GRANT MORRISON ON FINAL CRISIS by Zack Smith Final Crisis is DC’s biggest event of this year…and writer Grant Morrison is poised to shake the universe to its core. So when we had a chance to do a spontaneous interview with Morrison, we jumped at the chance to find out the secrets of this cataclysmic […]

ChrisCross on TAINTED

CATCHING UP WITH CHRISCROSS by Zack Smith When we last spoke to ChrisCross about his issue of Wildstorm’s Midnighter, a lot of our readers were left clamoring for more U.S. comics from the fan-favorite artist. Next year, they’ll get their wish. Cross is returning for a six-part serialized storyline, Tainted, from Big City Comics. In […]


BACK TO THE BEGINNING: AMY WOLFRAM ON TEEN TITANS: YEAR ONE by Zack Smith You probably haven’t read any of Amy Wolfram’s work…but most comic fans have probably seen it. Wolfram, who served as a writer and story editor on the Cartoon Networks’s Teen Titans animated series, makes the leap to print this January with […]

Brian Wood (DMZ, LOCAL, DEMO) on NORTHLANDERS at DC/Vertigo

NOT HAGAR: WOOD ON NORTHLANDERS by Zack SmithThis ain’t Hagar. DC/Vertigo’s newest ongoing series, Northlanders, is a violent, action-packed look at the Viking era from acclaimed writer Brian Wood (DMZ, Demo, Local) and artist Davide Gianfelice. We sat down with Wood to find out why he decided to take a trip back to Viking times. […]

Mike Allred on Madman, Pt.2

TALKING TO MIKE ALLRED II: THE MOVIE, OTHER WORK, AND THE FUTURE by Zack Smith Click here for Part One. Newsarama: Mike, there’s a new Madman figure out from Marvel Toys. You had a figure out from Graphitti in the 1990s, but this one is getting a much wider distribution. How’s it feel to see […]

Mike Allred on Madman, Pt.1

TALKING TO MIKE ALLRED I: THE CAREER, MARVEL, & MORE by Zack SmithMike Allred was one of the major creator-owned success stories of the 1990s with his Harvey-winning creation Madman. Though it’s been a while since Madman graced comic shelves, Allred has stayed busy with such projects as X-Force/X-Statix at Marvel, and such creator-owned books […]

ChrisCross on MIDNIGHTER and More

CATCHING UP WITH CHRISCROSS by Zack SmithChrisCross (aka Chris Williams) has earned a loyal fan following from his work on such books as Captain Marvel, Slingers, Blood Syndicate and most recently, Firestorm. His work has also earned raves from the writers he’s collaborated with – Christopher Priest has a page on his web site calling […]

Mike Wieringo

AUGUST 22, 2007 The untimely death of Durham artist Mike Wieringo A fantasist’s last sketch BY ZACK SMITH Mike Wieringo at the 2006 Heroes Con in Charlotte Photo by Donna Nolen-Weathington On Aug. 10, Durham-based comic book artist Mike Wieringo updated his Web site,, with a detailed sketch of Jarek, the hero of his […]


KYLE BAKER ON SPECIAL FORCES AND MORE by Zack SmithWhether it’s his hilarious observations on family life in The Bakers, the wild satire of such graphic novels as Why I Hate Saturn, The Cowboy Wally Show, or his dark look at slavery in Nat Turner, Kyle Baker has constantly proven to be one of comics’ […]

John McCrea on HITMAN at Newsarama

HITMAN: AN APPRECIATION, II – JOHN McCREA by Zack Smith With DC Comics revisiting the violent and hilarious world of Tommy Monaghan in September’s Hitman/JLA, we’ve been chatting with the demented minds who brought Tommy and company into our homes each month. To follow up on our talk with Garth Ennis, we called up the […]