In Defense of Reverence

If a character’s lasted for decades before you got your hands on them, there’s usually a reason for that. And it’s usually because the creators did something — or several somethings — right. So it makes sense to consider exactly what made the character successful in the first place before you translate them to the screen.

The Super Seventies (and Beyond)

We talked about the history of superheroes on TV a couple of weeks ago, and got through the 1960s. Naturally we can’t leave off there, so here’s part 2, covering the ’70s and ’80s. After Batman ended, the networks moved on to other genres. There were a lot of westerns, WWII shows, sitcoms, cop shows, doctor shows, detective shows, and a handful of sci-fi shows, some of which were close enough to superheroes for me.

A Comic Book Hoarder Anniversary, or, Does Anyone Remember Gift Certificates? Or Waldenbooks, for that matter?

Travis celebrates a notable comic book hoarder anniversary as he explains how he became a full time comic book geek 25 years ago today.

Some of the Best Super Villain Costumes, and Why They’re so Evil!

A follow-up to my previous article Some of the Best superhero Costumes, and Why They Are so Cool! This time around we have some of the best super villain costumes, and why they are so evil, sinister, scary, villainous, heinous, etc.