When Words Collide

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When Words Collide

Published every Monday, Timothy Callahan examines the world of comics and graphic novel with indepth analysis in his new weekly column WHEN WORDS COLLIDE.

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When Words Collide: The Exit Interview

When Words Collide: The Exit Interview

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: The Ten Best Comics of 2013

When Words Collide: The Ten Best Comics of 2013

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

When Words Collide: The Best Comics of 2013, Part One: #25-11

When Words Collide: The Best Comics of 2013, Part One: #25-11

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: One Last "Gødland" Conversation with Joe Casey

When Words Collide: One Last "Gødland" Conversation with Joe Casey

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.

When Words Collide: Frank Miller's Long Goodbye: "Elektra Lives Again"

When Words Collide: Frank Miller's Long Goodbye: "Elektra Lives Again"

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: Despite "RoboCop 2," 1990 Was Frank Miller's Year

When Words Collide: Despite "RoboCop 2," 1990 Was Frank Miller's Year

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: Four Comics Walk Into Tim's Office...

When Words Collide: Four Comics Walk Into Tim's Office...

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: Revisiting Marvel's Heroes for Hire, Part 2: Busiek, Priest & Death

When Words Collide: Revisiting Marvel's Heroes for Hire, Part 2: Busiek, Priest & Death

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: Revisiting Marvel's Heroes for Hire, Part 1

When Words Collide: Revisiting Marvel's Heroes for Hire, Part 1

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: Chris Claremont, Outer Space Evil and Muppets

When Words Collide: Chris Claremont, Outer Space Evil and Muppets

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: Alex Raymond's "Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim"

When Words Collide: Alex Raymond's "Flash Gordon and Jungle Jim"

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: Understanding the "Miracleman" Saga

When Words Collide: Understanding the "Miracleman" Saga

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

When Words Collide: Paul Pope's "Battling Boy" Has Arrived

When Words Collide: Paul Pope's "Battling Boy" Has Arrived

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: Tim's Top 5 Graphic Novels to Look Forward To

When Words Collide: Tim's Top 5 Graphic Novels to Look Forward To

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: Art Adams' "Longshot" - Image Is Something

When Words Collide: Art Adams' "Longshot" - Image Is Something

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: Aaron Kuder is Hungry for Superman, Parasite & More

When Words Collide: Aaron Kuder is Hungry for Superman, Parasite & More

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: Forever Infinite: Thanos and the Legion of Doom

When Words Collide: Forever Infinite: Thanos and the Legion of Doom

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: The Silver Age of DC, the Authorship of Comics, and Nu-Marvel Now

When Words Collide: The Silver Age of DC, the Authorship of Comics, and Nu-Marvel Now

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."

When Words Collide: Revisiting Azzarello and Risso's "Spaceman"

When Words Collide: Revisiting Azzarello and Risso's "Spaceman"

Tim reconsiders "Spaceman," the mostly-ignored sci-fi miniseries from the "100 Bullets" team of Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, and finds a comic that is not at all what it first seems to be.

When Words Collide: Joe Casey Talks "Gødland Finale"

When Words Collide: Joe Casey Talks "Gødland Finale"

Tim has an in-depth discussion with Joe Casey about the upcoming "Gødland Finale," the legacy of the series and what it all means. Also: an exclusive glimpse at new Tom Scioli art!"

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