Alex James

Alex James is a freelance writer who can sometimes be found on stages across Toronto and the world fronting his two-man alt-nerd-folk-rock-comedy duo Nerds With Guitars where he only sometimes writes about comic characters.


Articles by Alex James:


  • April 22, 2014

    Earth Dream Review

    Earth Dream celebrates the environment without being preachy (mostly).

  • May 21, 2013

    Star Trek Into Darkness Fan Review

    Alex James is baffled as to why so many people seemed so opposed to the new direction J.J. Abrams has decided to take in his Trek films – and boy oh boy, are they ever opposed. This piece isn’t so much a review of Star Trek: Into Darkness as a critical defense of ideas in an era dominated by safe choices.

  • February 28, 2013

    Pantalones Review

    Pantalones is very bright and fast-paced and colourful and reads like I’m eating a big bowl of Sugar Bombs, but since I’ll be the first to admit that I’m kind of dour, maybe something this kaleidoscopically busy just isn’t designed for me.

  • February 6, 2013

    How I Got Into Comics (And How You Might Too!)

    Not every nerd is created equal: some of us are slow out of the gate when it comes to discovering interests. Alex James explains what kept him out of comics until well after he started shaving, and runs down the titles that finally sucked him in.