Archive | February, 2012

Lovefest: Teenage Mutants

15 Feb
by Kevin Czap

As I slowly get myself back into the habit of doing this Cube thing, I wanna talk about kids. I really love reading, watching and hearing about the life stories of teenagers. There’s something excruciatingly sentimental (in a good way) about this particular age where human beings are caught up with negotiating their place in this bizarre animal society we’ve constructed around ourselves. I have such a strong place in my heart for the bildungsroman – the truer the better. This all springs to mind because I’ve been in the process of collecting Bill Scienkiewicz’ mid-80s run on The New Mutants. These stories combine the wildness and beauty of The Sink’s drawing, his layouts, and his punky character designs with Chris Claremont’s melodramatic method acting and eagerness to expand the palette of representation in mainstream American comics. All to show us a bunch of kids trying to figure out who they are and what they’re supposed to do.

New Mutants
Continue reading



14 Feb
By Darryl Ayo

I’ve been giving some thought to solitude and its many faces in visual storytelling. Films and comics, for today’s purposes, can be referred to interchangeably.

Continue reading

Sex and Violence

14 Feb
By Darryl Ayo

Domino and Wolverine have sex and steal millions of dollars in this three issue miniseries.

Continue reading

The Man Who Sold the World

10 Feb
By Darryl Ayo

Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta.

It was a wonderful day for comic books this Thursday, February 9th, 2012. Marvel Comics, upon triumphantly defending their title against the evil creator of Ghost Rider, Gary Friedrich, decided to take a victory lap by pressing their countersuit for $17,000–literally suing him for drawing his own creation their legally-won property.

Here’s the low-down on how the House of Ideas put Friedrich in his place:


I have to tell you, DC Comics is looking like straight up punks by comparison for their relatively soft approach to spoilsport Alan Moore who keeps saying mean things to them about their brilliant exploration of the Watchmen brand which they graciously permitted him to create own associate with for a while.


Apropos of nothing: