300, the Film

Frank Miller’s 300, the comic, is a gorgeous fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae. It is a hyper-epic, in the way that Sin City is a hyper-noir. The battles are visual essays on unrelenting force, the grace and power of a body forged to fight with weapons deriving their energy from human motion, and […]

I Read Comics

Believe it or not, I love reading comics. If you look at Current Config’s comics section right now, there are four posts, one of which is about a comic-based movie. I write a lot more about movies here than anything else, which is funny, considering I read comics and play games more than I watch […]

Concerned Is Hilarious

As some of you may know, I’m hopelessly addicted to Half-Life 2. Well, now I can feed my twin vices of HL2 and comics by reading Concerned: The Half-Life and Death of Gordon Frohman. It is hilarious and witty, with tons of subtle I-get-it-because-I-played-the-game humor. The prologue alone will give anyone who waited for the […]

Borders Gives Comics the Nod

I was in Borders today and I was perusing their Graphic Novels section when it dawned on me that they’ve actually taken the time to give them their own discrete location in the store. They are no longer the graphic lackies for Sci Fi or Horror or Fantasy. That’s a good sign, in my eyes. […]