The group all met each other while working on different X-Men titles. Eventually, they all ended up working on Superman together and were given the directive to "not draw too much attention to the comic because of the movie that is coming out soon." So they spent eight months thinking of how to accomplish this. In that situation, each of them discovered how well and honestly they communicated in a creative arena.
"They" are Joe Kelly, Steven T. Seagle, Joe Casey and Duncan Rouleau, I should add.
Douglas Wolk probably thinks I've got a crush on him, but I don't care: His "Emanata" column at Techland has quickly become the must-read for anyone with the faintest interest in storytelling.
This time: The Sentry vs. Krazy Kat vs. Mr. Tawky Tawny
Not comics: Noah Berlatsky, the guy who can't tell an Eduardo Risso from a Dave Johnson, interviews Daphne Carr, editor of the Best Music Writing series, about criticism—and does a solid job, actually.
Tom Crippen's reviews continue to be consistently more entertaining than the pop comics they happen to be reviews of.
This awesome variant cover by German artist Christian Nauck suddenly makes me want to see Tony Stark fight Bruce Wayne in the Stone Age.
Missed it: David Brothers connects all kinds of dots in his essay on Grant Morrison's Joe the Barbarian.
I review Cowboy Ninja Viking, a comic book by A. J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo.
A new essay, in which I'm riffing on Brian Hibbs' latest column.