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The philosophy of motivation. Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze's second issue of Black Panther builds directly off the world-building setup of the first. Now that the players have been identified and the political chessboard set, it is time to go a little deeper into the minds of those characters. And what we find are no clear answers; we are left to wonder just who is doing [...]
So the big reveal from last week's Captain America: Steve Rogers first issue is that Captain America - Sentinel of Liberty and all around nice guy - is actually a Nazi. Okay, not a Nazi exactly - a Hydra sleeper agent. But Hydra, no matter how many times its been retconned over the years, has always been Marvel shorthand for Nazi. That means Captain America [...]
This is easily my most anticipated comic of the year. When it was announced last year that Black Panther would relaunch as a solo tile with Ta-Nehisi Coates as the writer, well, my interest was piqued to say the least. Ta-Nehisi Coates' articles in The Atlantic have been must reads for me for quite a long time (if you have not read his stuff, do [...]
Captain America is a great character when done right. In the hands of a writer that understands the character, Cap is a symbol of honor and courage and leadership. And, him being a walking flag and all, he can be used as a way to start discussions on the political climate of the day. Problem is he is not always done right. And in the [...]
Scarlet Witch is the third of the ever-more-impressive titles coming from Marvel's All-New, All-Different launch I'll be following, and is a character that has been long overdue for a solo title. But she is a character that, like Vision, has always worked well in a supporting role but has been problematic when attempting to star in her own book. The reason for that is, I [...]
Doctor Strange by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo is the second of the monthly titles I have been following in the All-New, All-Different, post-Secret-Wars era of Marvel. And to be honest I assumed I would pick up the first two or three issues and drop it. An ongoing solo title for the good Doctor didn't seem like it would hold up because it would simply [...]
The Collected Edition: A Comic Book Podcast is a twice monthly podcast featuring Paul Matthew Carr and Brian K. Reese. Each episode will examine a celebrated (or no-so celebrated) run or story arcs throughout the history of comics. In addition to that there will be periodic articles on comics and related subjects written by the show’s hosts and guest authors from time to time. Enjoy!
Paul Matthew Carr
Paul is a writer, artist and designer. He spends an inordinate amount of time on the Internet blogging about silly things and even more time making things up and then attempting to convince people they are proper stories. He also talks into microphones from time to time.
Brian K. Reese
Brian is the kinda guy who likes both kinds of music: Country and Western. A little trash, a little junk, a little grease, a little truckin’. Also a big fan of DC and Image and makes concessions for Marvel. Also, an irritable, opinionated bastard.