Tim takes aim at the shortfalls of Dynamite's "Kirby: Genesis" project and points to what makes post-Kirby projects succeed or fail. How does the first issue of the upcoming "Silver Star" series fare?
Tim talks to award-winning cartoonist and nascent alt-publisher Box Brown about his beginnings as a comic book artist, how James Kochalka changed his life and how to survive the inevitable meteor strike.
Tim returns to take a belated look at the New York Comic Con, placing into context what it feels like to be a comic book reader these days, when everything new is old again.
Tim runs through a week of reading with discussions about Kate Beaton, Marv Wolfman, George Perez, Hamlet, Craig Thompson, Frank Miller and the Trouble with Intent.
Tim explores entry-level comics for new readers, looks at some minicomics and webcomics and reflects on the first three weeks of the DC relaunch, all through an interview with his ten-year-old son.
In a very special WHEN WORDS COLLIDE, Tim answers reader questions about Kubrick and Kirby, Casanova and "Butcher Baker," "Hellblazer" and How these Columns Come to Be.
Tim talks with Johnny Ryan about the new volume of "Prison Pit" and gets into the important questions about narrative and craft, Captain Bligh and "Powr Mastrs" and the benefits of improvisation.
Tim reunites with Chad Nevett for a special conversation about Flashpoint, the DC Comics relaunch, the new Justice League and what looks worth reading from DC's New 52.
Tim concludes his look at Dave Sim's infuriating masterpiece "Cerebus" by providing a guide to all 16 volumes. Some of the best comics of all time, and some of the worst as well.
Tim reports on his quicker-than-expected mega-read of Dave Sim's "Cerebus" and talks about antagonistic artists, misguided readings and critical responses.
Tim returns from a comic shop discount bin hunt with reports of his findings, and the forces of Cerebus the Aardvark converge to plan reading schedule this month.
Tim takes a look at a few attempts to reclaim the past, from DC's Retroactive line to the latest installment of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" series.
Tim reflects on some of the major announcements from San Diego, finally reads "The Sixth Gun," praises Francesco Francavilla and sprinkles in the wisdom of William Gibson and Samuel R. Delany.
This week, Tim tackles some of the big questions of the day, like "Is Flashpoint any Good?" and "Do Realism and Comic Books Mix?" and "Do Canadian Potato Chips Taste Better?"
Tim looks at "Loose Ends" #1 by Jason Latour, Chris Brunner and Rico Renzi, reflecting on superhero comics, crime comics and what makes this first issue so great.
Tim comes back from some time away with the New Mutants to share the life lessons he takes from the 100 issues of the original series, by the likes of Chris Claremont, Bill Sienkiewicz and Rob Liefeld.
As we close in on the halfway point for 2011, Tim looks back on the best comics of the year (so far), and identifies ten that stand out, including "iZombie," "Nonplayer," "Superboy," and "Scalped."
Tim reflects on DC Comics' major relaunch, considers what we know about the first fifteen books announced so far and wonders which ones will be worth reading.
Tim concludes his discussion with Joe Casey as they get to the important questions, like, "What are some things that actually happen in 'Vengeance'" and "where does Butcher Baker fit in?"