Recently at Oodon, we talked to Joe Illidge about Catalyst Prime, a new superhero universe from Lion Forge Comics. One of the upcoming Catalyst Prime books is The Summit, written by Amy Chu (Red Sonja, X-Files, Poison Ivy), and with Jan Duursema on art. We chatted with Amy about this upcoming sci-fi series, as well as two Dynamite books […]
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Aside from wall-crawling, Peter Parker’s most famous feature is his webbing. While other heroes fly or run across rooftops with grappling hooks, Spider-Man swings on web-lines, zooming through New York at up to 40 MPH. But just what is this webbing and its true nature?
Published by DC Comics in 2001, written by Joe Kelly and Brandon Badeaux, with art by Mark Morales and Moose Baumann, Action Comics #783 gives a great single issue story. Advertised on the cover as “The Choice,” the story within is actually called “The Gift” and is a fine example of how a character like Superman can […]
In 1969, Ursula K. Le Guin published The Left Hand of Darkness. It went on to win a Hugo award and Nebula award for Best Novel. The story remains a classic and has gained renewed interest due to its focus on gender expectations and politics. If that’s enough for you, then go on and check it […]
DC has the Swamp Thing. Marvel has the Man-Thing. There’s also a creature called the Heap who’s appeared in different incarnations across publishers. But where did all these muck monsters come from? What’s the difference between them and where did it start?
First appearing in 1971, the Man-Thing is one of Marvel’s stranger characters. Dr. Ted Sallis is a scientist who suffers a fatal car crash in the swamp and then, thanks to both a chemical mimicking Captain America’s super-soldier serum and the intervention of mystical forces, he rises as a swamp creature with only dim memories of his […]
There’s another Pirates of the Caribbean movie on its way to theaters. The commercials have started and folks are already either chatting with excitement about what to expect or questioning if we seriously need yet another journey into the life of Captain Jack Sparrow. But whichever side of the fence you’re on, pirates are one […]
Today would have been the 103rd birthday of Bill Finger. Today, many folks still don’t know the contributions of Finger to the US comic book industry and superheroes. Finger wrote and contributed to many characters stories during the Golden Age of Comics. With Martin Nodell, he co-created Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern. But most significantly, […]
Since Peter Capaldi announced his upcoming departure from Doctor Who, fans have been discussing and debating who should be the next actor to play the titular hero of the TV show. Like Batman and James Bond, there have been many people to play the mysterious alien scientist known as the Doctor. Unlike Bond, these changes […]
Comics are a business and sometimes a book is produced that seems more like an ad than a story. In 1991, Marvel Comics released NFL Superpro, a new series starring a former football player who gets super-powers and an indestructible football uniform and wow, wait, this was real? I remember reading this as a kid and […]