Incredible Hulk History

Catching Up: HULK SMASH Puny History By Zack Smith With World War Hulks almost upon us, we thought new or casual readers could use an explanation of what’s been up with the Hulk.  After all, the last few years have seen quite a number of transformations, setbacks, and sort-of children enter his life.  Confused?  You […]

Raina Telegemeier and Dave Roman on X-MEN: MISFITS

Married Co-Creators Talks Marrying X-MEN & MANGA for Del Rey By Zack Smith Two of the most popular things in comics are manga and the X-Men. So why not put them together? Once again, America – we give you what you want.

Book Review: SUNNYSIDE by Glen David Gold

by Zack Smith  Reprinted from the Independent Weekly Sunnyside by Glen David Gold Alfred A. Knopf, 559 pp. Glen David Gold’s first novel, Carter Beats the Devil, was a marvelously over-the-top historical fiction that by the time you were finished with it, had educated you thoroughly in the workings of stage magicians, the Secret Service, […]

Book Review: RICHARD STARK’S PARKER: THE HUNTER by Darwyn Cooke

Reprinted from The Independent Weekly Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter Adapted and illustrated by Darwyn Cooke IDW, 144 pp. In the Indy‘s look at the best books from 2008, I named the University of Chicago Press’ reissues of Donald Westlake’s crime books that he wrote as Richard Stark as one of the best of the […]

BOOK REVIEW: THE BIG REWIND by Nathan Rabin

   Reprinted from the Indpendent Weekly    by Zack Smith   The Big Rewind: A Memoir Brought to You By Pop Culture By Nathan Rabin Simon & Schuster, 342 pp. As head writer of the The Onion‘s AV Club, Nathan Rabin has become one of the most entertaining and prolific entertainment writers around in recent […]