Vyasar Ganesan

I bought my first comic book in a shopping mall comic book store outside of Pittsburgh, PA. It was my freshman year of college, and I’d just made friends with a guy who shared all his torrented comic files with me. I was voraciously reading everything he gave me, partly to impress him, partly because […]

Friends, critics, mortal enemies and comrades in arms…

  Kelly Bedard

It’s Comic-Con Time Again! Managing Editor Kelly Bedard is on the scene to bring you tons of coverage from the con floor, the panels, the press rooms, the screenings and more. Check back here for all our articles and videos throughout the con. And make sure to follow our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates. Exclusive Interview: Eric Bauza […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

*moderate spoilers ahead* Some of my earliest memories of the Marvel comics character ‘The Punisher’ come from the old PlayStation 2 game. A gritty third-person shooter where you could have Frank Castle (who, in this incarnation, stood at well over six feet tall and wore a flowing black trenchcoat) kill people the old-fashioned way, or […]

There’s a distinct problem starting to rear its head in the Guardians series and unfortunately it’s becoming more pronounced as the game goes along: everyone blames Star-Lord for everything, no one takes responsibility for anything, and all the characters are overwhelmingly selfish. There are a few exceptions to this, Rocket apologizing for being a dick […]

I’ve loved Batman since before I can remember – the character and mythology has seemingly always been with me, from my early days laughing along with Adam West and Burt Ward as they fended off rubber sharks with Bat-Shark-Repellant Spray, to the seminal 1990s cartoon (still the greatest version of the mythology ever put to […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

*several spoilers below* I spend this weekend watching Netflix’s The Defenders from the comfort of my squashy red armchair, alternating between chuckling at Krysten Ritter’s facial expressions and groaning whenever Finn Jones gets melancholy. By the end of it, I had developed a sort of chuckle that was half-groan: an exhalation of joy that was […]

Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con This year, DC Comics is attempting one of the hardest games in comics: inventing new heroes. This happens all the time in comic books, shows, and films, but it seldom sticks the way characters did back in the Golden Age of Comics […]

  Tom McGee

Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con First, a confession: I didn’t have much interest in this panel. One of the best/worst things about Comic Con is that unlike Toronto’s Fan Expo, they don’t clear the hall after each panel. This is a clever bit of crowd control, as […]

Batman/Elmer Fudd #1 by Tom King, illustrated by Lee Weeks, coloured by Lovern Kindzierski…

  Tom McGee

If you’re looking for an all-ages comic that combines humour, heart, history, and adventure, then look no further: The Time Museum is an absolute delight from start to finish, and while it hits many of the familiar beats of the ‘young hero attends fantastical school/camp/institution’ genre, the characters, style, and concept are so utterly enduring […]

  Tom McGee

Once a year, the Toronto Reference Library transforms into comics nirvana – and despite my love of graphic novels and comics, I’d never been. The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is one of those many events I’d managed to never quite get to and having spent a couple days wandering the fest this year, I can’t […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

In 2011, when Captain America: The First Avenger came out, I wrote a review that basically boiled down to: I’d watch the TV show but am bored with the pilot episode. Given my glee and love for Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, I’d say that was about right. I feel the […]

  Tom McGee

*This article contains full spoilers for recent DC Comics – most notably Batman #21 and the recent Superman arc* On paper, what I’m about to pitch is going sound like one of the worst ideas in comics history…but there’s a mad, meta-brilliance to it that might make it out to be one of the best. […]

  Marty Chodorek

The My Entertainment World Podcast is back with an all-new episode dissecting the trailer for the latest instalment of the X-Men film franchise. Coming to theatres on March 3rd, Logan promises to be a low-fi, character-driven solo adventure for Wolverine. It’s also likely to be the last appearance of Hugh Jackman in the role he’s played for […]

  Vyasar Ganesan

There’s a lot to love about this series. The way it deals with society’s criminalization of clothing, of black culture and black people. The heavy stylizing of Harlem and the characters who inhabit it, going past caricature and into something deeper, into what it means to be black. But I think my favorite part of […]

  Marty Chodorek

Though it may not be quite as contradictory to my Canadian self-identification as my dislike of maple syrup, I’ve never felt particularly drawn or sympathetic to the character of Wolverine. I’ll grant he’s somewhat endearing when portrayed in films by that charming Aussie song-and-dance man – and a less mystifying object of admiration than Deadpool […]

  Marty Chodorek

CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015. After attending the Image Comics panel, I wanted to check out a session about one of my other favourite publishers, so I found myself at BOOM! Studios Celebrates 10 Years and Pushes Comics Forward. The panel’s moderator, Filip Sablik, BOOM!’s president of publishing […]

CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015. We are living in a golden age of comic book stories, with TV shows and movies flooding the market. While there are countless interviews with the leads and directors, the San Diego Comic Con panel “Musical Anatomy of a Superhero” gave the rarer […]

  Marty Chodorek

Image Comics: Where Creators Own the Mainstream was the first of five panels showcasing creators of Image Comics publications at this year’s Comic-Con…

  Marty Chodorek

At the risk of losing any comics-related credibility I may have established in your eyes to this point, gentle reader, I must admit that I was first won over by the character of John Constantine as he was portrayed by Keanu Reeves in the 2005 film simply titled Constantine. That’s where I was introduced to […]

  Kelly Bedard

Broadway’s golden boy will be taking the Roy Thompson Hall stage tomorrow night to sing Stephen Schwartz songs alongside the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Fresh off his pre-Broadway run in the new Finding Neverland musical and a movie star turn as Jamie in the Last Five Years film adaptation, Tony-nominated (and My Theatre Award-winning!) Newsies star/Smash saviour […]

  Marty Chodorek

One of the most satisfying side effects of a popular culture rooted in mass media, in my occasionally humble opinion, is the plethora of milestones available for one’s nostalgic reflections. There was definitely a moment after my private Catholic high school days and post-secondary conservatory theatre training during which my worldview shifted from West Side […]

  Marty Chodorek

Montréal is one of my favourite cities to visit. Perhaps it’s the surreal experience of walking down a city street, not entirely unlike a Toronto street, and seeing familiar corporate logos with unfamiliar French names. The feeling of stepping into an alternate reality where things are just different enough that you’re forced to pay attention […]

I don’t think I would’ve become as big of a fan of comic books as a medium, now, if it weren’t for the general trend, which started a while ago, towards more complex characters and storylines. I’m not talking about dark and broody caped crusaders or anti-heroes. I mean compositions that are sufficiently patient and […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

There’s nothing quite like the midnight movie (okay, I’m old now, I snuck into a 10:30 showing). The hordes of fans excited for the same thing as you. The energy when that first Marvel Movie credit comes up. The giggling at the in jokes – the clapping at the easter eggs hinting at future awesomeness. […]