In reading Unsolicited Justice, you get that 90's vibe. The hero of the story, the "Port City Protector" known as Alderman, is a self appointed judge, jury, and executioner to criminals who evade punishment. He brings these criminals to the justice they think they have escaped.
Even if you removed the dialogue from the pages, you could still "feel" what was happening in the story. Crott's use of color in storytelling is a long lost art that I wish modern-day comic artists would take the time to remember.
I have to be honest. I didn't think I would be writing this article. When I saw the trailer of Titans where Robin gave his now infamous line expressing what he thought of Batman, I assumed this was the same song, different verse. DC was once again trying to take iconic, hope-inspiring superheroes and make them dark and gritty. Yes, Batman is gritty, and yes, people like that about him. But it seems DC is beginning to think that is the only way to have a good superhero story--make it more like Batman. Not that I agree with or appreciate Robin's choice of words, but I was beginning to feel the sentiment he expressed.
For anyone who has experienced the changing power of the love of Jesus Christ, the way that power manifests itself in our lives varies from person to person. So, when that person happens to be a comic book artist, it's only natural that his faith comes out in his art. I first heard of Scott … Continue reading A Review of “The Gospel of Jesus Christ”
When Stan Lee and Steve Ditko created Spider-Man in 1962, they basically took everything that was common about superheroes at the time and turned it upside down. Instead of a Greek-god-bodied, wealthy, well likeable icon of American dreams and dashingly handsome do-gooding, they made a teenager with common problems, and common worries become endowed with … Continue reading A review of T-Man and HyperStrike
Unfortunately, in this day in age, there just aren't many mainstream superheroes that are truly geared towards a faith-based crowd. Sure, we have a "Christian" superhero in Daredevil, whose Catholic faith creates interesting plot points. And we have "moral" superheroes in pre-Secret Empire Captain America and DC Rebirth's version of Superman (who really is just a return to the classic Superman). But genuine, Scripture-quoting, "In Jesus Name" praying, Holy Spirit filled superheroes are a sad absence in most if not all major comic book companies.