Timothy Callahan


I can't remember my first comic, though "Avengers" #221 was an early favorite, but I do remember finding out that such a thing as a "comic book shop" existed right around my 14th birthday. That was just about the time "Watchmen" was coming out, though I only ended up getting the even-numbered issues at first, for some bizarre reason.

My learning curve, and exposure to great comics was steep, going from "Web of Spider-Man" and "DC Comics Presents" to "Dark Knight Returns" and "American Flagg!" and "Marshal Law" pretty quickly. I was deeply in love with the medium, and I haven't stopped buying comics every week since. Now I get to write books, articles, essays, and columns about them. Not too bad. Not too bad at all.

Articles By Timothy Callahan

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Exploring Morrison & Quitely's "Watchmen"-esque "Pax Americana"

Fri, November 21st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tim Callahan digs deep into the infinite storytelling used in Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's "Watchmen" influenced "Multiversity" issue.

When Words Collide - 12/30

Mon, December 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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

When Words Collide - 12/23

Mon, December 23rd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Which comics make Tim's TEN BEST OF 2013 list? Find out this week in the penultimate WHEN WORDS COLLIDE!

When Words Collide - 12/16

Mon, December 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

When Words Collide - 12/09

Mon, December 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

Playwright Glen Berger Talks "Turn off the Dark" & "Song of Spider-Man"

Mon, December 2nd, 2013 | Category: TV, Film

After six years co-writing the script, playwright Glen Berger talks to Timothy Callahan about penning his "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" tell-all memoir.

When Words Collide - 12/02

Mon, December 2nd, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Tim rereads Frank Miller's often-overlooked "Elektra Lives Again" graphic novel and wonders why it seems to be forgotten by fans.

When Words Collide - 11/25

Mon, November 25th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Frank Miller failed to conquer Hollywood in 1990, but he did collaborate with some of the greatest talents in the comics industry.

When Words Collide - 11/18

Mon, November 18th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Tim reads three newish comics and one old, unfamiliar classic. Wolverine, pseudo-literary ennui, hipster detectives & crazy dreamscapes battle for his attention!

When Words Collide - 11/11

Mon, November 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

When Words Collide - 11/04

Mon, November 4th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

When Words Collide - 10/28

Mon, October 28th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

When Words Collide - 10/21

Mon, October 21st, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Tim jumps back to 1935 and reflects on Alex Raymond, "Flash Gordon" and "Jungle Jim" and IDW's oversized collection of those classic comics.

When Words Collide - 10/16

Wed, October 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Check out Timothy Callahan's comprehensive history of Marvelman/Miracleman in preparation for the Marvel revival of the character in January.

When Words Collide - 10/14

Mon, October 14th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

When Words Collide - 10/07

Mon, October 7th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

When Words Collide - 9/30

Mon, September 30th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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.

When Words Collide - 9/24

Tue, September 24th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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!

When Words Collide - 9/16

Mon, September 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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?

When Words Collide - 9/09

Mon, September 9th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

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."

Superman #707

Fri, January 14th, 2011 | Category: Review

Incoming writer Chris Roberson gets this series back on track by derailing the absurdly bad “Grounded” run and offering a more exciting direction.

Batman: The Dark Knight #1

Wed, December 29th, 2010 | Category: Review

David Finch begins this new series with shades of Todd McFarlane, and not in a good way.

Batman and Robin #16

Tue, November 2nd, 2010 | Category: Review

The wrap-up for Hurt, the Joker, Professor Pyg as Bruce Wayne has returned.

New Avengers #3

Wed, August 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Sleek, smooth, self-aware, and stylish. It’s another Bendis and Immonen issue of Spider-Man and his mystic pals.

The Last Phantom #1

Wed, August 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Garish, ugly, and bad-looking. Did I mention that this comic doesn’t have strong visuals?

Dungeons & Dragons #0

Mon, August 16th, 2010 | Category: Review

John Rogers brings the fun in the first half, and makes up for the ‘Dark Sun’ episode falling flat.

Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors #1

Mon, August 16th, 2010 | Category: Review

This series may become a strong third pillar in the Geoff Johns-era Green Lantern era, but it doesn’t start that way.

Welcome to Tranquility: One Foot in the Grave #1

Sat, July 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

A solid return to form for Simone and the Tranquility gang.

Legion of Super-Heroes #3

Sat, July 24th, 2010 | Category: Review

Levitz knows how to play to his audience and that's more than okay.

Doc Savage #4

Mon, July 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

How can a Doc Savage story be dull and boring? Like this, apparently

The Mighty Crusaders #1

Mon, July 19th, 2010 | Category: Review

More tedium from DC's Red Circle revamp.

The Brave and the Bold #35

Sun, July 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

The time travel might not make any sense (not that it ever does) but we get some Subs with our Inferior Five this time.

Invincible Iron Man #28

Sun, July 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

Matt Fraction's building a new world for Tony Stark, but Larroca and D'Armata aren't up to the challenge.

Daredevil #508

Sun, July 18th, 2010 | Category: Review

De La Torre creates the right mood, and something is seriously wrong with Matt Murdock.

Avengers Academy #2

Sat, July 17th, 2010 | Category: Review

Excellent McKone artwork and the strongest writing from Gage in years.

House of Mystery #27

Mon, July 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

Brendan McCarthy is the real draw in this issue, but at least the gang is out of the house.

Irredeemable #15

Mon, July 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

A major fight ends in unexpected ways.

Secret Six #23

Mon, July 12th, 2010 | Category: Review

The Secret Six face a game that's pretty dangerous.

iZombie #3

Sat, July 10th, 2010 | Category: Review

Allred's art looks a bit shaky at times in this issue, but the story is starting to come together nicely.

Shadowland #1

Thu, July 8th, 2010 | Category: Review

A decent start to the mini-event, mostly because of Bullseye.