In Your Face Jam
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Wed, October 2nd, 2013
- Why Superhero Comics Can't Be "Breaking Bad"
In an incredibly spoiler-free piece, Brett White examines how superhero comics' never-ending nature separates the genre from other serialized fiction, highlighted by the recent finale of "Breaking Bad."
Wed, September 25th, 2013
- How Did "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Happen?
Before placing any judgment on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," writer Brett White wonders just how this niche show from a fan-favorite creator made its way onto network TV.
Wed, September 18th, 2013
- Show Versus Tell - The Single Issue Conundrum
After moving apartments, Brett White wonders why he feels the need to show off his passion for comic books by hanging onto thousands of single issues.
Wed, September 11th, 2013
- The New 52 Has Stopped Working
Brett White really wants to like DC Comics, but the company's recent spate of decisions, talent departures and statements continue to result in a less and less DC-heavy pull list.
Wed, September 4th, 2013
- Turn Off The Hate
When it comes to making snarky comments and insulting creators under cover of the anonymity provided by the Internet, Brett White urges fans to consider the ramifications of their remarks.
Wed, August 21st, 2013
- Dropping Books Ain't Easy To Do
Brett White has reached his breaking point with his hefty monthly pull list on its way towards four dozen titles - and he doesn’t know what to do about it.
Wed, August 14th, 2013
- You Haven't Read It All
Writer Brett White has discovered a new favorite comic -- "X-Men: Vignettes" -- one that's actually over 25 years old.
Wed, August 7th, 2013
- The Writer's Responsibility
After reading "Kick-Ass 2" for the first time, Brett White has come to realize that the old saying "with great power comes great responsibility" applies to writers as well.
Wed, July 31st, 2013
- Let's Get Digital
With shelf space hard to come by in his NYC apartment, Brett weighs the benefits and drawbacks of leaving the back issue bins behind in favor of digital storefronts.
Wed, July 24th, 2013
- Brett's SDCC Tour Diary
Brett managed to survive his first ever Comic-Con International - okay, seriously, he met Joss Whedon while in San Diego, and his life has been changed forever.
Wed, July 17th, 2013
- 'Twas The Night Before SDCC
Just before boarding the flight to his first ever Comic-Con International, Brett White takes a wild guess at what he'll encounter when he arrives in San Diego. He is unprepared.
Wed, July 10th, 2013
- I Found My Perfect Comic Shop
After decades of searching, Brett White is ready to declare one comic book shop as his favorite, even if it does exist well beyond his immediate vicinity, taunting him with its fancy Comics U courses.
Wed, July 3rd, 2013
- Give Captain Marvel A Movie
Marvel Studios has three unannounced films scheduled to arrive theaters over the next several years. Brett White has determined that one of them has to be female-led, so why not make it Captain Marvel?
Wed, June 26th, 2013
- It's Time for a Real X-Men Movie
After hearing Superman fans' opinions about "Man of Steel," Brett reflects upon the film career of his beloved mutants while opining on which four-color era of X-Men adventures would make for a solid film.
Wed, June 12th, 2013
- Join the Carol Corps!
Upon returning from this year's HeroesCon in Charlotte, North Carolina, Brett reflects on how Captain Marvel's fans, members of the growing Carol Corps, reflect the future of comic books.
Wed, June 5th, 2013
- Getting Over Death
Brett braces for the online freakout surely set to accompany the latest death-filled issue of Dennis Hopeless' "Avengers Arena" as thousands of voices cry out as one on Twitter and Tumblr.
Wed, May 29th, 2013
- Let's Talk About Rogue, Sugah
Brett has recently come to the realization that Rogue is his favorite X-Man, just in time for the debut of Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel's "X-Men" #1.
Wed, May 22nd, 2013
- I Finally Care About Superman
After having previously declared his lack of interest in comic books' most iconic character, Brett confesses he's had a change of heart when it comes to Superman.
Wed, May 15th, 2013
- The X-Men Made Me A Feminist
Upon reflecting on his two decades of being an X-Men fan, Brett realizes the lessons he's learned from Marvel's ever-evolving group of mutant outcasts.
Wed, May 8th, 2013
- He-Man and the Masters of the Pants
Brett has a bit of a problem with DC Comics covering up He-Man with the character's new costume, and the general trend towards the ever-growing fabric imprisonment of male heroes' legs.
Wed, May 1st, 2013
- Lessons Learned at the Stumptown Comics Festival
Brett returns from a trip to Oregon for the Stumptown Comics Festival and is ready to unpack both his suitcase and his thoughts about Portland, the comic book capital of the United States.
Wed, April 24th, 2013
- Rules For Enjoying Your Summer Superhero Movies
Brett shares five things that hyper-critical comic book fans need to accept before seeing this year's slate of movies adapting or otherwise based on comic books.
Wed, April 17th, 2013
- The Maggott Defense
This week, Brett White finally writes a column explaining that every character, even the much-maligned, one-time X-Man Maggott, has potential.
Wed, April 10th, 2013
- This Controversy Is A Rerun
Brett White tackles the latest in a long line of controversies, this time surrounding the furor over the the belief Apple rejected an issue of "Saga."
Wed, April 3rd, 2013
- Mutants Are Metaphor
Brett dissects the reactions evoked by the recent controversy around Havok's "M word" speech in "Uncanny Avengers" #5, looking at the larger issue from his own viewpoint and experiences with Marvel's X-Men.
Wed, March 27th, 2013
- "Batman '66" Is What The Industry Needs
Brett White explains how the new digital-first "Batman '66" comic by Jeff Parker and Jonathan Case is a retro throwback that may actually mean a lot for the future of comics.
Wed, March 20th, 2013
- I Buy Too Many Comics
Writer Brett White addresses his comic book buying addiction and makes incredibly dated Nickelodeon references in this week's edition of IN YOUR FACE JAM.
Wed, March 13th, 2013
- Comics Don't Have To Matter
Brett wonders why comic book fans are so obsessed with what "matters" and what doesn't, pointing out that some of the best comics published now and in the past were those that "didn't matter."
Wed, March 6th, 2013
- Nostalgia & Comic Book Trading Cards
Picking up on recent pop culture resurgences and cues, Brett reminisces about the trading card boom of the 1990s and practically begs a comic company to produce a decent set again.
Wed, February 27th, 2013
- Who is Marvel's Wonder Woman?
Brett White dug deep into "The Numbers" to determine the definitive answer to one of fandom's most often asked questions: Who is Marvel's Wonder Woman?
Wed, February 20th, 2013
- I'm Never Selling These Things
Writer Brett White takes a look at his comic book collection and reconsiders his priorities when it comes to storing and keeping his single issues.
Wed, February 13th, 2013
- The Real Comic Book Community
The response to the Orson Scott Card controversy has given writer Brett White a peek at what the real comic book community is like.
Wed, February 6th, 2013
- Support Your Female Comic Book Leads
After looking at Marvel's recent sales figures, writer Brett White went into a possibly over-reactive panic about the publisher's female-led ongoing series and decided to write a call-to-arms.
Wed, January 30th, 2013
- Uncanny X-Revelations
Brett White places his bets on the plot of Bryan Singer's upcoming “X-Men: Days of Future Past” film, explaining how his mind has changed regarding continuity.
Wed, January 23rd, 2013
- I Support Jenny Olsen
This week, Brett discusses Jimmy Olsen's rumored gender-switch in director Zack Snyder's upcoming "Man Of Steel," explaining why, if it's true, this is a step forward.
Wed, January 16th, 2013
- Why X-Force?
Not unlike like Linus in "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Brett steps into the spotlight this week to explain to us all what X-Force is really all about.
Wed, January 9th, 2013
- The Best Colorists of 2012
This week, Brett gives some attention where it's due, calling out his top five colorists of 2012: Bettie Breitweiser, Matt Hollingsworth, Fiona Staples, Dean White and Jordie Bellaire.
Wed, January 2nd, 2013
- Comic Book Resolutions for 2013
A new year means resolutions, and Brett White has a couple of big comic book related ones he desperately needs comic book fandom to hold him to.
Wed, December 26th, 2012
- Lessons From Strangers
Columnist Brett White has just returned from his Christmas vacation, wherein he got a little taste of how the other half lives.
Wed, December 19th, 2012
- For Those Who Make Death Threats…
In the wake of people making death threats over a thing with two staples and pages with Spider-Man drawn on them, Brett White takes the aforementioned social media abusers to task.