Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 4: Can’t Fight Change

For many, Fabian Nicieza is the New Warriors. If it weren’t for the great work done by Darick Robertson, I think fans would have felt the same way about Mark Bagley. But while the book thrived after Bagley left, the same could not be said after Nicieza moved on. Let’s be honest here: Evan Skolnik…… Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 4: Can’t Fight Change

Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 3: That time there was almost a 2nd book

Where do you go after a two year story line finally reaches its climax? And after your superstar artist leaves, to boot? New Warriors 2.0 Aside from the incredible good fortune in landing Darick Robertson to replace Mark Bagley, the next era of the New Warriors was impacted in a big way by what initially…… Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 3: That time there was almost a 2nd book

Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 2: The Nigh Perfect 25

Tom DeFalco has never been hip. Now, I say that as a guy who really enjoys DeFalco’s work. I’m sucker for old school, hoo-ha, Marvel action stories, and DeFalco writes those like no other. But creating a new generation of superheroes? One that was supposed to cater to teenagers? No. So Fabian Nicieza, Mark Bagley,…… Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 2: The Nigh Perfect 25

Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 1: A (Cult) Legend is Born

Back in the early 90’s, I had a subscription to the Comics Buyers’ Guide.  This was before we all had the internet, so it was my main source of information regarding the medium I loved so much.  One of the best parts of the newspaper (besides it arriving in my mailbox every week) was a…… Continue reading Why do people love the New Warriors? Part 1: A (Cult) Legend is Born

The Elementals, Part 2: Extreme Edgelord

Born Again In January of 1989, Comico released The Elementals Special #2 (#1 had been published years earlier and featured a story about child abuse). The issue is written and drawn by Willingham (with script assist from long time collaborator Jack Herman). It’s telling that in the “The Story So Far” recap section on the…… Continue reading The Elementals, Part 2: Extreme Edgelord

Night Blood Dark Hell: Rise of the Midnight Sons

Ah, the 90s.  It was a simpler time.  Nevermind the costumes or the art, it was a time of words, words like “night” and “blood” and “black” and “dark” and “hell.”  Superhero names didn’t need a to exist for a reason anymore, they just needed to sound cool. And any superhero who was popular naturally…… Continue reading Night Blood Dark Hell: Rise of the Midnight Sons

Superman: The Triangle Years, Part 6 – All Good Things Must End

More from the Triangle Years series: Part One: Embrace Continuity Part Two: Out of the Closet Part Three: Death, Reign, and Rebirth Part Four: Will They/Won’t They Part Five: Electric Slide I’m going to go ahead and apologize to you, the reader (all 7 of you), for this latest entry in the never ending battle.…… Continue reading Superman: The Triangle Years, Part 6 – All Good Things Must End

Superman: The Triangle Years, Part 5 – Electric Slide

More from the Triangle Years series: Part One: Embrace Continuity Part Two: Out of the Closet Part Three: Death, Reign, and Rebirth Part Four: Will They/Won’t They In 1997, Superman was electrifying! Okay, sorry. No, he was actually a little blue. And then red. But not really read, which is probably why they tried this…… Continue reading Superman: The Triangle Years, Part 5 – Electric Slide

Superman: The Triangle Years, Part 4 – Will They/Won’t They

More from the Triangle Years series: Part One: Embrace Continuity Part Two: Out of the Closet Part Three: Death, Reign, and Rebirth The Man of Tomorrow Believe it or not, being engaged to the Man of Steel isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. One of the great things about the Triangle Years is that…… Continue reading Superman: The Triangle Years, Part 4 – Will They/Won’t They

Superman: The Triangle Years, Part 3: Death, Reign, and Rebirth

More from the Triangle Years: Part One: Embrace Continuity Part Two: Out of the Closet Legend has it that the first major story line for the Superman titles during the Triangle Years was to be the wedding of Lois and Clark.  The only problem is that “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” had…… Continue reading Superman: The Triangle Years, Part 3: Death, Reign, and Rebirth