Grounded

GROUNDED: The Purple Note Game

Good morning! Welcome to your first day as an official submission vetter for one of the largest independent comic book publishers in the nation. I see that they’ve got you all set up with your desk an...

But What About the Aliens? (RIP The Walking Dead)

An era has come to an unexpected end. And frankly, it felt a little underwhelming. No spoilers, but the ending of The Walking Dead was about as happy as a story about surviving the zombie apocalypse f...

IvX: Why Marvel Pushing the Inhumans Helped the X-Men

We find ourselves in a very unique time in the history of the X-Men comics/franchise. The current House of X/Powers of X miniseries relaunching the X-Men books under the purview of writer Jonathan Hic...

GROUNDED: The Five Stages of Grief (for a canceled comic)

It’s happened to all of us at some point; a new book comes out, we love it, it gets canceled after the first arc. We get left in the lurch. We have no idea how the plot wraps itself up. We’...

OPINION: Digital Journalism isn’t Journalism and has Zero Credibility

That title is quite a mouthful. Digital Journalism – especially in pop culture news – is like a snake eating its own tail, and is killing its own credibility. In an online world where clic...

When Comics Get Political #33

In this column I will dive into times, throughout superhero history, that comics got political. There seems to be a constant debate if political discussion has a place in the medium. I hope to show th...

Projects We Love: DEATH TRAP KICKSTARTER

Time for another round of Projects We Love! This time we have Matt Miner’s newest Kickstarter – DEATH TRAP. A 4-Part miniseries that we cannot wait to get our hands on. Matt Miner is known...

Why Gatekeeping Weakens the Comics Industry

When I was a young child, comics were the section of the newspaper that I looked forward to reading the most on Sundays. In addition to bolstering my burgeoning literacy, as well as making me feel qui...

Grounded: Spider-Man and the Mean, Green, Corporate Greed Machine

As Captain Ray Holt of Brooklyn Nine-Nine once said, “Never love anything.” Well. It’s happened. Or at least it’s starting to happen. Or maybe it’s happening but not the ...