Category: comic books

Superheroes are Role Models Superheroes are role models and they can teach us lots of life lessons. When we think of life lessons we can learn from superheroes, we think of bravery, taking responsibility, defending liberty, justice, etc. Those are obvious ones. Besides, how hard can it be to be brave when you are bulletproof? […]
Till Death (or a Supervillain) Do Us Part Love makes life worth living. Without love, we are nothing. Romantic love is the best. Being in love makes us happy; losing a loved one makes us sad. It is human nature. Superheroes also fall in love. Some even get married–and many others end in divorce or […]
Latinos Read Comics Too A Latino is a social category used to identify people from Latin America. Granted, you would not have Latin America without Latin Europe. But hardly anyone calls Latin Europeans Latinos. Latino is an ethnicity, not a race. Latinos can be white, black, brown, yellow, indigenous, or mixed (we prefer the term […]
Gods Among Us The Justice League of America was created by Gardner Fox in March 1960 (The Brave and the Bold #28). In that iconic first issue cover, the JLA goes against Starro the Conqueror. However, the Justice League was nothing but a modernization of the 1940s Justice Society of America, which was the original […]
Who is the Greatest of Them All? What is the best superhero team? Is there a more divisive debate among comic book fans than who is the best superhero team? Do you want to make friends or enemies? Pick a team, any team. Watch people debate you to death. The irony with superhero teams is […]
Where is the Buzz? Comic books sales are struggling. Immensely. Alarmingly so. Makes me sad. Forget the Hollywood films, TV series, cartoons, merchandise, and other tie-in media. The actual comic books are struggling. They are not resonating with modern readers. Why? That is the million-dollar question. I am not an industry executive, but as a […]
Black (Super) Power Who are the top ten black superheroes? Why does it matter? Let me tell you. It matters because African-Americans are US Americans too. And black people read comics too. But mostly because superheroes are role models and black superheroes can be role models for black kids who will be inspired to be […]
Beatles, Democracy, Children’s Rights Mafalda is the name of a comic strip created by Argentinian cartoonist Quino (pseudonym of Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón). This beloved comic strip was groundbreaking for its time and remains so to this date. Precocious and outspoken kids are nothing new in comic strips. From Dennis, the Menace to Big Nate, […]
The World’s Greatest Illustrated Magazine Once upon a time, there was this magazine your high school friends will talk about in whispers. There is nudity, titties. Playboy? No, Heavy Metal. Heavy Metal magazine was created in April 1977 as a comics anthology. So yes, we are almost the same age. Heavy Metal magazine was a […]
Goodbye Print? The future of comic books as a print format is in peril. Will the future be digital-only? Comic book sales declined 19.7 % in the past year. Are comic books dying? Back when I asked that question, I said no. Today, I am not so sure. Part of the blame falls on the […]
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