Dive into Columbia’s exhibition of comics lore
Two Naked Cowboys, one Spanish-speaking SpongeBob, a headless Hello Kitty, and an ersatz version of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" all vie for attention on a teeming, muggy, late-summer Times Square afternoon. Unbeknownst to the masses, though, the coolest cartoon character of all is dining on s ... More >>
There's a moment in every Marvel comics movie where all the husbands/boyfriends in the audience whisper to their companions, "That's Stan Lee!" (The companions know it is Stan Lee, but endure this anyway.)
Snikt-ing in the '70s
We pause now from our usual duties to acknowledge the passing of legendary Village Voice art director George Delmerico, who died of a heart attack at the age of 67 on Sunday, Aug. 11 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Delmerico, born in 1945, was an award-winning, innovative art director here from 1976 until ... More >>
Superheroes take on pro hockey players
The hometown hero finally bucks up a little
The spider becomes a man—and a joy—in The Amazing Spider-Man
Stan Lee celebrated at MOCCA
The comedian/writer/rapper is on a collision course with stardom
Remember when Arnold Schwarzenegger, body builder turned actor turned businessman, announced he would be running for California's 2003 gubernatorial election on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, stating, "I will pump up Sacramento"? Going on eight years later, it doesn't really surprise us that ... More >>
So the Wall Street Journal has this free interview/performance series at Lincoln Center Friday mornings, chatting with such cultural titans as Wyclef Jean, Stan Lee, Russell Simmons, and Jonathan Ames. (Note: If were putting those guys in order of who'd be most qualified to become president o ... More >>
As seen from the French Revolution forward, partisans of a populist movement that claims to represent the will of the people against The Man must be constantly on guard against mockery or criticism by its enemies. No slight, however minor, can be left unaddressed, lest it feed the worm of dou ... More >>
Louis Leterrier's summer dud, The Incredible Hulk, is out this week on DVD, and is available in full screen, widescreen, Blu-Ray, and—most incredibly—a three-disc special edition (no action figure included). The release affords another opportunity not to blast Leterrier's take on the Marvel supe ... More >>
Robert Downey Jr.'s comic-book hero a thing to marvel
S-F truants, Guillermo del Toro, and ReBoot's dirty secret
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
Recommendations by R.C. Baker
Victor Varnado is a white black man. And he wants you to crack up about it.
Self-Promoting, Anti-Careerist Comix Hero Harvey Pekar Gets the Biopic He Deserves
DVD Commentary, You Stole My Gal
An Interview With Comic Book Artist Amanda Conner
Spider-Man Is Climbing to New Heights, Profit-Wise. Buying?