When Words Collide
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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."
Wed, October 15th, 2008
Just in time for the newest issue of Geoff Johns and George Perez's "Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds," Timothy chats with novelist - and lifelong LoSH fan - Barry Lyga about what makes the 31st century so special
Wed, October 8th, 2008
In this week's WWC, Timothy takes a close look at "Seaweed: A Cure for Mildew," a new self-published comic book from award-winning animator Ben Balistreri, and calls it "The Best Graphic Novel You've Never Heard Of."
Wed, October 1st, 2008
Dean Trippe, Dan Slott, Plaid Superman and various other comic book celebrities and oddities were in attendance as Timothy put the finishing touches on this summer's con season with a visit to the Baltimore Comic-Con
Wed, September 24th, 2008
How does Morrison's 'All-Star Superman' work as a whole? How does it compare to the aborted 'Superman 2000' pitch of the late 1990s? Tim answers these questions and more as he explores 'Morrison's Perfect Superman.'
Wed, September 17th, 2008
This week, Tim looks at the amazing bounty of graphic novels and collected editions coming out in the next four weeks and provides his Top 20 recommendations, including works from Miller, Morrison, Wood and others.
Thu, September 4th, 2008
In this week's WHEN WORDS COLLIDE, join Tim for an in-depth look at the influential comics and prose work of Elliot S! Maggin, one writer who has used Superman stories to emphasize a different kind of power. The power of humanity itself.
Wed, August 27th, 2008
This week, Tim's practically drowning in anthologies and there's a definite dreamlike quality to what he discovers. Join him for an exploration into "Comic Book Tattoo," "MySpace Dark Horse Presents," and "Mome."
Wed, August 20th, 2008
Always wanted to get into DC's most populous superhero team but never really knew quite where to begin, overwhelmed by the virtual mountain of back issues and continuity? Tim has a simple piece of advice: Don't Fear The Legion, man.
Wed, August 13th, 2008
With all the promotional material for "Watchmen" being released, Timothy noticed that there seems to be one character conspicuous by his absence, possibly the most important in the classic story...
Wed, August 6th, 2008
CBR Reviewer Timothy Callahan joins our columnists lineup with his new weekly column WHEN WORDS COLLIDE. This week, Timothy offers up a defense of superhero comics and specifically why it needs a defender.