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|Posted on May 19, 2013 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
Jesus is Never Coming Back, We All Understand That Right?
By Peter Calloway & Daniel Hillyard
12 Guage Comics
I've grown far tired reading stories about the second ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 12, 2013 at 8:05 AM||comments (0)|
The Best Deal in Comics...
Private Eye #2
by Brian K. Vaughn & Marcos Martin
I gave issue one a very favorable review a month...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 5, 2013 at 7:40 AM||comments (0)|
Trying Not To Be Negative For The Sake Of It
Ten Grand #1
By JMS and Ben Templesmith
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I'm a huge fan of Ben Templesmith's work but not so much of the writer J. Michael Strazincyski or JMS for short. I'm decidedly anta...
|Posted on April 28, 2013 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
Didn't Mark Millar Already Do This Book...?
Jupiter's Legacy #1
By Mark Millar & Frank Quitely
This is basically The Authority, a book created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch and then re-created and enlivened by Mark Millar an...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 21, 2013 at 9:05 AM||comments (0)|
Seriously?! WTF Is This Shit?
Captain America #6
By Rick Remender, John Romita & Others
I love ridiculous comics. That kind of ridiculous comic for the sake of being ridiculous kind of comic. Fear Agent by Rick Remender, the writer of this comic, is a goo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 14, 2013 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
DC Comics Newest Adventure Hero is...
By Ray Fawkes, Jeff Lemire, Renato Guedes and others
When DC cancelled the previous Hellblazer series starring John Constantine it was selling in the m...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 7, 2013 at 7:05 AM||comments (0)|
Dark & Terrible? Not Yet, But I'm Sure We'll Get There
Abe Sapien: Dark & Terrible #1
By Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Sebastian Fiumara & Dave Stewart
The Hellboy Universe is a favorite of mine. While I'm unable financially to pick up every comic that comes out in relation to it (Hellboy, BPRD and associated mini's) I have loved almost everything that I've been able to pick up. Abe Sapien: Dark &...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
DC Comics Does Something Right in 2013
TIme Warp #1
By DC Comics
I love anthologies. I will sample any anthology that looks even somewhat decent because I love short stories. Yes, a lot of anthologies do end up sucking after awhile, especially ongoing ones because they need constant refill of materia...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 24, 2013 at 6:55 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted on March 17, 2013 at 6:15 AM||comments (0)|
Robots Are Fighting This Damn War!
SLEDGEHAMMER 44 #1
By Mike Mignola, John Arcudi & Jason LaTour
Dark Horse Comics
Robots, World War 2 and the Mignolaverse -- sounds like a fun comic to me. And it was, p...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
Umm, Yeah. No... I Don't Know...
By Joe Casey & Piotr Kowalski
There's not a lot of story in this issue. Obviously it's a trade paperback kind of story, where you don't get a full story unless you've read about 5 or 6 issues. So while I hate to judge this kind of s...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 7, 2013 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
Kim Thompson, Co-Publisher of the great Fantagraphics Books has been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. You can send emails of support to firstname.lastname@example.org or flowers, comics, money, chocolates, etc to Fantagraphics headquarters in Seattle.
Kim is one of my favorite person...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 3, 2013 at 6:15 AM||comments (0)|
Worst Comics of 2013:
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 0.1
By Brian Bendis, Steve McNiven and Marvel Comics
This will definitely make the list this year. This is the most flat, formulaic, weak and uncreative thing of Brian Bendis' that I've ever read (I haven't read everything). For a few years I enjoyed his work immensely, but of late have grown tired and bored by his work (see my review below of the new Powers comic for mo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 17, 2013 at 9:50 AM||comments (0)|
I only got around to reading three comics this week. They're listed in order that I liked the least.
By Glenn Brunswick & Whilce Portacio
Oh god this was bad. I'm undecided on which was worse; the art or the story? Now I have not read a Whilce Portacio comic since I was a teenager, very early 90's, and I was never a fan of his work in the first place, but ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 10, 2013 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
The Best of the Week:
by Rafael Rosado & Jorge Aguirre
This was a 2012 release from First Second b...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 3, 2013 at 7:05 AM||comments (0)|
The Best of the Week:)
There are two entries for this category this week. Yay.
WHY DO YOU CRY WHEN I'M ON TOP?
By Sam Saturday
Published by Northwest Press
This is a re...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 31, 2013 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
I ask because my kid doesn't like comics anywhere near as much as me, I am now realizing. I think the only reason he even looks at them the little bit that he does is because I am constantly reading them and having them around. Yes he is only 8, but he's an excellent reader and very smart, loves superheroes, Star Wars and all the common comic book favorites, but he has very little interest in reading comics no matter how hard I try to pass my love of them onto him. He'll read books like Darth...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
No "Best of..." or "Worst of..." this week because I recently watched Jamie Kennedy's 2007 documentary "HECKLER" wherein he rails about critics and wonders why they exist. It focused largely on critics of movies and particularly of Jamie Kennedy's career, but it still touched a nerve. It made me question and regret a little my reasons for wanting to be a comics critic.
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|Posted on January 20, 2013 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
The Best of the Week:
THE NAO OF BROWN
By Glynn Dillon
Published by Self-Made Hero
This came out in Ocotber of 2012, bu...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #1 released by IDW comics in November of last year outsold a number of well known comic book properties in that month.
Here's the somewhat official sales numbers for My Little Pony #1 gathered from ICv2.com's monthly sales charts.
My Little Pony (IDW)
11/2012: - My Little Pony #1 - 80,128
That's 80,128 copies sold to comic shops all over North America!
I...Read Full Post »