Before the rise of Science Fiction, most stories used mysticism and the supernatural as the methods of development while today, plots often rely on speculative science or modern ideas of reality over spells, potions, incantations, and curses. While the Big Two are not necessarily adverse to magic, they seem shy about relying on it. Continue reading Do You Believe in Magic?
Ten years ago, Marvel was publishing a comic series to coincide with the title character’s live-screen appearance. Civil War by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven was blowing up sales while a big screen Iron Man adaptation was right around the corner. In the present, the latest character to be called Ghost Rider is currently appearing on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Civil War II is costing Marvel in the sales charts they dominated scant weeks ago and Doctor Strange is less than a month away. All of which is to say, the more things change the more they stay the same. In 2006, Johnny Blaze would take the last long ride he would see for some time. It was, more or less, a fitting one. Continue reading Ghost Rider: Vicious Cycles and Revelations
Nothing But Comics has hit our three year mark and in observance of the site’s anniversary, every Tuesday from now until we finish, one of our staff members will list off their favorite comics creators all time. Last week was Cosmo, this week is Itho. Continue reading TUESDAY TOP FIFTEEN: OUR FAVORITE CREATORS Josh
Creators of the Robby Reye’s version of Marvel’s Ghost Rider, Felipe Smith & Tradd Moore, will be returning to the character in new ongoing series. Felipe will be writing the main plot with art from Danilo Bayruth with Tradd Moore providing back up stories. More details at TV Guide
Marvel Comics’ Black Panther character is the first black superhero to appear in American comic books, debuting in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966). While the Black Panther’s published adventures are plentiful and continue today, the adventures of America’s first black superheroine, The Butterfly, are few; she had two appearances in a short-lived comics magazine generated by a now-defunct comics publisher, and the character is not well-known to modern comics readers.