Dope! That's what comic books are! Dope! And those dirty books should be scrubbed, put through the wringer and have the dirt squeezed from them! At least, that's the gist of this December 30, 1948 column in the Steamboat Pilot by George Bowra, an (at the time) relatively well-known figure in the A ... More >>
There's a chill in the air and it's just about time to drive up to the mountains and see the leaves changing color. But there's plenty to do in town, too, including several community parties with beer and music. You can also chase Bigfoot or rub elbows with some legendary professional skateboarders. ... More >>
Exactly 75 years ago today, the first Superman comic was published -- and to mark the occasion, the City of Cleveland, where Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created the Man of Steel, is officially designating April 18 as "Superman Day." We don't know of similar festivities planned in Boulder, but perh ... More >>
Pics below.Boulder's played host to plenty of ordinary celebrities over the years: Take James Franco's recent Boulder International Film Festival appearance and introduction by 127 Hours inspiration Aron Ralston. But that's nothing compared to a super-celebrity -- and there's no celeb more su ... More >>
It seems like each holiday season is accented by a new, heavily researched American history novel. We'd venture a guess that it's because they sell well as Christmas presents, usually given to the mom or dad that simply "likes history." What else are you going to buy these folks, a time trave ... More >>
Amy Reeder Hadley spices up the Local Flavor Fest.
Matthew Vaughn hacks at Neil Gaimanís fantasy wonderland.
You'll swear you've seen this Superman somewhere before.
From the week of February 23, 2006
Neil Gaiman crafts his latest book while carrying on his free-speech crusade.
The Dark Knight's origin story can't overcome its Bale-ful side.
Reeves is back in black, and there's more hell to pay.
The Global Walker returns to Colorado
Part Disney, part Barnum, the man who saved comics is all Stan Lee.
A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults
Grant Morrison's the best writer in comics--and maybe the nuttiest
Spider-Man slings pop mythology for the masses.
Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more.
Fifteen years later, Frank Miller once more dons Batman's cape and cowl.
On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.
Can superheroes and alternative comic authors really get along?
Marvel Comics isn't going to give Joe Simon his son, Captain America, without a fight
The man who created Josie and the Pussycats can't understand why his girls don't belong to him
Creator of Wonder Boys and supermen, Michael Chabon is a literary hero
Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place.
Or: How do you bring a comic book to life without killing a superhero?
Alex Ross, painter of supermen and superwomen, makes it easy to believe in heroes.
DC Comics places its superheroes in the RealWorlds.
The Arvada Police Department likes to put on skirts and chase pedophiles.