Mathias DeRider

My name is Mathias DeRider, and I've been writing about comics since 2012 for my website, Review Or Die. I work with GeekMom contributor and partner K. Tilden Frost, and I'm here to discuss nerd things from the perspective of an autistic parent of our autistic kids. If you like my stuff, take a look at my Patreon - it helps me get stuff out faster and better. It also gives you previews of articles like these, and the ability to vote on what future articles come out next. http://www.patreon.com/RealReviewOrDie

Why Trades Anyway?

How I got started on comics, single issues, and trades, and how comics rely on something communal more than they…

How to Collect – Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel

An installment in "How to Collect" focusing on the one and only Carol Danvers, Captain Marvel, where you can find…

Hey, Why Did I Buy These?

After a recent cleanup of my comic collection, I decided to examine my haul for February. It was an unusually…

How to Collect Comics – Peter David’s ‘The Incredible Hulk’

The legendary, stunningly prolific writer Peter David's run on 'Incredible Hulk' is a stunning artistic achievement. Here's how to read…

‘Garfield,’ Sarcasm, and Autism

'Garfield' gets a bad rap---and I want to talk about why it was a lifesaver instead, with a review of…

How to Collect Comics – ‘The New Teen Titans’

Welcome to "How to Collect," a series about how to collect a series in trade paperback, with all the irritating…

The Failure of Media Preservation and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

Media preservation is broken, and we need to discuss what that means.

“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year One” – About Exclusive Stories

The process of finding "Power Rangers Year One Deluxe Edition" was harder than it ever should have been. It was…

Co-writing a Comic With Don Rosa and Acting Natural With Summer Glau

My favorite writer and artist in the entire world, Don Rosa, was going to Minnesota Fan Fusion. Obviously, I was…

‘Unstoppable Wasp’ Returns: An Interview With Jeremy Whitley

With the news that Unstoppable Wasp will be returning to Marvel this fall with a brand-new ongoing title, we sat…

Biggest Comic for the Biggest Fans: ‘Don Rosa Artist’s Edition Vol. 1’

The 'Don Rosa Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist's Edition Volume 1' is an incredible opportunity to experience the…