Everybody loves their stories.
Over the last two decades, fan culture has blossomed into a cultural juggernaut. Comics, novels and films are remixed, re-made, and re-released, to with varying degrees ofsuccess. The pieces collected here are part of that world: musings on characters, reporting on the business of creativity, and arguments about fandom and art from a loving--if often critical--perspective.
A decades-old legal battle is a reminder of how hard many creators have to fight to get credit and compensation for their own work.
For decades the Man of Steel has failed to find his groove, thanks to a continual misunderstanding of his strengths.
Colorists and and letterers bring a silent medium to life, and their work often goes undetected—especially if they’re great at their jobs.
There’s no single right way to interpret the stories behind the Marvel or Star Wars fictional universes—and fans need to stop claiming otherwise.
A recent push for diversity has been blamed for weak print sales, but the company’s decades-old business practices are the true culprit.