Tag Archives: Batman

Rationality and Relevance: Dennis O’Neil

This interview was conducted in 1978 and 1980 and released in full form in The Comic Journal #66 (September 1981). Among the many topics they cover, young Gary Groth and Mike Catron ask Denny O’Neil about the potential for the art form – specifically, beyond the mass audience and the superhero genre – and talk about a promising new writer O’Neil is editing, Frank Miller. Continue reading

 

A Denny O’Neil and Matt Fraction Conversation

This conversation from The Comics Journal #300 (November 2009) is a snapshot of a moment just before smartphones became ubiquitous and before the MCU/Batman/superhero movies would glut cinemas. Matt Fraction and Denny O’Neil compare and contrast their experiences writing for characters such as Iron Man and Batman, share tips on craft and more. Continue reading

 

The Dark Knight Returns: Art Makes Sense If You Force It To

A new comics reader decides to cram the titles that comics call their canon. In the first installment, it’s Frank Miller’s take on an aging Batman that gets the spotlight. Continue reading

 
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Pawn of the Demon

The story of the Event continues with a look at one of the odder Batman stories, a precursor to much in DC’s future. Continue reading

 

The Truth about America’s Superheroes; Or, Real-Life Revisionism. 

In one image, Daniel Clowes defeats the superhero. Also: Eugenics, Fetishes, Word Games, Race, Feminism, Fredric Wertham, Corporate Branding, Libertarians, Pajamas, Stan Lee, Graffiti, The Austrian School of Economics, and much more! Continue reading

 

You Needn’t Get Up on My Account

Like its predecessor, The Dark Knight Rises is a badly made movie redeemed by a single element that works. Continue reading

 

Archive Viewer: Issue 45

Featuring an interview with Joe Staton; reviews of Doonesbury, Batman, and the Superman movie; an essay on German comics. Continue reading

 

The Comics Journal No. 287, January 2008

Featuring interviews with Jeffrey Brown and Greg Rucka. Continue reading