal and friends do to stop him? Time to overcome the odds!

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 9: Brightest Day

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 9: Brightest Day

What happens to Green Lantern after Blackest Night? It drops in quality is what happens. Hal and friends hunt down the entities like they’re Dragon Balls and Larfleeze hunts down Santa.

The Complete Sin City Saga – Part 4

The Complete Sin City Saga – Part 4

The final installment of Panels On Pages look at the SIn City saga covers various excellent (and weird) short stories and also takes a look at the new film out today!

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 8: Blackest Night

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 8: Blackest Night

Before you get to the brightest day, you have to endure the Blackest Night. Green Lantern and the entire DC Universe fights the forces of death in this huge event.

The Complete Sin City Saga – Part 3

The Complete Sin City Saga – Part 3

Our continuing look at Frank Miller’s Sin City leading up to the new film continues with two yarns that have not been translated to film but yet are two of the most notorious stories in the canon. Find out why inside!

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 7: MINE!

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 7: MINE!

What’s the one problem with the Agent Orange arc and what two things are accomplished in issue 43 of Green Lantern? Find out in this edition of the GL Reread as we’re on the road to Blackest Night!

The Complete Sin City Saga – Part 2

The Complete Sin City Saga – Part 2

PoP!’s look at the influential noir series continues with the other two yarns featured in the first film. Join us for the worst and best (in that order) of Sin City.

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 6: Seeing Red

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 6: Seeing Red

Get ready for a rager because the Red Lanterns are here and they’re angry. I really hope you read this because the Blue Lanterns debut in this story too. I promise you wont find anymore Lantern jokes inside.

The Complete Sin City Saga – Part 1

The Complete Sin City Saga – Part 1

Panels On Pages begins its comprehensive look at the influential noir series. It starts with a hard-luck palooka named having the time of his life with a girl would normally never give him the time of day who turns up dead…

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 5: Secret Origin

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 5: Secret Origin

In Secret Origin, Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis take their shot at telling the definitive origin for Hal Jordan. They add a lot to the story including ties to Blackest Night, but is it any good?

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 4: The Sinestro Corps War

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 4: The Sinestro Corps War

The Sinestro Corps War is a prime example of event comics done right. In this edition of the Green Lantern Reread we look at five reason why this story is so well done.

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 3: Prelude to War

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 3: Prelude to War

The Green Lantern Reread keeps on rolling as Kelly Harrass looks at the adventures leading up to the epic Sinestro Corps War. I hope you’re ready for some Cyborg Superman, lost Lanterns, and Star Sapphires.

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 2: The Comeback

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 2: The Comeback

What happens when Green Lantern fights the Manhunters, a super evolved shark, the Black Hand, Gremlins, Mongul, and Mongul’s sister? You get the first nine issues of Geoff Johns run on the ongoing series.

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 1: Rebirth

Rereading Geoff Johns’ ‘Green Lantern’ Part 1: Rebirth

Kelly Harrass is rereading Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern run and he’s giving you his thoughts on all of it, starting with the six issues that kicked off the run; Green Lantern: Rebirth.

‘Godzilla’ Before the Reboot: The Shōwa Series

‘Godzilla’ Before the Reboot: The Shōwa Series

Godzilla has been rebooted once again and, thankfully, it’s a pretty good movie. With that in mind, let’s look back on a world before Godzilla was ever rebooted and examine the classic Showa series.

The Complete Grendel Saga – Part 3

The Complete Grendel Saga – Part 3

The final chapter in Pop!’s look at The Devil includes the very beginnings of Grendel, stories yet to be collected set in the time of Orion and Jupiter, and Batman’s fateful meetings with not one, but two Grendels. History awaits inside.

The Complete Grendel Saga – Part 2

The Complete Grendel Saga – Part 2

PoP!’s comprehensive look back on 30 years of Grendel continues as the series takes a dramatic turn. This week: Grendel challenges a vampire-ridden Vatican and then takes over the world, and the series is saved after a publisher goes under. Learn more about the Devil inside.

The Complete Grendel Saga - Part 1

The Complete Grendel Saga – Part 1

PoP! takes a comprehensive look back on 30 years of Grendel, one of the most innovative titles in independent comics history. This week: A look at the original Grendel, Hunter Rose, and his “grand-daughter,” Christine Spar. The saga begins here with one of the most popular characters in comics.

Deconstructing Grant Morrison’s ‘Batman’ (Part 3 of 3)

Deconstructing Grant Morrison’s ‘Batman’ (Part 3 of 3)

Kelly Harrass brings his analysis of Grant Morrison’s ‘Batman’ run to an end in this piece, looking at how it all fits into the greater DC continuity, the “ending” that Morrison has in mind for Batman, and his final thoughts on the run as a whole.

Deconstructing Grant Morrison’s 'Batman' (Part 2 of 3)

Deconstructing Grant Morrison’s ‘Batman’ (Part 2 of 3)

PoP! Sidekick Kelly Harrass continues his look at Grant Morrison’s ‘Batman’ run. In this installment, Kelly tries to explain ‘Batman: RIP’ and ‘Final Crisis’, talks about some artists, and breaks down Morrison’s use of the Joker.

Deconstructing Grant Morrison’s 'Batman' (Part 1 of 3)

Deconstructing Grant Morrison’s ‘Batman’ (Part 1 of 3)

PoP! Sidekick Kelly Harrass begins his look back on Grant Morrison’s recently wrapped up run on ‘Batman’. In this installment, Kelly examines the characterization of Bruce Wayne, discovers who Simon Hurt is, and puts the run in its correct reading order.