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Pop!

Jorge Khoury holds down the weekends here at CBR, taking a historical look at this crazy industry we all love and examining the wild world of pop culture.

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"Star Wars Art: Comics"

Fri, December 9th, 2011

Jorge Khoury spoke with some of the artists involved in the recently released "Star Wars Art: Comics," with Frank Quitely, Ryan Sook, Arthur Adams, Paul Pope and David Mandel explaining what "Star Wars" means to them.

"Optic Nerve" 2011: An Interview with Adrian Tomine

Tue, November 29th, 2011

In this month's Pop! Jorge sits down with cartoonist Adrian Tomine to discuss the latest issue of his long-running anthology series and pushing himself as an artist and storyteller.

Frazer Irving: The Future of Comic Book Art

Tue, October 4th, 2011

Guest-writer Eric Nolen-Weathington looks at the career thus far of Frazer Irving, dissecting the distinctive artist's style and process, form his days working on "Judge Death" to his recent gig on "Xombi."

Time Machine

Fri, September 16th, 2011

In the column's tradition of doing something different every time, for the 50th Pop! George did something he's never done before - working at a comic book store!

Roy Thomas: The Marvel Game-Changer

Thu, September 1st, 2011

"Star Wars" and "X-Men" each possess a seemingly exponential fan base, and this week George looks back at a man who once steered both ships in comic form, writer Roy Thomas.

The Professional: The Artwork of Ron Garney

Wed, June 8th, 2011

George examines superstar artist Ron Garney's career path from re-discovering the medium with "Secret Wars" to working on titles like "Captain America" with Mark Waid and "Wolverine" with Jason Aaron.

2011 TOY FAIR SHOWCASE

Fri, March 4th, 2011

George spent some time at the recently concluded American International Toy Fair and came away with some childhood toy memories rekindled while looking forward to creating new ones in the months ahead.

MIKE PAROBECK: REVISITED

Thu, February 10th, 2011

In this POP!, George Khoury looks back over the career and untimely passing of artist Mike Parobeck, with stories from family and friends and never before seen art from Parobeck's short but influential career.

An interview with Chip Kidd

Tue, January 4th, 2011

Chip Kidd and his new "Shazam" book are the focus of this week's Pop!, with the writer/designer discussing the origins of the tome, the relevance of Captain Marvel and the likelihood of a Max Fleischer Superman album.

THE EVERLASTING HELLO KITTY!

Fri, December 17th, 2010

This week's POP! is a celebration and a look into the history of one of the world's most enduring pop icons of the last century, Sanrio's ever-popular ambassador of cute, Hello Kitty!

"STAR WARS ART: VISIONS"

Wed, December 1st, 2010

In the latest POP!, George and Lucasfilm's J.W. Rinzler discussed the newly released "Star Wars Art: Visions" which features the Star Wars universe as seen through the eyes of many comic book, pop and other artists.

THE JSA/KINGDOM COME SAGA

Wed, November 24th, 2010

Pop! returns with the second half of George Khoury and Alex Ross' discussion of "Kingdom Come," closing out the topic by looking at the artist's return to the original concepts with the JSA "Kingdom" arc.

Land of Lost Tales -<br>Dave Stevens' Superman and Rocketeer Miniseries

Tue, November 9th, 2010

In today's POP!, George looks at a project that never was but still could be in the late, great Dave Stevens' proposed Rocketeer/Superman crossover.

Tue, October 26th, 2010

Legendary Hollywood writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell passed away last month and George Khoury remembers him by presenting an interview about one of his most beloved creations, "The Greatest American Hero."

Ryan Reynolds is "Buried"

Sat, September 25th, 2010

Superheroics may in his future, but Ryan Reynolds first gets "Buried" this weekend in "Buried" which finds him spending the entire film in a coffin. George Khoury explains why this is the actor's greatest role to date.

A Look at "Kingdom Come"

Fri, September 24th, 2010

George Khoury examines the impact of Alex Ross and Mark Waid's "Kingdom Come" limited series on the mid-'90s comic industry, the story's genesis and Ross' original intent.

Tue, July 20th, 2010

POP! returns with a special column dedicated to a-ha's seminal "Take On Me" video, with director Steve Barron reminiscing over the influential music staple's origins, the techniques behind it's creation and more.

Thu, April 30th, 2009

With "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" opening this weekend, Chris Claremont and Mike Collins join George for a look back at Remy LeBeau, the Cajun mutant better known as Gambit.

Sun, April 26th, 2009

George talks at length with Spanish comics creator Miguelanxo Prado, best known to American audiences for his work with Neil Gaiman in "Sandman: Endless Nights" and his design work on the "Men In Black" animated series.

Wed, March 18th, 2009

Guest-writing this latest edition of POP! is veteran comics artist Tom McWeeney, who makes a case for why Herb Trimpe is the definitive Hulk artist, with a close examination of the illustrator's work on Marvel's Green Goliath.

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