Category: Retrospectives

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.

YO JOE! The Rise of Cobra

YO JOE! The Rise of Cobra

With a new movie on the horizon and 45 years of history under their belt, we here at PoP! salute America’s Movable Fighting Man, a Real American Hero… G.I. Joe!

YO JOE! 25 Years Later

YO JOE! 25 Years Later

With a new movie on the horizon and 45 years of history under their belt, we here at PoP! salute America’s Movable Fighting Man, a Real American Hero… G.I. Joe!

YO JOE! The Joes Re-Up

YO JOE! The Joes Re-Up

With a new movie on the horizon and 45 years of history under their belt, we here at PoP! salute America’s Movable Fighting Man, a Real American Hero… G.I. Joe!

YO JOE! AWOL

YO JOE! AWOL

With a new movie on the horizon and 45 years of history under their belt, we here at PoP! salute America’s Movable Fighting Man, a Real American Hero… G.I. Joe!

YO JOE! A Real American Hero

YO JOE! A Real American Hero

With a new movie on the horizon and 45 years of history under their belt, we here at PoP! salute America’s Movable Fighting Man, a Real American Hero… G.I. Joe!

YO JOE! The Rise of G.I. Joe

YO JOE! The Rise of G.I. Joe

With a new movie on the horizon and 45 years of history under their belt, we here at PoP! salute America’s Movable Fighting Man, a Real American Hero… G.I. Joe!

Rolling Out for 25 Years - The Other Stuff

Rolling Out for 25 Years – The Other Stuff

This is it! We made it to the home stretch. Check out the other stuff and then go check out Revenge of the Fallen tomorrow.

Rolling Out for 25 Years - Transformers Animated

Rolling Out for 25 Years – Transformers Animated

No Transformers show has ever lasted more than three seasons, so why should this one have been any different, even if it was friggin’ awesome?

Rolling Out for 25 Years – Transformers

Love it or hate it, the Transformers movie was BIG deal and a total cash cow. I know you’ve seen it, but let’s dive in again for the hell of it, shall we?

Rolling Out for 25 Years – Transformers Classics

What started as filler quickly became one of the best moves for the Transformers franchise in a LONG time. Take a quick look at the Classics with us, won’t you?

Rolling Out for 25 Years - Cybertron

Rolling Out for 25 Years – Cybertron

Sure, saying this is the best part of the Unicron Trilogy is kind of like saying the best of a root canal, but this one’s actually pretty entertaining if you take it for what it is.

Rolling Out for 25 Years - Energon

Rolling Out for 25 Years – Energon

Here it is. The bastard member of the Transformers family, even more so than Beast Machines. And that’s saying something. We give you now Transformers Energon.

Rolling out for 25 Years - Armada

Rolling out for 25 Years – Armada

PoP’s look at Transformers history brings us to the beginning of the Unicron Trilogy with the oddball Transformers Armada

Rolling Out for 25 Years - Robots in Disguise

Rolling Out for 25 Years – Robots in Disguise

Today’s a short one as Lee takes a look at something of a footnote in Transformers lore, the nearly forgotten RiD.

Rolling Out for 25 Years - The Beast Era

Rolling Out for 25 Years – The Beast Era

Lee continues his look back at Transformers with their furry and scaling adventures in the much loved Beast Wars and much maligned Beast Machines. Roll out!

Rolling Out for 25 Years - G1

Rolling Out for 25 Years – G1

2009 marks the 25th anniversary of Hasbro’s Transformers line. With Hasbro pulling out all the stops, we here at PanelsOnPages thought it was only appropriate to pay our respects with a look back at every era of Transformers history. For the next 2 weeks, we’ll be looking at the good, the bad, and the ugly of both the TV shows and toys and even the comics that we’ve been eating up for two and half decades. It wasn’t always great, but it was always Transformers. So strap in and roll out!