Published every Monday, Timothy Callahan examines the world of comics and graphic novel with indepth analysis in his new weekly column WHEN WORDS COLLIDE.
Tim talks with Greg Smallwood, artist of Dark Horse's upcoming "Dream Thief" series, about comics, process, crime films of the 1970's and the influence of Eclipse, circa the mid 1980s.
Tim takes a look at Michael DeForge's "Very Casual" collection from Koyama Press and finds a disturbed Peter Parker, troubled relationships, peculiar organisms and plenty to love.
Tim reflects on Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch's "Age of Ultron" and its time travel conceit, pitting the series's intricacies and plot against the empty history of DC Comics' New 52.
In this week's installment of WHEN WORDS COLLIDE, Timothy Callahan looks at Mike Mignola, Roger Stern and P. Craig Russell's "Superman" #23, the issue following the end of John Byrne's run on the Man of Steel.
Tim returns from the new-and-improved MoCCA Festival 2013 with a stack of comics worth talking about, including new releases from Dash Shaw, Matt Seneca and Blutch.
Tim conducts a multifaceted conversation with writers Adam P. Knave and Sean E. Williams about Mark Twain, "Fables," and the dangerous edges of "Artful Daggers."
This week, Tim answers questions about Jonathan Hickman's "Avengers," Grant Morrison's "Action Comics," the most overlooked series of the past decade and more!
Tim returns from Minnesota with tales of role-playing and camaraderie, stories of Mythic Fiction and the pleasures of good company. This is no mere convention report. This is Fabletown and Beyond.
Tim checks out a handful of recent releases, including Keith Giffen's return to the Legion, the tragedy of Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham's "Batman Incorporated," a fresh new voice via Monkeybrain and more!
Tim returns to AFTER THEY WERE FAMOUS with a look at Peter Milligan's brief run on "Animal Man," where nothing was quite what it seemed.
Inspired by the upcoming "Age of Ultron," Tim pauses to celebrate the life and times of the villainous robot and his first unforgettable appearance in the pages of Roy Thomas and John Buscema's "Avengers."
Tim explores the death and violence of the Lord's Resistance Army via David Axe and Tim Hamilton's well-intentioned but problematic "Army of God."
Tim previews the first two issues of Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood's upcoming Dark Horse series "Dream Thief," discovering a superstar artist in the making and a comic that's well worth a look.
Tim opens THE HELIX FILES and looks back on Howard Chaykin and Don Cameron's short-lived 'Cyberella" to see if the sci-fi satire of 1996 remains worthwhile today.
In a twist on BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS, Tim takes a whole new angle with AFTER THEY WERE FAMOUS with a look at the Rick Veitch written-and-drawn "Swamp Thing" #65, the first post-Moore issue of the series.
Tim concludes his conversation with Jason Latour as they discuss more Marvel comics, the influence of successful peers, working on Mike Mignola's "B.P.R.D." and the fate of the long-awaited "Loose Ends" #4.
Tim checks in with writer/artist Jason Latour to find out what he has planned for "Winter Soldier," which singer-songwriter is most similar to Captain America and what happens when you watch too much TBS Superstation.
As Grant Morrison's run on "Action Comics" nears its end, Tim looks back on the series meant to establish Superman's role in the New 52 and wonders where it all went wrong.
Tim reflects on the CBR Top 100 Comics for 2012 and looks back at the Best of the Best since 2008 to find out what has emerged from the CBR hivemind and what's still worth talking about.
Tim reveals his TOP 10 COMICS OF 2012, featuring the work of Matt Fraction, Alan Moore, Michael DeForge, Ryan North, and many other top comic book talents to today.