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When Words Collide - 9/21/2009

When Words Collide - 9/21/2009

After a pondering the mysteries of the European graphic album in America, Tim takes a look at Jacques Tardi's "West Coast Blues" and finds out what it has to say about Marxism, crime fiction, and the aesthetic of disenfranchisement.

When Words Collide - 9/14/2009

When Words Collide - 9/14/2009

This week, Tim interviews Patrick Meaney about his new book on Grant Morrison's seminal series, "The Invisibles," and the two discuss how the title works and how it compares to something like Alan Moore's "Promethea."

When Words Collide - 9/8/2009

When Words Collide - 9/8/2009

Sparked by the recent release of a book of interviews, this week Tim ponders the Q&A format while recalling the best interview books of the past, featuring the likes of Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, and many more.

When Words Collide - 8/31/2009

When Words Collide - 8/31/2009

Tim looks at the comic book landscape as it stands in late 2009 and identifies the Top 10 Ongoing Series right now. Punisher? Green Lantern? Uncanny X-Men? Scalped? Guess which series takes the top spot.

When Words Collide - 8/24/2009

When Words Collide - 8/24/2009

This week, Tim reviews the two debut titles from the Vertigo Crime line: Brian Azzarello's "Filthy Rich" and Ian Rankin's "Dark Entries" and discusses what the future might hold for this ambitious new DC imprint.

When Words Collide - 8/17/2009

When Words Collide - 8/17/2009

Tim takes on the experimental Miracleman work of Neil Gaiman and Mark Buckingham, wraps up his retrospective on the Marvelman character, and looks at what might have been and what might still happen.

When Words Collide - 8/10/2009

When Words Collide - 8/10/2009

In Part Two of his look at Alan Moore's groundbreaking work on "Marvelman," Tim explores the Eclipse days, when the comic took a sharp turn toward the explicit and the superhero reached its logical conclusion.

When Words Collide - 7/27/2009

When Words Collide - 7/27/2009

Tim returns from the Comic-Con International in San Diego with an unorthodox recollection of events, a warning for Hollywood superstar Megan Fox, and a celebration of what we like to call the New Awesome.

When Words Collide - 7/20/2009

When Words Collide - 7/20/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 7/13/2009

When Words Collide - 7/13/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 7/6/2009

When Words Collide - 7/6/2009

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"!

When Words Collide - 6/29/2009

When Words Collide - 6/29/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 6/22/2009

When Words Collide - 6/22/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 6/15/2009

When Words Collide - 6/15/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 6/8/2009

When Words Collide - 6/8/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 6/1/2009

When Words Collide - 6/1/2009

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!"

When Words Collide - 5/27/2009

When Words Collide - 5/27/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 5/20/2009

When Words Collide - 5/20/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 5/13/2009

When Words Collide - 5/13/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 5/6/2009

When Words Collide - 5/6/2009

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!

When Words Collide - 4/29/2009

When Words Collide - 4/29/2009

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."

When Words Collide - 4/22/2009

When Words Collide - 4/22/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 4/15/2009

When Words Collide - 4/15/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 4/8/2009

When Words Collide - 4/8/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 4/1/2009

When Words Collide - 4/1/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 3/25/2009

When Words Collide - 3/25/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 3/18/2009

When Words Collide - 3/18/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 3/11/2009

When Words Collide - 3/11/2009

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."

When Words Collide - 3/4/2009

When Words Collide - 3/4/2009

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."

When Words Collide - 2/25/2009

When Words Collide - 2/25/2009

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."

When Words Collide - 2/18/2009

When Words Collide - 2/18/2009

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."

When Words Collide - 2/11/2009

When Words Collide - 2/11/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 2/4/2009

When Words Collide - 2/4/2009

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?

When Words Collide - 1/28/2009

When Words Collide - 1/28/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 1/21/2009

When Words Collide - 1/21/2009

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."

When Words Collide - 1/14/2009

When Words Collide - 1/14/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 1/7/2009

When Words Collide - 1/7/2009

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.

When Words Collide - 12/31/2008

When Words Collide - 12/31/2008

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."

When Words Collide - 12/24/2008

When Words Collide - 12/24/2008

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.

When Words Collide - 12/17/2008

When Words Collide - 12/17/2008

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.

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