Browsing: Comic Books

While most people think of superheroes when they hear the term “comic books,” it turns out that one of the most popular and resilient comic genres revolves around non-supervillainy crime.  Dating back to the early 20th century, crime comics have been a mainstay of the medium. Suave private eyes, pulp anti-hero avengers, and neo-noir police procedurals…

If you have been following Toptenz.net you might know that we publish our fair share of comic book related lists. I still find time to see what’s going on at the Xavier’s School for Mutants, The Daily Planet and the Avenger’s Mansion when I can. Rather than publish just another comic book list, (we seem…

If you were a kid between the early 90’s and today, there’s a good chance you owned (or are at least familiar with) Marvel’s action figure lines. The biggest of those, by far, was the X-Men line. With hundreds of variations, it’s understandable that some crappy ones made it through, but these go way beyond…

In a market dominated by superheroes, it’s easy to forget that, once upon a time, there were a plethora of other genres that enjoyed great popularity. One of these was the war comic genre. Though they originated in the 1930s, the war comics genre exploded in the wake of World War II. Tales of impossibly…

It’s nice to see that some things stay the same; comic books are among the few art forms that have always maintained strict artistic integrity. Very rarely does the medium rely on digital technology, or anything more than a talented individual’s fine motor skills, and a clean sheet of paper to manifest the contents of their wildest…

Almost everybody loves a good scare. Is it any wonder that horror has become one of the most successful and beloved genres in media? While most everybody is familiar with horror literature, television, and cinema, there is a rich world of horror comics waiting to be discovered, for those who are willing to look. However,…

Assuming you haven’t turned on the TV since February or been to the theater in the last couple of years, you might not be aware of it, but there’s an Avengers movie coming out tomorrow.  With Joss Whedon directing and a slew of successful solo superhero films preceding it, expectations are high, and nerds like myself are…

This list is in response to my Top Ten Worst Moments in Marvel Comics that I published a few months ago.  In due fairness, here is a list of the Top Ten Worst Moments in DC Comics.  Originally founded in 1934 as National Allied Publications, DC Comics has grown into one of the two biggest comic book…