Heroes Never Rust #89: Dream Sequences
Heroes Never Rust #89 by Sean Ironman Watchmen: Dream Sequences When I took Introduction to Creative Writing as an undergraduate student, I was given a list of things that I could not use in my writing. I was told that my stories would be stronger if I did not include certain things, at least as… Continue reading
Word from the King #1: Some Thoughts on Ben Affleck Being Cast as Batman
Word from the King #1 by John King The blogosphere instantaneously shit itself sideways when Ben Affleck was cast as the next Batman. Here are some meditations on the ensuing misplaced hysteria. 1. There are actually real problems in the world. 2. No, really. There are. Instead of bitching about who has been cast as… Continue reading
Heroes Never Rust #3: Superhero Films’ Effect on the Comics
Heroes Never Rust #3 by Sean Ironman Superhero Films’ Effect on the Comics Before the first Iron Man movie, I never liked the character. Some of my dislike for Tony Stark surely came from people constantly mentioning the character because of my last name and from getting the same Iron Man action figure as a… Continue reading
Heroes Never Rust #2: Why is Batman a Superhero but James Bond isn’t?
Heroes Never Rust #2 by Sean Ironman Why is Batman a Superhero but James Bond isn’t? One of the inaccuracies about superheroes I’ve found is that all comic book heroes are superheroes. Since the sixties, superhero comics have been the most popular genre in the comics industry. People forget comic books are not just superheroes,… Continue reading
Heroes Never Rust #1: Gambit
Heroes Never Rust #1 by Sean Ironman Gambit The first comic book I remember reading is X-Men (second series) #33 written by Fabian Nicieza with art by Andy Kubert. I was ten years old and had read comics before, but X-Men #33 was the first to have an impact on me, enough of an impact… Continue reading
Gutter Space #1: Why Focus on Comics-That-Aren’t-Superhero-Comics?
Gutter Space #1 by Leslie Salas Why Focus on Comics-That-Aren’t-Superhero-Comics? Comics as a medium has a richer and more involved history than many people recognize or remember. Comics analyst Douglas Wolk explains in Reading Comics “the argument about the between relationship between painting and poetry, the generic classical terms for image-making and word-assembling, has been… Continue readingbandes dessinés, comic books, Douglas Wolk, gag strips, graphic narrative, gutter space, horace, independent comics, indie comics, Justin R. Hall, leslie salas, propaganda, Reading Comics, rene magritte, Scott McCloud, Sequential art, Simonides of Ceos, the new yorker, The Treachery of Images, Tijuana Bibles, Understanding Comics, visual literacy, webcomics
Episode 28: J.T. Waldman
Episode 28 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing, literature, and drinking, is available on iTunes, or right click here to download On this week’s show, I interview the comic book writer and artist J. T. Waldman, and Elizabeth Sauchelli discusses Star Girl. Texts Discussed Darin Strauss’s Reasons to Rejoyce. Notes Episode 28 of The Drunken… Continue reading
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