Best of the Last Six Months

Yes, I haven’t updated this site in forever.  I was busy.  And sick.  And busy again.  And disorganized. Well, new year, new opportunities, and here is some of the stuff I wrote that is worth archiving. Pop Cultural and Nerd Icon John Hodgman came through town, so I talked to him about moustaches and the […]

EX MACHINA Retrospective with Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris and More, Part III

By Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor posted: 19 August 2010 05:00 pm ET     Our tribute to Ex Machina concludes today, with thoughts from writer Brian K. Vaughan, artist Tony Harris, colorist JD Mettler and editor Ben Abernathy.  But first, a special guest essay by writer Mike Carey (The Unwritten,  Lucifer, Hellblazer, X-Men, the Felix Castor novels), a great fan of […]

EX MACHINA Retrospective with Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris and More, Part II

By Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor posted: 18 August 2010 01:57 pm ET Read Part one by clicking here Part II of our special three-part tribute to Wildstorm’s Ex Machina with writer Brian K. Vaughan, artist Tony Harris, colorist JD Mettler and editor Ben Abernathy continues today, with more insights into the book’s creation and a ton of behind-the-scenes […]

EX Machina Retrospective with Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris and More, Part I

EXit MACHINA Part 1: Origins With the Creative Team By Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor posted: 17 August 2010 01:28 pm ET Above Exclusive Image: Tony Harris’s unused Ex Machina “Great Machine” logo. ”This is the story of my four years in office, from the beginning of 2002 through the godforsaken 2005. “It may look like a […]

Y: The Last Man Tributes with Robert Kirkman, Brad Meltzer and More (LINK FIXED)

TIPPING THE GLASS TO Y: THE LAST MAN by Zack Smith We hope you’ve enjoyed Newsarama’s special longer than a week-long tribute to the final issue of Y: The Last Man. To conclude our look back at the series, we decided to pay tribute to some of the people who helped make the series the […]

Massimo Carnevale and Jose Marzan Jr. on Y: THE LAST MAN

A GOOD-BYE TO Y: MASSIMO CARNEVALE, JOSE MARZAN JR. by Zack Smith Here at Newsarama, we like to go the extra mile. So, when it came time to celebrate the final issue of Y: The Last Man, we decided to not only interview co-creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, but to also talk with […]

Brian K. Vaughan on Life after Y: THE LAST MAN (LINK FIXED)

BRIAN K. VAUGHAN: LIFE AFTER Y by Zack Smith Our week-long celebration of Y: The Last Man’s final issue continues today, as we get series writer and co-creator Brian K. Vaughan in for a special “Bonus Round” of questions about life after Y. Vaughan’s got plenty of projects on his plate, from his DC/Wildstorm series […]

Pia Guerra on Y: THE LAST MAN (LINK FIXED)

GOOD-BYE TO Y: PIA GUERRA by Zack Smith Our celebration of the final issue of Y: The Last Man continues today. Click here and here for our interview with writer and co-creator Brian K. Vaughan. Pia Guerra was virtually unknown as an artist before Y’s release…but that quickly changed. Her work on the book, with […]

Brian K. Vaughan on Y: THE LAST MAN, Part Two (LINK FIXED)

GOOD-BYE TO Y I: BRIAN K VAUGHAN, II by Zack SmithWarning: This interview discusses the death of a major character in the book’s last few issues. If you’re just picking up the trades…you might want to wait before you read this. Part Two of our look back at the series is available here.

Brian K. Vaughan on Y: THE LAST MAN, Part One (LINK FIXED)

GOOD-BYE TO Y I: BRIAN K VAUGHAN, I by Zack Smith In the summer of 2002, a plague of unknown origin destroyed every last sperm, fetus and fully-developed mammal with a Y chromosome…with the apparent exception of one young man and his male pet. Sixty issues later, Vertigo’s acclaimed series Y: THE LAST MAN has […]