Stan Lee's characters taught readers many things: being tolerant (X-Men), being a teenager (Spider-Man and X-Men), being brave, couragous, and standing up for people (Captain America), being a perfect family isn't perfect (Fantastic Four), and (especially for me) being able to hold in your anger until it explodes (Hulk). Thanks Stan! Excelsior!
“Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut” is one of the greatest Spider-Man stories. The two parter, appearing in “Amazing Spider-Man” #229-230, was written by Roger Stern with art by John Romita, Jr. I recently reread this story as reprinted in “Wizard Spider-Man Masterpiece Edition.” Spider-Man gets a call from Madame Web, who has just had a … Continue reading One of the Greatest Spider-Man Stories Ever Told
Warner Bros. plans to announce their geek-related film schedule at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but the list has already been leaked, first appearing here on Nikki Finke’s website. The list includes the following: May 2016 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice July 2016 – Shazam December 2016 – Sandman May 2017 – Justice … Continue reading Is Superhero Film Release Schedule Too Much Too Late?
Lately, a couple of things have me thinking about the changes trade paperbacks have had on comics: Namely, creators putting together four- to eight-issue stories (mostly in the six-issue range) instead of single-issue stories.The first was a friend pointing out that the current “Hulk” story, “Banner D.O.A” where Bruce Banner was shot in the head … Continue reading Have Trade Paperbacks Changed Monthly Comics?
I wanted to do a post about the top ten greatest comics/graphic novels of all time. So, I did what anyone in this day and age would do, googled “greatest graphic novels of all time” and started slowly plodding through a lot of opinions. This was a mistake.Thinking I would get a consensus, I read … Continue reading A Failed Attempt at Compiling a Greatest of All Time List
In the past nine months or so, Image Comics has priced some of their trade paperbacks for less than $10. Compared to Marvel and DC, this is pretty cheap. And, after doing a little searching, most Image trades are cheaper than their competition.The trades that Image has been pricing for $9.99 are first volumes. That … Continue reading Image Does Pricing Right
So far, I've been linking comic titles to Amazon. While Amazon is a fine place to order books, I would encourage readers to pick up titles at their local comic book shop. Find your local store using the Comic Shop Locator Service.
Here is a list of banned and challenged comics and graphic novels according to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
This year’s Banned Books Week, occurring September 21-27, will focus on comics and graphic novels. The announcement came from the Banned Books Week National Committee and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF). This focus will help bring attention to a problem that goes unnoticed by the general public, as comics are generally considered appropriate … Continue reading Banned Books Week to Focus on Comics and Graphic Novels
Welcome to “Future Imperfect,” a blog about the past, present and future of comics and comics related stuff.Why “Future Imperfect”? Simply, it’s one of my favorite Hulk stories. Written by Peter David with art by George Perez, “Future Imperfect” is about a future where the Hulk has become stronger and changed his name the Maestro. … Continue reading Welcome to Future Imperfect