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Mon, December 30th, 2013
- The Exit Interview
In the final WHEN WORDS COLLIDE, special guest Chad Nevett interviews Tim about his career writing about comics and why he decided to step away
Mon, December 23rd, 2013
- The Ten Best Comics of 2013
Which comics make Tim's TEN BEST OF 2013 list? Find out this week in the penultimate WHEN WORDS COLLIDE!
Mon, December 16th, 2013
- The Best Comics of 2013, Part One: #25-11
Tim looks back at work by Derek Ballard, Ulises Farinas, Paul Pope, Chris Roberson, Grant Morrison, Charles Forsman as he counts down the BEST COMICS OF 2013.
Mon, December 9th, 2013
- One Last "Gødland" Conversation with Joe Casey
Tim conducts his final interview with Joe Casey about the superhero sci-fi spectacle of "Gødland" and what it all means, with exclusive Tom Scioli art.
Mon, December 2nd, 2013
- Frank Miller's Long Goodbye: "Elektra Lives Again"
Tim rereads Frank Miller's often-overlooked "Elektra Lives Again" graphic novel and wonders why it seems to be forgotten by fans.
Mon, November 25th, 2013
- Despite "RoboCop 2," 1990 Was Frank Miller's Year
Frank Miller failed to conquer Hollywood in 1990, but he did collaborate with some of the greatest talents in the comics industry.
Mon, November 18th, 2013
- Four Comics Walk Into Tim's Office...
Tim reads three newish comics and one old, unfamiliar classic. Wolverine, pseudo-literary ennui, hipster detectives & crazy dreamscapes battle for his attention!
Mon, November 11th, 2013
- Revisiting Marvel's Heroes for Hire, Part 2: Busiek, Priest & Death
Tim concludes his two-part history of Power Man and Iron Fist in time for you to be interested in the characters again thanks to Marvel's Netflix deal.
Mon, November 4th, 2013
- Revisiting Marvel's Heroes for Hire, Part 1
Tim recounts the history of the exploitation-tastic "Power Man and Iron Fist" with the help of some behind-the-scenes info from writer Jo Duffy.
Mon, October 28th, 2013
- Chris Claremont, Outer Space Evil and Muppets
This week, Tim watches a Chris Claremont documentary, reads a couple of Ben Marra and Geoff Johns comics and reflects on the life and times of Jim Henson.
Mon, October 21st, 2013
- Alex Raymond's "Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim"
Tim jumps back to 1935 and reflects on Alex Raymond, "Flash Gordon" and "Jungle Jim" and IDW's oversized collection of those classic comics.
Wed, October 16th, 2013
- Understanding the "Miracleman" Saga
Check out Timothy Callahan's comprehensive history of Marvelman/Miracleman in preparation for the Marvel revival of the character in January.
Mon, October 14th, 2013
- Paul Pope's "Battling Boy" Has Arrived
Tim looks at Paul Pope's long-anticipated "Battling Boy" and finds a fantastic superhero comic exploding to the surface. And it's a great-looking surface.
Mon, October 7th, 2013
- Tim's Top 5 Graphic Novels to Look Forward To
Tim looks ahead at what's coming from the world of collected editions and graphic novels and finds only a few things worth getting excited about: The Top 5 things, specifically.
Mon, September 30th, 2013
- Art Adams' "Longshot" - Image Is Something
Tim rereads a collected edition of Ann Nocenti and Art Adams's "Longshot" miniseries and finds the big bang that would help kick off Image Comics...and a story that's not quite there.
Tue, September 24th, 2013
- Aaron Kuder is Hungry for Superman, Parasite & More
Tim chats with soon-to-be-superstar artist Aaron Kuder about what it's like to write and draw comics and how his upcoming "Superman: Parasite" Villains Month one-shot came to be. Plus, exclusive art!
Mon, September 16th, 2013
- Forever Infinite: Thanos and the Legion of Doom
Tim reads "Forever Evil" #1 and "Infinity" #2 and has some deep thoughts: When is the Deathstorm and Friends comic coming out? What does Black Bolt sound like? And can we just ignore Ex Nihilo?
Mon, September 9th, 2013
- The Silver Age of DC, the Authorship of Comics, and Nu-Marvel Now
This week, Tim provides the straight truth as he responds to reader questions about the best comics of the Silver Age, the importance of art criticism, and the legacy of Nu-Marvel."
Tue, September 3rd, 2013
- Revisiting Azzarello and Risso's "Spaceman"
Tim reconsiders "Spaceman," the mostly-ignored sci-fi miniseries from the "100 Bullets" team of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, and finds a comic that is not at all what it first seems to be.
Mon, August 26th, 2013
- Joe Casey Talks "Gødland Finale"
Tim has an in-depth discussion with Joe Casey about the upcoming "Gødland Finale," the legacy of the series and what it all means. Also: an exclusive glimpse at new Tom Scioli art!"
Mon, August 19th, 2013
- Top Ten Superhero Role-Playing Games of All Time, Part 2
Tim concludes his countdown of the Top 10 Superhero Role-Playing Games of All Time, featuring powers taken to the ultimate, the art of Geof Darrow and George Perez, and a world turned savage.
Mon, August 12th, 2013
- Top Ten Superhero Role-Playing Games of All Time, Part 1
Tim begins counting down the Top 10 Superhero Role-Playing Games of All Time, with classic villains, alternate realities, a Marvel method, mutants, and even some masterminds.
Mon, August 5th, 2013
- The Best, The Worst, The Overrated - And Morrison's Batman
Tim answers some reader questions about overrated comics, the best stuff on the superhero shelves and the final verdict on Grant Morrison's just-wrapped Batman run.
Mon, July 29th, 2013
- After They Were Famous: Denny O'Neil's "Green Lantern"
Tim returns to AFTER THEY WERE FAMOUS with a look at a Green Lantern story in which the hard-travelling heroes face their greatest challenge: terrible comics.
Mon, July 22nd, 2013
- Ellison & Chadwick Vs. History
Amidst the Comic-Con International madness, Tim discovers Harlan Ellison and Paul Chadwick's recently-released original graphic novel "7 Against Chaos," and decides that it is a rather pleasant surprise.
Mon, July 15th, 2013
- Dead TV Stars, God Equations and the Greatness of Michael DeForge
Tim actually read some new-ish comics this week, including work by Matt Fraction, Howard Chaykin, Michael DeForge, Si Spurrier and Joe Casey, and he weighs in with a handful of reviews.
Mon, July 8th, 2013
- Comic Book Movies (Not The Ones You're Thinking Of)
This week, Tim screens "Cartoon College" and "The Story of Rock ‘n' Roll Comics," two relatively-recent-to-DVD documentaries, examining the perils of a comics education and the threat of the New Kids on the Block.
Mon, July 1st, 2013
- The 10 Best Comics of 2013 - So Far
Tim takes his annual look back at the Top 10 Best Comics of the Year So Far, featuring work by Mark Millar, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Matt Fraction, Michael DeForge and more!
Mon, June 24th, 2013
- After They Were Famous: Ditko & Romita's Amazing Spider-Men
This week, Tim presents a special installment of his popular AFTER THEY WERE FAMOUS pieces with a look at the post-Steve Ditko "Amazing Spider-Man" featuring John Romiata and the return of Stan Lee.
Mon, June 17th, 2013
- Celebrating Free RPG Day
Tim reflects on the extradimensional invasion that never was as he contrasts the quiet-but-spectacular successes of Free RPG Day with the weird misalignment that happens with the better-known Free Comic Book Day.
Mon, June 10th, 2013
- 10 Other Men of Steel
In this, the week of Superman-mania, Tim casts his view sideways in order to identify the Top 10 Not-Quite-Supermen in the history of comics.
Mon, June 3rd, 2013
- How Can You Go Wrong with Jose Garcia-Lopez's Superman?
Tim cracks open the Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez Superman hardcover collection and explores some of the early work by one of the most iconic artists ever to work at DC Comics.
Mon, May 20th, 2013
- A Crippled Bat(man) Doesn't Fly
Last week, Tim caught up with some comic book reading. Today, he discusses what he discovered, including some classic Batman stories, "Uncanny Avengers," "FF," "Happy" and more.
Mon, May 13th, 2013
- Enter Greg Smallwood: Crafting Your New Dreams
Tim talks with Greg Smallwood, artist of Dark Horse's upcoming "Dream Thief" series, about comics, process, crime films of the 1970's and the influence of Eclipse, circa the mid 1980s.
Mon, May 6th, 2013
- Michael DeForge is "Very Casual"
Tim takes a look at Michael DeForge's "Very Casual" collection from Koyama Press and finds a disturbed Peter Parker, troubled relationships, peculiar organisms and plenty to love.
Mon, April 29th, 2013
- "Age of Ultron" Vs the DC Universe
Tim reflects on Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch's "Age of Ultron" and its time travel conceit, pitting the series's intricacies and plot against the empty history of DC Comics' New 52.
Mon, April 22nd, 2013
- After They Were Famous: "Superman" #23
In this week's installment of WHEN WORDS COLLIDE, Timothy Callahan looks at Mike Mignola, Roger Stern and P. Craig Russell's "Superman" #23, the issue following the end of John Byrne's run on the Man of Steel.
Mon, April 15th, 2013
- MoCCA 2013: The Comics of Today & Yesterday
Tim returns from the new-and-improved MoCCA Festival 2013 with a stack of comics worth talking about, including new releases from Dash Shaw, Matt Seneca and Blutch.
Mon, April 8th, 2013
- Dungeons & Daggers: A Conversation with Sean E. Williams and Adam P. Knave
Tim conducts a multifaceted conversation with writers Adam P. Knave and Sean E. Williams about Mark Twain, "Fables," and the dangerous edges of "Artful Daggers."
Mon, April 1st, 2013
- Hickman's "Avengers," "Morrison's "Action" & More Questions Answered
This week, Tim answers questions about Jonathan Hickman's "Avengers," Grant Morrison's "Action Comics," the most overlooked series of the past decade and more!