Author Archives: Collin Colsher

About Collin Colsher

Collin Colsher is a writer, filmmaker, teacher, and comic book scholar that currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is the creator of the Real Batman Chronology Project. He also serves on the jury for the annual Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize, which is sponsored by the US Library of Congress.

16 Best Comics of 2016

  ________________________________________________________________   HONORABLE MENTIONS:   ________________________________________________________________   -Saga – Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image) -Flying Couch – Amy Kurzweil (Black Balloon) -Someone Please Have Sex With Me — Gina Wynbrandt (2dcloud) -The Nameless City — Faith Erin … Continue reading

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Fight

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Been a busy few months—new job, life changes, etc… But, following the election, now dawns upon all of us the most unexpected change of all. Trump/Pence. I’ve long turned to comic books … Continue reading

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What Fans Want (And Why They Can’t $eem to Get It)

Recently, even the most respected online sources have been getting confused about what has been changed in the DCU due to “Rebirth.” For example, Greg Burgas at CBR thinks that all of Modern Age Birds of Prey has somehow been … Continue reading

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Harvey v Fairbairn: Color of Justice

The art of Frank Miller has certainly changed over the years. In the 1980s it was always highly consistent from panel to panel, containing a somewhat rigid form with stark line-work, which used prominent negative space and thick inking to … Continue reading

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Continuity Matters!

Often, superhero fans overlook comic book continuity as something that only hardcore fanboy nerds are interested in, something that “isn’t important as long as a good story is being told.” I’ve always disagreed. Continuity IS story. Without it, even in … Continue reading

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Rebirth: Zero Hour of the New Age

In 1994, DC soft-rebooted its line with Zero Hour, only six years after Crisis on Infinite Earths fully-rebooted the entire company. Despite containing some pretty heavy-handed changes, they were mostly cosmetic. And the alterations that were more serious would go … Continue reading

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Batman & Robin Eternal: Series Review

Better late than never, disCONTINUITY brings to you a series review of Batman & Robin Eternal, the sequel to last year’s mess, Batman Eternal. With expectations low, Batman & Robin Eternal surely had to have been better, right? Let’s dive … Continue reading

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Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize Winners Announced

So the Eisner nominations came out today. Ho-hum. But the REAL NEWS is that the Lynd War Graphic Novel Prize winners were announced today! I’m shilling a bit here since I was on the jury/selection committee for the Lynd Ward … Continue reading

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Mechanical Reproduction Beyond the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

How would Walter Benjamin react to entertainment media today? Sheesh. I think it’s safe to say that if you haven’t had an Infinite Crisis of Conscience in regard to the endless cycle of reproduction, reboots, relaunches, remakes, and copies, then … Continue reading

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Best Print Comics of 2015, Part 2: Top Fifteen

And without further adieu, Collin Colsher’s TOP FIFTEEN PRINT COMICS OF 2015. Hope you agree! (Click here for the HONORABLE MENTIONS.) 15. SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki (DRAWN & QUARTERLY) Jillian Tamaki was a part of arguably the best … Continue reading

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