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2012 Stories by Rob Staeger

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  • NO MORE SECRETS

    published December 26, 2012

    Part Rififi, part War Games, Sneakers follows a group of heist specialists and computer whizzes—played by a murderer’s row that... More >>

  • BUILDING BLOCKS

    published December 5, 2012

    At the year’s final Live From the NYPL event, novelist Zadie Smith discusses physical space and geography in fiction with graphic novelist... More >>

  • CHECK YOUR CAPE

    published November 7, 2012

    After a week of scattered festivities (including Thursday’s discussion of French comics at the French Embassy, and the Spectacle’s... More >>

  • SPIRIT OF INNOVATION

    published October 31, 2012

    From his creation of The Spirit (and with it, much of comics’ visual vocabulary) in the 1940s through later groundbreaking works like A... More >>

  • DINING WITH MERMAIDS

    published October 24, 2012

    Despite the gargantuan crowds and packed panels at last week’s New York Comic Con, reading comics remains an intimate experience.... More >>

  • SECRET IDENTITIES

    published September 26, 2012

    Opening today at the Museum of Chinese in America, “Marvels and Monsters” chronicles 40 years of Asian figures in American comics,... More >>

  • CLEAN LINES, BIG CITY

    published September 19, 2012

    Adrian Tomine frames the action of his comics with crisp simplicity, his assured storytelling unveiling hidden layers of character. His... More >>

  • AIRSHIP TEASE

    published August 15, 2012

    Having devoted shows to Star Wars, Batman, and Firefly, the nerdy Epic Win Burlesque now invites adventurers and sky pirates of all stripes to... More >>

  • THE GREAT BATSBY

    published July 18, 2012

    When everyone else is queuing up to see The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX, Joe’s Pub is offering a more intimate view of the caped crusader.... More >>

  • CAPES, CRUSADING

    published July 11, 2012

    In their new book, Leaping Tall Buildings, photographer Seth Kushner and writer Christopher Irving profile prominent creators of comic books.... More >>

  • COPS AS ROBBERS

    published July 4, 2012

    Martin Scorsese didn’t invent the double-undercover-double-cross for The Departed; he imported it from Alan Mak and Andrew... More >>

  • DÉJÀ WHO

    published June 27, 2012

    Can’t get your DeLorean to stop playing that damned Huey Lewis cassette? Just pry open the TARDIS door with a sonic screwdriver and go back... More >>

  • TERMINATOR ENDEARMENT

    published June 20, 2012

    Skynet got you down? Are robot warriors from the future threatening to crush your summer beneath their liquid-metal heels? Fight back against our... More >>

  • CREEPY, CRAWLY

    published June 13, 2012

    Seldom are artists named so aptly as Edward Gorey. His illustrations slither and creep into macabre territory, even for such seemingly innocuous... More >>

  • HERE'S NINA

    published May 16, 2012

    With a pirouetting line capable of capturing the subtleties of performance, Al Hirschfeld cemented his reputation as the foremost illustrator of... More >>

  • COMICS UNBOUND

    published April 25, 2012

    Now in its 10th year, MOCCA Fest is a comic convention explosively freed from kryptonite shackles, where the comics form itself is paramount, and... More >>

  • TALENT ACT-I-VATION

    published March 28, 2012

    Web-comics pioneer Dean Haspiel (the Brooklyn artist invented the Act-I-Vate and Trip City online-comics collectives and won an Emmy for... More >>

  • THE CITY IN PANELS

    published March 21, 2012

    Superman might have been born in Cleveland, but he moved to New York the first chance he got. Columbia University Libraries is hosting Comic New... More >>

  • HOWL, GRAPHICALLY

    published February 29, 2012

    Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s 2010 film Howl starred James Franco as poet Allen Ginsberg, but artist Eric Drooker’s animation of... More >>

  • TRUE BELIEVERS

    published February 1, 2012

    He bombarded the Hulk with gamma rays, sent a radioactive spider to nip at Spider-Man, and triggered the mutant X-gene in Professor Xavier and... More >>

  • PANELS IN PROGRESS

    published January 25, 2012

    From the moment a writer decides to have Thor hurl his mighty hammer to the instant it connects with an explosive KRAKKA-DOOM! (courtesy of a... More >>

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