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Tim concludes his discussion with Joe Casey as they get to the important questions, like, "What are some things that actually happen in 'Vengeance'" and "where does Butcher Baker fit in?"
Tim has a candid conversation with Joe Casey about his upcoming work on Marvel's "Vengeance," with artist Nick Dragotta. Think of an event comic, minus the event, and you're on the right track.
Tim concludes his discussion with legendary "Thor" writer/artist Walt Simonson as they talk about alter-egos, teaching, the lessons of history and how to use reality to make better comics.
This week, Tim speaks with Walt Simonson about the relationship between Norse mythology and comics, Dr. Donald Blake's origins and more "Thor" goodness.
Tim concludes his look at Jonathan Hickman's "Secret Warriors" by actually talking about what he thinks of the series, its literalism, its plot reversals and how it relates to Hickman's Image work.
Tim avoids talking directly about 'Secret Warriors' by digressing on early issues of 'The Comics Journal,' back in the days when creators spoke their minds, even when that led to kicking and screaming.
Tim digs into Jonathan Hickman's "Secret Warriors" and talks about Nick Fury, Brian Michael Bendis and where the lies, conspiracies, double-crosses and other spy-goodness in the Marvel Universe all began.
Tim returns from MoCCA Fest 2011 with thoughts on comics and comic book art, and he highlights two special purchases from this year's show: "Liar's Kiss" and "1001."
Tim and Graeme McMillan conclude their two-part discussion about "Legends," "Millennium" and "Invasion!" by asking questions about the lasting legacy of these series and quoting from the sacred book of Steve Englehart.
In preparation for this season's Marvel and DC crossover events, Tim and special guest Graeme McMillan discuss the glory days of event books from years past: "Legends," "Millennium" and "Invasion!"
Tim looks back on recent trends and talks about sword and sorcery comics then and now while highlighting the best of the new breed of "Gamer Comics" from the likes of Nate Simpson, John Rogers and more.
With the first "iZombie" collection hitting stores this week, Tim looks back on Chris Roberson's work on the series and contrasts it with his first major story: "Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love."
This week, Tim talks with Cody Walker, editor of "Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide," about all things Warren Ellis. But they mostly end up chatting about "Planetary" and its importance in the history of comics.
Tim considers narrative voice in mainstream comics and comes up with five thoughts that may redefine the way we look at the relationship between art and writing. Or maybe it's just an excuse to write about the Hulk...
After a recent rereading of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451," Tim ponders what it all means in this fast-paced world of the 21st century, and why it conjures up thoughts on "Scalped" and "Deadpool MAX."
Tim and Ryan K. Lindsay conclude their month-long exploration into the major runs that have made "Daredevil" so special, or not-so-special, in the pre-Marvel Knights era. This week: Nocenti, Chichester and more.
This week, Tim continues THE DAREDEVIL DIALOGUES with Ryan K. Lindsay. In part 3, they talk about the topic everyone has been waiting for: Frank Miller's Daredevil. Is it really as good as its reputation?
Tim continues THE DAREDEVIL DIALOGUES with Ryan K. Lindsay as they look at the Roy Thomas run on the character, analyze the move to San Francisco and explain why Steve Gerber is one of the best ever.
Tim begins a lengthy look at Daredevil with the help of CBR reviewer Ryan K. Lindsay. From Stan Lee to Ann Nocenti and Ed Brubaker, they discuss the essentials of the Man Without Fear in "The Daredevil Dialogues."
Tim concludes his look at Robert Kirkman's X-Men by considering the subtle genius of a Wolverine from the future and exploring how Kirkman breaks the Professor X vs. Magneto pattern with the help of Yanick Paquette.
This week, Timothy continues his look back at Robert Kirkman's run on Ultimate X-Men, explaining how everything isn't always what it seems, and shows how everything can be undone by a little magic.
Tim joins us for a special Wednesday installment of WHEN WORDS COLLIDE to discuss the recent news of a Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely "Flex Mentallo" hardcover and why it's such an important comic book series.
In preparing to talk about Robert Kirkman's fascinating X-Men comics, Tim reflects on the way the Ultimate universe diverged from its original intent and how it has influenced mainstream Marvel comics today.
Tim looks back on some of the important - and not-so-important - events of 2010, offering his perspective on everything from digital comics to "Shadowland" to "Brightest Day" to Frank Santoro's sense of Fusion.
Tim gives his rankings for the Best Comics of 2010 and talks about why Deadpool and Wolverine stories made the list along with work by the likes of Chris Ware, Dan Clowes, Grant Morrison, Brecht Evens and others.
This week, Tim concludes his look at Howard Chaykin's formative Cody Starbuck comics, exploring the combination of swashbuckling adventure, virtuoso storytelling and the passionate energy of punk.
Tim looks back at the early work of Howard Chaykin this week as he explores the roguish Romanticism of the latter days of "Weird Worlds" and Ironwolf and the beginnings of the revolutionary "Star*Reach."
Tim makes his list and checks it twice to see what's worth buying for you and your loved ones this season. With upcoming books, old favorites and even a game or two, this is the shopping list you've been waiting for.
As Grant Morrison kicks off a new phase in the Batman franchise, Tim looks back at the writer's years on the character, reflects on what worked and what didn't, and debates the run with guest comics expert Matt Seneca!
Tim looks at Nick Spencer's T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents relaunch and compares it to the glory days of the series, when men were men, superspies were duplicitous, and sexy women dressed head-to-toe in suits of armor.
This week, Timothy tackles five burning questions, including what's the deal with Doctor Hurt? How does "Casanova" fare in color? What are the five most underrated comic book series of all time? All this and more!
In this week's WHEN WORDS COLLIDE, Timothy reflects on some old-school literary theory and how it applies to an important little piece of crime fiction by the always-impressive Darwyn Cooke.
Tim is thinking about Best of the Year material and this double-header from PictureBox was a great way to begin with new works from C. F. and Brian Chippendale, featuring bizarre fantasy worlds and the post-apocalypse.
Tim takes a close look at one of the best stories of the year - and maybe the best Wolverine story ever - from Marvel's "Strange Tales II" anthology by the amazingly multi-talented Rafael Grampa.
This week, Tim reflects briefly on the Adam West "Batman" television show before going in-depth on the topic in a conversation with Jim Beard, editor of the upcoming anthology, "Gotham City 14 Miles."
In light of last week's news about the shuttering of Wildstorm, Tim takes a look back at all the goodness from the DC Comics imprint from over the years and lists the Twenty Best Wildstorm Comics of All Time.
In this week's WHEN WORDS COLLIDE, Tim finds himself lost in a forgotten classic as he explores the early days of the legendary Howard Chaykin and a bounty hunter with a heart of, well, certainly not gold.
This week, Tim finally continues his discussion with incoming "Detective Comics" scribe Scott Snyder as the two get to the good stuff: exactly why it is Grant Morrison comics are so important.
With the Scott Snyder conversation on hold for yet another week, Tim takes the time to delve into some of the earliest work of Grant Morrison and finds out what Abraxas, Batman, Superman and Doctor Who have in common.
This week, Tim spoke with writer-on-the-rise Scott Snyder about vampire vacations in Vegas and the the grim greatness of Gotham City as they look behind the scenes on Snyder's upcoming run on "Detective Comics."