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Issue #52

Thu, February 6th, 2003

After 52 issues Matt Fraction brings Poplife to a close. He finishes it all out by sharing a three page preview of the project he and Kieron Dwyer have been working on over the last year, 'Last of the Independents.'

Issue #51

Thu, January 30th, 2003

Matt takes a very critical look at comics criticism and gives some example of where you'll find the best industry criticism, and it's not online!

Issue #50

Thu, January 23rd, 2003

Matt follows-up on last week's column about comics activism, talking more about proper activism and outreach that actually can have an affect on the industry and how it's perceived.

Issue #49

Thu, January 16th, 2003

In a column titled, "The One Where I Make Lots and Lots of New Friends," Matt talks about the various forms of Comics activism. Does any one specific form work? Does any of it work? Those questions are addressed with a few solutions offered.

Issue #48

Thu, January 9th, 2003

Matt examines the ages and movements in comics since the late eighties, taking a look at what we've done and where this industry will naturally go next. Are we in the age of Garage Comics?

Issue #47

Thu, January 2nd, 2003

During the downtime allowed by the holidays Matt explores the world of cinema in books with some important paralles for the comics industry.

Issue #46

Thu, December 26th, 2002

Matt travels home for Christmas and pays tribute to Joe Strummer of 'The Clash.'

Issue #45

Thu, December 19th, 2002

The New York visit filled with VP's talking about their pres in not so nice ways, weird pictures and the number 23.

Issue #44

Thu, December 12th, 2002

Matt finishes the rework on 'Revisitor' and talks about some of the challenges he faced writing it. Plus, what does Larry Young mean when he says, 'Dude, we're robbing the bank?' Find out inside.

Issue #43

Thu, December 5th, 2002

Turning a year older, mix tapes, anime and bringing you up to speed on where Matt's at, both with upcoming comics work and otherwise.

Issue #42

Fri, November 29th, 2002

Breaking and entering, with the big time adrenalin rush, and stand-by really does work, even on Thanksgiving.

Issue #41

Thu, November 21st, 2002

Breaking and entering, the car buried inside, teaching in Taiwan and showing the sophomores a thing or two at MK12.

Issue #40

Thu, November 14th, 2002

Matt comments on the recent news that Stan Lee has filed suit against Marvel comics and asks the question "How is work for hire a good deal?"

Issue #39

Thu, November 7th, 2002

Matt discusses his work on Rex Mantooth and what you can expect from the Annotated Mantooth out this December, with an honest look at some of the challenges he faced. Plus the big, fat American story and more.

Issue #38

Thu, October 31st, 2002

'Avengers' artist Kieron Dwyer and giant robots as Matt brings you this weeks edition of Poplife.

Issue #37

Thu, October 24th, 2002

Matt channel surf's and has mastered all 74 cable channels. What did he discover? He shares the wisdom so that you may learn.

Issue #36

Thu, October 17th, 2002

Comics, boring? Matt looks at comics of today, what makes up the meat of those monthlies, compares them to comics produced in other countries and shares some fascinating insights into the American comics market.

Issue #35

Thu, October 10th, 2002

Matt's returned from his honeymoon rested and tanned ... and real itchy! Matt talks a bit about his trip to Mexico, plus a look at two books of Manga from Comics One.

Issue #34

Thu, September 26th, 2002

Matt's got the big gig pitch in LA. Little sleep, lots of work, and the executives eat from his hands. The comics want to come out, but there's just no time. And driving in LA with Alex Nova.

Issue #32

Thu, September 12th, 2002

Matt gives you a first look at a new project he's got brewing taking place on Mars. At one point it was to be called 'Red,' but a former CBR columnist got to that name first. So while still be untitled, here's an 11 page excerpt of the script with five pieces of art.

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