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A near miss and missing Stan Lee

November 28, 2018 Twenty years ago, I didn't meet Stan Lee. As a high school graduation gift, my mother took my best friend, Jeff, and me to the Chicago Comic Con. more »»

Comic Christmas stories

November 28, 2018 When I say "Christmas special," you probably think of television, either an annual program headlined by various and sundry celebrities or an episode of a series that airs when December rolls around. more »»

No respect: Comic characters who get the shaft

October 31, 2018 By Evan Bevins Some comic book characters have developed unearned reputations as bad, lame or useless. more »»

Their alter egos have alter egos

September 26, 2018 Sometimes one alter ego just isn’t enough. more »»

No Spider-Man, no problem?

August 29, 2018 Face it, obscure Spider-Man-adjacent characters, you just hit the jackpot. more »»

West Virginia comic connections

July 25, 2018 West Virginia tends to be overlooked as a setting in a variety of media. more »»

What a tangled web: Continuity a help and hindrance in comics, movies

May 30, 2018 The proliferation of comic book movies has produced some excellent adaptations that bring the spirit and, in some cases, the letter and artwork of the originals to life. more »»

The Circle of Life: Comics influencing movies influencing comics

April 25, 2018 The Marvel Cinematic Universe is based on more than 75 years of comic book stories, but the movies are now influencing their own source material. Here’s 10 ways how: 10. more »»

Doctored resumes? Some characters didn’t earn titles

March 28, 2018 The term “doctor” gets thrown around pretty liberally in comic books, but not everyone who uses the title has the credentials to back it up. Take Doctor Doom. more »»

WV Native Releases Memoir of Growing Up in Webster County

February 28, 2018 Graffiti had an opportunity to interview Todd Snyder about his upcoming book, “12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym”. more »»

X-Men, FF returning to the fold

January 31, 2018 So Disney’s acquiring a bunch of assets from Fox, and while there are debates to be had about the power of mega-corporations and one entity dominating so much of the entertainment industry, the... more »»

A New Year’s reboot? Comic characters look to be better in 2018

November 29, 2017 Fresh starts are all the rage in comics. Series, characters, storylines and more are constantly restarted, rebooted and revamped. DC’s done it twice in the last seven years, and Marvel did it once. more »»

Cult comic heroes take on the macabre

September 27, 2017 While more than a few superheroes have tangled with things that go bump in the night, there are plenty of characters who, if they weren’t good guys, could headline their own horror movie. more »»

Make mine Marvel Two-in-One

August 30, 2017 I might have been wringing my hands and grumbling about the endless series of reboots and major events as Marvel Legacy approaches had the company not won me over with a one-two punch right to the... more »»

What’s in a number? Marvel Legacy puts some series back in triple digits

July 27, 2017 After years of churning out countless No. 1 issues, Marvel Comics is returning several series to their original numbering. More or less. more »»

America’s Irish heritage celebrated in new book

June 28, 2017 The major contribution made by Irish immigrants to the Unites States is documented in a new book by author and journalist David Forsythe. more »»

Stan the Mystery Man

May 31, 2017 (Warning: This column spoils a couple scenes in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” that are inconsequential to the story, but fun nevertheless. more »»

Flood stories & more sought for annual writing contest

March 28, 2017 Submitted West Virginia Writers, Inc. continues to accept submissions for its writing contests for 2017, offering $5,850 in total cash prizes. more »»

DC vs. Marvel: 20th anniversary redux

December 28, 2016 Twenty years ago, the biggest comic publishers put into print what fans had been arguing about for years, with “DC vs. Marvel/Marvel vs. D. more »»

Resolutions: Super-improvements for 2017

November 30, 2016 Comic book characters are in the spotlight like never before, on TV, in movies and, still, in actual comic books. more »»

Comic book cabinet: Which characters could lead the U.S.A.?

October 26, 2016 This election’s been weird, right? Know what else would be weird? If somebody made a list of which comic book characters could fill out the executive branch, from the White House down to Secretary o... more »»



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