Author: Matthew Gardocki

Is Bashar al-Assad really The Scarecrow? A Levantine villain hell-bent on chaos releases a potent, airborne fear gas upon a metropolitan population with the intent of reducing citizens to deluded, hallucinating lunatics. Sounds like the fiendish plot of Ra's al-Ghul and his cohort Scarecrow from the...

Grant Morrison: wonderfully insightful, as always. Thanks to the folks at the Grant Morrison: Talking With God facebook page and SequartTV for this. If you don't have Grant's book, run out and buy it. The Audiobook is quite good, also. If you're not already following...

Daredevil has been a sort of generational touchstone at Marvel Comics since Frank Miller took over the title in the late 1970s. His initial work on the title–especially when collaborating with inker Klaus Jansen, was (for a time) considered the best comic book run in...

The new Harbinger (#6) The story of the Valiant Universe is a brief and convoluted tale of greed, double-crosses, and espionage–and that doesn't even address the comics they published! In 1989 former Marvel CEO Jim Shooter found himself a persona non grata in the industry he helped...

The filmmakers behind THE MATRIX and V FOR VENDETTA have teamed with the German art house director of RUN LOLA RUN and PERFUME to independently finance a project that is so hard to classify they've released a five and a half minute trailer AND a...

I met Jack Kirby for the first time in 1991. I was buying and selling original comic art in partnership with Gaston Dominguez (now of Meltdown Comics & Collectibles fame). We had brokered several deals between rock star Glenn Danzig, who was a huge Kirby...

The first page of Adam Hughes' DR. MANHATTAN #1 is a dead-on tribute to Dave Gibbons' opening from the second issue of the original series. He takes a three-quarter step away and captures the event of Edward Blake's funeral from a slightly different angle in...

Marvel.com released two new clips from the upcoming Bluray release of Joss Whedon's record smashing AVENGERS movie. The first is an outtake featuring Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner shortly after his transformation back from the Hulk in a wonderful scene with veteran character actor...

Mere days after my last post I got the news of Joe Kubert's passing. I'll be honest: it stung a bit. Joe was an incredible artist capable of conveying more truth in a single, crooked line than most artists can with hundreds of clean ones....