Is the cape dead for superhero costumes?

All of which is to say this: a person doesn't need a cape to look like a superhero. Not in comics, and, now, not in the wider world of pop culture, especially since we have a ton of ridiculously popular superhero movies where Thor and…

Stan Lee’s 10 greatest comics

On a technical level, "Parable" might be the single best comic book story Stan Lee has ever done. While his work with Kirby was defined by an energy that crackled off the page with excitement and adventure, this one has a level of…

Do we really need the Fantastic Four?

The thing that kept the FF relevant for so long was this idea that they were just in a completely different class than anyone else in the Marvel Universe. They'd been at it longer, they handled bigger threats, and they had concerns…

The untold truth of Black Lightning

With Black Lightning's ties to the original roster of the Outsiders, it's not surprising that he'd have a connection to the team when a new version was put together in 2003. In Outsiders #1, Judd Winick and Tom Raney introduced Anissa…

The best comics not about superheroes

We might as well start with arguably the single best non-superhero comic of all time: Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo. And honestly? You could take "non-superhero" out of that sentence and still make a pretty good case for it. Since it…