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Mon, July 20th, 2009
To celebrate the one year anniversary of WHEN WORDS COLLIDE's debut on CBR, Tim reflects on the past twelve months of comic book commentary and throws himself a big, big party, no R.S.V.P. necessary.
Mon, July 13th, 2009
Tim overcomes some biases thanks to an eye-opening webcomic, leading to a discussion with up-and-coming cartoonist Ethan Young about the move from self-publishing to the world of online serialization.
Mon, July 6th, 2009
After a long holiday weekend of barbecues and fireworks, Tim looks forward to the mega-huge major event comic of the summer. No it's not "Blackest Night" or "Captain America: Reborn." It's "Wednesday Comics"!
Mon, June 29th, 2009
Sparked by numerous hostile reactions to a single negative review, Tim steps back to look at the thought process behind effectively writing a comic book review and answers reader concerns about Peter David bashing.
Mon, June 22nd, 2009
This week, Tim takes an early look at the new book, "Asterios Polyp," by David Mazzucchelli -- of Daredevil and Batman fame -- and tells us why it deserves to be ranked as one of the greatest graphic novels of all time.
Mon, June 15th, 2009
Tim's got Captain America on the mind, like much of comic book fandom this week, and he takes a look at Cap stories from each of the last five decades trying to figure out what the character says about comics, and about America.
Mon, June 8th, 2009
Tim, joined by artist Todd Casey, spends an adventurous day at the MoCCA Festival in New York City and returns to regail us with tales of the ups and downs, the good and the bad, and the contender for best book of the year.
Mon, June 1st, 2009
With sadness over the impending loss of "Young Liars" and "Captain Britain and MI13," Tim takes a look at ten other mainstream currently published comics that deserve more readers and says, "Hey, read these!"
Wed, May 27th, 2009
In this installment of WWC, Tim answers the age-old question: 'What is the WORST Grant Morrison comic?' and gives five answers. Plus, as an added bonus: Morrison's Ten Best Comics Ever.
Wed, May 20th, 2009
Tim presents his Grand Nemesis Theory, explains the underlying problem with Spider-Man and Wonder Woman, psychoanalyzes Batman and breaks down how the real Superman villains are closer to reality than you might think.
Wed, May 13th, 2009
This week, Tim cracks open 'Absolute Superman: For Tomorrow,' explores Brian Azzarello's use of a Silver Age conceit and, most importantly, learns to love Jim Lee again.
Wed, May 6th, 2009
Tim looks back on last weekend's Free Comic Book Day event, talks about his own experiences with a very persuasive little girl, and hands out the highly anticipated First Annual FCBD Awards!
Wed, April 29th, 2009
Tim is joined by comics gadfly Tucker Stone for this week's WWC as the two of them tackle a legendary series that is regretfully far too difficult to find in America these days: Moebius's "Blueberry."
Wed, April 22nd, 2009
Following last week's retrospective on one of the great comic book creators of the Modern era, Tim interviews Bernie Mireault about the artist's career and gets an exclusive look at his upcoming graphic novel.
Wed, April 15th, 2009
This week, Tim examines the legacy of a seemingly forgotten comic book creator and looks to the intersections between Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and that oft-unmentioned herald of the Modern: Bernie Mireault.
Wed, April 8th, 2009
Tim recalls his first convention experience as a young lad, and then braves the wilds of Albany, New York as a slightly weathered Con Pro to host a panel featuring comic book legends Herb Trimpe and Fred Hembeck.
Wed, April 1st, 2009
With the movie-fueled Wolverine barrage hitting comic shops and movie screens in coming weeks, Tim chats with author Barry Lyga about who the Canadian character really is and what makes him so special.
Wed, March 25th, 2009
This week, Tim finally takes on Grant Morrison's "The Invisibles," finding a sort of simplicity within the swirling chaos of allusion, ontological posturing, and (of course) the sexy psychic assassins.
Wed, March 18th, 2009
Over the next few months, more than one hundred collected editions will be hitting the shelves at a store near you. Which ones are worthy of shelling out the big bucks? Tim takes a look and gives a run down of his Top 20.
Wed, March 11th, 2009
In this week's spine-shattering installment of When Words Collide, Tim delves deep into Jason Aaron's personal history as he matches wits with the noted comic book writer in "Jason Aaron: The Superpro Years."
Wed, March 4th, 2009
Your friends may finally have cracked open their copies of "Watchmen" in anticipation of the movie release, but what's REALLY next for them? Tim considers each type of reader and offers suggestions for "Following Watchmen."
Wed, February 25th, 2009
The Teachings of Don Barthelme lead into an exploration of "Terror in the Classroom" this week as Tim explores the ever-expansive escalation of horror in Kazuo Umezu's best-known comics, "The Drifting Classroom."
Wed, February 18th, 2009
What epic comic book series has sold tens of millions of copies around the world, has multiple spin-offs and even a manga version...and yet no one in America seems to know about it? Find out as Tim explores "Tales from New Troy."
Wed, February 11th, 2009
This week, Tim returns from the New York Comic Con with thoughts on the show, the advent of "the new awesome," and the opening salvo of the Dalek invasion of his house in his epic "NYCC vs. The Universe" con report.
Wed, February 4th, 2009
Tim looks back at advice from a literary master and ponders over what has become an increasingly large and much debated question in the age of the internet and message boards: What does it take to be a good comic book reader?
Wed, January 28th, 2009
This week, Tim steps back and takes a look at "Final Crisis" #7 in relation to the epic mini-series as a whole, discusses what it is about the story that really matters, and puts the entire Multiversal event into a celebratory perspective.
Wed, January 21st, 2009
With the conclusion of DC's "Final Crisis" looming on the comic book event horizon, Tim looks at three earlier Grant Morrison series that are important precursors to this mega-event. Join him as he examines how "Past is Prologue."
Wed, January 14th, 2009
After a harrowing marathon session with Robert Kirkman's 'The Walking Dead" (from which he barely escaped with his life), Tim can't help but explore death, hope, and the "Zombie Landscape" in this week's When Words Collide.
Wed, January 7th, 2009
Looking ahead to the upcoming twelve months, Tim spotlights fifteen of the most interesting writers and artists with exciting projects due in 2009, including Jason Aaron, Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon, Matt Fraction and more.
Wed, December 31st, 2008
Tim sits down with literally the biggest book of the year and compares it to two recent comics from Marvel and DC. Gun-toting angels, decapitations, and fancy hats are all on display as he begins "Confronting Kramers."
Wed, December 24th, 2008
In the penultimate installment of When Words Collide, Timothy gets down to the nitty and the gritty with the best of the best as he lays out his arguments for the Top Ten Comic Books of 2008.
Wed, December 17th, 2008
After last week's When Words Collide look at collected editions, this week Tim turns his attention to the best original material of the year, and starts counting down his personal picks for the Top Twenty Comic Books of 2008.
Wed, December 10th, 2008
With 2009 just around the corner, this week Tim shares with us his undeniably eclectic picks for the Top Twenty Collected Editions of the Year with the first half of his two-part look back at the Best Comics of 2008.
Wed, December 3rd, 2008
This week, feeling inspired by the recently-released "Punisher Omnibus" and the upcoming "Punisher War Zone" film to think about the relationship between comics, culture, and cinema, Tim talks about "Being Frank Castle."
Wed, November 26th, 2008
Tim returns from a weekend in the land of librarians having developed some rather strong opinions on comic book serialization, style, and content. He explores all of these concepts and more this week in "Killer Serials."
Wed, November 19th, 2008
Whatever Happened to the DC Sci-Fi Heroes? Tim answers that question by taking an in-depth look at a lost classic from the Modern Age: Howard Chaykin and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez's underrated 1990 mini-series, "Twilight."
Wed, November 12th, 2008
With only a couple of weeks left before the conclusion of Grant Morrison's epic "Batman: R.I.P." Tim places odds on the identity of the mysterious Black Glove while dissecting various clues from the last 50 years of Batman comics.
Wed, November 5th, 2008
This week, Timothy cracks open his copy of "Absolute Ronin" and finds a wild and innovative work from Frank Miller. Even if you've read "Ronin" before, Tim promises you - you've never seen anything quite like this.
Wed, October 29th, 2008
Timothy looks back at some embarrassing teenage comic book ideas and invites some of today's most interesting writers to share from their spiral bound notebooks of days past in an introspective and probing WWC.
Wed, October 22nd, 2008
In this week's installment of When Words Collide, Timothy looks back at the history of the American superhero comic, from the Golden Age to the Modern Age, and develops 'Sixteen Steps Toward a Superhero Canon."