The Assassination of Batman v Superman by the Cowards the Warner Brothers

The Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice—directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Jesse Eisenberg—has, after a great deal of teasing and anticipation, finally been released for public consumption. Read More …

The People v O.J. Simpson is an American Heist Story [Review]

I think that like most of us, I started watching The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story for shits and giggles. An all-star cast dramatizing the Trial of the Century, one of the first huge cultural moments I can actually personally remember, with all the subtlety Read More …

Deadshirt is Reading: Klaus!

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more.  David Uzumeri is reading… Klaus #3 Written by Grant Morrison Art by Dan Mora Lettered by Ed Dukeshire Read More …

The Secret Wars Commentary, Part Five: “Owen Reece Died For Our Sins”

We’re back for the fifth installment of annotations/commentaries on Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars, the climax not only of Hickman’s expansive New/Avengers run but also his entire career at Marvel Comics as a narrative universe architect. The worlds in which a solid 99% of every single published Marvel Read More …

The Secret Wars Commentary, Part Four: “All the Angels Sing, All the Devils Dance”

We’re back for the fourth installment of annotations/commentaries on Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars, the climax not only of Hickman’s expansive New/Avengers run but also his entire career at Marvel Comics as a narrative universe architect. The worlds in which a solid 99% of every single published Marvel Read More …

The Secret Wars Commentary, Part Three: “The Eye of Doom”

We’re back for the third installment of annotations/commentaries on Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars, the climax not only of Hickman’s expansive New/Avengers run but also his entire career at Marvel Comics as a narrative universe architect. Last issue, the worlds in which a solid 99% of every single Read More …

The Secret Wars Commentary, Part Two: “Doom Messiah”

We’re back for the second installment of annotations/commentaries on Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic’s Secret Wars, the climax not only of Hickman’s expansive New/Avengers run but also his entire career at Marvel Comics as a narrative universe architect. Last issue, the worlds in which a solid Read More …

Good Cop, Rad Cop: The Action Flick Romance of Point Break

There’s something both frightening and comforting in cinema’s ability to remind viewers of the humanity in those charged to protect and serve us. It’s frightening, because it means that they’re corruptible and prone to errors, but it’s also comforting to know that they understand the concept and Read More …

The Sidekick Heist: Batman Incorporated and Grayson Considered

Tim Seeley, Tom King, Mikel Janin and Stephen Mooney’s Grayson has been the rarest of ducks when it comes to follow-ups to Grant Morrison interpretations of characters: one that not only gets what Morrison was going for and accepts it, but builds on it without rehashing it. More Read More …