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  • Culture

    June 12, 2014
  • Film

    June 5, 2014

    Summer Movies Don’t Have to Suck

    Flicks to look into on the edge of tomorrow — and the next months

  • Film

    April 3, 2014

    Marvel Goes Conspiracy Thriller in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    This time, it’s Captain Asskick goes to Washington.

  • Film

    March 27, 2014

    The Monument Man

    This time, it’s Captain Asskick goes to Washington.

  • Film

    March 13, 2014

    May Catch On

    Indie superhero flick Sparks almost soars — and is grimly promising.

  • Music

    September 12, 2013

    Grass Roots

    Phil Peterson and Jason Smith look to expand Yes Indeed into more than a microfestival.

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    More and More Rock Stars Are Turning Into Comic-Book Creators

    The idea of rock stars being featured in comics is nothing new. One of the many, many urban legends about KISS is that they used their blood in the red ink of a run featuring the band as part of the Marvel Comics Super Special series that had also done books starring The Beatles. That legend is true ... More >>

  • Film

    May 30, 2013

    As He Likes It: Joss Whedon Takes On Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

    Shakespeare, comic books — for the Avengers auteur, it's all the same thing.

  • Film

    May 2, 2013
  • Film

    July 5, 2012

    Amazing Spider-Man

    The spider becomes a man and a joy.

  • Film

    June 28, 2012

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    The spider becomes a man - and a joy.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Film

    June 7, 2012

    Paramount Turns 100

    On Its Centennial, Paramount Pictures Celebrates Its Peak: The 1970s

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    The Avengers: Rise of the Shawarma

    Anyone who has ever watched a movie based on a Marvel comic knows you've got to stay put until after the final credits roll. There's always a clip that alludes to the sequel, prequel or a spin-off -- but no one would have imagined that the post credits scene from The Avengers would spark a major sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Best Comics in December: KISS, Sex with Crystals, and Godzilla Bin Laden

    Once a month the amazing staff at 8th Dimension Comics selects a pile of the best new releases for us to peruse and judge. This month we're going to abstain from our regular series in an attempt to give some other books space and also so this doesn't become a monthly column entitled: "Why Red Hood I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Scarlet Spider (That's Spider-Man's Clone, Yo) Lives in Houston in New Series

    Looking for where he parked his car.​Marvel Comics is launching a new series in January based on the adventures of the Scarlet Spider, who is a clone of Spider-Man. The Scarlet Spider, a dude named Kaine, has Spidey's DNA but none of his nice features. As a supporting character in the past he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Pop Rocks: 10 Things Comic Con 2011 Taught Us

    Steven Spielberg presents...​The 2011 Comic Con wrapped up last weekend. Over 120,000 of the geeky, nerdy, attention starved, and Twilight-headed descended upon sunny San Diego last weekend for what has become the entertainment industry's premiere showcase for anything related to comics, video ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    10 American Anthems That Tell It Like It Is

    ​Captain America, Marvel's newest superhero movie, comes out today. We'll pause until the excitement passes. ... Rocks Off likes Captain America. The three comic books we read with any regularity as a scupper were Cap, Batman (Detective Comics), and Spider-Man. But we love America. The land ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Pop Rocks: For This Comic Book Summer, Five Superheroes Who Won't Be Getting Their Own Movies

    Dream on, fish boy.​We're well into summer blockbuster season, and even if you couldn't tell by the sweltering temperatures outside, you'd only need to look at the number of superhero movies -- both in theaters and about to be released -- to realize it. Thor started us off in May, and X-Men: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Four Comic-Book Characters Inspired By Musicians

    ​Rocks off just can't seem to get comic books out of our blood. Between being fully immersed in Comicpalooza last weekend and trying to point out to Broadway how many other comic characters would make better and safer musicals than Spider-Man, we've regressed to being 15 with ink-stained figur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Gothic Council Debates Best Comic Book Character

    ​Gothtopia has been tapped to be the eyes and ears of the Houston Press at Comicpalooza. Considering that the first thing that gets put up whenever we move to a new apartment is a limited-edition poster advertising Sandman: Brief Lives - which by the way hangs over a small bookshelf dedicated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Top 5 Lamest Food-Themed (Super?) Heroes and Villains

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayEating Our Words' own creation, The Brussels Sprout, is not included in this list, obviously because he's awesome.​Surely you've heard of Galactus. He's the arch-enemy of the Fantastic Four, and he happens to be a floating giant with a permanent deadpan g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Finally, Some Important Movie News

    ​Now that the dust has cleared (and the blood has been spilled, thanks to a stabbing before the...Cowboys and Aliens panel) at Comic-Con, we can finally move forward, away from the overwrought announcements about the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds is better ... More >>

  • Film

    May 6, 2010

    Built to Last

    Iron Man 2 will lead to 3 and probably 4, but that doesn't mean it's good.

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2010

    "American Women"

    It's ladies night - and day - at the Aerosol Warfare gallery

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    The Five Real Reasons Spider-Man 4 Won't Happen

    ‚ÄčI imagine most of you are aware of the sad news by now, but just in case you hadn't heard, Spider-Man 4 isn't happening: A few days after script issues pushed it off the May 2011 calendar, Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today that Spider-Man 4 ain't gonna happen at all, and that ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009


    Hmm, who should we bail out? Big corporations or individual artists?

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009


    Hmm, who should we bail out? Big corporations or individual artists?

  • Calendar

    June 4, 2009

    "Round 3"

    The works in Lawndale's Studio Program exhibit depict everything from eyelashes to James Byrd

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Forget Octomom & Kate Plus Eight: Here's Five Bad Moms From The Movies

    You know that we as a society have plunged irretrievably into the abyss when Nadya Suleman, a pathological baby machine with a nickname like a Marvel Comics supervillain, can criticize famed TV harpy Kate Gosselin for being "exploitative" and "superficial." Fortunately, neither of these real-life m ... More >>

  • Film

    June 12, 2008

    The Not Terrible Hulk

    In the shadow of Iron Man, the latest from Marvel can't live up to its billing

  • Home Entertainment

    January 25, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    February 23, 2006
  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    The Gourds, with Last Train Home

    Saturday, February 4, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9666.

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Thor, with Hognose

    Saturday, August 20, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, 713-521-0521.

  • Film

    July 14, 2005

    Comic Relief

    It ain't quite Fantastic, but it'll do in a pinch

  • Film

    June 16, 2005

    Bat Cave-In

    The Dark Knight's origin story can't overcome its Baleful side

  • Film

    December 9, 2004


    Blade confronts the ultimate vampire, and geeks everywhere rejoice

  • Film

    April 15, 2004

    Punish This

    The latest comic-book movie might just kill you

  • Culture

    July 10, 2003

    Still Smilin'?

    Part Disney, part Barnum, the man who saved comics is all Stan Lee

  • Film

    June 19, 2003

    Mind over Matter

    In Ang Lee's Hulk, the big green guy gets existential

  • Film

    February 20, 2003

    The Devil You Know

    This comic book adaptation may be gritty, but Ben Affleck isn't

  • Film

    February 13, 2003

    Bloody Hell

    Daredevil is a grown-up adaptation, but still too two-dimensional

  • Culture

    May 30, 2002

    Dr. Strange

    Grant Morrison's the best writer in comics--and maybe the oddest

  • Film

    May 2, 2002

    World Wide Web

    Spider-Man does whatever a spider can and much more

  • Culture

    February 7, 2002

    Flame On

    Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more

  • Culture

    October 4, 2001

    The Brave & the Bold

    On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.

  • Culture

    July 5, 2001

    Totally Bizarro

    Can superheroes and alternative comic authors really get along?

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    X-ecutioners' Song

    Four New York turntablists redefine the art of deejaying

  • Culture

    July 13, 2000

    Win, Lose, or Draw

    Or: How do you bring a comic book to life without killing a superhero?

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