Tag: "comics"

6 Ways Marvel Pulled a "Crisis" with "Secret Wars"

6 Ways Marvel Pulled a “Crisis” with “Secret Wars”

Somehow Marvel has managed to sidestep the sh*tstorm that almost always accompanies these sorts of shakeups. They’ve essentially Crisis-ed the Marvel Universe and no one cares.

PoP!'s 2015 Year in Review

PoP!’s 2015 Year in Review

The PoP! crew takes a look back at the comics, movies, TV, toys, Japan sh*t, wrestling, video games, and more that were given to us by 2015. It’s been a long year and we’ve got some #HOTTAKES.

What's the Worst Marvel Event?

What’s the Worst Marvel Event?

With plenty of options to choose from, which of The House of Ideas’ hollow ideas rings the most hollow for you?

Op/Ed: Sometimes a Comic Just Isn’t For You

Op/Ed: Sometimes a Comic Just Isn’t For You

In a world with so many comics coming out every month there are bound to be some bad ones. But have you ever stopped to think that maybe the comic you didn’t like just wasn’t made with you in mind?

“Secret Wars” is Terrible Comics, Even if it’s Good

“Secret Wars” is Terrible Comics, Even if it’s Good

It’s the biggest Marvel even ever and nothing will ever be the same! While it’s too early to judge the story of “Secret Wars,” it’s easy to see that it’s terrible. Confused? Let us explain.

What Does “the End of the Marvel Universe” Mean for Your Favorite Books?

What Does “the End of the Marvel Universe” Mean for Your Favorite Books?

After months of speculation, Marvel has finally revealed the end of the Marvel Universe as we know it in the pages of “Secret Wars.” Is your favorite comic safe?

“Spider-Verse” Works Way Better Than it Should

“Spider-Verse” Works Way Better Than it Should

Against all odds, Dan Slott and his cadre of creative cohorts have crafted a soon-to-be classic Spider-Man tale with some of the most unlikely ingredients.

Confirmed: Is Marvel Planning a Line-Wide Reboot?

Confirmed: Is Marvel Planning a Line-Wide Reboot?

After the clusterf*ck that was the New 52 reboot, would Marvel take such a gamble? DC still hasn’t completely recovered with many die hard fans.

6 Things That Make “AXIS” a Continuity Nightmare

6 Things That Make “AXIS” a Continuity Nightmare

After months of build-up, Avengers and X-Men: AXIS is upon us. Marvel’s latest and greatest blockbuster event has all the big guns, and that’s most of its problem.

Review - Batgirl #35

Review – Batgirl #35

The much ballyhooed new era of Batgirl has begun, complete with that oh-so neat costume design. But is it any good? Let’s take a look.

Bucky in Space is Weird

Bucky in Space is Weird

Good news, everyone! There’s a new Bucky ongoing series! Weird news, everyone! It’s about Bucky in Space fighting aliens!

6 Reasons Marvel's "AXIS" Could Turn Out Great

6 Reasons Marvel’s “AXIS” Could Turn Out Great

Marvel’s next Biggest Event Ever is set to start next month and it’s shaping up to be a good one. Let’s take a look at a few reasons AXIS should be on your pull list.

Inhumans as the New Mutants Might be a Tough Sell

Inhumans as the New Mutants Might be a Tough Sell

Don’t have the film rights to one of your longest-running franchises about a group of alienated outcasts with super powers? Don’t worry, you can always repurpose another group to do the same thing.

BLAARGH! "Avengers World"

BLAARGH! “Avengers World”

It’s a bummer when a comic is bad. It’s even worse when a genuinely great comic bums you out with weird presentation.

Op/Ed - "Moon Knight is a Divisive Masterpiece

Op/Ed – “Moon Knight is a Divisive Masterpiece

Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey are wrapping up one of the most interesting runs on a comic I’ve read in years, and it’s a real bummer.

Language Learning With Comics - Comic Strips!

Language Learning With Comics – Comic Strips!

In part 2 of Language Learning With Comics, we’re going to forego comic books for something a little easier — comic strips! Find out how to find and translate your favorite comic strips.

Special Edition: NYC

Special Edition: NYC

A comic con that’s about comics with big name talent. It’s something comic book fans have been clamoring for and fans in New York City now have that show with Special Edition: NYC.

Learning Languages With Comics, part 1

Learning Languages With Comics, part 1

Can you learn a foreign language by reading comic books? In this series, we’ll explore how to use comics as a resource to make learning a new language easier.

Hidden Gems – Shotgun Wedding

Hidden Gems – Shotgun Wedding

Seemingly in an effort to prove that weekly comics can indeed be amazing, Image gave us this miniseries about love, betrayal and revenge. It’s a bloody good time in every way.

Op/Ed: “How Marvel Upset Me at C2E2” or “I Love Free Stuff”

Op/Ed: “How Marvel Upset Me at C2E2” or “I Love Free Stuff”

What did Kelly Harrass take away from his trip to C2E2 2014? A good time with friends, a bunch of comics, and a giveaway at the Marvel booth that left him very frustrated.

Better Late Than Never -  Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.

Better Late Than Never – Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.

It’s not often that a series completely lives up to its hype, especially when the fanbase chastises you for having the balls to have not read it. In short, Nextwave is amazing.

Hidden Gems: Alex + Ada

Hidden Gems: Alex + Ada

The first arc of this smart sci-fi series from Image has just wrapped up. There’s no better time to jump on. Alex + Ada is wonderful and surprising.

#NumberOnes - March 2014

#NumberOnes – March 2014

Captain Marvel, Moon Knight, Revenge, Starlight, Magneto and the Secret Avengers all launched last month. You should check out these strong debut issues.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: the Craziest Sh*t in Forever Evil (So Far)

PoP! Top 6-Pack: the Craziest Sh*t in Forever Evil (So Far)

The final issue of Forever Evil, DC’s latest event mini series is going to be late. To hold you over, let’s look back at the most ridiculous sh*t in the first six issues.

Hidden Gems: Bryan Q. Miller's 'Batgirl'

Hidden Gems: Bryan Q. Miller’s ‘Batgirl’

Stephanie Brown shed her identity as the Spoiler and became the third Batgirl in this delightful book that was cut too short thanks to the New 52. She’s a different kind of ‘Batgirl’, and that is most certainly a good thing.

BLAARGH – Where’s “Darkness Falls?”

BLAARGH – Where’s “Darkness Falls?”

With the delayed launch of Top Cow’s event miniseries, it looks like the Big Two aren’t the only ones bungling up their continuity these days. That’s a damn shame.

The Problem with "The Walking Dead"

The Problem with “The Walking Dead”

With more than a few fans griping over and even jumping ship from the various incarnations of The Walking Dead, can there be a root cause to the problem? Is it something we’re even consciously aware of?

BLAARGH! Nightwing in the New 52

BLAARGH! Nightwing in the New 52

DC might like to pretend that Nightwing was left pretty much intact after the New 52 reboot, but that is not the case. Dick Grayson’s core character has been fundamentally altered, whether they want to admit it or not.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Must-Read Comics Pt. 2

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Must-Read Comics Pt. 2

You won’t find some of these at your LCS. Good news! They’re still way easy to find! Check out some more of the best books available today and marcel at the wonders of technology!

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Must-Read Comics Pt. 1

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Must-Read Comics Pt. 1

People ask us all the time, “What do you think I should read?” After going to bat time and time again for some of the best comics on the shelves today, we’ve compiled a list of the greatest.

Hidden Gems - Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers

Hidden Gems – Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers

This is a story of sacrifice and betrayal and of good people dying in stupid pointless ways and it stars no Transformers characters you’ve ever heard of. It’s also one of the greatest Transformers stories since IDW took over the property.

Better Late Than Never: 'Planetary'

Better Late Than Never: ‘Planetary’

Possibly one of the best comics to come out of the WildStorm imprint, Warren Ellis and John Cassaday’s fantastic superhero comic explores the mysteries of a strange world and defends the strange and beautiful things in life.

Future Tense: The Burst of the Geek Dot-Com Bubble

Future Tense: The Burst of the Geek Dot-Com Bubble

PanelsOnPages.com is merely one of about eleven-billionty sites on the web covering the comic industry. After a scare at Comics Alliance earlier this year, and iFanboy ceasing day-to-day operations last month, is the Geek Dot-com bubble ready to burst?

PoP! Top 6-Pack: You Should Be Reading Astro City

PoP! Top 6-Pack: You Should Be Reading Astro City

With new issues of Astro City hitting stores, here are only a few reasons you need to check out one of the best series of all time.

The All Ages Dilemma

The All Ages Dilemma

Like any addiction, comics have to hook kids while they’re young. While there’s certainly a shift in the market with regards to all ages comics, there are still some improvements to be made to help nurture the next generation of nerd.