Gary Smith has been a devotee of comics, fantasy and science-fiction from an early age, using the assorted trivia in his head to write for Comic Book Resources and lecture on superheroes. He has previously developed and taught an evening class on Marvel Comics, contributed reviews, articles and opinion pieces to The Big Glasgow Comic Page, and now works with primary school children on superhero related projects. Despite this exposure to the superhero world, Gary has yet to develop superpowers, unless you count his ability to drink countless cups of tea. Gary has also developed a YA science-fiction series entitled The Mentaleeze Chronicles, following teenagers with enhanced mental abilities. Volume 2, 'Best Left Forgotten' was released in February 2018.
Articles by Gary Smith
Spider-Man's not the true menace - here are all the characters who let Peter Parker into their homes and lived to regret it.
CBR examines the state of Marvel's X-Men comics, and explore whether they can once again top the sales charts in today's market.
CBR examines the actions of the original X-Men in the present day and asks whether their continued presence has really been justified.
We break down every major twist and turn on Flash Thompson's winding path from school yard bully to self-sacrificing hero.
The very nature of the Autobot/Decepticon conflict has been flipped on its ear in IDW's Transformer comics.
25 years after his death in Spectacular Spider-Man #200, CBR looks at Harry's tragic journey from Peter's best friend to greatest enemy.
The impact of Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Millar on the past two decade of Marvel Comics is impossible to overstate.
Norman Osborn may need Spider-Man in his life, but do Spidey's comic book series still need the soon to be Red Goblin?
We examine whether or not superhero comics are primarily aimed at children these days, and if they really should be, after all.
When The Flash returns for its fourth season, there are some things the show should lean into, and others it needs to flat out jettison.
CBR looks at the best and worst of superhero fashion, separating fashion disasters from those that dress for success.
CBR looks at 15 times where Spider-Man has messed up, complicated or generally destroyed the lives of his friends.
Whether it's clones, evil twins or occupants of a parallel universe, CBR examines 15 Marvel superheroes who have fought themselves.
We take an in-depth look at the Captain Underpants movie, exploring why it is one of the greatest superhero films to-date.
CBR peeks behind the scenes to reveal 15 shocking and surprising Spider-Man confessions.