DC Comics Moves to Censor Iconic Comic Book Art

After the publication of psychiatrist Fredric Wertham’s book Seduction of the Innocent in 1954, which accused comic books of having a negative impact on the minds of children, publishers opted to create a self-regulating oversight committee over government regulation of comic book content. This committee would be known as the Comics Code Authority. The organization’s…

Why I’m Excited: Superman: Year One

Over the years, comic book mythology has grown and changed, particularly at DC Comics. In the 80s, DC decided to revamp its iconic heroes. As a result, the company created new origin tales for the World’s Finest: The Man of Steel by John Byrne and Batman: Year One by Frank Miller, both of which defined…

Geeks + Gamers Staff Halloween Picks: Comic Books

The spookiest of seasons is upon us, and to appease the Ancient Gods of junk culture, nothing is closer to those old penny dreadfuls which saw the birth of Gothic Romances from Victorian times (spawning those scary, gory, and graphic stories appealing to humanity’s most primal and darkest instincts) than comic books. Unlike these magazines…

Sensational Symbiotes

Despite trailer watchers’ initial misgivings about the film, the Venom movie starring Tom Hardy as Symbiote host Eddie Brock has been met with a warm box office welcome. The character of Venom is undeniably likable, and its popularity has only grown since first appearing in Marvel comics in 1988. Scholarly Web-Heads know full-well the history…

Friday Flash Facts: Flash Descendants

With the CW television series The Flash having returned for its fifth season this week, many fans of the show are now wondering about the mysterious girl Nora, who also goes by the hero name XS, revealed to be Barry and Iris’ daughter from the future. Meeting your yet unborn child is no doubt quite…

REVIEW: The Last Line – Issue 1 (2018)

As the mainstream comics industry lags in sales, independent comics are on the rise, with controversial figures like Ethan Van Sciver and Richard C. Meyer the most prominent faces of the burgeoning market. One enterprising new company hoping to make a name for themselves on the indie comics circuit is Constant Hustle Comics, and they’re…