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2015 Military History Fest – historically accurate cosplay costuming

Halo, World of Warcraft, Assassins Creed, G.I. Joe, Captain America among the very many – all follow in the footsteps of reality and actual bloodshed.  Military History Fest/Reenactor Fest is where Illinois honors such history and displays it proudly.  This [...]

February 3, 2015 Features
Katusha Book One

Independent Comic Spotlight: Wayne Vansant Graphic Novel Roundup

Welcome to Independent Comic Spotlight!  A place where you can read all about the printed indy scene!  For today’s installment, it is my pleasure to introduce (or rather, re-introduce) Wayne Vansant and his various upcoming and ongoing historical graphic novel projects. Currently working with [...]

March 31, 2014 Reviews

The Zenescope Mankind Contest Has A Winner!

As you may have noticed, things are getting a lot more interactive around here! We really want everyone to treat us not just as a source of news, reviews, humor, and commentary, but also as a community. Whether this is [...]

November 28, 2012 Reviews
Mankind and Zenescope imprint Silver Dragon are making History

Mankind – Zenescope’s Biggest Fans Weigh in!

History, formerly known as The History Channel, has produced their first ever graphic novel, Mankind the Story of All of Us. It’s been published in partnership with Silver Dragon Books, the all ages imprint of Zenescope. This project is not [...]

November 14, 2012 Reviews

Zenescope and Mankind Just Made History More Interesting!

Not to sound like a philistine, but I generally keep my entertainment and my education separate. Not any more though, not now that I’ve been turned on to an interesting partnership between Zenescope Entertainment and the History channel! Mankind The Story of [...]

November 13, 2012 Features

Music & Comics: How They Influence Each Other

There are countless examples throughout the last 50 years of music and comics influencing one another. When I initially started thinking about this topic (yes, I spend more time than I care to admit pondering such things) quite a few [...]

October 18, 2012 Features, Reviews

This Was a Thing That Happened… No, Really!

“Did they REALLY just do that?!” “He’s dead? Wait, he’s alive! Ah no, he’s dead.” “Thats stupid, but I LOVE it!” Just some of the phrases I have personally heard in comic book stores and on convention floors describing some [...]

May 28, 2012 Reviews
Comics Code Authority feature

The Terrifying History of Horror Comics Censorship

My favorite holiday, Halloween, is just around the corner.  This is the time of year that I like to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas, go on a horror film binge, scare the diaper-gravy out the neighborhood children (I’m joking), and [...]

October 27, 2011 Features, Reviews

Review: Supergods

Grant Morrison’s Supergods is destined to become the definitive text on superheroes.  This book takes a critical and comprehensive look at the idea of the superhero, which emerged with Superman and multiplied into a horde of crime fighters to fill [...]

August 10, 2011 Reviews
Joe Simon in Studio

Review: ‘Joe Simon: My Life in Comics’

May we all live the sort of productive and active life that Joe Simon has.  At 98, after having spent his life in newspapers and comics, he’s still writing and publishing his own line of comics at Simon Comics, through which [...]

July 30, 2011 Reviews

Brown v. EMA: From the Beginning

Continuing Comic Booked’s coverage of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Brown v. EMA, I thought it appropriate to take a look back on the case and its seven year journey to the Supreme Court. As you may already know, [...]

June 29, 2011 Features