Deadshirt Roundtable: Found in Adaptation

With thousands of heroes and villains and decades of history, it’s easy for some comics characters to be forgotten, or underappreciated. Sometimes it’s a question of the right interpretation, or the right performance, in another medium to really make the character “click.” This week, Deadshirt Read More …

Avengers: Age of Opinions: a Roundtable Discussion

While our official, spoiler-free review went up last weekend, we thought that we’d take the opportunity to discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron as a group, now that the dust has settled and we’ve all had some time to think about it. I’ll be your moderator, Read More …

Deadshirt is Free Comic Book Day-ing 2015

This past Saturday was Free Comic Book Day, the annual celebration of comics and the shops that feed our favorite habit. Our intrepid Deadshirt comics reviewers braved massive crowds and hopped from shop to shop hunting for all the in-demand books. Here are our thoughts on just Read More …

Avengers: Age of Ultron is a Worthy End to Marvel’s Phase Two [Review]

There’s a sequence in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, a film I didn’t entirely love, that nonetheless sold me on the entire enterprise. After bickering and side-eyeing each other for nearly the entire movie, the titular team puts aside their differences and gets to work, laying waste Read More …

Civil War Drums: Power and Authority in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

While this summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man wrap up Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, next year’s Phase Three will rocket the MCU toward a tumultuous new status quo, one in which the superhero community will be cracked in half. Captain America: Civil War promises to adapt the popular Read More …

Deadshirt is Reading… Avengers: Age of Ultron In Theaters This May

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. For more of our thoughts on this week’s new comics, take a look at Wednesday’s Deadshirt Comics Shopping List. Read More …

Deadshirt’s Top Ten Comics of 2014

Looking back at the comics that came out this year, there’s no shortage of great work. From capes and tights superheroics to more grounded stories of the human experience, 2014 was a damn good year for an artistic medium that’s in the midst of serious Read More …

Deadshirt is Reading…Witchboys, Batpeople and Hirsute Supergods

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. For more of our thoughts on this week’s new comics, take a look at Wednesday’s Deadshirt Comics Read More …

Deadshirt Is Reading… Magical Girls, Meta-tations on Old Superheroes and Sergio Aragones

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. For more of our thoughts on this week’s new comics, take a look at Wednesday’s Deadshirt Comics Shopping Read More …

The Christopher Nolan Problem and Tone In Genre Films

I didn’t like the new Godzilla. That’s how this started. I’ve personally never much cared for Godzilla as a pop cultural entity, outside of a fondness for the Diddy/Jimmy Paige music video from the 1998 version, and my recent interest only exists in relation to my Read More …